Government Finance

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct 3, 2019

The Trump administration is shifting toward privatizing the detention of some migrant children

Warren turns corporate criticism into bona fides in ’20 race

Oct 3, 2019

Elizabeth Warren is embracing her high-profile corporate enemies, betting they will reinforce her image as an anti-corruption crusader who will fight for Americans

EU court: Dutch tax deal with Starbucks is not state aid

Sep 24, 2019

A European Union court has 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

Portugal's Socialists focus on economy in re-election bid

Sep 22, 2019

Portugal's ruling Socialist Party is hoping an economic recovery during four years of governing will persuade voters in an upcoming election to return the party to power

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Sep 22, 2019

Colombia's leader says "brutality" of Nicolás Maduro must end and that any aggression by Venezuela's armed forces would immediately trigger a regional response.

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

Sep 18, 2019

Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of about $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face a possible loss of their licenses amid a legal battle that could hurt investor confidence

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep 17, 2019

Democrats controlling the House are keeping a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown free of controversy

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep 16, 2019

AP source: New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns

Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut in trip to Baltimore

Sep 13, 2019

President Donald Trump is mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package after returning to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess."

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

Sep 12, 2019

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year average at 3.56%