Government Finance

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle

May 23, 2019

Trump administration prepares another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by trade wars

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May 22, 2019

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary

May 22, 2019

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city's Democratic primary

Plan to create special pot banks moves forward in California

May 21, 2019

The country's largest legal marijuana market could benefit if California approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money

Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks

May 21, 2019

Top leaders of both parties in Congress are making better-than-expected progress on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

May 21, 2019

Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its 2 most expensive models

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

May 21, 2019

Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May 17, 2019

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

May 17, 2019

Easing tensions with allies, Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Mnuchin says courts need to settle fight over Trump's taxes

May 15, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it's up to the courts to referee his dispute with House Democrats demanding access to President Donald Trump's tax returns