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College coaches' salaries increase despite threat of new tax

Tax Bill College Coaches Football

WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn’t deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Football powers aiming for a national title have continued to pay the market rate for proven coaches, topped by the 10-year, $75 million...


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Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it. They still are. The November monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family...


Business

The Latest: Investors cautious ahead of Fed announcement

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. World stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise on Wednesday its key interest rate for the third time...


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3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be in line with the series of incremental rate...


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FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign described him with insults like “idiot” and “loathsome human” in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday....


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Experts Tell Congress How To Cut Drug Prices. We Give You Some Odds.

The nation’s most influential science advisory group was set to tell Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is not sustainable and needs to change. “Drugs that are not affordable are of little value and drugs that do not exist are of no value,” said Norman Augustine, chair of the...


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Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson to step down to take DNR post

BZ 112916 Weber Budget Hearing 07-2

About a year will remain in his term when he steps down on Jan. 12 and at least two people are interested in filling out the term.


Business

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

Congress-Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted. In a flurry of last-...


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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

Trump Gillibrand

Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them.


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Federal report finds regression for black managers in financial services industry

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Anyone who works to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, in the federal government or the private sector, knows progress isn’t a straight line. And statistics indicating progress don’t always tell the whole story. A new report by the Government...


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