Government spending

June 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects was unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects like highways and hospitals. The Commerce Department says the flat reading followed a small increase of 0.1% in March,...
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May 29, 2019 - 5:07 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans are taking another crack at a two-year state government budget proposal, this time in the Senate. Three GOP-controlled Senate committees meeting on Wednesday will weigh in on a spending and tax plan before chamber floor votes Thursday and Friday. The...
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A female red wolf emerges from her den sheltering newborn pups at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C., on Monday, May 13, 2019. The Associated Press found that over the last two decades, more than half of Mexican wolf deaths and about one in four red wolf deaths resulted from gunshots or were otherwise deemed illegal. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 23, 2019 - 12:06 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves despite more than $80 million in government spending. Wildlife officials warn the red wolves of North Carolina could be gone from the wild within a decade. In the Southwest,...
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Democratic Presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during an event at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019, during an event where he unveiled part of his plan to defeat climate change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of...
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A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 15, 2019 - 7:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly turned lower in European trading Wednesday over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, even though President Donald Trump said a settlement was still possible. London's FTSE 100 slipped 0.1% to 7,235 while France's CAC 40 shed 0.4% to 5,321. Despite a...
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Customers shop at a toy store in Beijing, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 15, 2019 - 6:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth. Wednesday's unexpectedly weak data prompted suggestions Beijing needs to boost stimulus spending and bank...
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May 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two-year state government budget assembled by Republicans in the North Carolina House is now on its way to the Senate. The House gave its final approval to the spending package by a vote of 61-51 on Friday. The measure received tentative approval on Thursday by a largely...
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May 02, 2019 - 5:34 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fashioning a North Carolina government budget for the next two years takes a big step forward with the full House ready to consider a proposal. The House scheduled floor debate Thursday to consider amendments and hold the first of two required votes on the spending plan...
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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans —...
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April 30, 2019 - 9:39 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans are rolling out their proposed state government budget for the next two years. GOP leaders announced Tuesday they want to spend almost $24 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, which they say is about 3 percent higher than current-year...
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