Government business and finance

August 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved an $854 billion measure Thursday that funds much of the government, including $675 billion for the Defense Department. The bill combines military spending with disbursements for Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and other agencies. The bill was...
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FILE- In this July 18, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell put on his glasses while testifying during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell gives the keynote address Friday, Aug. 24, at an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top Federal Reserve officials said Thursday that President Donald Trump's complaints that the Fed's interest rate increases risk hurting the U.S. economy won't affect their decisions on whether to raise rates. Esther George, president of the Fed's Kansas City regional bank,...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter holds a sign that reads "lock him up!", that was placed on the windshield of his car by a protester, as he leaves an arraignment Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was swarmed by several dozen demonstrators yelling "shame on you!" as he left a federal courthouse Thursday in San Diego after pleading not guilty to charges of illegally using his campaign account for personal expenses. The California Republican and his...
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The website for HealthCare.gov on Friday, July 6, 2018, in Washington. A congressional watchdog says the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons for former President Barack Obama’s health care law after mixed results last year amid a failed GOP drive to repeal it. (HHS via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional watchdog said Thursday the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons under former President Barack Obama's health care law after mixed results last year in the throes of a failed GOP effort to repeal it. The report from the Government...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Stocks veered mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday as losses in banks and energy companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Homebuilders also declined following new data showing sales of new U.S. homes slumped in July. Technology stocks moved higher, adding to recent gains. Investors had their...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. The layoffs by Westin Automotive a decade ago puts the Republican in a delicate spot. That's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives for an eurogroup meeting at the Europa building in Brussels. A German news media report has stirred new speculation about who will succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, one of the globe’s most powerful economic policy jobs. The Handelsblatt business publication citing government sources reported Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 that Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to drop plans to push for Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s national central bank, the Bundesbank. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
August 23, 2018 - 11:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German news media report has stirred new speculation about who will succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, one of the world's most powerful economic policy posts. Citing unnamed government sources, the Handelsblatt business publication reported...
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US national security adviser John Bolton, speaks during an interview about the meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, at the American embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 23, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 11:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says the United States will cut funding for the office of the U.N. human rights chief, the administration's latest blow against the United Nations. Bolton announced the move against the Office of the High Commissioner...
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FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Kathleen Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on her confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Banking Committee has approved Kraninger to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a 13-12 party-line vote. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as Republicans overlooked the protests of Democrats who said President Donald Trump's nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog. Kraninger's...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are calling for Iran to be expelled from the main financial system that oversees international bank transfers, as the Trump administration steadily re-imposes sanctions on the country following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. A group of 16 GOP...
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