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The Trump administration's tax cuts, which kicked in at the start of 2018, did not seem to have a major effect on companies' plans for capital investment or hiring, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Business Economics, reports Reuters.

Why it matters: The Trump administration predicted the tax cuts, which reduced the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%, would stimulate business spending and job growth. Instead, 84% of corporate respondents said they had not changed their business plans due to the tax overhaul, compared to 81% in the organization's previous survey in October.

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Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Zeta closes in

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana by the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man

Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement a "full investigation" would be launched to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of Monday's incident.

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