GOP senator: ‘We’re not going to let this pass’

The Senate’s top Democrat on Tuesday defended his party’s move to kill a major financial aid package that was backed by President Donald Trump, saying that the GOP-led Senate had failed to adequately vet the deal.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that Democrats would continue to work to improve financial aid to communities …

What you need to know about Citibank’s corporate takeover

Commercial bank Citibanks is buying a stake in the nation’s second-largest consumer bank for $3.2 billion in cash and stock.The purchase of the U.S. Bank branch and the acquisition of the bank’s assets will boost CitibANK’s corporate balance sheet to $4.6 trillion, according to Citigroup analysts.The transaction comes after years of talks that led to …

Why Toyota wants to be ‘free’ in the U.S.

Toyota and the U to meet to discuss joint ventures for autonomous vehicles, the automaker said on Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The announcement comes less than two weeks after Toyota announced that it would begin selling its autonomous vehicles in the United States.The automaker says it is “actively exploring” a …

Why does Israel’s government want to ban public plumbing services?

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a request from the Ministry of Justice for a ban on public plumbing in the occupied West Bank.The ruling came after a petition filed by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PBSR) called for a nationwide ban on plumbing in areas of the West Bank controlled by Israel.In …