- Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president Updated: Jun-29-16 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue package to help the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans.
- Lawmakers urge rejection of California immigrant health push Updated: Jun-29-16 1:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Congressional Republicans from California are urging President Barack Obama's administration to reject the state's request to sell insurance policies to people living in the country illegally through its health insurance exchange.
- Lew says no sense of financial crisis developing Updated: Jun-27-16 10:44 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is "an additional headwind" for the U.S. and global economies but "there is no sense of a financial crisis developing."
- Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU Updated: Jun-24-16 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.
- Top economies ease penalties on Iran over money laundering Updated: Jun-24-16 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The world's major economies on Friday suspended anti-money laundering measures against Iran for a year despite concerns that the Islamic Republic uses its financial sector to protect criminal enterprises and fund terrorist activity.
- Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year Updated: Jun-22-16 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year - less than $2.50, about enough to buy a gallon of gas.
- GOP congressman seeks to block changes to US currency Updated: Jun-21-16 2:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
- United Taconite reopening in August, 2 months early Updated: Jun-09-16 2:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Cliffs Natural Resources brought more good news to northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range on Thursday when the company said it will restart operations in August at its United Taconite mining facilities, two months earlier than previously announced.
- China pledges to cut steel glut, avoid race to devalue yuan Updated: Jun-07-16 9:26 am
BEIJING - China promised to rein in production of steel that is flooding global markets and work with Washington to enforce North Korea nuclear sanctions, as high-level talks between the superpowers ended Tuesday with no announcements of progress on simmering disputes in the South China Sea.
- US trade deficit increases 5.3 percent to $37.4 billion Updated: Jun-03-16 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, after falling to the lowest point in more than two years, increased in April as a surge in imported goods outpaced a rebound in exports.
- US adopts near total ban on African elephant ivory sales Updated: Jun-02-16 9:18 am
WASHINGTON - The federal government will enact a near total ban on the domestic sale of African elephant ivory under federal regulations issued Thursday.