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Audit reveals $1.6 billion in Medicaid payments still uncollected

Medicaid paid out a stunning $ 2.6 billion over five years in payments it agrees were bogus and should be clawed back from the states — but $ 1.6 billion of it remains uncollected, according to an internal audit. The Health and Human Services [...]

World Bank: Venezuela exodus costs Colombia up to $1 billion

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – The World Bank is estimating it will cost Colombia upward of $ 1 billion to tend to the surge of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their nation’s economic and humanitarian crisis. In a report published Friday, bank [...]

Trump: Tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will increase pressure

President Trump on Monday announced new tariffs on $ 200 billion of Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to stop unfair trade practices. He said that he would not abide retaliation from Beijing. “If China takes retaliatory [...]

Qatar Comes to Aid of Turkey, Offering $15 Billion Lifeline

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The sum is a small fraction of what Turkey needs to shore up its faltering economy, but it was a symbolically important sign of international support. Source: NYT > World

Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 billion worth of Chinese imports

President Donald Trump said he will not tolerate Beijing imposing retaliatory tariffs as he tries to end the trade imbalance between the two nations. | Win McNamee/Getty [...]
Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That.
Numerous Iraqi cities were reduced to rubble in the fighting, particularly Mosul, the country’s second largest. Yet while Iraq estimated that it would need $ 88 billion to pay for reconstruction, it was expected to receive only $ [...]
Boeing signs $13.8 billion deal with Singapore International Airlines
The Boeing Co. signed a $ 13.8 billion agreement Monday at the White House to sell 39 jetliners to Singapore International Airlines, a deal that President Trump said will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S. “Otherwise we’ll cancel the order,” [...]

Economic Cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Estimated at $290 Billion

The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $ 290 billion and cause the most destructive and costly season of storms since record keeping began, according to AccuWeather. The monster storms mark the first [...]
White House asks Congress for $7.85 billion for Harvey aid, as a shutdown and a hectic month shapes up
After Hurricane Harvey ravaged the southeast coast of Texas in what has been called the “costliest and worst natural disaster in American history,” the White House has asked Congress to pass a measure that would send $ 7.85 billion to [...]
Donald Trump sends Congress $7.9 billion request for hurricane recovery aid
President Trump sent Congress a request Friday night for $ 7.9 billion to help Texas and Louisiana recover from Hurricane Harvey. The request, likely to be approved by lawmakers quickly next week, would add $ 7.4 billion to the Federal Emergency [...]