Lawmakers questioned Acosta’s work history — paying particular attention to his time at the civil rights division of the Justice Department and as a U.S. attorney in South Florida — to seek clues on how he would run the Labor Department.

  • Mar 22, 2017

Labor nominee Alexander Acosta is a conservative law school dean who “plays it close to the vest.” Senators will grill him on his views and work record during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing.

  • Mar 21, 2017

The Justice Department’s move sets the stage for a rare showdown between two federal agencies in court.

  • Mar 17, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed $2.5 billion in cuts would shift more responsibility for funding to states.

  • Mar 16, 2017

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in 15 months.

  • Mar 15, 2017

The decision may put a damper on other efforts to increase access to bitcoin through exchange-traded funds.

  • Mar 10, 2017

The dean of the law school at Florida International University has a very simple financial situation when compared to his predecessor, disclosure documents show.

  • Mar 9, 2017

The firm’s new investors may be as fleeting as the messages users share on the app.

  • Mar 7, 2017

The IRS audited a little more than 1 million individual tax returns in 2016, down 16 percent from the year before and the lowest amount since 2004.

  • Mar 6, 2017

Investors have not been this bullish about stocks in about 30 years, a recent survey finds. But people looking to buy stocks should come up with a plan.

  • Mar 6, 2017
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