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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gestures during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A huge majority of Americans want a $15 minimum wage, but they waver after hearing its economic impact

Most respondents in a new INSIDER poll back raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but they waver when learning more of its impact.

Trump’s top economic advisor claims the US’s record $22.5 trillion national debt is ‘quite manageable’ and not ‘a huge p...

President Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow downplayed the US national debt of $22.5 trillion and said it doesn't concern him.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

A government report found that if the US raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour it would eliminate 1.3 million jobs — but also lift 1.3 million ...

Raising the federal minimum wage would cut 1.3 million jobs from the American economy but also lift an equal number of Americans out of poverty.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin doubled down on a claim about the tax bill that almost every independent group says is wrong

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed that the new GOP tax law would "pay for itself" during an interview Tuesday. The only problem is that every analysis, even those done by the Trump administration, shows the law will add to the federal debt.
Barack Obama

A new report says Trump’s attempt to ‘repeal’ Obamacare might fizzle because too many Americans like their Obamacare plan

The GOP's repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate won't be as damaging as previously thought and part of the reason is because people will want to stick with their Obamacare plans.
President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan

A new report says the Trump tax law will boost economic growth — just probably not where Trump wants it

President Donald Trump said the tax law would boost Americans workers, but much of the benefit will go to foreign investors, according to a CBO report.

Here’s what bitcoin futures could mean for the price of bitcoin

Grey Dwyer, BitMEX head of business development, talks with Business Insider about how futures contracts are going to impact the bitcoin community.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, who co-authored the healthcare bill that got a score from the CBO on Monday.

The CBO says the newest Republican healthcare bill would leave ‘millions’ more without health insurance

The Congressional Budget Office said the Graham-Cassidy bill would save enough against the federal deficit to move forward but gave little other detail.

There will be a huge number missing from the CBO’s score of the newest GOP healthcare bill

The Congressional Budget Office will release a score for the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare bill, but it will be missing insurance coverage numbers.

Every former CBO director just called out the ‘recent attacks on the integrity and professionalism of the agency’

Eight former directors of the Congressional Budget Office signed a letter that called out some of the recent attacks that have been made against the agency.