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  • The land was donated to Zinke's Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation 10 years ago to create a park, but remains largely untouched. Raul Grijalva of Arizona on Thursday asked Interior Department Inspector General Mary Kendall to examine whether Zinke was using his office for personal financial gain. The lawmakers released emails obtained under a...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- U.S. states could reap billions in online sales tax revenue and buttress their budgets after the nation's top court ruled on Thursday that e-commerce companies could be forced to collect the money, even if they have no physical presence in a state. The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of South Dakota and against Wayfair Inc and two other online...

  • Jeff Bezos

    The moves happens after the Supreme Court rules that states have the right to collect potentially billions of dollars in taxes from internet sales.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal in his Montana hometown with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department, according to records and interviews Tuesday. The land was donated by BNSF Railway in 2008 to Zinke's Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation to create a park for children to...

  • A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter's request to dismiss the suit, court records show.

  • It would move crude oil from Canada across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast. A TransCanada Corp. spokesman says the Keystone XL oil pipeline developer is pleased with the South Dakota Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a legal appeal from opponents fighting the...

  • PIERRE, S.D.— South Dakota's Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. Groups fighting TransCanada Corp.' s pipeline appealed a judge's decision last year upholding regulators' approval for the pipeline to cross the state. TransCanada spokesman...

  • *Fed raises rates, signals more hikes; yields up. *U.S. yield curve flattens further. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S.

  • *Fed raises rates, signals more hikes; yields up. *U.S. yield curve flattens further. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S.

  • *Fed raises rates, signals more hikes; yields up. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S. The yield spread between U.S. 30- year bonds and U.S. 5- year notes narrowed to a low of 24.4 basis points, the flattest level since January 2012.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- All five members of the panel that regulates the U.S. power grid indicated at a Senate hearing on Tuesday there was no emergency in the country's electricity markets, potentially undermining efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to save ailing coal and nuclear plants through subsidies. Kevin McIntyre, the chairman of the...

  • Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. Whether and how much of your Social Security benefit is taxed will be determined by "combined income." That's your adjusted gross income, plus any non-taxable interest, plus half your Social Security benefit.

  • A man votes in the primary election at a polling station in Venice, California, June 5, 2018.

    Much of the money financing Tuesday's most competitive House primary races came from long-distance donors who are hoping to shape the outcome of the midterm election.

  • A boy stands in the doorway of a polling station on June 5, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. California voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary election.

    The primary election results in states such as California, New Jersey and Iowa will help to determine whether Republicans keep their House majority.

  • A voter casts her ballot at a Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters at Venice Beach on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

    Races in California, New Jersey and Iowa will have a major role in which party holds the House after November.

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne. While Wall Street banks lobbied hard for a range of provisions that would have weakened the 2010 Dodd-Frank reform...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase& Co, will not be breaking out the champagne. While Wall Street banks lobbied hard for a range of provisions that would have weakened the 2010...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne. While Wall Street banks lobbied hard for a range of provisions that would have weakened the 2010 Dodd-Frank reform...

  • Oregon and Alabama recently joined the ranks of states authorizing tax-advantaged savings accounts for first-time home buyers or those who haven't owned a house for several years.