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Maxine Waters Calls for ‘Serious Scrutiny’ of BB&T-SunTrust Deal

Maxine Waters Calls for ‘Serious Scrutiny’ of BB&T-SunTrust Deal

BB&T Corp.’s planned acquisition of SunTrust Banks Inc. has at least one skeptic: House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters.
Fiat Chrysler Pays $77 Million for Missing Fuel Economy Target

Fiat Chrysler Pays $77 Million for Missing Fuel Economy Target

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV paid a $77 million civil penalty after its U.S.-assembled passenger car fleet fell short of required fuel economy targets in the 2016 model year, the company said on
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Publisher of Blackmail

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Publisher of Blackmail

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer and its publisher David Pecker of extortion and blackmail, stepping up a war of words between the world’s richest man
Whitaker, After Clash With U.S. House Panel, Agrees to Appear

Whitaker, After Clash With U.S. House Panel, Agrees to Appear

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, defusing at least for the moment a charged partisan debate over threats to subpoena him.
The Possible Fixes for U.S. Capitalism

The Possible Fixes for U.S. Capitalism

For the past few decades there’s been a rough consensus about how to run a modern capitalist economy. That makes this a good time to look at some of the ideas for fixing American capitalism that will
Trans-Atlantic Goodwill Ebbs, Putting Trade Peace at Risk

Trans-Atlantic Goodwill Ebbs, Putting Trade Peace at Risk

The U.S.-European trade truce struck last summer that’s helped keep punitive tariffs at bay is at risk of unraveling, with America’s top diplomat to the European Union citing a lack of good will and
A Trump Tax Return Standoff Would Be ‘Uncharted Territory,’ Expert Says

A Trump Tax Return Standoff Would Be ‘Uncharted Territory,’ Expert Says

The U.S. government would be in “uncharted territory” if Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were to block a House request to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a law professor told a
Mueller Examines Manafort Meeting With Suspected Russian Spy

Mueller Examines Manafort Meeting With Suspected Russian Spy

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is focusing on a meeting that Paul Manafort held as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with a translator suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence,
Anti-OPEC Bill Allowing U.S. to Sue Oil Cartel Moves Forward

Anti-OPEC Bill Allowing U.S. to Sue Oil Cartel Moves Forward

Legislation that would allow the U.S. government to sue OPEC for inflating oil prices cleared a key hurdle in the new session of Congress.
Trump Says He Won't Meet Xi Jinping Before Tariff Deadline

Trump Says He Won't Meet Xi Jinping Before Tariff Deadline

President Donald Trump said he won’t meet Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline to avert higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, intensifying fears the two won’t strike a deal before
Negotiators Say They’re Closer to a Deal to Prevent Another Shutdown

Negotiators Say They’re Closer to a Deal to Prevent Another Shutdown

The top Democrat and Republican working on a border-security deal said they’re nearing an accord but that negotiations may go into the weekend, with a week left to pass a spending bill to avert
Brexit Deadlock Continues as EU Rebuffs Theresa May’s Demands

Brexit Deadlock Continues as EU Rebuffs Theresa May’s Demands

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her top lawyer will travel to Dublin on Friday as she races to forge a breakthrough with European leaders resisting changes to their Brexit plan.
The Latest on Venezuela’s Political Crisis

The Latest on Venezuela’s Political Crisis

Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid headed to crisis-wracked Venezuela have arrived at the Colombia border.
How Vietnam Went From Cold War Foe to a Host for Trump and Kim’s Summit

How Vietnam Went From Cold War Foe to a Host for Trump and Kim’s Summit

President Donald Trump’s decision to hold his second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Vietnam carries a rich historical irony: The site of the U.S.’s biggest Cold War quagmire may be where
Lessons From the Only Remaining Arab Spring Democracy

Lessons From the Only Remaining Arab Spring Democracy

What does Tunisia’s survival mean for the rest of the region?
Mulvaney Says Trump Can Get His Wall With ‘Executive Authority’

Mulvaney Says Trump Can Get His Wall With ‘Executive Authority’

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said if Congress doesn’t agree to President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border “we’ll figure out a way to do
Ocasio-Cortez and Markey to Unveil Their ‘Green New Deal’

Ocasio-Cortez and Markey to Unveil Their ‘Green New Deal’

Two prominent Democrats on Thursday will unveil a package of environmental legislative proposals that has become known as the Green New Deal.
‘Defeat of Democracy’ Feared in Tanzania

‘Defeat of Democracy’ Feared in Tanzania

Tanzanians already have to watch what they publish, tweet and even sing. Now President John Magufuli’s administration is poised to put opposition parties under even more scrutiny.
Chinese Network's Washington Bureau Registers as Foreign Agent

Chinese Network's Washington Bureau Registers as Foreign Agent

The U.S. division of China’s state-owned broadcaster, China Global Television Network, has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department.
Thaksin-Linked Party Is Talk of Thailand on Premier Rumor

Thaksin-Linked Party Is Talk of Thailand on Premier Rumor

A party linked to Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has become the talk of the country amid rumors it will soon announce a shock prime ministerial candidate for March’s
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