Budgets & Deficits

  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    | 07/29/14 03:05 PM

    DETROIT (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of...
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  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

    | 07/29/14 02:33 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation — billions of dollars to avert...
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  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    | 07/29/14 02:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant...
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Economy

  • Stocks inch up ahead of economic data

    | 07/29/14 02:15 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock-market indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading as investors waited for a batch of key economic reports later this week. Earnings reports and corporate news...
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  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    | 07/29/14 01:37 PM

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said...
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  • UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

    | 07/29/14 01:17 PM

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of...
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