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Session came to a sudden halt Monday evening in the Senate after a three-judge panel ruled with Gov. McCrory in a separation of powers lawsuit against the state legislature. The Governor filed the suit...more
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Both the House and Senate Budget Committees last week introduced and marked up initial drafts of their respective budget resolutions for fiscal year 2016. Each year Congress decides - or is supposed to decide - how much to...more
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KS: Companies in a distressed environment often generate substantial losses which may need to be funded with additional debt or equity...more
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