Government Business And Finance

Markets Right Now: US stocks rise on deal to avoid shutdown

Feb 12, 2019

Stocks close higher ahead of key trade talks between the US and China, with fears of a slowdown lingering

Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on pipeline

Feb 12, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will continue to appeal a regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline

Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

Feb 12, 2019

President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods.

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

Feb 12, 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good

A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten NAFTA 2.0

Feb 12, 2019

A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten Trump's revamped North American trade pact

IRS watchdog: Shutdown caused 'shocking' drop in phone help

Feb 12, 2019

IRS watchdog: Government shutdown caused a 'shocking' decline in telephone help for taxpayers

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

Feb 12, 2019

Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from getting caught up in global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Feb 12, 2019

Tentative budget agreement to keep government operating gives Trump far less money than he sought for border wall

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

Feb 12, 2019

Deal reached on border wall funding that would avert a second government shutdown this year

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Feb 12, 2019

Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales.

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