Government Finance

Rates on US Treasury bills rise at weekly auction

Feb 20, 2018

Rates on US Treasury bills rise to highest level in more than 9 years at this week's auction

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

Feb 16, 2018

The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods

2 key UN agencies denounce anti-migration plan in Hungary

Feb 16, 2018

Two United Nations agencies are denouncing proposals by Hungary's government to tax and penalize groups that assist migrants inside the country

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

Feb 16, 2018

Budget undercuts Trump's call for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to Florida shootings

2 firms paid $50 million by Trump inaugural committee

Feb 15, 2018

President Donald Trump's inauguration committee paid two private companies more than $50 million while donating $5 million to charitable causes

Sears: 4Q sales drop but it expects a profit

Feb 15, 2018

Sears: 4Q sales drop but it expects a profit, helped by the windfall of the tax windfall.

Trump shows willingness to raise fuel taxes

Feb 14, 2018

President Donald Trump is signaling his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal

Fannie Mae loses $6.5 billion in 4Q on tax change

Feb 14, 2018

Fannie Mae reports $6.5 billion loss in 4Q, will seek taxpayer help as its net worth sinks to a $3.7 billion deficit

Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

Feb 14, 2018

Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers

Markets Right Now: Banks gain, leading US stocks higher

Feb 14, 2018

Stocks shook off an early decline and are mostly higher in midday trading, led by banks.