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China Said to Order Reporting Ban on Mnuchin-Led Talks

China Said to Order Reporting Ban on Mnuchin-Led Talks

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie previews the U.S. and China trade talks. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

D.C. Consultant Among Four Guilty in Political Intelligence Case

A jury’s verdict sent a warning to Washington’s political intelligence industry and funds that rely on it: Trading on government secrets is as risky as using insider corporate information.
U.K. Speaker Accused of Bullying by Former Top Lords Official

U.K. Speaker Accused of Bullying by Former Top Lords Official

John Bercow was accused of bullying by a former top official in the U.K. House of Lords, who said the House of Commons Speaker doesn’t meet the standard of behavior expected in the role.
In Brazil, Defaced Bills Draw Central Bank Into Election Fray

In Brazil, Defaced Bills Draw Central Bank Into Election Fray

Defaced bank notes featuring the image of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have dragged Brazil’s central bank into the country’s polarized pre-election debate.
Meet the Real Force Behind the Brexit Talks

Meet the Real Force Behind the Brexit Talks

The public face of negotiations might be David Davis and Michel Barnier, but this pair is making the process work.
Argentina Raises Rates to 40% After Peso Selloff Prompts Third Abrupt Increase

Argentina Raises Rates to 40% After Peso Selloff Prompts Third Abrupt Increase

Argentina stepped up the fight against the collapse of its currency with a third interest rate increase in one week and the announcement of tighter government spending targets.
Brexit Transition Must Be Extended, According to U.K. Officials

Brexit Transition Must Be Extended, According to U.K. Officials

The Brexit transition period will need to be extended potentially for years because any new customs regime will not be ready to come into force in time, according to senior British officials.
Ryan Allows House Chaplain to Stay After Priest Rescinds Resignation

Ryan Allows House Chaplain to Stay After Priest Rescinds Resignation

The U.S. House chaplain rescinded his resignation Thursday, and Speaker Paul Ryan said he’ll let the chaplain stay.
Theresa May in Crisis After Brexiters Reject Compromise

Theresa May in Crisis After Brexiters Reject Compromise

Nina Schick, Rasmussen Global’s director of data and polling, discusses Brexit negotiations over an EU customs union and the Irish border, and Italy's attempt to form a government. He speaks with
Giuliani’s Remarks May Hurt Bid to Keep Trump’s Secrets in Cohen Case

Giuliani’s Remarks May Hurt Bid to Keep Trump’s Secrets in Cohen Case

By admitting that President Donald Trump reimbursed a hush payment to a porn actress, Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have spawned a fresh crop of questions about possible campaign-finance
D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

D.C. Consultant Found Guilty of Stealing Medicare Secrets

A Manhattan jury convicted a Washington consultant of stealing government secrets as part of a scheme to pass insider tips to hedge funds.
The Takeaways From Sanders' Comments About Stormy Daniels Payment

The Takeaways From Sanders' Comments About Stormy Daniels Payment

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump "didn't know at the time" that his lawyer Michael Cohen paid former adult film actress Stormy Daniels but "eventually
Malaysia Vote Battle Heats Up With Focus on Jobs for Young

Malaysia Vote Battle Heats Up With Focus on Jobs for Young

Young Malaysians are being left behind in the nation’s economic recovery, a key challenge for an incoming leader needing to push the country out of its middle-income trap.
Kidnapped Sex Slaves Help Islamic State Gain Turf in Afghanistan

Kidnapped Sex Slaves Help Islamic State Gain Turf in Afghanistan

The group is bolstering its presence in fragile Afghanistan.
Stormy Hush Money Not as Common as Trump Claims, Hollywood Says

Stormy Hush Money Not as Common as Trump Claims, Hollywood Says

President Donald Trump made it sound like the nondisclosure agreement his lawyer struck with an adult-film star was nothing special. Don’t try telling that to Hollywood lawyers.
As Trump Targets China's High-Tech Rise, Xi Strives Even Harder

As Trump Targets China's High-Tech Rise, Xi Strives Even Harder

Donald Trump’s attempt to stem China’s technological advance could already be backfiring.
Trump Hush Money Revelations: What's at Stake for the President

Trump Hush Money Revelations: What's at Stake for the President

President Donald Trump and his lawyers face a new set of legal challenges after revelations that he reimbursed one of his attorneys for a $130,000 hush money payment to an adult film actress.
White House Scaling Back Attempt to Cancel Spending, Republicans Say

White House Scaling Back Attempt to Cancel Spending, Republicans Say

The White House is scaling back its plan to seek cuts from already-passed spending bills in the face of resistance from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spending panel Republicans, two GOP
FCC Shifts $9 Billion Phone Aid Fund Out of Bank of America

FCC Shifts $9 Billion Phone Aid Fund Out of Bank of America

Regulators have begun moving almost $9 billion collected to subsidize phone and broadband service from a Bank of America account to what auditors call safer ground at the U.S. Treasury.
New Jersey Governor Says He’s Used Marijuana ‘Literally Once or Twice’

New Jersey Governor Says He’s Used Marijuana ‘Literally Once or Twice’

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a Twitter post that he tried marijuana “literally once or twice many years ago” and has no desire to toke again.
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