Government Business And Finance

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

Feb 22, 2018

Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with US governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of governors

The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for rifles

Feb 22, 2018

The National Rifle Association says any legislation aimed at raising the age requirement for rifle and shotgun purchases would deprive young Americans their constitutional right to self-protection

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

Feb 21, 2018

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health.

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

Feb 21, 2018

A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive

Canada, Mexico officials: trade pluses should outweigh fear

Feb 21, 2018

Senior Canadian and Mexican officials express frustration with current American skepticism about free trade, saying the benefits for all three countries should be kept in mind during the current renegotiation of NAFTA

Markets Right Now: Spike in bond yields upends a stock rally

Feb 21, 2018

Stocks gave up an early gain and ended lower on Wall Street as a late afternoon spike in bond yields sent investors for the exits.

White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

Feb 21, 2018

The White House says the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

Feb 21, 2018

Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates had come down

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

Feb 21, 2018

The Supreme Court says whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to SEC, not more broadly

Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

Feb 21, 2018

Fed officials in January felt rising growth prospects boosted chances for more rate hikes