Government Business And Finance

Legal pot business owner sentenced for federal tax crimes

Sep 17, 2018

A part-owner and operator of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has been sentenced to seven years in prison, marking what a prosecutor called the county's first federal sentencing of a legal pot business owner for tax crimes

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

Sep 17, 2018

Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

Sep 17, 2018

North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that the regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy

Sep 17, 2018

As midterms near, Trump bets that hardline trade policies are a political winner

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US

Sep 17, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrongly declaring a premature victory from his tariffs, overstating manufacturing successes and not taking into account the full benefits or potential harms

Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, 92, in hospital after heart attack

Sep 17, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack

Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis, report finds

Sep 17, 2018

New York comptroller's report finds Wall Street salaries at their highest levels since the 2008 economic crisis.

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Sep 16, 2018

National Hurricane Center: Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding, major river flooding in southeastern parts of North Carolina

Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

Sep 15, 2018

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports

Florence's deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure

Sep 15, 2018

Torrential rains from Florence will test South Carolina's infrastructure, which failed under historic flooding in 2015

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