Government Finance

China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

Mar 22, 2019

China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast

Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. Marine commandant is warning that some unexpected costs are forcing him to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness

Legislative panel debates Walz 70 percent gas tax hike plan

Mar 21, 2019

The Minnesota Legislature has begun work in earnest on Gov. Tim Walz's transportation plan, including his disputed proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax by 70 percent

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

Mar 21, 2019

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans

New Fed forecast for 2019: Slower growth and zero rate hikes

Mar 21, 2019

Fed's new forecast for 2019: Slower economic growth and zero rate increases for borrowers

Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Mar 20, 2019

Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, a dramatic rise often fueled by the spending of her nonprofit group, Fair Fight Action

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

Mar 20, 2019

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Mar 20, 2019

Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated reaching a tentative contract deal with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by flight attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention

Markets Right Now: Fed news sends bond yields sharply lower

Mar 20, 2019

Stocks got a brief bump from news that the Federal Reserve doesn't plan to raise rates this year, but still ended mostly lower after those gains faded.

The Latest: Powell not worried about federal debt yet

Mar 20, 2019

The Latest: Fed Chairman Powell not worried about federal debt yet