Government Finance

Stocks emerge from wild, unpredictable first half with gains

Jun 30, 2018

Stocks mostly rose over the first six months of 2018, but they had a tough time making the gains.

AP FACT CHECK: Were tax cuts really an 'economic miracle?'

Jun 30, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump misleadingly claims at a White House speech that the tax cuts triggered an "economic miracle."

Judge won't toss Manafort case based on leak allegations

Jun 29, 2018

A federal judge in Virginia said he won't dismiss bank fraud and tax evasion charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman based on allegations of leaks to the press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump dubs tax cuts an "economic miracle"

Jun 29, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump has elevated his tax cuts to an act of biblical proportions, misleadingly claiming at a White House speech Friday that they triggered an "economic miracle."

10 months of Nevada pot sales exceed year-end projection

Jun 29, 2018

Tax collections on recreational marijuana sales in Nevada have exceeded projections for the entire fiscal year in just the first 10 months since they became legal last July.

China tariffs could hurt remaining US shark fin business

Jun 29, 2018

A new set of Chinese tariffs on U.S. seafood including products made from shark fins could jeopardize what remains of the American fin business

California bows to beverage industry, blocks soda taxes

Jun 28, 2018

Soda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures.

The Latest: IRS nominee pledges to be fair, improve service

Jun 28, 2018

The Latest: IRS chief nominee Rettig pledges to administer tax law fairly, improve customer service

Trump choice to head IRS says he'll work for all taxpayers

Jun 28, 2018

Trump choice to head IRS says he'll work for all taxpayers, pledges political independence

Legionnaires'-struck Illinois veterans' home gets $4.1M

Jun 28, 2018

The federal government is giving Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans' home where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents