Government finance

January 29, 2020 - 4:48 am
BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Several other airlines including Finnair, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and Singapore-based...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 28, 2020 - 6:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security. He also praised an overhaul of the social safety net program signed into law by President Ronald Reagan that reduced benefits and...
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The Capitol is seen as defense arguments by the Republicans resume in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 28, 2020 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several...
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The sun sets behind the lighted ancient Philopappu monument, right, and the Saronic golf, left, during a cloudy day in Athens, on Monday Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 28, 2020 - 7:21 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has launched an auction for a 15-year bond, aimed at taking advantage of low interest rates and a recent sovereign credit rating upgrade. The Public Debt Management Agency is reportedly hoping to raise up to 2.5 billion euros ($2.75 billion) in the auction that will be...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, rush-hour traffic heads east, left, and west, right, along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A spokesman for Pennsylvania's governor said the state was committed to being a part of Transportation and Climate Initiative conversations. But a growing number of Northeast governors have concerns the TCI could increase gas prices, and raise doubts about how effective it would be in capping pollution. The initiative is aimed at a dozen Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and would take effect in 2022. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
January 27, 2020 - 5:35 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2019 file photo Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Sandoval was charged in federal court Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, with bribery and filing a false tax return stemming from his support of the red-light camera industry when he was head of the state's powerful Transportation Committee. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
January 27, 2020 - 3:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting the state's costly red-light camera program. The U.S. attorney's office in...
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Mark Reuss, President, General Motors speaks at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish the underused factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 27, 2020 - 10:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, rush-hour traffic heads east, left, and west, right, along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A spokesman for Pennsylvania's governor said the state was committed to being a part of Transportation and Climate Initiative conversations. But a growing number of Northeast governors have concerns the TCI could increase gas prices, and raise doubts about how effective it would be in capping pollution. The initiative is aimed at a dozen Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and would take effect in 2022. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
January 27, 2020 - 10:08 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo a trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 27.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 27, 2020 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus. Chinese authorities reported 2,744 people sickened and 81 killed by the new virus...
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January 27, 2020 - 6:06 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New...
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