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Politics Dec 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order on ‘opportunity zones’
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order at the White House at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch the president's remarks here.
Politics Nov 29How Trump’s long quest for a Moscow tower led to Cohen’s guilty plea
Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.
Economy Nov 14Amazon’s NYC headquarters in ‘opportunity zone’ eligible for GOP tax breaks
The New York City neighborhood Amazon chose for one of its new headquarters offers developers capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.
Politics Jul 24Ivanka Trump’s clothing company shutting down
Ivanka Trump, who is a senior adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, has recently been encouraging U.S. companies to pledge to hire American workers. Her company has been accused in the past of using foreign workers to make its…
Politics Jul 16Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants
More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction was part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers…
Politics May 17Ethics director forwards concerns to federal prosecutors over Michael Cohen payment
The president revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst…
Politics Apr 28Philippines latest foreign country to book Trump’s D.C. hotel
Critics say such bookings are nothing more than attempts to curry favor with President Donald Trump.
Nation Nov 06Commerce Sec. Ross has stake in firm tied to Putin’s circle, report says
Ross says U.S. ethics officials who had reviewed his finances earlier this year did not ask him to sell his stock, and that he had listed the holding in his government financial disclosure forms and wasn't hiding anything.
Politics Oct 07Losses at Trump’s Scottish resorts doubled last year
Trump's company attributed the results partly to having shut down its Turnberry resort for half the year while fixing up a course there.
Politics Nov 235 Trump business ties that pose conflicts
Experts on government ethics are warning President-elect Donald Trump that he'll never shake suspicions of a clash between his private interests and the public good if he doesn't sell off his vast holdings, which include roughly 500 companies in more…