White House Counsel Don McGahn this summer was so concerned about the lack of protocols surrounding meetings between Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law under scrutiny in the Russia probe, that officials feared the top lawyer would quit.
Trump's ex-Puerto Rico partner hits a bumpy road — even before Maria
Donald Trump no longer has a stake in a bankrupt luxury golf course in Puerto Rico, but his business partner on that project, under normal circumstances, would stand to gain handsomely in the rebuilding of the hurricane-ravaged commonwealth. But like ...
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Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election.
AIG Sheds Too-Big-to-Fail Label in Victory for CEO, Icahn
That was the ruling Friday from the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which said AIG, whose collapse in 2008 reverberated throughout the U.S. economy, was no longer a systemically important financial institution. “This action demonstrates our ...
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Royal Caribbean CEO: Our Puerto Rico relief efforts 'only a drop in a very large bucket'
The needs are very large in Puerto Rico, and we all need to be contributing whatever we can, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain said. The cruise line sent a ship to the devastated island with supplies, including medicine, water, diapers, pet food, milk ...
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California will enact new fees on real-estate transactions and ask voters to approve a $4 billion bond measure on next year’s ballot, among other measures aimed at creating more affordable housing.
Trinity Wins Reversal of $663 Million US Judgment Over Guardrails
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(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc, which had been accused of misleading the government by selling highway guardrails that could impale vehicles. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court ...
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Why the Trump tax plan stinks
The Trump tax plan stinks. It does a few bad things and fails to do some good things, all in the name of cutting taxes on people in the top bracket. Who are those people? Not the rich, for sure, because the president assured us he isn't helping the ...
Under Trump's Plan, Tax Cuts Shrink Over Time for Everyone but the RichestNew York Times
A nonpartisan tax group's searing analysis of the GOP tax plan: Top 1% would get 80% of all benefitsLos Angeles Times
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Tom Price has resigned as the head of Health and Human Services, the White House said, following criticism over his use of private jets and public disapproval from President Donald Trump.
Dozens of evangelical Christian leaders have sent an open letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to more clearly denounce the “alt-right movement.”
Senate Republicans released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, signaling that GOP leaders are shifting their focus to reducing taxes by $1.5 trillion over a decade and overhauling the tax code after the collapse of their effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act.
Former Bank Teller Pleads Guilty To Stealing Almost $200000 From Homeless Customer
A former bank teller pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $185,000 from a homeless customer. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. A former bank teller pleaded guilty ...
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Hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico also wreck its bonds
Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the storms' effects on the islanders will last for years. Far less dire – but still lingering – will be the effect on Puerto Rico's municipal bonds and the mutual funds that hold them. According to ...
Puerto Rico Considers Options to Close Financing GapWall Street Journal (subscription)
Puerto Rico must ditch its broken energy system to rebuild betterThe Hill
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S&P, Nasdaq Wrap Up Third Quarter with Record Highs
The last day of the third quarter was positive for stocks, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) spent most of the day trading modestly lower. The S&P 500 Index ( SPX ) , on the other hand, roared to fresh record highs, as did the Nasdaq ...
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Trump Plan Delivers Massive Tax Cuts To The 1% And Sharp Kick To The Upper Middle Class
President Donald Trump delivering remarks on tax reform to the National Association of Manufacturers at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel today in Washington, DC. on Sept. 29th, 2017. He also spoke at length on the situation in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Shawn ...
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Puerto Rico Stumps Trump
"You can go ahead and speak to the guys who have 400-pound wives at home who are jealous of me," he told me several years ago. "But the guys who know me know I'm a great builder." A month before he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015, ...
Relief supplies bound for Puerto Rico from Eddystone terminalPhilly.com
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Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine against a company for hiring immigrants who didn’t have permission to work in the U.S., according to federal officials.
Most of Puerto Rico remained cut off from cellphone and internet services more than a week after Hurricane Maria tore through the territory, a communications outage that has hampered other relief efforts.