Tax reform

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2015 file photo, Chief of Police Thomas Synan Jr., of the Newtown Police Department, speaks to the media at the scene of a traffic stop arrest in Newtown, Ohio. As President Donald Trump heads to Ohio to focus on the new tax overhaul, some would like to hear more about his plans to fight drug overdoses. Synan Jr says he found Trump’s comments on opioids in his State of the Union address to be more strong words without strong actions. But a police union leader says he believes Trump was spot-on about the scope of the problem.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 04, 2018 - 6:47 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug crisis. In Newtown, outside Cincinnati, Police...
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February 03, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has highlighted on Twitter a school secretary benefiting from the Republican tax overhaul, then deleted the tweet after online criticism that he is cheering an increase of $1.50 a week. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that changes in tax...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda _ a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 03, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda — a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it. A look at some of Trump's recent statements, from his State of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, a man looks back at the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 02, 2018 - 10:42 am
Drugmaker Merck posted a loss of $872 million in the fourth quarter, as a big charge related to the recent U.S. tax overhaul more than offset higher medicine sales. Its adjusted earnings still topped Wall Street's expectations, though. The maker of Januvia diabetes pills and cancer drug Keytruda...
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This photo shows an IRS W-4 form on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in New York. Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS. How much extra cash depends on several factors, such as workers' income, how often they are paid and the number of withholdings allowances they claim on their IRS Form W-4 with their employer. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)
February 01, 2018 - 2:23 pm
The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome — bigger paychecks. Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers withhold from pay for federal taxes. Those...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the heels of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Pelosi is expected to target the recently approved federal tax overhaul during a town hall-style meeting in Massachusetts. Her appearance at the event in Cambridge on Thursday, Feb. 1, is part of what organizers say is a nationwide tour featuring members of Congress and others to call attention to the Republican tax plan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 01, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington and threatens future budget negotiations. Pelosi appeared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday at an event organized by opponents of the new tax law. The...
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President Donald Trump is handed a pair of Aflac socks by Michael Porter of Columbus, Ga., right, during a meeting with American workers on the impact of the tax reform bill in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the Republican tax package through Congress was only half the battle for President Donald Trump. Now that it's the law, convincing Americans that it was a good idea is not just a political imperative but an economic one, too. To boost GOP prospects in the midterm elections...
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President Donald Trump is handed a pair of Aflac socks by Michael Porter of Columbus, Ga., right, during a meeting with American workers on the impact of the tax reform bill in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the Republican tax package through Congress was only half the battle for President Donald Trump. Now that it's the law, convincing Americans that it was a good idea is not just a political imperative but an economic one, too. To boost GOP prospects in the midterm elections...
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AP Fact Check;
January 31, 2018 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery): WAGE GAINS TRUMP: "After years and years of wage...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, the Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.13 billion. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $5.18 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $4.80 per share.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 8:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing's fourth-quarter profit easily topped Wall Street's view, buoyed by strong deliveries and recent tax reform legislation. The aircraft company also released a better-than-expected 2018 outlook. Shares climbed more than 4 percent in Wednesday premarket trading. For the period...
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