Despite outcry several years ago, U.S. banks are back in the spotlight as more Muslim customers say they’ve had accounts frozen and/or closed with no explanation given. Is it discrimination or bank prudence?
Puerto Rico spent $3.2 billion restoring the power grid and restoring electricity after Hurricane Maria caused blackouts. However, the infrastructure is still weak and another storm could make issues resurface.
An Investigation shows title-pawn companies in Middle Georgia enjoy little federal or state regulation. Three top companies headquartered in GA are TMX Finance, Select Management Resources, Community Loans of America.
Congress is poised to continue spending $25 million a year into finding a way to stop citrus greening. But some on the farm bill conference committee want to eliminate the special category created for citrus research.
Two months before Election Day, some Republicans have embraced an unexpected new way to attack Democratic candidates: The party of Medicare for All, they charge, actually wants to take away Medicare from senior citizens.
U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., said farmers are still supportive of President Donald Trump despite trade tensions created by Trump’s efforts to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada and impose tariffs on some imports.
Democrats are making a bet that with a wave of TV and digital ads they can finally make the upcoming midterm elections about health care and taxes. They just need to hope voters will tune out Donald Trump long enough to listen.
Title-pawn companies have been accused of targeting poor workers in Georgia by consumer advocates. But they and the Military Lending Act could see looser regulations if Congress passes new legislation into law.
Several California Republicans are warning to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that tariffs are threatening the economic livelihood of the state’s farmers, and the department needs to do more to help.
In Washington, where harvest season is underway, a farmworker shortage is compounded by rules in the H-2A guest worker program, a push for more deportations of undocumented workers and a lack of interest in farm work from Americans.
The Trump administration announced up to $12 billion in assistance for American farmers hurt by rising foreign tariffs, but it’s unclear how much that will benefit California almonds, wine and other agriculture exports.
President Trump proposed a deal to end the partial government shutdown and to help fund the border wall on Jan. 19. In exchange for the $5.7 billion for funding for the border wall, he offered temporary protections for Dreamers.