Government Business And Finance

Russia bails out major private lender Promsvyazbank

Dec 15, 2017

The Russian Central Bank says it has started bailout proceedings for one of the country's biggest private lenders, Promsvyazbank

Britain's finance minister in China to promote trade

Dec 15, 2017

Britain's finance minister tells China's premier there are "many opportunities" to expand commercial ties as he starts a visit aimed at developing trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Luxembourg appeals $295 million EU Amazon ruling

Dec 15, 2017

Luxembourg is appealing a European Union decision that it has to claw back some 250 million euros in back taxes from Amazon

Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

Dec 15, 2017

Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package

House Speaker Paul Ryan denies reports he may leave Congress

Dec 15, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is denying reports that he plans to leave Congress after the Republicans' treasured tax bill is approved

Peru's president fights back against calls to resign

Dec 15, 2017

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski is scrambling for his political survival as opponents demand he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal

The Latest: Church-politics provision removed from tax bill

Dec 15, 2017

A Democratic senator taking part in talks on the GOP tax package says a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status won't be in the final bill

Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

Dec 15, 2017

Asian stock markets are mostly lower as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey

Board pleased with Raiders proposed community benefits plan

Dec 15, 2017

The public entity that oversees the Raiders proposed stadium in Las Vegas has expressed satisfaction over a plan presented by the team that includes minority hiring goals

California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

Dec 15, 2017

Regulators toughen safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of California that are prone to fires.

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