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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:26:31 EST

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There's one thing going right for Trump

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:47:12 EST

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Tax reform: How would the GOP handle a $1.2 trillion loss?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:14:47 EST

If House Republicans can't get enough support for a border adjustment tax, how will the GOP make up for the $1.2 trillion it would raise to ensure that tax reform doesn't add wildly to the country's debt?(image)

Brexit Britain: U.K. shoppers feel the sting of rising prices

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:58:08 EST

Retail sales in the U.K. unexpectedly dropped for a third consecutive month in January, according to the Office for National Statistics.(image)

Household debt is dangerously close to 2008 levels

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:11:01 EST

Total household debt climbed to $12.58 trillion at the end of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.(image)

Three ways Republicans want to replace Obamacare

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:58:48 EST

Republicans want to use tax credits and health savings accounts, plus overhaul Medicaid.(image)

Automakers hope to catch a break from Trump on fuel economy rules

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:58:19 EST

The auto industry wants the Trump administration to loosen fuel economy and emissions requirements that, they say, hurt workers and consumers.(image)

NAFTA is 'killing the American Dream'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:25:55 EST

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Minimum wage since 1938

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:51:58 EST

When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.(image)

Trump starts making changes to Obamacare

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:43:13 EST

Trump administration looks to tighten some Obamacare rules and loosen others to mollify insurers for 2018.(image)

Countries with higher wages than the U.S.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:53:53 EST

Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.(image)

This Mexican mom's big fear: Trump will take my job

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:08:49 EST

Hilda Roldan Perez has worked at the same textile factory in Puebla, Mexico, for 10 years. Now she's afraid Trump's policies will take away her job.(image)

Democrats vow to keep pushing GOP on Trump tax returns

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:59:27 EST

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday promised to keep highlighting the committee chairman's legal authority to obtain President Trump's tax returns.(image)

Janet Yellen signals March rate hike is possible

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:41:36 EST

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled that the next rate hike could come as early as March in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.(image)

Adios America, hola world? Mexico pivots away from U.S.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:31:52 EST

Mexico is quickly making plans to build stronger trade ties with other nations as the uncertainty of President Trump looms large over the Mexico-U.S. relationship.(image)

I raised 3 kids on minimum wage

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:43:20 EST

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Fake Obamacare 'death panels' are back

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:34:04 EST

A Florida Republican official claimed that Obamacare requires seniors to go before 'death panels.' But Medicare does now pay for end-of-life planning talks with doctors.(image)

House tax chief: I won't ask for Trump's tax returns

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:10:01 EST

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said he would not be requesting President Trump's tax returns from the IRS.(image)

New Treasury Secretary's first job: Avert a crisis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:57:14 EST

If Steven Mnuchin is confirmed as Treasury Secretary, his most important task will have nothing to do with tax reform. It will have to do with avoiding a debt ceiling crisis.(image)

Stocks hit record again. But is Trump the reason?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:30:18 EST

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Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting American corn farmers

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:19:14 EST

Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter told CNN that he plans to introduce a bill this week that would stop Mexican purchases of American corn.(image)