David Walker, Comeback America Initiative, explains his plan to reform the nation's tax code which would put the top rate at 25% and broaden the base.» Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa-- Iowa lawmakers have approved a bill that provides farmers with additional liability protection for educational tours. The state House and Senate passed the legislation Thursday night.
LINCOLN, Neb.-- Lawmakers are slated to vote again on a failed attempt to repeal a Nebraska city sales tax law. Ernie Chambers of Omaha took aim at the law on Thursday, arguing that it disproportionately affects the poor. On Wednesday, he filed a motion to attach his measure to another tax bill pending in the Legislature.
SALEM, Ore.-- The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill barring bosses from demanding employees or job applicants turn over their Facebook passwords and other social media login information. In a 56 -3 vote on Thursday, the Oregon House sent the bill to the governor's desk.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP.
WASHINGTON-- The controversy over the government's secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators _ and the White House is endorsing the idea. Chuck Schumer, D- N.Y., says he and Sen.
NELSON, Ga.-- A group that supports gun control filed suit Thursday against a north Georgia town that recently passed a law requiring gun ownership that it said is mostly symbolic. The Washington- based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Nelson, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
BRASILIA, May 16- Brazil's Congress approved. The reform bill, which may yet change if President Dilma Rousseff decides to veto parts of it, is an effort to make Brazil's clogged, costly and badly managed ports more efficient. That, backers believe, can help restore robust growth to Brazil's once-booming economy.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Yahoo Inc. said Thursday that a court in Mexico granted the company's appeal and reversed a ruling that could have cost it $2.75 billion. The court had decided against Yahoo and Yahoo Mexico last year in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by two Mexican companies, Worldwide Directories S.A. de C. V and Ideas Interactivas S.A. de C.V..
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- A measure limiting damages people can receive in lawsuits over lead contamination has gained final legislative approval. It would restrict punitive damages against Doe Run Resources Corp. for claims that involve a mining property in St. Francois County as long as the company is making a good faith effort to remediate the site.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Low-price retail events like "Black Friday" sales where retailers sell some items at a steep discount would be legal again in Oklahoma under a bill approved Wednesday by the Oklahoma Senate. The Senate voted 29-16 for the bill by Sen.
CHICAGO-- Supporters of high-volume oil and gas drilling said Wednesday that they hope for a quick vote on a bill to regulate the practice in Illinois after reaching agreements on hiring and environmental concerns.
BRASILIA, May 16- Legislation that President Dilma Rousseff says is vital to her efforts to modernize Brazil's clogged and costly ports cleared the lower chamber of Congress after a marathon debate and is expected to win Senate approval later on Thursday.
Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, weighs in on what he likes and doesn't like about the pending immigration legislation.
When it comes to shareholder votes, the running tallies are a closely guarded secret - now, that protocol has changed, the NYT reports.
WELLINGTON, May 16- Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has won the right to demand the United States hand over all the evidence in its online piracy case against the internet entrepreneur, New Zealand's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
With top intelligence officials warning that cyber attacks have replaced terrorism as the leading threat against the United States, the White House and lawmakers have spent months discussing how to improve the flow of information between the government and the private sector.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed nine petitions in recent weeks asking the justices to review four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
EPA: In a landmark 2007 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Bush administration in finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide. Connecticut: In a sequel of sorts to Massachusetts v.
Will the IRS scandal and continued huge deficits embolden the Tea Party in 2014? CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Jennifer Stefano, Americans For Prosperity discuss.
WASHINGTON, May 15- Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers.