Hurricane Michael brought widespread crop destruction to southern Georgia’s cotton and pecan farms just weeks ahead of harvest time. Many farmers are now confronting a potentially devastating financial rout.
President Trump asked each cabinet member to devise proposals to cut their respective department budgets by 5% next year, days after the Treasury Department said the federal budget deficit had widened 17% to $779 billion.
Federal Reserve officials signaled they see a strong economy justifying continued interest-rate increases and said they will watch for evidence their moves are keeping economic growth on an even keel, minutes of their September policy meeting showed.
Elite players are at the heart of a college-basketball corruption trial, but evidence and testimony has shown just how little say these players often have over decisions that can make, or imperil, their careers.
The Trump administration opened a new front in Washington’s economic conflict with China, starting a process to withdraw from a 144-year-old international postal body whose discounts allow Chinese merchants to ship small packages to U.S. customers at steeply discounted rates.
Saudi Arabia allowed Turkish officials investigating the suspected killing of a dissident Saudi journalist to search the residence of their top diplomat in Istanbul, as President Trump countered suggestions he was protecting the kingdom to preserve vital business and security ties.
A Treasury Department official was arrested and charged with disclosing to a reporter information about sensitive financial transactions related to the Russia investigation, the latest move in the Justice Department’s efforts to target government leaks to the media.
Chief Justice John Roberts sought to quell some of the furor surrounding the Supreme Court and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, telling a college audience that the court remains an independent, nonpolitical institution.