Government spending

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington. Mnuchin is calling on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Hurricane Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's debt limit. He says it’s time to "put politics aside" so storm victims can get the help they need.” Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 04, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need. "The president and I...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington. Mnuchin is calling on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Hurricane Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's debt limit. He says it’s time to "put politics aside" so storm victims can get the help they need.” Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 03, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with an increase in the nation's borrowing limit, saying it was time to "put politics aside" so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need. "The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington. During a CNBC interview, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, Mnuchin avoided a direct answer when asked whether he supported the decision made by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist who was a leader in the Underground Railroad. Mnuchin's response raised speculation that Tubman’s future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 03, 2017 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's debt limit, saying it was time to "put politics aside" so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need. "The...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pence will be in Argentina until Wednesday, when he will be heading to Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 15, 2017 - 6:24 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" Tuesday, hailing the country as a model for the region, in contrast to the downward spiral of Venezuela. Speaking at the old stock exchange building in Buenos Aires during a...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pence will be in Argentina until Wednesday, when he will be heading to Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 15, 2017 - 2:56 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is praising Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" during a visit to that country, calling Macri's efforts to transform Argentina's economy an "inspiration." Days after local primary elections that were seen as a boost for...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017 file photo, the entrance to Trump National Golf Club is shown in Bedminster, N.J. As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are asking that departments hand over information about their Trump-related spending by Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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In this Thursday, May 19, 2016, photo, workers construct a high-rise building in Boston. On Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in June. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 01, 2017 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending declined in June for the second time in three months, as spending on government construction projects plunged by the largest amount in 15 years. Construction spending fell 1.3 percent in June, the biggest drop since a 1.8 decline in April, the Commerce...
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July 25, 2017 - 12:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of export-driven growth led by big businesses left many behind in economic prosperity. In a five-year economic plan released Tuesday, the finance ministry said...
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