Government finance

April 09, 2019 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Democrats are opposing a budget measure backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House party-leaders, saying not enough money is included for liberal priorities. The proposal would increase spending for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies. Progressives such as Rep...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, a container ship is loaded at the harbor in Hamburg, Germany. The United States is considering putting tariffs on $11 billion in EU goods per year to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for planemaker Airbus. While the size of the potential tariffs is relatively small compared with the hundreds of billions of goods the U.S. and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests a breakdown in talks with the EU over trade. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
April 09, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The World Trade Organization ruled last year that the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Charles Rettig listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rettig, asked by Democrats to deliver six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns by Wednesday, April 10, 2019, will have his first appearance on Capitol Hill since last week’s request. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asked to deliver President Donald Trump's tax returns to a Democratic-controlled House panel, is facing off with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for the first time since last week's request. Rettig is sure to face questions from a House...
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Jerome Rodriguez, center, a prominent figure of the yellow vests movement takes part in a rally in Paris, France, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Protesters from the yellow vest movement are taking to the streets of France for a 21st straight weekend, with hundreds gathered for a march across Paris, one of numerous protests around the country. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
April 08, 2019 - 8:38 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through yellow vest protests across the country. Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month "big debate" launched by President Emmanuel Macron in response to the demonstrations...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018 file photo, Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of Korean Air Lines Co., arrives for hearing to review the prosecution's request for an arrest warrant on charge of embezzlement at the Seoul Southern District Court in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air says on Monday, April 8, 2019, its chairman, Cho Yang-ho, has died in the United States because of an unspecified illness. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
April 08, 2019 - 8:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air's chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter's infamous incident of "nut rage," has died due to illness, the company said Monday. Cho Yang-ho had been indicted on multiple charges, including embezzlement and tax evasion, and his death came...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. White House chief of staff Mulvaney said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mulvaney says Democrats just want "attention" and are engaging in a "political stunt" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. White House chief of staff Mulvaney said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mulvaney says Democrats just want "attention" and are engaging in a "political stunt" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 07, 2019 - 1:38 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman...
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President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One after arriving at McCarran International Airport, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. Trump is scheduled to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition National Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 06, 2019 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney representing President Donald Trump says a congressional request for Trump's tax returns "would set a dangerous precedent" if granted and that the IRS cannot legally divulge the information. Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that has...
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