Government finance

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, euro coins and banknotes are shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Italy's economy minister says the new populist government isn't discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Minister Giovanni Tria, in an interview Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Corriere della Sera newspaper, said "not only do we not want to exit" the 19-member shared currency union, but the coalition is determined to act so conditions don't occur to "put our presence in the euro(zone) up for discussion." (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist government isn't considering leaving the eurozone, the country's economy minister insisted, dismissing financial markets' rocky reaction to the euroskeptic coalition now in power as "normal questions that accompany political transition." Economy Minister Giovanni...
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German finance minister Olaf Scholz speaks during a party meeting of Hamburg's Social Democrats in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 9:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the 19-country euro currency union by setting up a fund to help member states suddenly hit with high unemployment, and by laying the foundations for a European Union-wide tax system. Finance Minister Olaf...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Agriculture Committee has released a bipartisan farm bill that makes mostly modest adjustments to existing programs and, unlike the House version of the bill, doesn't pick a fight over food stamps. The Senate bill, dubbed the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," is...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says Argentina's fiscal targets set as part of a $50 billion deal are possible but will require commitment by the South American country. Argentina and the IMF agreed Thursday on a three-year standby financing deal aimed at strengthening the economy...
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June 08, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate,...
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In this June 5, 2018, photo, mathematics teacher Heather LaBelle, seated, shows Roger Baker how to gather signatures for the Invest in Education Act, a proposal to raise money on high earners to fund public education in Phoenix, Ariz. LaBelle, like many of the teachers in the #RedforEd movement that triggered a six-day statewide teacher walkout, says while improving teacher pay is one step toward better schools, more funding is needed for public education. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
June 08, 2018 - 10:54 am
PHOENIX (AP) — On a sweltering Arizona evening under a park pavilion, math teacher Heather LaBelle handed out petitions for a ballot initiative that would increase taxes on wealthy residents to get funding for schools. Later that night, her school board voted to give her and her fellow teachers an...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:29 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's newly appointed prime minister on Thursday said he will cancel a controversial tax bill and reconsider the legislation in consultation with groups and political parties. Omar Razzaz made the announcement after days of large public protests against the bill. Opponents...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, center, speaks during a Republican primary watch party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 06, 2018 - 6:17 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Here's something rarely heard after a California election: Republicans had a pretty good night. The state's long-suffering GOP advanced businessman John Cox to the November governor's race, engineered the recall of a Democratic state senator and held its ground, at...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks during a Republican election party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 06, 2018 - 12:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with...
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A government agent takes a suspect into custody during an immigration sting at Corso's Flower and Garden Center, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Castalia, Ohio. The operation is one of the largest against employers in recent years on allegations of violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 05, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company were arrested Tuesday when about 200 federal officers descended on the business and carried out one of the largest workplace immigration raids in recent years. The operation was part of the White House's...
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