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Tax bill glitch endangers future of Newman’s Own and actor’s foundation

WASHINGTON — The Westport-based Newman’s Own Foundation was on the verge of securing a provision in the federal tax overhaul that would have spared it from an unusual 200 percent tax hike it is facing, when the Senate parliamentarian forced lawmakers to strip it out of the massive bill. That decision could result in the sale of late actor Paul Newman’s food company and significantly damage the foundation’s ability to continue to fund charities. Continue Reading →

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GOP effort to repeal Obamacare dies, but Murphy expects new challenges

WASHINGTON — While GOP Senate leaders threw in the towel Tuesday on their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Chris Murphy said he expects new challenges to the Obama-era health care law. “I don’t think Republicans can quit this,” Murphy said. Continue Reading →

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Insurance mergers, defense bill, Puerto Rican debt crisis among week’s top issues

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed “serious concerns” about the planned Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers this week; President Obama vetoed a defense appropriations bill; and the White House released a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with a severe economic crisis. Continue Reading →

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