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  • Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight

    Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday put the U.S. AAA credit rating on watch for a potential downgrade because of the standoff over raising the nation's debt limit. The company said it still believed the debt limit would be raised soon, but the...
  • House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner

    House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner
    WASHINGTON -- House leaders called off plans to vote on their new budget plan, after failing to get enough support from conservative rank-and-file members to pass the proposal. A meeting of the House Rules Committee, which must approve any legislation...
  • Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious

    Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious
    WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7. The Treasury Department spends an average of...
  • Gay marriages to be treated equally by IRS

    Gay marriages to be treated equally by IRS
    WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes regardless of where they live, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday. The ruling follows the Supreme Court&...
  • Michael Young will have reduced role with Dodgers

    Michael Young will have reduced role with Dodgers
    When Michael Young joins the Dodgers on Monday, he will pursue his first World Series championship ring from a new vantage point. Young, 36, is a 14-year veteran and seven-time All-Star. For the first time in his career, he will not be a regular....
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...
  • You got served: Weinstein fighting for 'The Butler' title

    You got served: Weinstein fighting for 'The Butler' title
    Harvey Weinstein loves a good fight -- especially if it helps him promote one of his company's movies. So when the MPAA's title registration bureau decided this week that the Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title "The Butler" on Lee Daniels' upcoming...
  • Treasury secretary improves his penmanship for currency signature

    Treasury secretary improves his penmanship for currency signature
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has improved his penmanship, unveiling a less loopy version of his unusual signature that will be printed on U.S. paper currency. Lew's official signature, which is somewhat more legible than the one he used...
  • Taxpayers' loss on GM bailout looks to be about $10 billion

    Taxpayers' loss on GM bailout looks to be about $10 billion
    The U.S. Treasury’s deal to sell 30 million shares of General Motors Co. will recoup taxpayers another $1 billion of the bailout money the government put into the automaker back in 2009. All told, taxpayers have recovered $32.5 billion of the $49....
  • Treasury will divest 30 million more General Motors shares

    Treasury will divest  30 million more General Motors shares
    The U.S. Treasury said it plans to sell 30 million additional shares of General Motors Co. stock that it acquired as part of the 2009 bailout of the automaker. The stock will be sold later this month in a public offering in conjunction with GM’s...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders
    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
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