Skip to content

Business_Finance

Latest Stories

12102014_ap675470345148-28201.jpg

12102014_ap675470345148-28201.jpg

LED IN: Oil pumps work Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Persian Gulf desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. The price of oil struggled to advance much beyond $92 a barrel Tuesday on expectations that supplies will rise with ramped up output in Libya and the North Sea, along with more exports from Iran if a deal on its nuclear program succeeds. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (Associated Press)

129_2014_ap9304639646448201.jpg

129_2014_ap9304639646448201.jpg

Mike Coffman, Colorado Republican said he expects a "critical mass" of whistleblowers to help in a probe mismanagement of the VA's procurement system. (Associated Press)

Rogers.jpg

Rogers.jpg

"This bill will allow us to fulfill our constitutional duty to responsibly fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown," said Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who wrote the final deal with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

61b0920a2c98aa30670f6a70670096c7.jpg

61b0920a2c98aa30670f6a70670096c7.jpg

In this Tuesday, March 22, 2012 file photo, a pump jack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City. Declining oil prices could cost Oklahoma residents an income tax cut in 2016. A law signed in April by Gov. Mary Fallin requires an increase in state revenue, provided in part by tax collections that rise and fall with oil prices. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

clemson cripmas.jpg

clemson cripmas.jpg

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Clemson university is suspending all activity indefinitely and most of the chapter's officers have resigned amid outrage over a gang-themed "Cripmas" party. (WSPA-TV)

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 6.33.57 PM.png

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 6.33.57 PM.png

"B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency," according to the B Corp website. Credit: Screen shot B Corp website.

29261689c15f662f670f6a706700b015.jpg

29261689c15f662f670f6a706700b015.jpg

This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. Uber is offering car service in 250 cities in 50 countries now, up from 60 cities in 21 countries just a year ago. Uber hasn’t released its financial figures to the public, so valuing the company is pure guesswork. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez)

Financial Markets.JPEG-0c8e8.jpg

Financial Markets.JPEG-0c8e8.jpg

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

124_2014_ap538177495858201.jpg

124_2014_ap538177495858201.jpg

Despite many items on the chopping block, Congress' 2014 year-end defense spending bill maintains funding for the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, which President Obama vowed to close as part of his 2008 campaign promises. (associated press)

Air Bag Recall.JPEG-0e758.jpg

Air Bag Recall.JPEG-0e758.jpg

In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, said it will expand a recall of cars with Takata driver's side air bags to all 50 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

122_2014_mideast-lebanon-syria-fo-128201.jpg

122_2014_mideast-lebanon-syria-fo-128201.jpg

Cut off: Syrian refugees in Lebanon panicked at news the U.N. was suspending aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds, a decision officials say threatens to starve thousands of families and add pressure on hosting countries. (associated press)

122_2014_ap1105110415998201.jpg

122_2014_ap1105110415998201.jpg

AT&T President and CEO Randall Stephenson and other corporate chiefs on Wednesday at the Business Roundtable in Washington will press President Obama and congressional leaders to approve a package of corporate tax breaks. (Associated Press)

20141202-national-news-cover.jpg

20141202-national-news-cover.jpg

National Edition News cover for December 2, 2014 - Federal loan program subsidized rich lifestyles: Horseshoe Bend Country Club, located outside of Atlanta, received the largest SBA-backed loan for a private country club, receiving a $5 million SBA-backed loan. (from website)

121_2014_ap0001130871-08201.jpg

121_2014_ap0001130871-08201.jpg

Switzerland is home to two of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, Roche and Novartis, but 65 percent of those two firms' employees are not native-born Swiss. (associated press)

121_2014_b3-rahn8201.jpg

121_2014_b3-rahn8201.jpg

Illustration on the use of static vs. dynamic impact models for government taxation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Congress Tax Deadlines.JPEG-06621.jpg

Congress Tax Deadlines.JPEG-06621.jpg

FILE - In this March 22, 2103 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington. House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals. Most of the more than 50 tax breaks expired at the end of 2013, so the extension would only run through the end of the month. However, it would allow taxpayers to claim the tax breaks when they file their 2014 tax returns. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

20141201national-opinion-cover.jpg

20141201national-opinion-cover.jpg

National Edition Opinion cover for December 1, 2014 - Sapping small business with an Internet sales tax (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

11302014_ap0801290171198201.jpg

11302014_ap0801290171198201.jpg

More than 170,000 homes were sold in short sales in the U.S. from January through September this year, with an estimated $8.1 billion of mortgage debt forgiven, according to the latest data available from housing research and analytic firm RealtyTrac. (Associated Press)

AP110210039761.jpg

AP110210039761.jpg

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

11272014_beltway-thurs8201.jpg

11272014_beltway-thurs8201.jpg

Americans are projected to spend $50 billion on holiday shopping Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. (Associated Press)