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May's Preferred Brexit Option Is Less Costly, U.K. Taxman Says

May's Preferred Brexit Option Is Less Costly, U.K. Taxman Says

The U.K. tax authority says Prime Minister Theresa May’s favored Brexit model would be six times cheaper than the other option on the table.
Trump Hints at 'Different Structure' for China Trade Deal

Trump Hints at 'Different Structure' for China Trade Deal

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses the ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China on "Bloomberg Markets: The Open." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ramaphosa Pledges to Donate Half of Presidential Salary to Mandela Fund

Ramaphosa Pledges to Donate Half of Presidential Salary to Mandela Fund

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to donate half his salary to a fund honoring Nelson Mandela.
Trump Tweets ‘Big News’ Is Coming for U.S. Auto Workers

Trump Tweets ‘Big News’ Is Coming for U.S. Auto Workers

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Wednesday morning that “big news” is on the way for U.S. auto workers.
Pompeo Seeks ‘Credible’ North Korean Steps Toward Denuclearization

Pompeo Seeks ‘Credible’ North Korean Steps Toward Denuclearization

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. wants North Korea to take “credible steps” toward giving up its nuclear weapons program.
Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks

Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks

President Donald Trump is backing away from the trade agreement the U.S. just announced with China, under pressure from China hawks among his supporters and in Congress who have assailed the accord as
U.S. Employee in China Suffers Brain Injury in Case Recalling Cuba Sound ‘Attack’

U.S. Employee in China Suffers Brain Injury in Case Recalling Cuba Sound ‘Attack’

A U.S. government employee in China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure ahead of being diagnosed with a mild brain injury, in a case reminiscent of diplomats who fell ill in Cuba last
Brazil Optimistic on Boeing-Embraer Deal

Brazil Optimistic on Boeing-Embraer Deal

The Brazilian government is “optimistic” about a deal between Boeing Co. and Embraer SA and initial concerns about the potential military impact have been overcome, the country’s defense chief said.
Trump Car-Emission Plan Meets Negotiator Who Considers It ‘Crap’

Trump Car-Emission Plan Meets Negotiator Who Considers It ‘Crap’

Mary Nichols was in classic blunt mode last week, calling the latest Trump administration’s challenge to Obama-era auto-emission targets “a piece of crap” and dismissing as “nonsense” the industry
U.K. Admits Brexit Bill Will Be Paid Even Without Trade Deal

U.K. Admits Brexit Bill Will Be Paid Even Without Trade Deal

A leading Brexit minister in Theresa May’s government was forced into a painful political admission -- the U.K. is legally bound to settle its divorce bill even if it doesn’t get a future trade deal
Trump’s Tax Plan Could Mess Up Your Prenup

Trump’s Tax Plan Could Mess Up Your Prenup

President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul could wreak havoc on prenuptial agreements across the country -- and maybe even his own.
New Jersey Governor Signs Nuclear Plant Bill Environmental Groups Opposed

New Jersey Governor Signs Nuclear Plant Bill Environmental Groups Opposed

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to sign a bill requiring utility customers to spend more than $300 million a year to rescue struggling nuclear power plants run by Exelon Corp. and Public Service
Prosecutors Ask Judge to Delay Decision on Letting Stormy Daniels Join Cohen Case

Prosecutors Ask Judge to Delay Decision on Letting Stormy Daniels Join Cohen Case

U.S. prosecutors asked the judge overseeing review of evidence seized from Michael Cohen in an FBI raid to hold off ruling on whether Stormy Daniels can join the case.
‘Climate Change Is Real,’ Carmakers Tell White House in Letter

‘Climate Change Is Real,’ Carmakers Tell White House in Letter

Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards.
Boris Johnson Hints He Wants Tougher Sanctions Against Russians

Boris Johnson Hints He Wants Tougher Sanctions Against Russians

Britain is looking with envy at U.S. President Donald Trump’s freedom to hit wealthy Russians with tough sanctions in the aftermath of the Salisbury nerve agent poisoning.
Abe Rival Faults Plan to Fast-Track Changes to Japan’s Constitution

Abe Rival Faults Plan to Fast-Track Changes to Japan’s Constitution

A potential rival to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticized plans to tweak the anti-war provision of Japan’s constitution.
The Princes, the President and the Fortune Seekers

The Princes, the President and the Fortune Seekers

Washington (AP) -- After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing
Malaysia’s Mahathir Races the Clock

Malaysia’s Mahathir Races the Clock

Mahathir Mohamad has been in a hurry since his shock election win in Malaysia.
Mexico's Anti-Populist Wins Debates, But He Can't Close Poll Gap

Mexico's Anti-Populist Wins Debates, But He Can't Close Poll Gap

Ricardo Anaya put in a strong performance in Mexico’s second presidential debate -- just as he had in the first one. But it’s probably too little, too late.