Sanders pressures Trump with anti-outsourcing legislation

[ HARPER NEIDIG | November 26, 2016 |The Hill] Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Saturday he will introduce legislation aimed at preventing major companies from sending jobs to foreign countries, similar to what President-elect Donald Trump proposed on the campaign trail. Sanders pointed to Trump’s promise to prevent Carrier, an air conditioning manufacturer owned by United Technologies, from shifting factory jobs…

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WTO again rules against US law in Boeing case

[Reuters| November 28, 2016 |The New York Times] The World Trade Organization ruled on Monday that a tax break from Washington State to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy. The ruling was a setback for the aerospace giant as it seeks victory in a parallel case against its European rival, Airbus. The trade organization said the…

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House GOP Business-Tax Plan Upends U.S. Policy, Bares Corporate Fault Lines

[Richard Rubin| November 24, 2016 |Wall Street Journal] WASHINGTON—Fault lines inside the corporate world are emerging over a proposed rewrite of the U.S. tax code, pitting importers against exporters. At the heart of the fight is a Republican plan in Congress that would impose corporate taxes on imports while eliminating them from exports, a move that would upend decades of tax…

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