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  • Pharmaceutical Drugs

    The US Is Running Short on More Than 200 Drugs

    The U.S. is officially running short on 202 drugs, including some medical staples like epinephrine, morphine and saline solution. “The medications most vulnerable to running short have a few things...

  • Global Dealmaking on Path to New High

    The tax cuts are providing a big boost for corporate dealmaking, as t he lower corporate tax rate and the repatriation of foreign holdings free up cash that companies can use to make new investments...

  • Uninsured Rate Holds Steady in Trump’s First Year

    The number of Americans without health insurance was stable during the first year of the Trump administration, with the uninsured rate rising to 9.1 percent, a statistically insignificant increase...

  • Tax Cuts Fuel Record Bank Profits

    Thanks in part to the tax cuts taking effect this year, banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reported record earnings of $56 billion for the first quarter of 2018. That...

  • Sports Gambling May Not Be a Jackpot for States

    Some states were getting ready to jump into sports gambling even before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized it last week, lining up legislation that would allow their states to cash in as quickly as...

  • File photo of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady questioning witness at Joint Economic Committee hearing in Washington

    Kevin Brady Introduces Welfare Reform Bill

    The Tax Policy Center’s Daily Deduction reports that Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday introduced The Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (...

  • The Alternative Minimum Tax, designed to make sure the wealthy pay income tax, will hit nearly 29 million people unless Congress acts before the end of this year

    Who Will Pay the AMT in 2018?

    The GOP tax cuts expanded an exemption for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and changed tax breaks that often triggered the tax. As a result, The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Saunders reports , “This...