Government finance

European Union Finance ministers prepare for a session at the informal meeting of European Union Economic Financial Affairs in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 05, 2019 - 7:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Friday backed a payout worth more than $1 billion as part of a debt-relief package that is contingent on the government enacting a series of reforms. Mario Centeno, who heads the grouping of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers, told reporters...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, addresses a Joint Meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, having been invited by the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70...
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Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, thanks people for their support Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing Thanathorn of sedition and aiding criminals. The Future Forward Party ran a strong third in the elections last month that were also contested by a pro-military party. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 03, 2019 - 3:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move that its target described as politically motivated. The party, Future Forward, ran a strong third in elections last month that were also...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019, file photo House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats controlling the House are proposing to cut back President Donald Trump’s budget hikes for the Pentagon while significantly increasing spending on the domestic programs they favor. The Democratic proposal is by Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Lowey. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing to cut back President Donald Trump's budget hikes for the Pentagon while significantly increasing spending on the domestic programs they favor. Tuesday's move ramps up a battle with Trump and puts the Democratic House on a collision...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, employees prepare to take bets moments before the new sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City, N.J., opened. Most of the states that moved quickly to legalize sports betting after a Supreme Court decision last year are still waiting for the expected payoff. Only New Jersey and Delaware saw the tax revenue to their state budgets meet projections. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
April 02, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island's tax collectors. The state's sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who's going to bet against Tom...
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President Donald Trump listens as acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks during an expanded bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he's still hounding them to pay even more, saying the United States still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The...
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April 02, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Hundreds of ads running on Facebook for over a year promised U.S. homeowners that governors in their state had just signed off on big tax breaks for installing solar energy panels on their roofs. But the tax incentives were simply made up. The scam ads used photos of some U.S. governors and...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the We the People Membership Summit, featuring the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, at the Warner Theatre, in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 01, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released 12 years of tax returns, saying "transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance." The Minnesota senator on Monday was the latest 2020 contender to make her returns public. The tax returns date back to...
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April 01, 2019 - 7:59 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one. But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be "ferocious." Taxes on soda and other sugary...
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Members of the New York state Senate debate budget bills during session in Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Sunday, March, 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 31, 2019 - 10:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature worked into the night Sunday to wrap up work on a new state budget that includes new tolls on motorists driving into the busiest parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on plastic bags. The Senate and Assembly began voting on budget...
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