By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 12:18 PM
Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/08/14 05:57 PM
With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.
By Ed Sykes | 09/08/14 03:56 PM
A few big items top the Congressional to-do list, but only a handful will get done before they leave Washington again later this month.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/08/14 03:52 PM
New Jersey suffered its second financial downgrade to its bond ratings this year, giving a black eye to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers a run for the White House in 2016.
09/08/14 02:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the...
09/08/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday. A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 11:08 AM
The New York senator, the number three Democrat in the upper chamber, is likely to roll out the bill as likely as this week in an effort to forestall so-called corporate inversions.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 09:44 AM
Speaking at an event on business taxes at the Urban Institute in Washington, Lew placed the responsibility on Congress to address so-called tax inversions, but said that the administration was prepared to step in if lawmakers don't move quickly enough.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/05/14 02:23 PM
Among President Obama's few significant legislative accomplishments during his brief tenure as a Democratic senator from Illinois was the creation in 2006 of a website to disclose how the federal government spends tax dollars.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/05/14 05:58 PM
Though many Republicans disapprove of the Ex-Im Bank, it may get a short-term reauthorization as lawmakers hit the campaign trail.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/05/14 06:48 PM
What's more likely is lawmakers passing a continuing resolution that would keep spending at current levels through mid-December -- after the November elections for a new Congress.
09/05/14 08:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban districts....
By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 04:21 PM
The Congressional Budget Office just released an estimate of a bill that cleared the Senate Banking Committee in May and has failed to gain traction in the Senate.
09/05/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After investigating the IRS for more than a year, two key senators — a Democrat and a Republican — disagree on whether the tax agency treated conservative groups worse than their liberal counterparts when they applied for tax-exempt status. The Senate's subcommittee on...
09/05/14 01:45 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York insurance regulators have approved higher health insurance rates for 2015, though the increases are smaller than what the industry wanted. The increases also apply to health insurance offered through the state's new health benefits exchange, according to the state's...
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