Government Business And Finance

Bought a $450M painting? In NY, don't worry about the tax

Dec 8, 2017

If a report that a Saudi prince bought a $450 million (380 million euro) Leonardo painting is true, New York probably won't collect sales tax

Brazil's Temer loses key minister before pension vote

Dec 8, 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer has lost a key liaison in Congress as he struggles to corral enough votes to push through an ambitious pension reform

North Dakota lawmakers sue Gov. Doug Burgum over vetoes

Dec 8, 2017

The North Dakota Legislature has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Doug Burgum's veto powers

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

Dec 8, 2017

Britain and the European Union are hailing a breakthrough that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering some key questions about how their divorce will play out

President Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid government shutdown

Dec 8, 2017

President Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid government shutdown

The Latest: S&P says Brexit deal doesn't solve key issues

Dec 8, 2017

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says that the deal between Britain and the European Union doesn't change the fact that it might downgrade Britain's sovereign debt grade

Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

Dec 8, 2017

Portland police say they've arrested nine protesters who gathered in Sen. Susan Collins' office to oppose a bill to overhaul the federal tax code

EU says ISU imposes 'severe' restrictions on athletes

Dec 8, 2017

The European Union's executive arm has ruled that the International Skating Union is in breach of antitrust laws by the way it imposes "severe penalties" on athletes participating in speedskating competitions

South Korea mulling ways to curb craze for bitcoins

Dec 8, 2017

South Korea mulling ways to curb craze for bitcoins

DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees

Dec 8, 2017

The Transportation Department is dropping an Obama administration proposal that would have required that airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later

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