Government subsidies

June 22, 2018 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD's Office of...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, taxi drivers chat as they refuel their vehicles at a gas station in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt announced Saturday, June 16, 2018 steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement. Prices...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Parente resigned on Friday, June 1, 2018, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
June 01, 2018 - 7:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned Friday, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America's largest economy. The dayslong strike led to shortages of supplies...
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Soldiers escort cargo trucks carrying aviation fuel to the international airport, during a truckers strike to protest rising fuel costs in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 28, 2018. Brazilian cabinet ministers are calling on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government has gone as far as it can to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
May 28, 2018 - 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian cabinet ministers on Monday called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands. The ministers spoke in...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatens to hold up a final vote on the farm bill. Passage of the farm bill is a priority for GOP leaders, who are eager to pitch to voters its tougher work requirements for food stamps, a party priority that polls well with voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2018 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country. But the measure's chances remain iffy because of an...
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Senate candidate Mike Braun speaks during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate among Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
May 02, 2018 - 12:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oklahoma truck driver Timothy Jackson was recovering from emergency heart surgery when he learned he'd lost his job — and his health insurance along with it — because managers at the company's Indiana headquarters decided he wasn't healthy enough to work. The multimillionaire...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. The United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing a deal to resolve a years-old spat over alleged government subsidies to Emirati airlines that the major U.S. airlines claim have tilted the competition against them. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 13, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing a deal to resolve a years-old spat over alleged government subsidies to Emirati airlines that the major U.S. airlines claim tilt the competition against them. Four individuals familiar with the negotiations tell The...
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A truck transports a shipping container at the cargo terminal port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Friday, April 6, 2018. China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher prices. Slower growth. Farmers losing access to their biggest foreign market. Even President Donald Trump is warning that Americans might have to accept "a little pain" before they enjoy the fruits of his escalating trade fight with China. On the pain part, if not...
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March 26, 2018 - 7:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — In a story March 23 about the appointment of John Bolton as U.S. national security adviser, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Bolton had commented in an interview with Fox Business News. Bolton spoke with the Fox Business Network. A corrected version of the story is...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin voting Thursday on the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved. A...
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