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China's Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Rise to Five-Month High

China's Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Rise to Five-Month High

China’s holdings of Treasuries rose to a five-month high in March, underscoring the allure of U.S. government debt even amid trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
These Are the Groups Deciding Whether Japan's Abe Stays or Goes

These Are the Groups Deciding Whether Japan's Abe Stays or Goes

The prime minister’s support has been battered by a series of scandals.
Volcker Rule Revamp Adds to Trump’s Steady, Bit-by-Bit Deregulation

Volcker Rule Revamp Adds to Trump’s Steady, Bit-by-Bit Deregulation

The Trump administration is making headway in its push to loosen Wall Street’s leash.
Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising Rents

Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising Rents

As a tech boom drives up home prices, lawmakers ask: “Can cities grow too fast?”
U.S.-China Business Council's Ennis Previews Next Round of Trade Talks

U.S.-China Business Council's Ennis Previews Next Round of Trade Talks

U.S.-China Business Council Senior Vice President Erin Ennis discusses the next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China. She speaks with Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets:
House Set to Vote Next Tuesday on Senate Version of Dodd-Frank Rollback

House Set to Vote Next Tuesday on Senate Version of Dodd-Frank Rollback

The House plans to vote next Tuesday on Senate-passed legislation that would free regional and community banks from some of the toughest requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act.
North Korea's Warning to U.S. Throws Trump Summit Into Doubt

North Korea's Warning to U.S. Throws Trump Summit Into Doubt

Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un. Photographer: The White House via Getty Images
Republican Farm Bill May Come With a Revamp of U.S. Sugar Policy

Republican Farm Bill May Come With a Revamp of U.S. Sugar Policy

The U.S. House may deliver a significant victory for candy-makers this week in a decades-long quest to end sugar price supports.
Scared and Angry, a Proud Republican Blasts Trump’s China Tariffs

Scared and Angry, a Proud Republican Blasts Trump’s China Tariffs

Small-business executive Mary Buchzeiger is a proud Republican who favors President Donald Trump’s tough line on trade. Still, she says his proposed tariffs on Chinese imports would be a huge mistake
De Blasio, Who Opposes Legalizing Marijuana, Vows to Relax Police Enforcement

De Blasio, Who Opposes Legalizing Marijuana, Vows to Relax Police Enforcement

The mayor is under increasing pressure to address racial disparities in pot arrests.
U.K. to Announce Crackdown on Gambling Machines This Week

U.K. to Announce Crackdown on Gambling Machines This Week

The U.K. will announce a clampdown within days on highly addictive roulette and poker machines.
U.K. Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June

U.K. Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June

Prime Minister Theresa May will publish a detailed plan for the U.K.’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe next month, setting a deadline for her warring Cabinet to agree on a common stance.
Salvini Says Italy's Populist Coalition Talks on Last Lap

Salvini Says Italy's Populist Coalition Talks on Last Lap

The leader of the anti-migrant League Matteo Salvini said talks with the Five Star Movement on a populist government for Italy have entered their final lap.
U.K. Lords Seek to Defeat May One Last Time on Key Brexit Bill

U.K. Lords Seek to Defeat May One Last Time on Key Brexit Bill

The upper house of the U.K. Parliament will seek to inflict a final defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May over her flagship piece of Brexit legislation on Wednesday.
Haspel’s Confirmation as CIA Director Now All But Assured

Haspel’s Confirmation as CIA Director Now All But Assured

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee declared his support for Gina Haspel’s nomination to head the CIA, an endorsement that may seal her confirmation when the chamber votes as early
Scottish Parliament Rejects Brexit Bill in Challenge to May

Scottish Parliament Rejects Brexit Bill in Challenge to May

The Scottish Parliament voted against Theresa May’s landmark Brexit legislation, further complicating the path to an orderly departure.
Brexit Unity Eludes May Again Amid Cabinet Impasse on Customs

Brexit Unity Eludes May Again Amid Cabinet Impasse on Customs

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet remains split over Britain’s future trading relationship with the European Union, with her most senior ministers still looking at how to improve the two options on
Xi’s Top Economic Aide Returns to U.S. to Salvage Trade Talks

Xi’s Top Economic Aide Returns to U.S. to Salvage Trade Talks

Liu He’s arrival in Washington this week puts the Harvard-educated technocrat back in the spotlight.
Malaysia's Anwar Pardoned, Paving Way for Return to Politics

Malaysia's Anwar Pardoned, Paving Way for Return to Politics

Mahathir Mohamad Photographer: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images
Kellogg Says It’s Discontinuing Venezuela Operations

Kellogg Says It’s Discontinuing Venezuela Operations

The food giant is just the latest international company to close shop in the troubled nation.