Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

Marlin Jensen

The development — amid heightened scrutiny of the county’s use of outside contractors...

Government

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law,...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


Business

The Latest: House OKs bill rolling back banking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the...


Business

Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many

Economy Job Market Struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found . For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because their...


Government

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Trump-Pay to Play

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...


Government

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies. Asked before a private...


Government

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

Trump US South Korea-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump labored with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, “The fate and the future of...


Government

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

Justice Department Foreign Lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence bracing for more. The prosecution of Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry reflects what current and former Justice Department...


Government

Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

Trump Abortion Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm elections, the thrice-married former Democrat who used to describe himself as “very pro-choice” is offering catnip to conservative voters with a...


Business

Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis;

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis; notches legislative win for Trump.


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