Government Business And Finance

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

Nov 16, 2017

Republic whip a near-$1.5 trillion rewrite of business and personal income taxes through the House

The Latest: Sierra Club urges Nebraska to reject Keystone XL

Nov 16, 2017

TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

Nov 16, 2017

A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Nov 16, 2017

Strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies are driving U.S. stocks higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to snap a two-day losing streak

Congress sends Trump $700 billion defense bill

Nov 16, 2017

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill on Thursday that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the Pentagon

EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession

Nov 16, 2017

Auditors from the European Union's executive Commission say massive bailout programs for Greece were not properly planned and failed to anticipate the recessionary effect of austerity measures

The Latest: GOP plan to cut alimony deduction gets House OK

Nov 16, 2017

A proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for alimony that has raised concerns among divorcees and women's advocates has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a sweeping Republican tax package

Lithuanian mayor invites Bono to visit shopping mall

Nov 16, 2017

A mayor in northeastern Lithuania has invited U2 frontman Bono to visit the shopping mall in Lithuania which he allegedly owns parts via low-tax Malta according to recently leaked corporate documents

Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention

Nov 16, 2017

Federal and state policies on preventing harmful algae in waterways depend largely on voluntary use of farming practices intended to prevent fertilizer runoff

US unemployment benefits rise 10,000 to 249,000

Nov 16, 2017

US unemployment benefits edge up to still-low 249,000 with overall benefits near 44-year low

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