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Puerto Rico Teeters On Edge Of Massive Default

U.S. Congress Delayed Work on Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill, Blaming Obama Administration

The U.S. Congress has delayed work on Puerto Rico debt bill. Originally, the bill was scheduled to be the subject of hearing on Wednesday before receiving final amendments on Thursday. After that, it will be sent for debate on the House.

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Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Dallas

Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Larry Page Are Among Reported Tech Elites Meeting Up With Republican Leaders to Devise an End to Trump's Presidential Run

Top tech elites were reportedly involved in a secretive meeting to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The forum was also attended by Republican leaders and other representatives from the private sector.

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Campaign collects psychological data from Millions of Facebook users

US Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz harvests data called "psychographic profiles" from tens of millions of US citizens in Facebook. According to The Guardian Ted Cruz's campaign collected these data without the permission of the Facebook users.

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson proposes elimination of Mortgage and Charitable deductions

Dr. Ben Carson gave a bold tax proposal during the recent Republican debates, calling to eliminate all itemized tax code deductions, including mortgage and charitable deductions.

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John Boehner (R-OH) (C)

U.S. Congress to push for new debt limit

The US congress is in session to finalize a new budget deal before the current US House Speaker, John Boehner steps down for retirement starting this Friday, October 30th.

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Jeb Bush

Is Jeb Bush really anti-Wall Street?

Jeb Bush in his latest speech and in his article in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) came down heavily on 'Carried interest' of the corporate big shots while maintaining focus on tax structure. As part of the tax reform plan, his aim to using capital gains tax rate is also raising many eyebrows. Market analysts forecast that the move would pinch Wall Street's wallet significantly.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump still undecided to sign South Carolina's Republican Party pledge

South Carolina - The Republican billionaire presidential candidate, Donald Trump, on Thursday, said he would decide in time if he will sign a pledge for the Republican presidential nominee. South Carolina Republican Party requires signing the pledge in order to vie for SC's critical primary.

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OPM data breach

US Senate expands Department of Homeland Security powers after data breach

Senators from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the US Senate have come together to enact legislation that will enhance the powers of the US Department of Homeland Security in order to protect government Internet addresses.

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Carl Icahn

Billionaire investor Icahn says 'no' to Trump's Treasury offer

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. Treasury secretary.

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Jeb Bush

How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush's economic vision for U.S.

There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.

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Oil drilling rig

Push to axe U.S. crude export ban strengthens in House: lawmakers

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives who are trying to end the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports said on Thursday they were gaining support after a Democrat joined the Republican-led effort. Representative Henry Cuellar became the first Democrat to sign on to a bill launched in February by Representative Joe Barton, a Republican and fellow Texan.

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E-cigarette

Washington state mulls steep tax, other restrictions on e-cigarettes

Washington state lawmakers are considering imposing a steep tax and other restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes, legislation the bill's sponsor said on Wednesday would be the toughest in the nation.

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US Senator Rand Paul

Rand Paul woos donors and hackers at tech conference`

As his likely rivals spent the weekend shaking hands in New Hampshire, potential Republican candidate Rand Paul flew to Texas to court the software developers and entrepreneurs who are likely to play a central role in the 2016 election.

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Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill to get House hearing: sources

A long-shot bill to give Puerto Rico's ailing public agencies a chance to restructure their massive debts under the section of U.S. bankruptcy law used by cities such as Detroit and Stockton, California, will get a hearing before a key congressional committee, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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President Barack Obama

Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters.

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