Government Business And Finance

Cambodia's tax agency denies crackdown is political

Aug 16, 2017

Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government

Trump goes after Amazon, again

Aug 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."

Swedes boosts defense budget over next 2 years

Aug 16, 2017

Sweden's center-left defense minister says a majority of lawmakers, including two center-right opposition parties, has agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

Aug 16, 2017

The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

Aug 16, 2017

The Texas Legislature has adjourned for good, ending its month-long special session a day early

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

Aug 16, 2017

Congressional Budget Office: Higher premiums, fewer insurance options if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

Utility drops bid to recoup billions after bailing on plant

Aug 15, 2017

A utility is suspending its request to recoup billions more from customers for a South Carolina nuclear power project it bailed on last month

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

Aug 15, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel after his equivocal reaction to violent racial clashes in Virginia

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

Aug 15, 2017

President Donald Trump says he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of infrastructure projects without harming the environment

Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin America

Aug 15, 2017

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.

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