Government Business And Finance

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

Mar 19, 2019

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics used at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean

SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'

Mar 19, 2019

U.S. securities regulators are fighting back against Tesla CEO Elon Musk, arguing that he should be held in contempt for brazenly violating a federal court order

Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

Mar 19, 2019

The Minnesota House has voted to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Mar 18, 2019

Pentagon sends 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress of items that might be cut to pay for Trump's border wall

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

Mar 18, 2019

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge

Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

Mar 18, 2019

Noting risks, Fed is likely to signal no expectation of rate hikes in the coming months

De Blasio calls Obama's early days in office 'a lost window'

Mar 18, 2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio calls Obama's early days in office 'a lost window,' later praises Affordable Care Act to a different group

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

Mar 17, 2019

As states consider whether to legalize sports gambling, some lawmakers are raising concerns about a push to allow bets to be taken on phones and other mobile devices

Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

Mar 16, 2019

Where was Mick Mulvaney as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote over President Donald Trump's border wall move? Trump's acting chief of staff was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family, a sign of his low-key approach to his job

Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Mar 16, 2019

Donald Trump has issued his first veto as president, and his plans for future collaboration with Congress appear limited