Government finance

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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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 1:34 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. A senior administration official outlined the plan Thursday on condition of anonymity ahead of...
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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 - 1:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, protesting the return of trillion-dollar...
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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 - 12:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks plunged Friday after Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Asian 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 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blocked a vote on the $400 billion spending...
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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 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 12:35 a.m. The Office of Management and Budget has officially ordered the U.S. government closed. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney issued the order at midnight, notifying federal agencies they should execute their...
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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 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "hopeful" the government shutdown that began at midnight will not last long. Pence is in South Korea, where he is leading the U.S. delegation to...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. The shutdown —...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 11:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown —...
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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 08, 2018 - 10:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's stock market benchmark plunged 5.5 percent on Friday and other Asian markets were off sharply after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off. Asian markets followed Wall Street down after the Dow entered "...
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