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  • usFILE PHOTO: A bulldozer moves coal at the Murray Energy Corporation port facility in Powhatan Point, Ohio

    Trump's Coal Job Push Stumbles in Most States

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew...

  • Odds of a Shutdown Growing by the Hour

    The countdown to a possible shutdown is now being measured in hours, not days, with cable news networks carrying ticking clocks on their screens — and the likelihood of a shutdown seems to be growing...

  • U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives to talk to the media on the president's FY2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    Why Democrats Should Worry About the Politics of a Shutdown

    Senate Democrats may be willing to gamble that the public will blame Republicans for a government shutdown. After all, the GOP controls the White House and both chambers of Congress. But beyond the...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    What a Government Shutdown Could Cost

    If the government does shut down on Saturday, Goldman Sachs says the economic costs would likely be minimal: “A government shutdown has a much more modest impact than the term might suggest,” Goldman...

  • Why Some Wealthy Universities May Escape the Endowment Tax

    The Republican tax bill signed into law last month includes a new levy on college endowment income, but only a few dozen schools are facing a bill this year. The 1.4 percent tax on net investment...