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The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

An­drew Puzder, Trump’s la­bor sec­re­tary nom­i­nee, with­drew from con­sid­er­a­tion amid grow­ing re­sis­tance from Se­nate Repub­li­cans cen­tered pri­mar­ily on Puzder’s past em­ploy­ment of an un­doc­u­mented house­keeper.

Trump signed a mea­sure that could presage the most ag­gres­sive as­sault on gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions since Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan. The bill can­cels out a SEC reg­u­la­tion that would have re­quired oil and gas and min­ing com­pa­nies to dis­close in de­tail the pay­ments they make to for­eign gov­ern­ments in a bid to boost trans­parency in re­source-rich coun­tries. Trump met with ex­ec­u­tives from big-name re­tail­ers such as Tar­get and Best Buy as the in­dus­try lead­ers made the case that they be­lieve a Repub­li­can plan for tax reform would be detri­men­tal to their busi­nesses — and to the econ­omy.

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