Government Business And Finance

Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

Oct 18, 2017

Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

Oct 18, 2017

Hong Kong and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concern over a Trump administration order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement.

Minnesota city official suggests limiting refugee intake

Oct 18, 2017

A St. Cloud City Council member plans to propose a moratorium on refugee resettlement

US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors

Talk of 'no deal' Brexit rises as divorce negotiations stall

Oct 18, 2017

As Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union stutter and stall, one nagging question looms larger and larger: What if there is no deal?

Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years

Oct 18, 2017

Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched the first direct flight between the kingdom and Iraq since the Gulf War 27 years ago, marking another move by the kingdom to improve ties with its neighbor in an attempt to blunt rival Iran's vast influence there

Swiss man on trial accused of spying in Germany

Oct 18, 2017

A Swiss man has gone on trial in Frankfurt on espionage charges on allegations he spied on German tax investigators for his homeland

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

Oct 18, 2017

Summary of the bipartisan health care agreement between Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat

GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

Oct 18, 2017

The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code

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