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Erdogan Names Son-in-Law as Treasury and Finance Minister

Erdogan Names Son-in-Law as Treasury and Finance Minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named his son-in-law as economy czar in a new administration and removed the last member of an investor-friendly financial team that’s been gradually pushed to
Turkish Lira Slumps as Erdogan Names Son-in-Law as Economy Chief

Turkish Lira Slumps as Erdogan Names Son-in-Law as Economy Chief

Turkey’s lira plunged after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, as economic chief of his new administration, fueling investor unease that the government can calm
Mueller Seeks to Bar Manafort ‘Selective Prosecution’ Argument

Mueller Seeks to Bar Manafort ‘Selective Prosecution’ Argument

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge to block Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, from arguing at his trial in September that prosecutors are
Trump-Ordered Talks on Future of Fuel Economy Stuck in Neutral

Trump-Ordered Talks on Future of Fuel Economy Stuck in Neutral

Talks between the U.S. and California on auto emissions standards have made little progress since President Donald Trump told his agencies to pursue a deal, according to a top state official, who’s
Trump Tweets Again on Drug Prices, Investors Mostly Shrug

Trump Tweets Again on Drug Prices, Investors Mostly Shrug

The days when Donald Trump could rock pharmaceuticals stocks with mere threats about drug prices are gone.
Molina, Centene Stand to Benefit From Halt in Obamacare Payments

Molina, Centene Stand to Benefit From Halt in Obamacare Payments

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend some Obamacare payments could leave a few health insurers feeling flush -- for now.
Top House Republicans Question Apple, Alphabet on Privacy

Top House Republicans Question Apple, Alphabet on Privacy

Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. are facing questions about their privacy practices from four top Republican members of Congress as tech companies fail to assuage lawmakers’ concerns.
U.S. Government Can’t Reunite All Immigrant Toddlers by Tuesday Deadline

U.S. Government Can’t Reunite All Immigrant Toddlers by Tuesday Deadline

The U.S. government won’t be able to reunite all immigrant children under five with their families by Tuesday’s deadline, but a federal judge in San Diego appeared satisfied with the progress
Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page to Face Questioning About Anti-Trump Texts

Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page to Face Questioning About Anti-Trump Texts

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will be questioned in private by congressional investigators Wednesday, a day before bureau agent Peter Strzok is to testify publicly about the beginnings of the
Read Boris Johnson’s Resignation Letter From the U.K. Government

Read Boris Johnson’s Resignation Letter From the U.K. Government

The following is U.K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation letter, published July 9.
Conservatives to Target Red-State Dems Over Supreme Court Confirmation

Conservatives to Target Red-State Dems Over Supreme Court Confirmation

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on President Donald Trump's chance to reshape the U.S. Supreme Court. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Trump Attacks Pfizer Over Drug Cost in Latest Dig at Pharma

Trump Attacks Pfizer Over Drug Cost in Latest Dig at Pharma

President Donald Trump said Pfizer Inc. should be “ashamed” for raising the prices of its pharmaceutical products, briefly rattling shares of the U.S. drug giant on Monday.
Scaramucci Says His Political Foray ‘Cost Me a Lot’

Scaramucci Says His Political Foray ‘Cost Me a Lot’

Anthony Scaramucci said there’s a "less than zero" percent chance he’ll return to politics and instead aspires to double the assets at his SkyBridge Capital to $20 billion in the next five years.
Amazon Antitrust Critic Joins FTC as Agency Sets Sights on Tech

Amazon Antitrust Critic Joins FTC as Agency Sets Sights on Tech

Lina Khan, a prominent critic of Amazon.com Inc.’s business practices, is joining the office of Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra as the agency prepares to increase antitrust scrutiny of
Mexico’s Next President Plans His Own Border Police Force

Mexico’s Next President Plans His Own Border Police Force

After months of Donald Trump’s controversial clampdown on immigration, Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning his own border police force to stop undocumented immigrants,
Merkel Lauds China's Market Opening in Trade Rebuff to Trump

Merkel Lauds China's Market Opening in Trade Rebuff to Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised China for opening up to foreign investment, drawing a contrast with trade conflicts burdening both countries’ relations with the U.S.
Pompeo Makes Surprise Stop in Afghanistan to Tout Trump Strategy

Pompeo Makes Surprise Stop in Afghanistan to Tout Trump Strategy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday, insisting that President Donald Trump’s strategy to fight the Taliban is working even as the opposition group
Macron Defends Record, Saying He Hasn’t Forgotten France’s Poor

Macron Defends Record, Saying He Hasn’t Forgotten France’s Poor

French President Emmanuel Macron, facing a slide in his popularity, defended his record and said he hadn’t forgotten the nation’s poor.
Turkey Strips Government of Role in Naming Central Bank Chief

Turkey Strips Government of Role in Naming Central Bank Chief

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed off on a series of changes to the way the central bank’s top leaders are chosen, signaling he plans to follow through on a pre-election pledge to
Trump Says He’s Confident Kim Will Denuclearize

Trump Says He’s Confident Kim Will Denuclearize

U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would keep his pledge to “denuclearize,” while suggesting that neighboring China might be working to undermine talks.