GOP leaders set sights on tax reform but fret over newly combative Obama

The Washington Post Nov. 16, 2014 By Lori Montgomery Less than two weeks after Republicans won control of Congress, acrimony over immigration is dampening hopes for cooperation on more ambitious initiatives, with President Obama and GOP lawmakers bracing not for compromise but for combat. White House officials insist that Obama remains interested in finding common […]

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Chance for Tax Overhaul Is Seen in Shift of Power

The New York Times Nov. 6, 2014 By Jonathan Weisman WASHINGTON — After years of clashes and a grudging truce, fiscal and economic policy was brought back to center stage by the wave of Republican electoral victories on Tuesday, with President Obama and the new congressional leadership expressing hope that they could reach deals to […]

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U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent rather than WTI crude oil

US Energy Information Administration Nov. 3, 2014 Recent increases in U.S. crude oil production have sparked discussion on how this increase in supply will be used by U.S. refiners given current limitations on exporting domestic crude. On October 30, EIA released a study that explored the relationships between crude oil and gasoline prices. Key findings […]

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EIA study removes final barrier to U.S. oil exports

Reuters Oct. 31, 2014 By John Kemp Gasoline prices in all parts of the United States are tied to Brent rather than the domestic crude oil benchmark WTI, according to a detailed study published on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA study removes the last principled objection to lifting the ban on […]

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Case for U.S. Oil Exports Seen Strengthened by Report

Bloomberg Oct. 30, 2014 By Dan Murtaugh and Lynn Doan The U.S. Energy Department said the nation’s gasoline prices are linked to international crude oil, a conclusion that backs those in favor of lifting 39-year-old restrictions on crude exports. The analysis by the Energy Information Administration, the department’s statistical arm, is the latest in a […]

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