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Warren Asks McKinsey to Provide Information on Work for Saudis

Warren Asks McKinsey to Provide Information on Work for Saudis

Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging McKinsey & Co. to be transparent about its relationship with Saudi Arabia and its consulting services that she said may have enabled the kingdom to crack down on
Italian Premier Checking for Market Rebound on Way to Kremlin

Italian Premier Checking for Market Rebound on Way to Kremlin

European Union leaders and bond investors are dragging Italy’s populist government over the coals for its defiance of EU spending rules. But at his palatial office in central Rome, Prime Minister
Amid Prospect of War, Israel Deepens Palestinian Banking Ties

Amid Prospect of War, Israel Deepens Palestinian Banking Ties

Israeli and Palestinian authorities have agreed on a new mechanism to facilitate Palestinian banking transactions, which would eliminate the threat of terrorism-financing lawsuits for Israeli banks
Trump Says He ‘Maybe’ Regrets Picking Fed’s Powell

Trump Says He ‘Maybe’ Regrets Picking Fed’s Powell

President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he “maybe” regrets appointing him to the post and demurring when asked under what circumstances he would
Realtors Spend Record $26 Million on Lobbying

Realtors Spend Record $26 Million on Lobbying

The National Association of Realtors spent a group record of $26.4 million on lobbying in the third quarter of 2018 as it continued to put money into influencing state and local issues, as well as
Honduran Accused of Planning Caravan Denies Venezuela Support

Honduran Accused of Planning Caravan Denies Venezuela Support

A former lawmaker accused by the Honduran government of organizing the thousands-strong group of migrants heading toward the U.S. denied that Venezuela is financing the caravan.
Fear of Trump Helps Bring Rivals China and Japan Closer Together

Fear of Trump Helps Bring Rivals China and Japan Closer Together

When Shinzo Abe took office six years ago, it would’ve been unthinkable for China’s leaders to roll out the red carpet for him. The Japanese prime minister can thank U.S. President Donald Trump for
Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

Amazon Pitches Facial Recognition to Monitor Immigrants

Amazon in June pitched its facial recognition technology as a tool for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Trump Defers to Congress on U.S. Response to Khashoggi Killing

Trump Defers to Congress on U.S. Response to Khashoggi Killing

President Donald Trump said he is passing responsibility to Congress for responding to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and he criticized the conflicting accounts from
Pakistan Secures $6 Billion Aid Package From Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Secures $6 Billion Aid Package From Saudi Arabia

Pakistan said Saudi Arabia agreed to a $6 billion support package to bolster Islamabad’s dwindling finances following a second visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Riyadh seeking aid.
U.K. Cabinet at War Over Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

U.K. Cabinet at War Over Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing another bruising showdown with her own Conservative Party over her Brexit plans Wednesday, after an angry meeting of her cabinet descended into open conflict.
UN Wants Nigeria to Protect Civilians Better After 90 Die in Attacks

UN Wants Nigeria to Protect Civilians Better After 90 Die in Attacks

The United Nations is concerned about rising sectarian violence in parts of northern Nigeria, its resident coordinator in the West African country said, citing attacks in the past week in which more
France Manufacturing Confidence Falls as Brexit Warnings Grow

France Manufacturing Confidence Falls as Brexit Warnings Grow

Confidence among French manufacturers fell this month to the lowest in almost two years, a potential sign of weakness heading into the final quarter of the year.
Under Khashoggi Shadow, Saudis Put Best Face on Business Summit

Under Khashoggi Shadow, Saudis Put Best Face on Business Summit

Global business leaders may have stayed away, but Saudi Arabia’s flagship investment conference started the day with a crowd. And even as attendees squeezed in to watch speeches, they checked their
Trump Giving Xi Someone to Blame for China's Slowing Economy

Trump Giving Xi Someone to Blame for China's Slowing Economy

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to pressure Beijing to open its markets by undermining its economy. Instead, he may be providing Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with the perfect cover story if
China Adds to Stimulus Drip-Feed as Markets Stumble Again

China Adds to Stimulus Drip-Feed as Markets Stumble Again

China is responding to the slump in its stock markets and the slowdown in the economy with a trickle of stimulus to stabilize, rather than rejuvenate, investor sentiment.

The Latest Reactions to Erdogan’s Khashoggi Speech

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):
Furtive Policy Puts Turkey on Road to 300 Basis-Point Rate Hike

Furtive Policy Puts Turkey on Road to 300 Basis-Point Rate Hike

Turkey may be on the path toward a 300 basis-point interest rate increase with barely a whisper from the central bank as the country struggles to contain a currency crisis that’s reverberating around
Nigerian President Buhari Returns From Vacation, Resumes Duties

Nigerian President Buhari Returns From Vacation, Resumes Duties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country’s capital, Abuja, on Saturday from a 10-day vacation in London and immediately resumed his duties, state-owned radio said.