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  • March 24- Delays in finalizing U.S. legislation to speed free trade deals through Congress are casting a cloud over a 12- nation trade pact many thought was near completion, officials close to the negotiations said. In conversations with Reuters, officials from six countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership said the lack of clarity over the conditions...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday. Congress goes on a two-week recess at the end of the week. New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser, who visited Washington last week, said...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday. Talks on the bill, which would restrict Congress to a yes-or-no vote on trade deals in exchange for setting negotiating objectives,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday. "We will probably have to wait until we get back but if I can get an agreement before, I will do it," Orrin Hatch told reporters.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. lawmakers should not insist on adding rules against currency manipulation to a Pacific trade pact, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said on Thursday, warning that it could backfire on Washington. Groser told Reuters it was "wholly unrealistic" to think strict currency rules could be included in the 12- nation Trans-Pacific...

  • Google exec says immigration changes would help economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on. Eric Schmidt spoke Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Orrin Hatch of Utah would expand the current annual cap on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said on Monday he is making progress with his Democratic colleagues on a bill to streamline the passage of free-trade deals through Congress. "We're making headway," Hatch told reporters. Hatch has been negotiating with the panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden, and the Republican...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said on Monday he is making headway with his Democratic colleagues on a bill to streamline the passage of free-trade deals through Congress. "We're making headway," Hatch told reporters. Hatch has been negotiating with the panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden, and the Republican...

  • House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said the Fed's Office of Inspector General reopened the case on March 4, according to the letter, which was sent to Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. Details of the Federal Open Market Committee's September 2012 meeting were published by Medley Global Advisors in a report to clients on Oct. 3 of that...

  • This is how billionaires enjoy super-low tax rates Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Marc Lasry

    A rule lets the wealthy managers of private funds pay about half the tax rate they usually would—and it's unlikely to change soon.

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- Unions plan to make lawmakers' support for trade deals and legislation to streamline the passage of trade agreements through Congress an issue in next year's U.S. elections, the head of the country's largest labor federation said on Tuesday. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said unions would keep a tally of how lawmakers voted on upcoming...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- A delay in finalizing legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress should not push back the timetable for completing a Pacific trade deal, a senior State Department official said on Friday. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said this week that talks with Democrats on the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key trade legislation but warn against including currency rules in trade deals. The economists, all former chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. hospital executives said on Wednesday they were optimistic they will avoid the toughest consequences of a Supreme Court decision on whether millions of Americans can continue to purchase subsidized health benefits under Obamacare. "I am hopeful that the court will recognize and uphold the intent of Congress, which was to expand coverage...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Bipartisan talks on how to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress are deadlocked and legislation is unlikely to come up for debate before April, a senior Republican senator said on Tuesday, tightening the timeframe to finish a Pacific trade pact before the U.S. election season. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said talks on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Bipartisan talks on a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress are "stuck" over Democratic demands, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance said on Tuesday.

  • U.S. Senate committee postpones hearing on trade Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A key U.S. Senate committee postponed a hearing planned for Thursday on trade and its chairman said talks were continuing on the final form of a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said he was still in discussions with the top Democrat on the panel, Ron...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 24- A meeting aimed at sealing a Pacific trade deal has been called for April, Mexico's economy minister said on Tuesday, adding he was hopeful it would be finalized in the next few months. "I am very optimistic that there will be good news for the TPP in the first half of this year," Mexico's Ildefonso Guajardo told Reuters. On Jan. 22, Guajardo said a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The Obama administration has no way to repair the damage that would result from a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, a top health adviser said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on whether residents in at least 34 U.S. states are eligible for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The United States' top trade official urged lawmakers on Monday to update legislation streamlining the passage of trade deals through Congress to reflect the new global economy. Bipartisan negotiations are continuing on the final form of a bill which will restrict Congress to a yes-or-no vote on trade deals in exchange for setting...