Government Business And Finance

At crunch time for health sign-ups, hold times are growing

Dec 14, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law

How major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

Dec 14, 2017

U.S. stocks gave up an early gain to finish lower Thursday as the Republican tax plan hit another snag. Indexes turned lower on news that some Republican senators' support for the GOP's proposed tax overhaul was faltering

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress soon

Dec 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon

Correction: Conflicted Interests story

Dec 14, 2017

Correction: Conflicted Interests story

Mexico ups benchmark lending rate ¼-point to 7.25 percent

Dec 14, 2017

Mexico's central bank is raising its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 7.25 percent to try to rein in inflation that continues to outpace targets

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Dec 14, 2017

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions that critics said would make college less affordable

Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears

Dec 14, 2017

Senate Republicans are rushing toward votes next week on their tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes

Markets Right Now: Tax plan trouble sends US stocks lower

Dec 14, 2017

Stocks gave up an early gain and finished lower as the Republican tax overhaul plan hit another snag.

Clashes rage as Argentine lawmakers suspend pension debate

Dec 14, 2017

Argentine police firing tear gas and rubber bullets have clashed with stick-wielding protesters throwing rocks outside Congress, leading lawmakers to suspend debate on reining in pensions

Ex-federal official indicted in bribery scheme at Hoover Dam

Dec 14, 2017

An ex-official for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Nevada has been indicted on federal charges for his alleged role in a bribery scheme involving a government contract at the Hoover Dam