Government finance

November 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Future New Jersey governors couldn't be caught like Gov. Chris Christie enjoying the July Fourth holiday on a state beach while it was closed to the public during a government shutdown under a proposal advancing through the Democrat-led Legislature. A Senate committee this week...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the Fondation Chirac Prize ceremony at Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The Fondation Chirac Prize is awarded to one or more private individuals and aims to improve awareness and support those who are discreetly working , often risking their lives, to break the cycles of conflict in the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool)
November 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
PARIS (AP) — Banking giant Citigroup, fast food KFC and elevator-maker Otis are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" — a surge in investor optimism driven by the French president's pro-business promises. But will they move their European...
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November 22, 2017 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is disputing a Democratic senator's claim that top economic adviser Gary Cohn faked bad reception to get President Donald Trump off the phone. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper said Wednesday in an interview with CNN that he and other Democrats had been in a meeting earlier...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Susan Anderson, Elon University (THE CONVERSATION) The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey redevelopment agency has given preliminary approval to a $5.6 million payment to billionaire investor Carl Icahn to help pay for the demolition of part of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday...
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President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, "We're going to give the American...
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President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2017 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Bob Corker says he's "all for" taking out a health care provision from Senate legislation to overhaul the tax code if it stands in the way of passing the bill. The provision would repeal a...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions about his run for the Republican nomination for governor during an interview at the Johnson County Republican Party's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. Kobach is the leading Kansas for governor because of his solid base on the right and his national visibility. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
November 20, 2017 - 12:11 pm
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — If you thought Kansas emerged from its long budget crisis to reject deep-red politics and move back toward the center, think again. A year ago, many voters concluded that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's experiment in cutting income taxes had ended in failure, opening the door...
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November 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell after announcing him as his nominee for the next chair of the Federal Reserve, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has bashed George W. Bush, and the Bush family hasn't shied from hitting back. Despite that ill will, the White House has found it advisable to draw on dozens of veterans from the last Republican administration for their expertise in running the government. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 20, 2017 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People. Trump has installed more than three dozen veterans of the Bush administration, putting them...
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