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U.S. Sanctions Iran Central Bank Governor for Alleged Terrorist Support

U.S. Sanctions Iran Central Bank Governor for Alleged Terrorist Support

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor and another senior official in the bank for allegedly providing support for terrorist activities, drawing condemnation
Treasury Warns on Iran Sanctions Despite Trump's ZTE Reversal

Treasury Warns on Iran Sanctions Despite Trump's ZTE Reversal

The U.S. Treasury Department’s top sanctions official warned that any company violating restrictions on doing business with Iran will face serious consequences.
Trump Nominates McConnell and Chao’s Brother-In-Law to Lead Pension Agency

Trump Nominates McConnell and Chao’s Brother-In-Law to Lead Pension Agency

The White House didn’t provide biographical information about him in its announcement.
Trump Feels Bipartisan Pressure on ZTE Concession

Trump Feels Bipartisan Pressure on ZTE Concession

President Donald Trump defended his move on Monday to help Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. after drawing criticism from both sides of the political aisle. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports
Kudlow Says Nafta Deal Is Test of Trump Trade Cooperation

Kudlow Says Nafta Deal Is Test of Trump Trade Cooperation

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said an agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement would demonstrate the U.S. can avoid a trade conflict with China.
Novartis CEO Dials Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen Furor

Novartis CEO Dials Up 5,000 Managers After Cohen Furor

A week after Novartis AG had to explain its entanglement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, CEO Vas Narasimhan dialed into a conference call of epic proportions.
Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days, President Says

Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days, President Says

First lady Melania Trump is expected to spend two or three more days in the hospital following surgery to treat a kidney condition, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
Diplomatic Pressure Mounts on Israel After Gaza Strip Bloodshed

Diplomatic Pressure Mounts on Israel After Gaza Strip Bloodshed

Diplomatic pressure on Israel mounted following its bloodiest confrontation with the Palestinians since a 2014 war, with Turkey expelling the Israeli ambassador and criticism in European capitals
EU to Lose Key Ally in Slovakia as President Won't Seek New Term

EU to Lose Key Ally in Slovakia as President Won't Seek New Term

Slovak President Andrej Kiska won’t seek a second term in next year’s election, removing a key pro-European voice in a country that is at the center of a region gripped by a rise of euroskeptic and
Palestinian Leader Abbas's Surgery Is Successful, Wafa Says

Palestinian Leader Abbas's Surgery Is Successful, Wafa Says

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas underwent minor, successful surgery on his ear Tuesday, according to the Wafa news agency, an unannounced procedure that compounded worries about the
Iran Oil Exports Face Insurance Snag No Matter What Europe Wants

Iran Oil Exports Face Insurance Snag No Matter What Europe Wants

If European powers are to succeed in holding together a nuclear deal with Iran that the U.S. abandoned a week ago, then one issue they’ll need to consider is the insurance of oil tankers hauling the
Erdogan's Economic Plan? More Erdogan: Balance of Power

Erdogan's Economic Plan? More Erdogan: Balance of Power

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The Doctors Who Hate Insurance So Much They Go Without It

The Doctors Who Hate Insurance So Much They Go Without It

As an E.R. doctor in New Orleans, Brian Falkner attends to the kind of gruesome medical cases that would seem to underscore the importance of health insurance.
Dreamers Face Crucial Test as Trump Urges Court to Undo Policy

Dreamers Face Crucial Test as Trump Urges Court to Undo Policy

The future of kids brought into the U.S. by their undocumented parents faces a crucial test in a federal appeals court in California.
Apple CEO Says He Told Trump Tariffs Are Wrong Approach to China

Apple CEO Says He Told Trump Tariffs Are Wrong Approach to China

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said he criticized Donald Trump’s approach to trade with China in a recent White House meeting, while urging the president to address the legal status of
U.K. Workers Get Real Pay Increase as Labor Market Tightens

U.K. Workers Get Real Pay Increase as Labor Market Tightens

Britons got their first real pay increase in more than a year in the first quarter as wage growth overtook the rate of inflation.
It’s a Great Time to Be a Wealthy Heir After Trump Tax Overhaul

It’s a Great Time to Be a Wealthy Heir After Trump Tax Overhaul

New law doubles the estate-tax exemption to $22 million a couple, spurring interest in dynasty trusts.
U.S. Business Groups Bash Trump’s China Tariffs Plan

U.S. Business Groups Bash Trump’s China Tariffs Plan

U.S. companies and business groups are lining up to oppose the Trump administration’s plan to slap tariffs on Chinese imports.