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GOP's Senate takeover could facilitate tax reform, trade accords
GOP's Senate takeover could facilitate tax reform, trade accords

The Republican takeover of the Senate raised the business community's hopes that stalled efforts to overhaul the tax code and enact other top priorities finally could move forward. A key will be the common ground that President Obama and the GOP share and their ability to compromise on some of those issues, despite six years of intense partisan fighting that has polarized the parties. "I think the overriding message here was … get to work," said former Michigan Gov. John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable trade association. "We need greater growth. We need jobs." There's a lot of work to do to overcome the seemingly entrenched Washington...

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