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2006-08-30 15:28:47

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate could vote next month on rival bills affecting trade and currency relations with China, a top U.S. senator said on Wednesday. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said he was prepared for the possibility Sen.

2006-08-25 20:55:50

By Joel Rothstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax law may need strengthening to curb abuses in executive stock option compensation, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Friday. "If the tax laws are inadequate on stock options backdating, I want to beef them up," said Sen.

2006-08-25 20:44:29

Corrects last sentence to say former executives of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. have been charged in stock options scandal, not Broadcom Corp..

2006-08-25 15:33:07

By Joel Rothstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax law may need strengthening to curb abuses in executive stock option compensation, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Friday. "If the tax laws are inadequate on stock options backdating, I want to beef them up," said Sen.

2006-07-27 14:53:34

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to require Peru to fully reopen its market to U.S. beef before a trade pact between the two countries would take effect.

2006-07-27 13:17:49

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top senator on Thursday threatened to scrap a U.S. program that waives import duties on thousands of products from developing countries, particularly India and Brazil, now that world trade talks have collapsed.

2006-07-27 11:26:34

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican leaders said on Thursday they still plan to strip popular tax breaks from a huge bill to shore up the pension system, despite protests from some senators who said it endangered fragile support for legislation.

2006-07-26 12:46:23

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faced one of the last sticking points in a mammoth bill to shore up pensions -- whether to make it easier for financial firms to give workers advice on their retirement accounts. "We're still working on some language," said Sen.

2006-07-24 19:15:34

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers said on Monday they were closing in on a deal to stabilize the U.S. system of employer-provided pensions, but were still wrangling over details, including some unrelated to pensions. Massachusetts Sen.

2006-07-19 14:57:20

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Concerns about the freedom of religion in Vietnam could delay U.S. Senate action on a landmark bill to establish permanent normal trade relations, a top U.S. senator said on Wednesday.


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