Government finance

January 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys general, consumer advocates and regulators in more than a dozen states are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure that utility customers also benefit from windfalls utilities will reap from corporate tax cuts included in the federal tax overhaul. In...
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FILE- In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., tests out the gavel during a sound check before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Womack has been tapped to chair the House Budget Committee. A leadership group generally aligned with top Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin chose Womack to replace congresswoman Diane Black, who has stepped aside to focus of a gubernatorial run in Tennessee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 09, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressman Steve Womack has been tapped to chair the House Budget Committee. The House Republican Steering Committee chose Womack to replace congresswoman Diane Black, who has stepped aside to focus of a gubernatorial run in Tennessee. The steering committee is a...
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Tunisian riot police officers line up during a protest against the 2018 budget in Tunis, Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018. Tunisia's prime minister is promising to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes that left one person dead. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
January 09, 2018 - 4:29 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister promised Tuesday to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes left one person dead and raised fears of broader unrest in the country that was the birthplace of the Arab Spring. A 45-year-old protester died during the unrest that...
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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center in Newark, N.J. Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's leaving the state in much better shape than when he took office eight years ago. The Republican delivered his last state of the state address Tuesday. He's handing over state government to Democrat Phil Murphy next week...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 09, 2018 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record levels on Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 edged higher as calm continues to reign over markets around the world. Rising health care stocks helped to overshadow weakness for telecoms and other dividend-paying stocks, which fell...
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January 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's chief fiscal officer says Wall Street revenues will be a "bright spot" heading into potentially difficult state budget talks complicated by the federal tax overhaul. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (dee-NAP'-oh-lee) was the featured speaker Tuesday morning at a...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:21 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's chief fiscal officer will be discussing challenges facing lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as they negotiate a state budget. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is the featured speaker Tuesday morning at a forum being held at the Times Union newspaper building...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2018 - 11:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 08, 2018 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump has hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet. Trump cast internet access as a...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2018 - 9:24 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going...
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