Mnuchin says he'll protect Trump privacy if taxes requested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) is suggesting he will protect President Donald Trump's privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump's tax returns...

Average tax refund down 8.7 pct. from year ago, IRS reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says that the average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued thus far have declined for the second straight week. The declines have become a political issue...

IRS watchdog: Shutdown caused 'shocking' drop in phone help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disruptions from last month's partial government shutdown caused a "shocking" deterioration in the IRS' telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agenc...

Dems turn focus to tax returns - and Trump's loom largest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House is looking at proposals to compel presidents and presidential candidates to make public years of their tax returns. But the burning question is wh...

Tech firms, states face feds in net neutrality court battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech companies and nearly half a dozen U.S. states are clashing with the Trump administration in federal court over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules aimed at preventing b...

Fewer than half of 26,000 recalled IRS staff report to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of 26,000 furloughed IRS employees who have been recalled to work during the government shutdown to handle tax returns and taxpayers' questions have returned to their...

APNewsBreak: IRS recalling 46,000 workers to handle taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out...

Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. ...

Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. ...

Trump official says tax refunds will go out on time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official says that tax refunds will go out on time during the partial government shutdown. With the shutdown in its third week there had been...

New head of consumer agency promises top focus on consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the U.S. consumer watchdog agency says she doesn't have immediate targets in mind for rolling back actions taken by her controversial predecessor, and will put protec...

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. ...

Insider Q&A: Zero Motorcycles' CEO on tax credits, rivals

Sam Paschel is the CEO of Zero Motorcycles Inc., a privately-held company based in Scotts Valley, California, that designs and makes electric motorcycles and powertrains, including fleet vehicles for ...

US-China trade truce seen boosting US stock market

WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end, experts say. But the stock market's wild gyratio...

US-China trade truce seen boosting US stock market

WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end, experts say. But the stock market's wild gyratio...