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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, gets on an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Republicans strike deal on tax package

- The Washington Times

Republican negotiators on Wednesday said they’ve managed to strike a deal on a $1.4 trillion tax-cut package and that they’ll be prepared to send it to President Trump’s desk next week.

This Feb. 6, 2012, photo shows Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management in Toronto. A judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 17, 2015, by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated the law and that they lost money because it amounts to a pyramid scheme. Plaintiffs did not show that accusations by activist investor Bill Ackman proved fraud by Herbalife, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer in Los Angeles wrote in his ruling. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Pawel Dwulit, File)

Bill Ackman’s Edsel

Ford Motor Co. had its Edsel, Samsung had its Galaxy Note 7, and Pershing Square hedge fund manager William Ackman has his $1 billion short bet against Herbalife Nutrition. Mr. Ackman should take a lesson from the Prodigal Son and ask forgiveness.

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Study: Oregon's state parks put $1B into economy

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A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.