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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.
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.
Politics Mar 28Judge says part of lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign governments can proceed
U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ruled Wednesday that the two jurisdictions have legal standing to proceed in their lawsuit against Trump, but only with respect to his involvement with the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Politics Dec 08House Democrats want Trump financial records for Russia probe
The push for documents renews an earlier attempt from May that produced no records.