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My Turn: Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better

...collects more than it costs to run. Over the past two years, Ex-Im has actually returned $1.7 billion to the U.S. Treasury.But this wall of obstruction recently cracked, as leaders in the U.S. House, like Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska...
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...give their exporters a price advantage. The final pact, however, doesn't include provisions on currency.The U.S. Treasury Department said Monday that the countries will continue to separately work together "strengthen macroeconomic cooperation...
Nation and World
GOP front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

...that would cut rates across the board and reduce the amount paid by wealthiest Americans and corporations into the U.S. Treasury.The plan, which Trump said would "provide major tax relief for middle-income and for most other Americans...
Nation and World
Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

...surpluses, collecting more in taxes than it paid in benefits. Social Security invested those surpluses in special U.S. Treasury bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.They are now valued at $2.8 trillion...
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Alaska civil rights leader touted for new $10 bill

...Congress approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Walker called Peratrovich a "true hero of American democracy."U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew wants to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.Once a woman is selected...
Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders While negotiating the Greece deal, Schaeuble "changed the political climate in Europe for the worse."U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew met Thursday with Schaeuble and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, and urged Greece's creditors...
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My Turn: Informed sources say Iran nuclear deal is good for America

...only in regard to European Union responsibilities, not to U.S. sanction relief. That's consistent with what a U.S. Treasury official reportedly told O'Grady and ABC news: all existing U.S. sanctions on Gen. Suleimani will remain in...
Murkowski proposes offshore revenue sharing

...Murkowski's bill would change.Between 2016 and 2026, the bill would have 77.5 percent of revenues go toward the U.S. treasury or deficit reduction and 7.5 percent to each the state and local coastal governments, with smaller amounts to areas...
Colo. lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

...being able to write checks.The cooperative stratagem is a response to marijuana guidance issued in February by the U.S. Treasury Department.Marijuana shops in Colorado and elsewhere have been clamoring for years for access to traditional banks...
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Cuba lets athletes sign in foreign leagues

...from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in order to play for the MLB," said John Sullivan, spokesman for the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In order to qualify, the players must prove that they have permanent...


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