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Trump’s Cuba Crackdown Brings Surprising Windfall to Cruise Lines

Trump’s Cuba Crackdown Brings Surprising Windfall to Cruise Lines

In the months after Donald Trump was elected, cruise lines fretted that the new president would kill their nascent business to Cuba.
‘No’ Cohen Inquiries on Net Neutrality on AT&T’s Behalf, FCC Chairman Says

‘No’ Cohen Inquiries on Net Neutrality on AT&T’s Behalf, FCC Chairman Says

AT&T has acknowledged it hired a firm founded by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
U.K. Only Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

U.K. Only Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

The U.K. government has asked business groups to map their supply chains to flag the areas of the economy most at risk if Brexit imposes additional trading costs on exporters, two people familiar with
White House Assures Google, Goldman AI Won't Get Heavy Hand

White House Assures Google, Goldman AI Won't Get Heavy Hand

The White House unveiled a hands-off regulatory approach to foster the development of artificial intelligence at a gathering of more than 40 companies in Washington Thursday.

Trump Considering Army Veteran for Veterans Affairs Secretary: AP

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a
Mahathir Reassures Business, Aims to Boost Malaysia Stock Market

Mahathir Reassures Business, Aims to Boost Malaysia Stock Market

Mahathir Mohamad said he’d lead a business-friendly administration and seek ways to boost Malaysia’s stock market.
Trump Administration Loses Effort to Halt Phone-Search Suit

Trump Administration Loses Effort to Halt Phone-Search Suit

A federal judge denied the Trump administration’s request to throw out a lawsuit challenging the right of border agents to seize and search the mobile phones and laptops of U.S. citizens without
Texas Court Rejects Appeal by Woman Who Sent Ricin to Obama

Texas Court Rejects Appeal by Woman Who Sent Ricin to Obama

A federal judge in East Texas has declined to reduce the 18-year prison sentence imposed on a woman for sending ricin-laced letters to former President Barack Obama and others.
Giuliani Leaves His Manhattan Law Firm

Giuliani Leaves His Manhattan Law Firm

Washington (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani is leaving his Manhattan law firm to focus solely on his new role on President Donald Trump's legal team.
Child Care a Legitimate Campaign Expense, FEC Rules

Child Care a Legitimate Campaign Expense, FEC Rules

The Federal Election Commission ruled that a congressional candidate can use donor funds to pay for childcare while she’s campaigning.
New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill to Let Police, Fire Unions Run Pension

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill to Let Police, Fire Unions Run Pension

Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation that would give New Jersey police and firefighters control of their pensions. The Senate president promised to amend the bill.
Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Set to End June 11

The Federal Communications Commission’s Obama-era requirement that internet service providers treat web content equally will end June 11 and be replaced by new rules compelling them to disclose their
May Cancels Brexit Cabinet, Avoids Parliament as Fight Rages On

May Cancels Brexit Cabinet, Avoids Parliament as Fight Rages On

Prime Minister Theresa May canceled a meeting of her inner Brexit cabinet scheduled for Thursday as she struggles to break a deadlock within her government about what Britain’s future outside the

Orban Vows to Transform Hungary in Push Toward Illiberalism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his new government would enact “big changes” over the next four years and he saw no need to revisit his controversial break with liberal democracy, which has
Trump, North Korea's Kim to Meet in Singapore on June 12

Trump, North Korea's Kim to Meet in Singapore on June 12

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that a date and location have been set for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on "Bloomberg
Sen. Portman on North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA

Sen. Portman on North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA

Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, discusses the return of three Americans from North Korea, President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement, and the nomination of Gina
South Africa Offers State Workers Inflation-Busting Pay Rise

South Africa Offers State Workers Inflation-Busting Pay Rise

South Africa is offering unions representing 1 million state employees inflation-busting pay increases at a time when the country needs to rein in spending to help keep its investment-grade credit
Trump Says He’ll Meet With Kim Jong Un June 12 in Singapore

Trump Says He’ll Meet With Kim Jong Un June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, locking in a historic summit between the two leaders amid their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear
U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

U.S. Extends Hearings Over China Tariffs Amid Trade Truce Talks

The U.S. has extended a public hearing on the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods to accommodate everyone who wants to testify, as both governments continue talks
Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

Lawmakers Release Trove of More Than 3,500 Russian-Backed Facebook Ads

A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia’s main goal was provoking discontent in the U.S.