Government finance

In this May 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving the White House in Washington. Three weeks have passed since Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 22, 2019 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality has set in during the three weeks since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband. As Trump and Democratic lawmakers prepare to meet Wednesday for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, workers assemble LED lights at a factory in Yushan county in central China's Jiangxi province. China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in the face of U.S. export controls that threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. (AP Photo, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries as U.S. export controls threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. The Finance Ministry's announcement Wednesday comes amid a spiraling tariff war with Washington over Chinese technology ambitions...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by aide Stefanie Hagar Muchow, walks to his office to continue bipartisan budget discussions between top congressional leaders, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2019 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders of both parties in Congress made progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit. But after a flurry of optimism at midday, a deal proved...
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Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed offering government-funded health care benefits to immigrant adults ages 19 to 25 who are living in the country illegally. State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, has proposed a bill to expand that further to include seniors age 65 and older. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 20, 2019 - 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because they did not have the equipment to test for it and Angeles, who...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper answers a question during a news conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of South Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection on the bill Tuesday, May 7, 2019, so it could come to a vote. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 20, 2019 - 5:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team's headquarters to the state from North Carolina. Both the South Carolina House and Senate approved the final version of the tax break bill...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland about the update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Internal documents by The Associated Press show the World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the rules by flying in business class, booking expensive last-minute tickets and traveling without the required approvals.(Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization trying to rein in travel abuses (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency's chief to restructure and find reforms in the organization's...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he walks with his wife Brigitte during a visit to Biarritz, southwestern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
May 19, 2019 - 1:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior, and this week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rhythm...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 18, 2019 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, construction continues on the Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort and casino in Everett, Mass., being built by Wynn Resorts. In joint statement on Friday, May 17, 2019, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts said they are discussing the possible sale of Encore Boston Harbor to MGM, It is scheduled to open in June. MGM opened a casino in Springfield, Mass., in August 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 17, 2019 - 5:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International said in a joint statement they've engaged in conversations about the potential sale of Encore Boston...
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