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Politics Sep 12White House says it’s hopeful for tax bill by year’s end
White House legislative director Marc Short says its principles for the tax overhaul will be released "in a matter of days, not weeks."…
Nation Aug 31Steven Mnuchin won’t say if Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill
During last year's campaign, Donald Trump praised Jackson, the nation's seventh president, for his "history of tremendous success" and said the decision to replace him with Tubman was "pure political correctness."…
Politics Jun 19Jovita Carranza sworn in as U.S. Treasurer
As Treasurer, Carranza will oversee the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which produces the nation's paper currency, and the Bureau of the Mint, which producers U.S. coins.
Politics May 22Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts
The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth.
Politics Feb 23Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to annual rates…
Economy Feb 14Yellen: Expect Fed to resume raising rates in coming months
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed Tuesday to a solid U.S. job market and economy and said the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates in the next few months.
Politics Jan 19WATCH LIVE: Steven Mnuchin confirmation hearing
Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Treasury Department is defending his handling of thousands of foreclosures during the height of the financial crisis. Steven Mnuchin says he worked hard to assist homeowners to refinance so they could keep…
Economy Apr 17G-20 finance officials confronting global weakness, market instability
WASHINGTON — Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring…
Politics Feb 02President Obama sends Congress record $4 trillion budget plan
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations, pushing past tight federal spending caps to fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief.
Economy Jul 15Yellen signals Fed will continue to boost economy
In delivering an economic report to Congress, Yellen says the Fed's future actions will depend on how the economy performs. She says if labor market conditions continue to improve more quickly than anticipated, the Fed could raise its key short-term…