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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks during a memorial ceremony on the first day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Cagle on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association. Cagle, president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, tweeted that he would use his position to kill a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
February 26, 2018 - 8:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Delta's decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local): 7 p.m. Georgia Democrats have blasted the state's lieutenant governor, saying his recent threat against Delta Air Lines for severing ties with the National Rifle Association is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, investor Warren Buffett gestures on stage at a national conference sponsored by the Purpose Built Communities group that Buffett supports, in Omaha, Neb. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:32 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says American businesses are getting a significant boost from the tax overhaul, but health care costs remain a drag so he hopes a new initiative his company started with Amazon and JP Morgan Chase will deliver significant savings. Buffett appeared on...
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February 26, 2018 - 8:41 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's views on tax reform, the economy and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate (all times local): 7 a.m. Billionaire Warren Buffett says he hopes the new health care initiative his company has started with Amazon and JP Morgan Chase will deliver...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:33 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's views on tax reform, the economy and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate (all times local): 6 a.m. Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in Wells Fargo and its current leadership despite the bank's problems. Buffett's Berkshire...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:32 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the tax overhaul Congress passed last year will provide a "huge tailwind" for American business. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a $29 billion paper gain on far-reaching changes to the U.S. tax code, and the conglomerate will benefit from a...
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February 25, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website. But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2017 file photo, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, center, walks with Christian clergymen on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, that they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The churches responsible for the site bemoaned a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them that they compared to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
February 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Christian leaders responsible for...
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February 25, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website. But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Warren Buffett attends the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York. Buffett will release his well-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. In addition to detailing his conglomerate's performance last year, Buffett often devotes part of his letter to advice on investing and life. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 4:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway. In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview with Liz Claman of the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Berkshire Hathaway reports financial results Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 24, 2018 - 3:04 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway. In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with...
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