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Politics Dec 16Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…
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 Nov 08Democrats could use House majority to subpoena Trump’s financial records
Democrats could dig into the president's business dealings, including foreign government spending at Trump properties and spending by Trump's charitable foundation.
Nation Oct 27Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump
Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.
Politics Aug 17Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors
The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well.
Politics Aug 15‘Manafort and his lies’ are at the heart of the case, prosecution argues in closing arguments
In the closing arguments for Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial Wednesday morning, prosecutors took jurors through a rundown of the 18 charges filed against him, highlighting evidence of falsified paperwork used to obtain bank loans.
Politics Aug 03Prosecutors turn to Paul Manafort’s taxes, unreported bank accounts
Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors expected to hear testimony that he never told his tax accountants about offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars.
Nation Jul 25Trump hotel ruling could open door to his financial records
The ruling was the first time that a federal judge has interpreted the emoluments clause, which had never been fully tested in an American courtroom.