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Congress passes $333 billion spending bill to avert government shutdown

Many lawmakers weren’t sure what was in the massive spending agreement, but fear of another government shutdown greased the skids as Republicans and Democrats linked arms and voted to approve a bill to fund the government for the rest of [...]

Shutdown cost the U.S. $3 billion that won’t be recovered, CBO says

IRS employee Pam Crosbie and others hold signs protesting the government shutdown at the James V. Hansen Federal Building on Jan. 10, 2019 in Ogden, Utah. The shutdown delayed about $ 18 billion in federal discretionary spending by sidelining [...]

Trump 2020 on track to spend $1 billion toward re-election bid: campaign manager Brad Parscale

President Trump’s ongoing re-election bid is expected to cost upwards of $ 1 billion by 2020, campaign manager Brad Parscale said in an interview aired Thursday. The digital media director of Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign against Democratic [...]

U.S. Spent $8 Billion on Afghanistan’s Air Force. It’s Still Struggling.

MOGHKHAIL, Afghanistan — The A-29 attack plane was a white speck in the bright skies over eastern Afghanistan as it launched a dummy bomb that exploded just yards from the target, a wrecked truck. “Spot on!” said an American adviser [...]

Donald Trump holding firm on $5 billion demand for border wall

President Trump is not backing off his demand for $ 5 billion for border security that includes a physical barrier as he negotiates with Senate Democrats to end the partial government shutdown, officials said Saturday. During the shutdown, [...]

House passes $99 billion tax package

Amid the ongoing shutdown drama at the Capitol, the House on Thursday approved a $ 99 billion tax package that includes disaster relief provisions, repeals or delays several health care taxes, and makes changes designed to improve operations [...]

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