Government finance

September 27, 2019 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has pledged to cut taxes for households next year to the tune of 9 billion euros ($9.8 billion), a spending boost that has its roots in the yellow vest movement that broke out last winter. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire presented the 2020 budget to Cabinet on...
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The rising sun divides the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019, the day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Terry, cleans out his tent at a large homeless encampment, near downtown St. Louis. The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland states among the leaders of the increase, even though several wealthy coastal states still had the most inequality overall, according to figures released Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2019 - 7:09 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to Census Bureau figures. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland...
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Christine Lagarde, President-elect of the European Central Bank, speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A member of the European Central Bank's leadership has resigned after publicly questioning the need for the bank's stimulus efforts, opening an unexpected vacancy on the institutions' top executive body amid public criticism of its policies by some of its own officials...
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President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif,. with the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, left, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, far right and acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay for building his fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Eleven Republicans voted to rebuke the president on a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Webster, Texas. Federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump in asking a federal judge in New York to temporarily block a state court grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump in asking a federal judge in New York to temporarily block a state court grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns. They say in papers filed late Tuesday in Manhattan federal court that Trump has raised "weighty constitutional...
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 24, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles (322 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wall money is contained in a $71 billion draft funding bill for the Department of...
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FILE - This June 26, 2019 file photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh. In a ruling Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, a European Union court overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court ruled Tuesday that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks did not amount to illegal state support, as claimed by regulators, delivering a blow to the bloc's efforts to crack down on sweetheart tax breaks for multinationals. The General Court...
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FILE - This June 26, 2019 file photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh. In a ruling Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, a European Union court overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 24, 2019 - 5:25 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union court overturned Tuesday a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant. Dutch authorities had clawed back 25.7 million euros ($28 million) from the...
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Colombia's President Ivan Duque speaks during an interview with The Associated Press before departing, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, from the CATAM air base in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Duque's will speak before the General Assembly and is expected to condemn Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
September 22, 2019 - 4:56 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made...
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