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Trump Wields a More Powerful Weapon Than Tariffs for Trade War

Trump Wields a More Powerful Weapon Than Tariffs for Trade War

President Donald Trump’s trade war against China has so far focused on attacking imports. His new front: Weaponizing American exports.
Beyond May—The Tory Rivals Jostling to Be U.K. Prime Minister

Beyond May—The Tory Rivals Jostling to Be U.K. Prime Minister

Many Conservatives give Prime Minister Theresa May just days—if not hours—before she quits or is forced out. That’s effectively fired the starting gun for a leadership race that could redefine
Trump's Tokyo Visit Seen Unlikely to Yield U.S.-Japan Trade Pact

Trump's Tokyo Visit Seen Unlikely to Yield U.S.-Japan Trade Pact

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are unlikely to resolve trade disputes involving automobile tariffs during meetings starting this weekend in Tokyo, a Japanese official
Kushner Replied ‘On It!’ After Manafort Sought Post for Banker

Kushner Replied ‘On It!’ After Manafort Sought Post for Banker

Shortly after Donald Trump’s 2016 election, his onetime campaign chief Paul Manafort wrote to Jared Kushner to ask the incoming administration to consider giving a “major appointment’’ to Manafort’s
Twitter Co-Founder Says More Diverse Team Might've Spotted Abuse

Twitter Co-Founder Says More Diverse Team Might've Spotted Abuse

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said Wednesday that the social network might have been quicker to recognize and address the potential for abuse and harassment on its platform if the company’s
Almost 40% of Americans Would Struggle to Cover a $400 Emergency

Almost 40% of Americans Would Struggle to Cover a $400 Emergency

Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a 50-year low, according to a Federal Reserve survey.
Facebook Removes a Record 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts

Facebook Removes a Record 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts

Facebook Inc. said it removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter, a record that shows how the company is battling an avalanche of bad actors trying to undermine the authenticity of the
Pelosi Says Democrats Are ‘Not on the Path to Impeachment’—Yet

Pelosi Says Democrats Are ‘Not on the Path to Impeachment’—Yet

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats are "not on the path to impeachment" although President Donald Trump’s actions could be impeachable offenses.
House Votes to Ease Rules for IRAs, Makes Fixes to Trump Tax Law

House Votes to Ease Rules for IRAs, Makes Fixes to Trump Tax Law

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that relaxes the rules for retirement savers and corrects an unintended side-effect of the 2017 tax law that hit children of military members who
Boeing Max Crisis Puts FAA in Global Aviation Spotlight

Boeing Max Crisis Puts FAA in Global Aviation Spotlight

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is set to meet with global aviation regulators Thursday to review plans to get Boeing Co.'s 737 Max model back in the air. Bloomberg Intelligence's George
NRA Accuses Its PR Firm of Trying to Foment Failed ‘Coup’

NRA Accuses Its PR Firm of Trying to Foment Failed ‘Coup’

The National Rifle Association, riven by political turmoil and accusations of fiscal mismanagement, sued its longtime public relations firm, accusing it of engineering a failed “coup” attempt by
Palestinian Business Groups Say They Won't Go to Bahrain Summit

Palestinian Business Groups Say They Won't Go to Bahrain Summit

Palestinian business organizations declined a U.S. invitation to attend a Bahrain conference to promote Palestinian economic development, the first step of the Trump administration’s push for a Middle
Manafort Banker Charged With Bribery in Seeking Trump Post

Manafort Banker Charged With Bribery in Seeking Trump Post

A Chicago banker who lent millions of dollars to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged by prosecutors with bribery for seeking a post in the Trump administration in return for $16 million
U.S. Seeks to Avoid Planting Distortions With New Farm Aid

U.S. Seeks to Avoid Planting Distortions With New Farm Aid

The Trump administration unveiled its latest package to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China, adopting a model that aims to avoid influencing production decisions.
Venezuela Talks in Oslo Hinge on Maduro Accepting a New Vote

Venezuela Talks in Oslo Hinge on Maduro Accepting a New Vote

Despite scant progress in initial meetings, Norwegian officials have invited representatives of President Nicolas Maduro and his rival, Juan Guaido, to a second round of talks to defuse Venezuela’s
IMF Says U.S. Companies Are Paying China Tariff Costs, Contrary to Trump View

IMF Says U.S. Companies Are Paying China Tariff Costs, Contrary to Trump View

Companies in the U.S. are paying almost all the costs from Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports, IMF researchers said in findings that contradict the president’s assertions that China is footing
Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to Right

Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to Right

If anyone had any doubts about Narendra Modi’s popularity, India’s masses just put them to rest.
May to Announce Departure Date Friday, FT Says: Brexit Update

May to Announce Departure Date Friday, FT Says: Brexit Update

Theresa May is on her way out -- the only question is when she’ll go -- and her party is bracing for a humiliating defeat in European elections Thursday.
Will Las Vegas Glitz Play in Boston? Wynn Will Soon Find Out

Will Las Vegas Glitz Play in Boston? Wynn Will Soon Find Out

Wynn Resorts Ltd. is about to find out how well Vegas plays in Boston.
Trump Sacrifices Agenda for Fight Over Democrats’ Probes, Unnerving GOP Allies

Trump Sacrifices Agenda for Fight Over Democrats’ Probes, Unnerving GOP Allies

Donald Trump’s dramatic decision to blow up infrastructure negotiations amid swirling talk of impeachment revealed a president willing to abandon the remainder of his first-term legislative agenda for