Government finance

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, walks to a Republican strategy conference at the Capitol as House GOP leaders are proposing to keep the government open for another six weeks by adding a year's worth of Pentagon funding to a stopgap spending bill, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling for another government shutdown if Democrats refuse to back his proposed changes to U.S. immigration law. "I'd love to see a shutdown," if Democrats refuse to back his...
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February 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years of contention and threatened electric rate increases ended Tuesday as utility regulators approved a settlement declaring how much Mississippi Power Co. customers should pay for their share of a troubled $7.5 billion power plant. Once touted as a model for the future of...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis readies his papers as he takes his seat for a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Washington. Mattis says the administration's new nuclear strategy pays the right amount of attention to arms control, even as it focuses on strengthening the nuclear force. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 06, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out the dire details of Congress' failure to pass a budget, telling a House committee Tuesday that without stable, predictable funding the Pentagon won't be able to pay troops, recruit needed soldiers and airmen, adequately maintain ships or keep...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, walks to a Republican strategy conference at the Capitol as House GOP leaders are proposing to keep the government open for another six weeks by adding a year's worth of Pentagon funding to a stopgap spending bill, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. The measure comes as negotiations on a broader budget deal appear to be...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about make a comeback _ and a brewing budget deal hastened the arrival. Lawmakers are inching closer to a two-year, budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping budget increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, according to aides and members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 06, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. GOP leaders announced they would seek to pass the stopgap spending bill by...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about make a comeback _ and a brewing budget deal hastened the arrival. Lawmakers are inching closer to a two-year, budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping budget increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, according to aides and members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 05, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 8:25 p.m. House Republican leaders have unveiled a plan to keep the government open for another six weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. GOP...
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President Donald Trump speaks on tax policy during a visit to Sheffer Corporation, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Blue Ash, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 05, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trumps' trip to Ohio (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is praising his recently-passed tax overhaul law, telling workers in Ohio that "America is once again open for business." Trump is touring a manufacturing company near Cincinnati and...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about make a comeback _ and a brewing budget deal hastened the arrival. Lawmakers are inching closer to a two-year, budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping budget increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, according to aides and members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 05, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year. In the meantime, House GOP leaders are grappling with the need to pass legislation to avert another government shutdown at midnight on...
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February 05, 2018 - 12:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s trade and development agency says multinational companies could use U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform to return $2 trillion to the United States, leading to "sharp reductions" in foreign direct investment worldwide. The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development says...
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February 05, 2018 - 6:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Economists at the European Central Bank say that the U.S. corporate tax cut should lift the world's largest economy in the short term but warn it could erode the tax base in European countries by intensifying global competition for lower rates. Their short article,...
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