Reynolds American Inc. and Noble Energy Inc. have joined a growing number of companies disclosing their contributions to trade associations and other nonprofit groups that legally can keep their donors from public view.
New coal-burning plants will be required to limit the carbon dioxide they release under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first regulations aimed at curbing climate change by power generators.
U.S. manufacturers, who could face higher tax bills from a revenue-neutral overhaul of the corporate tax code, are calling for Congress to reject the principle that the business tax burden should remain the same.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the Keystone XL oil pipeline may be part of budget negotiations as his Republican colleagues criticized President Barack Obama for saying the project wouldn’t create many jobs.
The Republican victories in Congress mean U.S. companies from Goldman Sachs Group Inc . to WellPoint Inc . may be able to weaken or block what they consider President Barack Obama ’s anti-business policies on health care, the environment, taxes and financial reform.
President Barack Obama asked his nominees for Commerce secretary and trade ambassador to revive U.S. export growth as the administration’s goal of doubling overseas sales by the end of next year slips out of reach.
Obama administration officials told leaders of business and financial services groups that negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner have deteriorated in the past 24 hours, a person familiar with the meeting said.