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House approves $56.1b cut in taxes

Measure targets levies on dividends and capital gains

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / December 9, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives yesterday approved a $56.1 billion tax cut aimed at keeping low tax rates in place on dividends and capital gains through the end of the decade. The vote handed Republican leaders a key victory in an area favored by the party's base, and demonstrated that tax cuts remain a unifying force for the GOP. (Full article: 822 words)

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