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Budget Negotiators Close on Debt, Agency Spending Deal

Budget Negotiators Close on Debt, Agency Spending Deal

By Andrew Taylor | Jul 22
The Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are on the cusp of the critical debt and budget deal that would amount to a victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid tumult over must-do fiscal deadlines.

Could Coastal Mansions Become Eligible for Disaster Aid?

Could Coastal Mansions Become Eligible for Disaster Aid?

By Dave Collins | Jul 22
On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.

Parents Told They Could Lose Kids over Unpaid School Lunches

Parents Told They Could Lose Kids over Unpaid School Lunches

Jul 21
A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents don't pay overdue school lunch bills.

UK Treasury Chief Vows to Quit if Boris Johnson Becomes PM

UK Treasury Chief Vows to Quit if Boris Johnson Becomes PM

By Jill Lawless | Jul 21
British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a promise to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal.

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

By Amrita Jayakumar | Jul 20
Consumers' grasp of credit is the lowest it's been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of consumer groups.

Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

By Jim Mustian | Jul 19
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have remained tight-lipped about their rationale for charging only Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney and fixer, in a hush-money scandal in which they publicly implicated the president.

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 19
House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

By Josh Boak | Jul 19
President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts when he says the rising stock market has largely benefited working-class Americans.

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

By Elana Schor | Jul 19
White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies.

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Jul 18
Low-paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement.

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