Government budgets

June 16, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger "...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, several ship to shore cranes work a vessel at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah loading and unloading container in Savannah, Ga. On Thursday, June 14, the International Monetary Fund issues its annual assessment of the U.S. economy at a news conference with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that tax cuts will help fuel the U.S. economy this year and next. But it warned that growth after that will slide to levels just half of what the Trump administration is forecasting. In its annual assessment of the U.S. economy, the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, several ship to shore cranes work a vessel at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah loading and unloading container in Savannah, Ga. On Thursday, June 14, the International Monetary Fund issues its annual assessment of the U.S. economy at a news conference with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
June 14, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund believes the U.S. economy will post solid growth this year and next, helped by a sizable boost from tax cuts. But then it says growth will slide as huge budget deficits drag growth far below the Trump administration's goals. In its annual assessment...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen under stormy skies. On Tuesday, June 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for May. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $146.8 billion in May, helping push the total deficit so far this year 23 percent above the same period a year ago. Last month's deficit followed a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, a month that traditionally ends in the black...
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June 12, 2018 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are ridding a key spending bill of controversial environmental provisions opposed by Democrats. The move is aimed at avoiding the annual year-end budget pileup. The move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski extends an olive branch to Democrats and could allow the first floor...
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Protesters gather for a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Amman, early Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 10, 2018 - 11:03 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Gulf Arab states pledged $2.5 billion in aid to Jordan on Monday in an effort to stabilize the U.S.-allied kingdom as it faces its worst protests in years over government austerity plans that included tax increases. The money from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the...
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Protesters gather for a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Amman, early Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 10, 2018 - 10:34 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Gulf Arab states have pledged $2.5 billion to Jordan as economic protests over austerity measures have roiled the kingdom. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced the pledges after an early Monday meeting held in Mecca. A statement issued from...
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German finance minister Olaf Scholz speaks during a party meeting of Hamburg's Social Democrats in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 9:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the 19-country euro currency union by setting up a fund to help member states suddenly hit with high unemployment, and by laying the foundations for a European Union-wide tax system. Finance Minister Olaf...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says Argentina's fiscal targets set as part of a $50 billion deal are possible but will require commitment by the South American country. Argentina and the IMF agreed Thursday on a three-year standby financing deal aimed at strengthening the economy...
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June 08, 2018 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has passed a $145 billion spending bill funding the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate, where...
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