Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:10
US Senate passes funding bill in bid to end shutdown, House up next
Washington - The US Senate passed a critical stopgap spending bill early Friday as congressional leaders scrambled to minimize the effects of a government shutdown that began after an hours-long delay forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:51
Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill
WASHINGTON: The US government on Thursday was assured of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12am deadline.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:29
US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown
Washington - The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:22
Shutdown likely averted as US Democrats end funding blockade
US Senate Democrats on Friday dropped their objections to a short-term federal spending bill, all but assuring the government does not slip into a shutdown over a fight about health benefits for coalminers.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 01:00
Climate change challenges authoritarian China
The gleaming towers of Shanghai belie the Chinese commercial hub’s vulnerability to climate change, and the city is spending billions to try to protect itself, but experts say the country’s authoritarian system is a hidden weakness.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 01:00
Hong Kong Disneyland adding third hotel, 'Iron Man' theme
Hong Kong Disneyland is spending billions to add more attractions and facilities, including an "Iron Man" theme and its third adventure hotel, aiming to attract more foreign visitors including Thais.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00
Senate passes huge spending bill, sends it to Obama
WASHINGTON - Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Thursday that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown.