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25 U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than tax collectors: study

Twenty-five major US firms paid more to their chief executives than to federal tax collectors in 2010, with most of the companies receiving tax refunds, a liberal-leaning think tank said Wednesday. The study by the Institute for Policy Studies comes ahead of another expected round of fierce partisan bickering over…

Obama vows to ‘redouble’ efforts toward bipartisanship

President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Americans did not vote for gridlock in mid-term polls as he called on Republicans to work with him, as he returned to a changed Washington from Asia. Obama set the stage for a key political week — including the start of a lame duck…