Government Business And Finance

Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown

Oct 20, 2017

Critics say the Department of Education fails to act against student loan scams that other federal agencies and state attorneys general are targeting in a national sweep

BMW offices get 'inspection' in preliminary collusion probe

Oct 20, 2017

Automaker BMW says European Commission staff this week conducted an "inspection" at company offices in Munich in connection with news media allegations that German car makers colluded on diesel technology

The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit

Oct 20, 2017

Germany's main business group is supporting European Union leaders' refusal to move ahead immediately with talks on the future relationship with Britain

Europe's easy money taps to be tightened _ very slightly

Oct 20, 2017

The economy in the 19 countries that use the shared euro currency is growing ever stronger, and it's time for the European Central Bank to start telling the public how it will phase out its extraordinary stimulus measures

Lebanon's parliament passes first budget since 2005

Oct 20, 2017

Lebanon's parliament has approved the first budge in 12 years after government failed to do so due to political crises

World shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed pick

Oct 20, 2017

World shares are pushing higher on optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice of the next Fed chief

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

Oct 20, 2017

Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

Oct 20, 2017

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in Adelaide as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry

George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

Oct 20, 2017

Author and film producer George R. R. Martin is wading into the politics of film-industry tax breaks while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Oct 20, 2017

The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform."