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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP plans to issue an executive order Friday directing his administration to make it easier for small businesses to band together to set up retirement-savings plans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump wants retirement saving rules expanded for small companies

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order Friday directing his administration to make it easier for small businesses to...

Rebranding NAFTA is better than dismantling it

After threatening for months to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump seems to have settled for a modest rebranding...
UNITED STATES gross domestic product grew at a 4.2% annualized rate, a slightly faster pace than previously estimated on revisions to imports and software spending. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. second-quarter growth revised up to 4.2% on software, trade

NEW YORK - The United States economy expanded in the second quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated on revisions to imports and...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP announced that the United States had reached a tentative trade deal with Mexico Monday. He also said that he may end the North American Free Trade Agreement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump says he’ll end Nafta after reaching new deal with Mexico

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and sign a new trade accord with Mexico, potentially...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP's request to the Securities and Exchange Commission to to study biannual reporting for public United States businesses has some concerned for transparency for investors and company growth. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

The $23 trillion argument against dismantling U.S earnings rules

NEW YORK - Are U.S. companies penalized because they’re forced to report results each quarter? Investors basking in a nine-year bull run that is...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said that he has ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission to to study ending quarterly reporting for United States businesses. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIIRKPATRICK

Trump seeks SEC study of 6-month reporting instead of quarterly

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said he’s asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study ending quarterly reporting for United States businesses in order...
IN A RECENTLY RELEASED CBS NEWS POLL, nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters rated the economy as either very good or somewhat good. Here a voter casts a ballot with her dog at a polling location in Utah. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIM RAFF

Voters upbeat on economy may boost Republican election prospects

WASHINGTON – Republicans fighting to hang on to their majority in the House in the congressional elections this November may be helped by one...

IRS targets loopholes for $415B business owner tax break

NEW YORK - The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax...

CVS-Aetna deal said to dodge antitrust hurdle that AT&T faced

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. has dodged one hurdle in its bid to buy insurer Aetna Inc., as antitrust enforcers don’t see competitive...

Trump moves to ease Obama auto-mileage rules, California’s clout

NEW YORK - The Trump administration, taking aim at one of former President Barack Obama’s signature environmental achievements, is proposing to suspend required increases...
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