Government Finance

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Dec 15, 2018

Everyone in Congress wants to go home, yet both chambers are scheduled to be in session next week over hefty matters, including the budget and criminal sentencing reform

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Dec 15, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job.

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

Dec 14, 2018

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations without a circus-like contest pitting cities against each other.

Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

Dec 14, 2018

Everyone in Congress wants to go home, yet both chambers are scheduled to be in session next week over hefty matters, including the budget and criminal sentencing reform

Pelosi says House Dems will start seeking Trump tax returns

Dec 13, 2018

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats running the House next year will make initial moves toward getting President Donald Trump's tax returns

Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

Dec 13, 2018

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Dec 13, 2018

Apple plans $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City; will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for November

Dec 13, 2018

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for the month of November

California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

Dec 12, 2018

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor

Judge declines to dismiss challenge to US asylum delays

Dec 12, 2018

A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases