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Republicans block tax hike on firms going overseas

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators have blocked an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prevented companies...full story
updated 2014-07-30 11:42 PM
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Republicans block tax hike on firms going overseas
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators have blocked an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prevented companies....Fullstory

2014-07-30 11:42 PM

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