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Skip the Cigarettes or Face Fines at New Jersey's Public Beaches

Skip the Cigarettes or Face Fines at New Jersey's Public Beaches

New Jersey, where a day pass to enjoy sun and sand can cost $10, has outlawed smoking at all public beaches and state parks.
Kushner Lawyer Accepts Service of Russia Suit by DNC After Delay

Kushner Lawyer Accepts Service of Russia Suit by DNC After Delay

Soon after a New York federal judge said formal delivery of a lawsuit isn’t a "game," Jared Kushner’s lawyer agreed to accept service of the Democratic National Committee’s April complaint accusing
Trump Signals 'Ready to Go" on $500 Billion China Tariffs

Trump Signals 'Ready to Go" on $500 Billion China Tariffs

President Donald Trump said the United States has been taken advantage of for too long as he has $500 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods "ready to go." Trump made the comments in a CNBC interview
Zimbabwe’s Presidential Race Tightens Ahead of July 30 Vote

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Race Tightens Ahead of July 30 Vote

The margin of support for the main candidates in Zimbabwe’s presidential election narrowed as the country prepares to go to the polls on July 30, Afrobarometer said.
Trump Blasts Fed, Threatens to Put Tariffs on All Chinese Goods

Trump Blasts Fed, Threatens to Put Tariffs on All Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump lashed out at China and the European Union for their weak currencies and said a stronger dollar and rising interest rates are undermining America’s “competitive edge,” taking a
EU's Barnier Throws Brexit Bone to Battered Theresa May

EU's Barnier Throws Brexit Bone to Battered Theresa May

The European Union gave U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May a glimmer of hope that her Brexit plan could provide a way forward in deadlocked negotiations.
Pro-Brexit Lawmaker Says BOE, Chancellor Hampering U.K. Economy

Pro-Brexit Lawmaker Says BOE, Chancellor Hampering U.K. Economy

The Bank of England and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond came under renewed attack from a leading pro-Brexit lawmaker who accused them of holding back U.K. economic growth.
Merkel Took Questions for 90 Minutes and Was Asked Nothing About Brexit

Merkel Took Questions for 90 Minutes and Was Asked Nothing About Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked about everything from migration and trade conflicts to defending Montenegro at a lengthy news conference -- just not about Brexit.
Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

U.S. Treasury Department officials have gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts at a
May Defends Her Brexit Plan as Workable in Practice, Not Theory

May Defends Her Brexit Plan as Workable in Practice, Not Theory

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Friday about Brexit had two audiences who weren’t in the room: the European Union, whom she urged to engage with her proposals, and her own party.
Putin Hedges Trump Bet by Dumping Treasuries to Safeguard Assets

Putin Hedges Trump Bet by Dumping Treasuries to Safeguard Assets

Russian officials are hoping Vladimir Putin’s rapport with Donald Trump will lead to rapprochement with the U.S. But they’re not taking any chances.
U.S. Senators Seek to Punish Turkey Over Jailed Americans

U.S. Senators Seek to Punish Turkey Over Jailed Americans

Prominent U.S. senators are pushing legislation to restrict Turkey’s access to international loans until it releases a jailed pastor and other American citizens, but may have an uphill fight
Lula's Would-Be Heir Kicks Off Presidential Race in Brazil

Lula's Would-Be Heir Kicks Off Presidential Race in Brazil

Ciro Gomes, who hopes to become the standard bearer of Brazil’s left in the October presidential race, got his party’s official backing but still is struggling to forge alliances and broaden his
Trump Says He’s ‘Ready To Go’ With $500 Billion in Tariffs on All China Imports

Trump Says He’s ‘Ready To Go’ With $500 Billion in Tariffs on All China Imports

President Donald Trump said he’s "ready to go" with tariffs on $500 billion of Chinese imports, saying the U.S. has been taken advantage of for too long.
Collapsing Deals Show Long Road to Market Trust for Euro Hopeful

Collapsing Deals Show Long Road to Market Trust for Euro Hopeful

Bulgaria didn’t make any friends on the market this week.
Merkel to Fight Trump Over Auto Tariffs Endangering Trade

Merkel to Fight Trump Over Auto Tariffs Endangering Trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll keep lobbying President Donald Trump to head off tariffs on U.S. auto imports, which could escalate a trade war and threaten the global economy.
Business Leaders Urge South Africa to Take Bolder Steps on Economy

Business Leaders Urge South Africa to Take Bolder Steps on Economy

South Africa’s political leaders have balked at the “radical” steps needed to cut excessive state costs and stabilize the nation’s finances, according to Sipho Pityana, head of one of the nation’s
Italy's Finance Minister's Future Thrown Into Doubt

Italy's Finance Minister's Future Thrown Into Doubt

Italy's Finance Minister Giovanni Tria's position could be under threat. Bloomberg's Kevin Costelloe reports on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open." (Source: Bloomberg)
World’s Richest Country Looks for Soccer Love

World’s Richest Country Looks for Soccer Love

Qatar hosts the global showpiece tournament next and it could do with following Russia in winning some friends.
Iran to Sign Friendship Agreement With Asean, Singapore Says

Iran to Sign Friendship Agreement With Asean, Singapore Says

Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat