Government Business And Finance

Romania: 1,000 protest tax changes that could slash wages

Dec 12, 2017

1,000 workers stage an anti-government protest in Romanian capital against a tax overhaul which could lead to lower salaries

Dems divided on when to fight over fate of young immigrants

Dec 12, 2017

House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

Dec 12, 2017

The Trump administration is estimating the Republican tax bill will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years from a boost to economic growth

US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group

Dec 11, 2017

The United States is accusing the World Trade Organization of losing its focus on trade and "becoming a litigation-centered organization."

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange was a hit, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 20 percent

Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

Dec 11, 2017

A gas driller's ongoing feud with a Pennsylvania homeowner over the contamination of his water supply has once again entered a courtroom

Polish media regulator fines US-owned news channel $420,000

Dec 11, 2017

Poland's media regulator has imposed a fine of nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) on a private news channel for what it alleges was unfair reporting during a political crisis last year

Fate of young immigrants divides Dems on last-minute budget

Dec 11, 2017

House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children

Waiting for Congress, Mnuchin makes 2nd emergency debt move

Dec 11, 2017

Treasury takes second emergency step to keep from breaching debt limit

Markets Right Now: More records for S&P 500, Dow industrials

Dec 11, 2017

Stocks ended modestly higher on Wall Street, enough to mark more record highs for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones industrials. Technology stocks drove the gains Monday.

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