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Kim's Testy Factory Trips Show Push to Fix North Korea Economy

Kim's Testy Factory Trips Show Push to Fix North Korea Economy

While touring a backpack factory in North Korea’s remote northeast, Kim Jong Un dressed down ruling party officials for lacking “revolutionary spirit” -- and ordered workers to sew twice as much
U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

Being a blood relative of Hugo Chavez used to open doors. Now Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late Venezuelan socialist leader, is finding out it can close some as well.
Senate Talks Falter on Bill Barring Family Separations at Border

Senate Talks Falter on Bill Barring Family Separations at Border

Bipartisan Senate talks on a bill to keep the government from separating undocumented immigrant families that enter the U.S. from Mexico have stalled, lawmakers said Wednesday, amid disagreements over
Court Blocks Billionaire’s Measure to Split California Into Three States

Court Blocks Billionaire’s Measure to Split California Into Three States

Billionaire Tim Draper’s proposition to break California into three states won’t be on the ballot in November.
Treasury, Lawmakers Reach Handshake Deal on Investment Reviews

Treasury, Lawmakers Reach Handshake Deal on Investment Reviews

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on strengthening the review process for foreign investments in U.S. companies, a key Republican lawmaker said.
Rep. Waters Says Democrats Need to 'Step Up' and Fight Trump Policies

Rep. Waters Says Democrats Need to 'Step Up' and Fight Trump Policies

Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, discusses the Trump administration's economic policies with Bloomberg's Lisa Abramowicz and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

Republicans are promising a comprehensive second round of tax cuts -- but tax changes affecting retirement savings may be the only measures with enough political support to make it through Congress
Putin Asked Trump to Let Russia Question McFaul, White House Says

Putin Asked Trump to Let Russia Question McFaul, White House Says

President Donald Trump entertained a proposal from Vladimir Putin to let Russian authorities pose questions for the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, White House Press Secretary Sarah
Rep. Hensarling Says He Shares Powell's Concern About a Trade War

Rep. Hensarling Says He Shares Powell's Concern About a Trade War

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony before the committee. He speaks with
Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

A senior Senate Republican said he’ll propose new sanctions on Russia that could only be waived if the administration certifies Moscow has ceased interfering in U.S. elections.
Putin’s Silence Unnerves Russia After ‘Panic’ Over Pension Plan

Putin’s Silence Unnerves Russia After ‘Panic’ Over Pension Plan

Russia’s attempt to roll out a proposal to increase the pension age under the cover of the World Cup has triggered the worst tumult President Vladimir Putin has faced at home in years, fueling
May Set to Catch a Summer Break After Months of Brexit Crisis

May Set to Catch a Summer Break After Months of Brexit Crisis

Theresa May, a prime minister for whom every week seems to be worse than the last, could finally be getting a break. With only six days left until lawmakers disappear for the summer, the prospects of
Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Even as Puerto Rico’s residents were bracing for painful austerity measures, the bankrupt commonwealth spent $245,000 on a bulletproof Chevrolet Suburban to shuttle around Governor Ricardo Rossello.
Sky Hearing on Same Day as Fox Vote Complicates Comcast Bid

Sky Hearing on Same Day as Fox Vote Complicates Comcast Bid

Friday, July 27, is shaping up to be a big day in the battle between Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. for control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire -- on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ferrari Wants Its Ferraris Back From New York's ‘Taxi King’

Ferrari Wants Its Ferraris Back From New York's ‘Taxi King’

The man once known as New York’s "Taxi King" may have to start hailing cabs now that Ferrari is suing to repossess his rides.
Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

A new, Republican-led effort to tax carbon dioxide emissions isn’t likely to make it to a vote in the House of Representatives anytime soon -- but opponents aren’t taking any chances.
Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

President Donald Trump’s statements seeming to question whether Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election were “demoralizing” to American intelligence agencies and the damage may not be undone by his
Trump Pays Respects to Secret Service Agent Who Died on Scotland Trip

Trump Pays Respects to Secret Service Agent Who Died on Scotland Trip

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday to pay their respects to the family of a Secret Service agent who died after suffering a stroke while on
Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia isn’t currently targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier.
Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico

Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.