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Republicans Eye 'Once In A Generation' Chance At Tax Overhaul

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 1:21 p.m.

House Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, discussed plans to revamp the federal tax code Tuesday morning, including a dramatic drop in corporate taxes and restructuring the IRS.

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Trump's Move On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Outrages Activists

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 12:36 p.m.

The Standing Rock Sioux released a statement promising to take legal action against the federal government, calling Trump's decision "a slap in the face to Native Americans.”

Nation | Food | Business

'Speed Dating' For Farmers And Chefs: ISO A Perfect Local-Food Match

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 10:16 a.m.

Farmers are shy; chefs are ferocious. But they need each other to put local food on restaurant tables. A "speed-dating" event in Washington, D.C. matches farmers with chefs, aided by free beer.

Election | Business

Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 10:04 a.m.

Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the (one-sided) feud with a letter asking to be friends.

World | Business

U.K. Parliament Must Trigger Brexit, Highest Court Says, Dealing Setback To May

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 9:35 a.m.

The prime minister's office says the ruling "does nothing to change" its timetable of leaving the economic union by the end of March.

Election | Nation | Business

President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' - How Real Is That?

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017 2:12 a.m.

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.

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Trump's Telecom Chief Is Ajit Pai, Critic Of Net Neutrality Rules

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 3:38 p.m.

A champion of limited government, Pai has indicated plans to reel back Internet and other regulations. As FCC commissioner since 2012, Pai typically was a reliable opponent of Democrats' proposals.

Health | Economy | Business | Nation

Judge Blocks Health Care Merger, Saying It Would Hurt Competition

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 2:35 p.m.

In his decision, Judge John Bates said he believed health insurance giant Aetna had tried to leverage its original support for Obamacare to get federal approval for its acquisition of rival Humana.

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Trump Files Documents To Shift Management Of Businesses To His Sons

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 2:34 p.m.

For many weeks, the president said he would step away from managing his businesses, but offered no evidence. Now documents are turning up, showing he no longer is listed as top executive.