Government Finance

Budget office: $177B in added costs from Trump drug plan

May 2, 2019

Budget office: Trump administration plan to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries will cost taxpayers another $177 billion over 10 years

Car-sharing apps' rising US popularity fuels tax debate

May 2, 2019

Lawmakers in Arizona and about three dozen other states are weighing regulations for apps that let people rent their cars to strangers

Biden's campaign revives Democratic splits on foreign policy

May 2, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden touts his foreign policy credentials as key to his 2020 presidential campaign, but his emphasis gives new life to some old fault lines in Democratic politics

'Death traps': Parents of limo crash victims urge new laws

May 2, 2019

The families of those killed in two New York limousine crashes are urging legislators to pass new safety regulations to keep unsafe vehicles off the road

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

May 1, 2019

Congressional budget experts say moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans

Brazil plans to slash funding of universities by 30 percent

May 1, 2019

Education officials in Brazil's far-right government say they are slashing university funding 30%, a move at least partly motivated by complaints about partisan activities on campus

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

May 1, 2019

The Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border

Trump seeks ruling in case striking down 'Obamacare'

May 1, 2019

The Trump administration and several Republican-led states face a midnight Wednesday deadline for filing papers with a federal appeals panel that's reviewing a lower court ruling that former President Barack Obama's health care law is unconstitutional.

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

May 1, 2019

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research the causes of homelessness and potential solutions

State of small business more mixed than administration says

May 1, 2019

While Trump administration officials say the president's policies are helping the economy and in turn small businesses, reports by economists and surveys of owners show the state of small business is more mixed