Government finance

February 09, 2018 - 9:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the bipartisan budget deal approved by Congress will help an upstate New York fuel cell company. The Democrat says the budget deal will retroactively reinstate and extend a 30 percent investment tax credit for fuel cells. Schumer says that will allow...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Asian shares have opened lower and are tracking the overnight plunge on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points as a weeklong market swoon continued. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 09, 2018 - 7:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Friday after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Markets followed U.S. stocks lower after the Dow, coming off a record high, entered a "correction" — that is, a 10 percent decline from...
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Photographers take a picture of the Ohio Clock shortly after midnight early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government in a new but familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 5:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Asian shares have opened lower and are tracking the overnight plunge on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points as a weeklong market swoon continued. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 09, 2018 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices sank Friday after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Markets followed U.S. stocks down after the Dow, coming off a record high, entered a correction — or a 10 percent decline from its latest...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 2:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 2:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber, at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 1:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The bill now moves to the House. Senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 1:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen, an administration official said. A senior administration official outlined the plan Thursday on...
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