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Trump Says Auto Workers Will Be  'Very Happy' With Nafta

Trump Says Auto Workers Will Be 'Very Happy' With Nafta

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about Nafta negotiations. (Source: Bloomberg)
Steve Bannon Weighs in on Trump's China Strategy

Steve Bannon Weighs in on Trump's China Strategy

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon discusses President Donald Trump's China strategy with Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker in Prague. (Source: Bloomberg)
Italy Populists Get Shot at Premiership as Europe Challenged

Italy Populists Get Shot at Premiership as Europe Challenged

Italian President Sergio Mattarella asked Giuseppe Conte to form a government whose policy agenda has already alarmed markets.
Rep. Goodlatte Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate FBI

Rep. Goodlatte Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate FBI

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, discusses immigration and setting up a special counsel to investigate the FBI. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Trump Says He Did a 'Great Service' by Firing James Comey

Trump Says He Did a 'Great Service' by Firing James Comey

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last year. (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S., Mexican Officials Meet in Push for Nafta Car Deal

U.S., Mexican Officials Meet in Push for Nafta Car Deal

U.S. and Mexican senior officials are meeting in Washington this week in an effort to break an impasse over auto-production rules in an updated Nafta, according to two people familiar with the
Rep. Brat on Immigration

Rep. Brat on Immigration

Rep. Dave Brat, a Virginia Republican and member of the House Freedom Caucus, talks about trying to push an immigration bill through Congress. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Honeybees May Be Dying in Larger Numbers Due to Climate Change

Honeybees May Be Dying in Larger Numbers Due to Climate Change

Beekeepers in the U.S. reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the last year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing climate, according to the scientist leading
Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block People on Twitter

Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block People on Twitter

President Donald Trump can’t block Twitter users from following his personal account, a federal judge ruled.

IRS Warns Taxpayers on Tactics to Avoid Property Deduction Caps

The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers to proceed with caution after states including New York and New Jersey approved workarounds to the new federal limits on deductions for state and local
Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Plan Is Dead for This Year, Senators Say

Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Plan Is Dead for This Year, Senators Say

Two U.S. senators who have played key roles in trying to advance housing-finance reform are acknowledging the legislative efforts to end government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are dead, at
Trump Demands ‘Transparency’ From Rosenstein on Mueller Probe

Trump Demands ‘Transparency’ From Rosenstein on Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump said he expects “total transparency” from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the FBI regarding documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of
Trump Says He'll Know Next Week Whether Kim Summit Will Proceed

Trump Says He'll Know Next Week Whether Kim Summit Will Proceed

President Donald Trump said it will be clear by next week whether his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will proceed as planned.
ZTE Crackdown Measures Advance in Congress, Pressuring Trump

ZTE Crackdown Measures Advance in Congress, Pressuring Trump

Congress is increasing pressure on President Donald Trump not to weaken sanctions on ZTE.
Spain's Rajoy Lines Up Basque Support to Pass Delayed Budget

Spain's Rajoy Lines Up Basque Support to Pass Delayed Budget

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lined up support from Basque deputies for his long-delayed budget, boosting his claim to be the steward of the country’s economic expansion.
U.K. Negotiators Haven't Pitched Irish Backstop, Officials Say

U.K. Negotiators Haven't Pitched Irish Backstop, Officials Say

U.K. Brexit negotiators haven’t formally discussed with their European counterparts Theresa May’s controversial new proposal for breaking the deadlock over the Irish border, according to three people
Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged after prodding by lawmakers that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies.
Manafort Judge Questions Claim of Improper Records Seizure

Manafort Judge Questions Claim of Improper Records Seizure

A federal judge posed skeptical questions about Paul Manafort’s claim that an FBI agent improperly searched a storage locker that held extensive business records.
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)