Government finance

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is photographed in Washington. House Democrats are prepared to use their majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself. Democrats hope there is a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump’s foreign licensing deals and Trump ties to lobbyists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 08, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he's...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Stocks are climbing in early trading on Wall Street as results of the U.S. midterm elections came in as investors had expected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock and bond prices are climbing Wednesday after the U.S. midterm elections generally went the way investors expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer companies are making some of the largest gains. Democrats won control of the House of Representatives while...
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David Rosen, from left, Jennifer Karol and her husband Tom Karol react to an update on the 32nd Texas congressional race during an election night party for Democratic candidate Colin Allred at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Allred is running against incumbent Republican Pete Sessions for the Texas 32nd U.S. congressional house district. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
November 07, 2018 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his...
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New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, center, signs a register before voting, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018, in the Parkchester community in the Bronx, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 06, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats flipped their first two Republican-held House seats Tuesday as polls closed in the East, winning an open Florida district and another in the suburbs of the nation's capital as they worked to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP and confront President Donald...
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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks at a campaign stop in his bid for governor, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Crawfordville, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
November 06, 2018 - 5:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters were deciding Tuesday whether to keep Florida under Republican control with a close Trump ally or elect its first Democratic governor since 1994 — and the first African-American — after a campaign marked by a deadly hurricane and gun violence. Former Republican U.S...
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Rep Keith Rothfus, R-Pa, exits his polling place after voting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sewickley, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 06, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for the House is a fight to the finish, as Democrats try to flip the majority in a referendum on President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress. Midterm elections are typically difficult for the party in power, and GOP incumbents had been on defense in races...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination. The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, right, talks to European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici prior to a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Finance Ministers from the 19 nations using the euro currency gather in Brussels on Monday to debate draft budget plans amid tensions over whether Italy's planned spending package breaks promises to cut public debt. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 05, 2018 - 4:22 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers urged Italy on Monday to respond to European Commission demands for a new budget plan after the EU's executive wing rejected Rome's original spending package. The commission supervises EU countries' budget plans and said it considered the blueprint for...
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November 03, 2018 - 1:21 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing state as the GOP tries to prevent a complete Democratic takeover of the Statehouse. Stapleton's...
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November 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican Walker Stapleton has warned Colorado residents about his "socialist" opponent for governor, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis. Stapleton's criticism underscores Republican fears that the party could lose control of the state Senate in Tuesday's election. The Senate has acted as a check...
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