Government Business And Finance

US stocks wobble and bond yields set four-year highs

Apr 23, 2018

Stocks finish mostly lower as technology companies slip and health care companies rise

CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

Apr 23, 2018

The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors

Rates on short-term Treasury bills rise; highest since 2008

Apr 23, 2018

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than nine years.

Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

Apr 23, 2018

A legislative hearing on a proposal to authorize people with terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their physician has attracted hundreds of people on both sides of the contentious issue

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower after early gain fades

Apr 23, 2018

Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after an early gain faded away.

Rivals see opening in Dominion Energy's political success

Apr 23, 2018

Dominion Energy's political prowess in Virginia is being cheered by unlikely sources: its would-be competitors

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

Apr 23, 2018

Americans overwhelmingly think that teachers aren't paid enough, and half said they'd even support higher taxes to get them raises

Supreme Court wrestles with administrative law judge case

Apr 23, 2018

The Supreme Court is wrestling with a case brought by a former financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" strategy

URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines

Apr 23, 2018

The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

Apr 23, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons