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Companies are raking it in from the Trump tax law - and it's a big win for both Democrats and Republicans

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Democrats and Republicans have been arguing about how large companies will spend gains from the GOP tax law's huge corporate tax cut.
In the first quarter, spending by S&P 500 companies supported both parties' arguments.
Share buybacks hit the highest level in a single quarter, supporting the Democratic argument that the money will go to shareholders and not workers.
Capital expenditures also surged to the highest level for any first quarter on record, supporting the GOP's argument that the law will boost economic growth.
The biggest companies in the US made a killing in the first quarter...
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Trump Says He'll Give To Charity For Royal Wedding, But We'll See

Trump Says He'll Give To Charity For Royal Wedding, But We'll See

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The president has a history of claiming to donate to charities without providing proof.
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This Is How Many People Actually Read Trump's Tweets

This Is How Many People Actually Read Trump's Tweets

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If you think you're seeing President Donald Trump's tweets everywhere, you're not alone.
More than three-quarters of Americans are seeing, reading or hearing about Trump's tweets, according to a new Gallup poll. That figure is especially interesting considering only about 8% of Americans said they actually follow Trump on Twitter , and even fewer, 4%, said they follow Trump and read all or most of his tweets. Out of those polled, 26% said they use Twitter.
Nearly 70% of people said they learn about Trump's tweets indirectly from a secondary source. This can include someone forwarding them...
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President Trump donates first-quarter salary to VA

President Trump donates first-quarter salary to VA

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President Donald Trump is donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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An American man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years has finally arrived back in...

An American man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years has finally arrived back in the US

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