National budgets

May 17, 2018 - 12:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip. The liberal government on Thursday announced its first budget plan since winning national...
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May 11, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are criticizing Republicans for rushing to vote on President Donald Trump's plan to roll back $15 billion in previously approved spending for children's health insurance and other programs. GOP leaders say lawmakers could vote as soon as next week on the plan to "...
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Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, delivers his speech during the State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 3:09 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank is urging political leaders to repair gaps in the way the euro is set up to prevent another crisis — including by finding money to help governments hit by deep recessions. Mario Draghi said Friday in a speech in Florence, Italy, that...
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FILE - In Dec. 14, 2016 file photo, early morning traffic rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol as daybreaks in Washington. The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, 2018 primarily reflecting the revenue from that month’s annual tax filing deadline. The Treasury Department reports that last month’s surplus increased 17.4 percent from a year ago. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
May 10, 2018 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, primarily reflecting the revenue from that month's annual tax filing deadline. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that last month's surplus increased 17.4 percent from a year ago. The April surplus...
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FILE - This Feb.12, 2007 file photo shows Spring Creek Towers apartment buildings, popularly known as Starrett City, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. President Donald Trump and other investors in Starrett City have sold the 46-building complex to two real estate firms for $906 million, according to a statement Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from the new owners. Trump's financial disclosure documents last year show he owned 4 percent of the complex, giving him proceeds from the sale of about $36 million. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest subsidized affordable housing complex was just sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, with some of the money going to a prominent critic of government housing programs: President Donald Trump. Trump and other investors in Starrett City in Brooklyn have sold...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government's books. The plan wouldn't have much practical impact on targeted programs such as the popular Children's Health Insurance Program. But the move would take away...
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May 08, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's proposed spending cuts (all times local): 10:23 a.m. President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers a plan to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government's books. The plan wouldn't have much practical impact on targeted...
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Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison addresses reporters outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Morrison is expected to release spending plans with a focus on winning votes at an election due within a year. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 08, 2018 - 6:21 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government says it has turned a corner on mounting debt and has proposed a plan to give tax cuts to most Australians while balancing the books within two years. Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed to Parliament on Tuesday his third annual budget and his last...
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May 07, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is unveiling a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year's $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone. The cuts wouldn't have much impact, however, since they come from leftover funding from previous years that wouldn't...
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A boy rides his scooter on the Bir Hakeim bridge as the Eiffel Tower is seen background in Paris, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is convinced it has found a new way for young people to fall in love with neighboring countries — free train rides. The EU kicked off the DiscoverEU project Thursday to send up to 30,000 18-year-olds chugging across the continent this year, giving them free rail...
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