Government finance

January 15, 2018 - 9:49 am
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. Bruno Le Maire said in a sweeping economic speech Monday that he has ordered a former central bank chief to draft...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended. A provision in the state budget directs local officials around the state to convene panels to study ways their counties, towns, cities and villages could save money...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In this week's New York state government news, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to unveil his state budget proposal, a spending plan that's likely to include calls for big changes to state taxes. Cuomo plans to release his budget proposal Tuesday. He's said he's...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, traffic is seen making it's way across 42nd Street in New York. A proposal to make part Manhattan a toll zone, where drivers would be charged to drive into the most congested neighborhoods, is gaining momentum, despite continuing criticism from lawmakers representing car-heavy parts of Brooklyn and Queens. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan to thin New York City's bad traffic by making part of Manhattan a toll zone is gaining momentum after years of political gridlock. The idea, called "congestion pricing," involves using electronic tolling to charge vehicles for entering certain parts of town during peak...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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This photo combo of file images shows signage at branches of Wells Fargo and Chase banks in New York. On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase indicated that they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted GOP tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business. (AP Photo/CX Matiash, Frank Franklin II)
January 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the nation's biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — indicated Friday that they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted GOP tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business. The comments came as the two companies reported their...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, shows a Chase bank branch in North Miami Beach, Fla. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the nation's biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — indicated Friday that they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted GOP tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business. The comments came as the two companies reported their...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued presence in the government fuels the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. The report from a European...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things and let states recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue. Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when internet...
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