Government finance

Deputy Premier and Labor Minister Luigi Di Maio talks to reporters during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association headquarters, in Rome, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 09, 2018 - 10:19 am
ROME (AP) — The head of one of Italy's ruling parties insisted Friday that the country won't exit the euro currency bloc nor exceed its targeted deficit limit, dismissing the European Union's worries about the populist government's budget strategy. Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio, who heads the main...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is photographed in Washington. House Democrats are prepared to use their majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself. Democrats hope there is a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump’s foreign licensing deals and Trump ties to lobbyists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 08, 2018 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his...
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David Rosen, from left, Jennifer Karol and her husband Tom Karol react to an update on the 32nd Texas congressional race during an election night party for Democratic candidate Colin Allred at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Allred is running against incumbent Republican Pete Sessions for the Texas 32nd U.S. congressional house district. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
November 07, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his...
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People cheer as returns come in for Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., at a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 07, 2018 - 3:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is getting several new members as Republicans retain control. A look at some of the new senators, all but one a Republican from a state where President Donald Trump remains popular: JACKY ROSEN (Nevada Democrat) Nevada's newest senator, Jacky Rosen, decided to take on...
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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks at a campaign stop in his bid for governor, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Crawfordville, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
November 06, 2018 - 12:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters were deciding Tuesday whether to keep Florida under Republican control with a close Trump ally or elect its first Democratic governor since 1994 — and the first African-American — after a campaign marked by a deadly hurricane and gun violence. Former Republican U.S...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination. The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, right, talks to European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici prior to a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Finance Ministers from the 19 nations using the euro currency gather in Brussels on Monday to debate draft budget plans amid tensions over whether Italy's planned spending package breaks promises to cut public debt. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 05, 2018 - 11:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European finance ministers urged Italy on Monday to respond to European Commission demands that it submit a new budget plan after the EU's executive wing rejected Rome's original spending package. The Commission supervises EU countries' budget plans and it believes that the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photograph, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton speaks after introducing his running mate, Lang Sias, during a news conference in a military aircraft museum in Denver. Stapleton, who has served two terms as the state's treasurer, is facing Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the race for the state's top official. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 03, 2018 - 5:52 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing state as the GOP tries to prevent a complete Democratic takeover of the Statehouse. Stapleton's...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left: Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach; Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly; and Independent candidate, businessmen Greg Orman. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
November 03, 2018 - 12:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in Kansas who have had to sit on the political sidelines for the better part of a decade are hoping for a blue wave on Election Day that could help them break the Republican grip on power and are optimistic about their chances in several races, including the one for...
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This long exposure picture shows cars driving on the highway with the Banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 02, 2018 - 4:15 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe-wide stress tests show that big banks would come through a theoretical financial crisis in better shape than in the last such test two years ago. But several analysts said the test didn't mean Europe could sound the all-clear about potential trouble from Italian...
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