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  • UPDATE 4-U.S. lawmakers present fast-track trade bill Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress, opening the door to sealing a major Pacific trade pact. The bill sets new objectives for U.S. trade negotiators, including directing trading partners to avoid manipulating their currencies, in exchange for a yes-or-no vote in Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. senators said on Thursday they could present a bipartisan bill to move trade deals quickly through Congress as soon as later in the day after reaching agreement on aid for workers hurt by trade. At the start of a committee hearing on trade, Republican Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and the panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. senators struck a bipartisan deal to allow a bill to fast track trade deals through Congress to move in parallel with aid for workers hurt by trade, opening the door to introducing the bill as soon as Wednesday, they said. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said a deal with the panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden, was close.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing details of a bill to speed trade deals through Congress, a move that would seal a sweeping Pacific trade pact that has been more than five years in the making and is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia. Fast track enables Congress to set negotiating priorities for the administration in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday he hopes to reach an agreement by the end of the day on a bipartisan bill to speed trade deals through Congress. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to address a joint meeting of Congress on April 29 and having fast-track in train by then would be a positive sign for the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- Controversial legislation giving President Barack Obama authority to negotiate free-trade deals with other countries under special rules could begin moving through the U.S. Congress in coming weeks, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Monday. Hatch, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee that oversees trade, told reporters he was...

  • Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said on Monday that "significant gaps" in the trade negotiations remain between the United States and Japan regarding access for U.S. automobiles in the Japanese market. There is an array of non-tariff barriers in Japan that have effectively closed the Japanese auto market to U.S. producers, "Cutler said in prepared remarks on...

  • 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...

  • 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...