WASHINGTON, May 22- For years, Apple Inc kept a low profile in Washington as it grew into one of the most valuable companies in the world.» Read More
WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. lobbying forces that defeated a Postal Service plan to end Saturday delivery to reduce its annual deficit are now using their Capitol Hill clout to pass a law to make six-day delivery mandatory.
The biggest banks, those with more than $400 billion in total assets, would face an additional capital surcharge under the proposal from senators David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, and Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat.
WASHINGTON, March 24- Eight months before President Barack Obama's health care law goes prime time, a confederation of industry and business groups is ramping up its lobbying apparatus for an 11th- hour assault on the web of new taxes and regulations.
WASHINGTON, March 22- The tax reform tempo is picking up in the U.S. Congress, with lawmakers meeting, task forces floating proposals and lobbyists scurrying to get in on the action- a small piece of which recently took place in an historic Capitol Hill meeting room.
* "Maduro win would be best"- Brazil's foreign trade lobby. Over the past decade, Brazil's exports to Venezuela soared by 533 percent to some $5 billion, making it Brazil's second largest market in Latin America after Argentina, both major buyers of Brazilian manufactured goods. Economists say Brazil's investments in Venezuela are around $20 billion.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama's choice to be the next U.S. Tax reform took center stage at the Senate Finance Committee's confirmation hearing for Jack Lew, Obama's nominee to replace Timothy Geithner.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Giving is a virtue under the U.S. tax code, but concern is growing among philanthropic leaders about the charitable contributions deduction, a key fund-raising tool for charities.
*Democrats seen backing away from Medicare enrollment age hike. WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Just months after President Barack Obama's re-election ended Republican hopes of controlling U.S. healthcare policy, one of the most controversial Republican proposals for Medicare is showing signs of rising from the political ashes.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- U.S. corporations fear they will be the main course on a menu calling for hundreds of billions of dollars in new tax revenue that President Barack Obama is expected to seek in his annual budget proposal, expected within weeks.
*Was target of conservative Tea Party movement. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia announced on Friday he will not seek a third term in 2014, saying he was fed up with the partisan gridlock in Congress that has left the country lurching from one fiscal crisis to another.
Senator Saxby Chambliss announced on Friday he will not run for a third term in 2014, saying he was fed up with a lack of leadership in the White House and partisan gridlock in Congress.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the insurance giant is quietly marking its return to the K Street lobbying game.
*Central banks faced funding banks indefinitely. LONDON/ PARIS, Jan 21- Lobbyists found themselves preaching to the converted: the European Central Bank and Bank of England needed little persuading in the end that new global liquidity rules for commercial banks needed loosening.
*Congress has slashed gun violence research funding.
*Slender hope for Congress to avoid milk price surge. WASHINGTON, Dec 31- Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate refused to go along with a farm-state plan to avert the "dairy cliff" on Monday, the last day to act before retail milk prices may begin climbing toward $7 a gallon.
CHICAGO, Dec 21- As the United States inches closer toward the "fiscal cliff," Iowa farmer Brian Van Meetern is hurriedly selling his grain before year's end and buying a new $50,000 sprayer for his farm.
WASHINGTON, Dec 21- At a news briefing interrupted by angry protesters, the leading U.S. gun lobbying organization, the National Rifle Association, proposed on Friday putting armed guards in American schools and offered to put money and support into an idea in keeping with its longstanding positions.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Republicans in the U.S. Congress pushed ahead on Thursday with a "fiscal cliff" plan that stands no chance of becoming law as time runs short to reach a deal with President Barack Obama to avert a Washington- induced economic recession.
*Michigan outcome a "catastrophe" for unions. CHICAGO, Dec 13- Laws that weaken the power of organized labor could spread to more U.S. states in 2013 after supporters of the measures scored a major victory over unions in Michigan this week, and earlier in the year in Indiana, experts said.
The U.S. tax code has many politically sacrosanct tax breaks and few rank higher than the deduction for home mortgage interest.