Government budgets

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April 25, 2017 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 2:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent raises a thorny question for the White House. How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? Most outside...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, leaves Capitol Hill Washington after rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul with GOP lawmakers. Going into this week’s federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump’s priorities: They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed “Obamacare” subsidies. But a study out April 25, 2017, from a nonpartisan group suggests that could backfire. Stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually wind up costing the federal government billions more than it would save. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into this week's federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's priorities. They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study out Tuesday...
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FILE- This March 9, 2010 file photo shows an Energy Star label at an appliance store in Mountain View, Calif. Some of the nation’s largest manufacturers are among more than 1,000 U.S. companies urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program, which promotes efficiency in home and business products. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. companies, including some of the nation's largest manufacturers, are urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program to promote efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate funding for...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest manufacturers are among more than 1,000 U.S. companies urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program, which promotes efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate funding for Energy...
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President Donald Trump walks past China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi, right, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster as he arrives for a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security Council, Monday, April 24, 2017, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2017 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at boosting the agriculture industry. The order will establish a task force to review policies, legislation and regulations "that unnecessarily hinder...
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A man enters the Iowa Utilities Board building on the Capitol Complex, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving forward despite budget cuts that are hitting an array of state programs and services. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 24, 2017 - 4:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead despite budget cuts that are slicing an array of state programs and services, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The Iowa...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the "Ancient Civilizations Forum" (ACForum) at Zappeio Conference Hall in Athens, Monday, April 24, 2017. Foreign Ministers and top officials from various countries attended the forum being held in the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 24, 2017 - 12:26 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Representatives of Greece's bailout creditors are due in Athens to restart talks on further cutbacks, European officials said Monday, as they confirmed that the country last year far exceeded its budget targets. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the...
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A man enters the Iowa Utilities Board building on the Capitol Complex, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving forward despite budget cuts that are hitting an array of state programs and services. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 24, 2017 - 11:57 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead despite budget cuts that are slicing an array of state programs and services, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The Iowa...
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