Government Finance

18-month sentence for man who tried to get Trump's tax data

Apr 25, 2018

Private investigator gets 18-month prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election

Louisiana: $1.5 billion in tax breaks for $9.4 billion plant

Apr 25, 2018

State and local governments offered about $1.5 billion in incentives to lure a $9.4 billion plastics complex to Louisiana

AP reports loss on one-time accounting charges

Apr 25, 2018

The Associated Press lost $74 million in 2017, mostly due to one-time accounting charges related to the federal tax overhaul passed late last year

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

Apr 24, 2018

Arizona policymakers have not agreed on how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a statewide walkout this week

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

Apr 24, 2018

The Senate's GOP and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but they both say they want to avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Apr 24, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing state lawmakers to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Apr 23, 2018

Plans for a twin-tower residential building in New Jersey championed by Jared Kushner are in danger of collapse as his family's real estate company threatens legal action; says Jersey City officials are 'playing politics'

Taiwan company plans $9.4B chemical complex in Louisiana

Apr 23, 2018

A company based in Taiwan plans a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex in Louisiana and has bought a 2,400-acre site

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

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.