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House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns

Apr 14, 2019

A top House Democrat is telling the IRS that a federal law clearly gives Congress a right to President Donald Trump's tax returns

Graceland boss says he is not threatening to leave Memphis

Apr 13, 2019

The head of the company that controls Graceland says he is not threatening to move the Memphis, Tennessee-based tourist attraction centered on the life of singer Elvis Presley

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Trump's sister retires, negating judicial ethics complaints

Apr 11, 2019

President Donald Trump's sister has retired as a federal judge in Philadelphia, ending a misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes

2020 candidate Warren proposes new tax on corporate profits

Apr 11, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that's designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate

Mnuchin postpones decision on handing over Trump tax returns

Apr 11, 2019

The Treasury Department has missed a deadline to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns to House Democrats

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr 11, 2019

Australia's prime minister calls a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management

The Latest: Barr says he thinks Trump campaign was spied on

Apr 11, 2019

Attorney General William Barr says he thinks "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign

Mnuchin puts off decision on providing Trump tax returns

Apr 11, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn't decided whether to comply with a demand by a key House Democrat to deliver President Donald Trump's tax returns and won't meet a Wednesday deadline to provide them

IRS head: Average 2018 tax refund little changed at $2,833

Apr 10, 2019

The head of the IRS, overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades, says the average refund in this year's tax-filing season, $2,833, worked out to be close to last year's