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Tax Plan Gives Favorable Rate to Businesses Big and Small

  • Republicans are likely to embrace the proposed 15-percent business tax rate that would apply to everything from mom-and-pop outfits to President Trump’s own real estate empire.
  • But the plan omits the border adjustment import tax of House Republicans, which would have raised substantial revenue to offset the deep cuts.

Trump Rides Market Wave, but Business Looks for Results

Talk of a corporate tax cut helped fuel a stock rally, but executives say it is too soon to judge whether the president can deliver on his promises.

Omissions by Flynn on Russia May Have Been Illegal

Lawmakers from both parties said Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, may have violated the law by not disclosing his business dealings with Russia as required.

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Threat of Shutdown Fades as Trump Retreats on Wall

Lawmakers are negotiating a spending bill that would supply no money for a border wall but would increase funding for the military and other border security measures.


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Azarenka began hitting balls again on Feb. 4, but she has focused mostly on fitness to prevent injuries. Credit James Hill for The New York Times

With Baby in Tow, a Star Returns to Tennis — and Her Roots

After an extended break from competition, Victoria Azarenka is training in her native Belarus with a new coach and a new traveling companion: her infant son.

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Marine Le Pen Gets a Lift From the Far Left

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left fourth-place finisher in France’s presidential vote, has refused to back Ms. Le Pen’s centrist opponent in the runoff, giving her an opportunity.


Paraguay Heist: Explosives, Guns and Getaway Boats

Outlaws stole millions in a robbery in the so-called Triple Frontier where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet. Three were killed in a shootout in Brazil, and at least eight others were captured.





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