Government finance

January 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plan to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently signed into law by President Donald Trump. The investment marks an early focus of the Koch brothers' 2018 political strategy...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is looking to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, and he'll try to make the case that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. Trump is struggling with poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation as...
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January 27, 2018 - 12:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are preparing for a busy week of hearings on school spending, environmental protection and public safety. Members of the Senate and Assembly have budget meetings scheduled Monday through Wednesday focused on different aspects of...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 26, 2018 - 8:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local): 1:45 a.m. (7:45 p.m. EST) President Donald Trump has returned to Washington after what he says was a "very, very successful trip" to Davos. Trump tells reporters as he enters...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, the Commerce Department issues the first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the October-December quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 26, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid rate of 2.6 percent in the final three months of last year, helped by the fastest consumer spending since the spring of 2016 and a big rebound in home construction. The fourth quarter advance in the gross domestic product, the country's total...
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January 26, 2018 - 2:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her daughter pass a 2011 Wisconsin driving test after she failed her initial attempt. Stepp had her daughter, Hannah, introduce her when she addressed her...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at the Zurich International Airport to fly to Washington, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland after attending the Davos World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 26, 2018 - 12:49 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is blaming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer for complicating negotiations over the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are rising early Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, as technology and health care companies make continued gains. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 26, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as technology and health care companies make more gains. Chipmaker Intel and drugmaker AbbVie are jumping after they did far better than analysts expected in the fourth quarter. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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