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New Jersey Governor Says He Doesn’t Know Cost of Raises He Just Gave Workers

New Jersey Governor Says He Doesn’t Know Cost of Raises He Just Gave Workers

Governor Phil Murphy said he doesn’t know the cost to taxpayers of raises he gave to 35,000 New Jersey state workers.
Paul Ryan Warns of Subpoenas, Gridlock With Democratic Majority

Paul Ryan Warns of Subpoenas, Gridlock With Democratic Majority

House Speaker Paul Ryan warned that Democratic gains in November’s congressional elections could make it impossible to get anything accomplished.
Merkel Faces Defense Budget Dispute in Cabinet's First Quarrel

Merkel Faces Defense Budget Dispute in Cabinet's First Quarrel

Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted the first dispute of her seven-week-old coalition government as her defense chief demanded more funding for the military than allocated in a budget plan drawn up by
Rep. Reed Says U.S. Won't Put Up With Unfair Trade Practices

Rep. Reed Says U.S. Won't Put Up With Unfair Trade Practices

Rep. Tom Reed, a New York Republican, discusses the planned U.S.-China trade talks. He speaks with Shery Ahn and Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Giuliani Says Trump’s Team Is Still Open to Mueller Interview

Giuliani Says Trump’s Team Is Still Open to Mueller Interview

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a new member of Donald Trump’s evolving legal team, said the president’s lawyers are still open to him sitting down for an interview with Robert Mueller.
T-Mobile Deal Gets Service-Swapping Query in Antitrust Probe

T-Mobile Deal Gets Service-Swapping Query in Antitrust Probe

Antitrust regulators probing T-Mobile US Inc.’s proposed purchase of Sprint Corp. are seeking data about U.S. customers changing mobile phone providers, a factor they could use in deciding whether the
Tax Cut May Spur Southern's Sales for Years to Come, CEO Says

Tax Cut May Spur Southern's Sales for Years to Come, CEO Says

U.S. tax cuts are turning out to be a boon for Southern Co.’s electricity sales.
Ahead of Trade Talks, China Says It Won’t Submit to U.S. ‘Threats’

Ahead of Trade Talks, China Says It Won’t Submit to U.S. ‘Threats’

The Trump administration’s top economic officials arrived for trade talks in Beijing Thursday as China said it’s not willing to back down on key issues or submit to any U.S. threats.
Mongolia's Swing From Bust to Boom Raises Question: Can It Last?

Mongolia's Swing From Bust to Boom Raises Question: Can It Last?

A year after receiving a package of financial aid led by the International Monetary Fund, Mongolia’s mineral-rich economy is making a comeback.
Tory Lawmaker Rees-Mogg Challenges May Over Post-Brexit Customs Plan

Tory Lawmaker Rees-Mogg Challenges May Over Post-Brexit Customs Plan

Bloomberg's Emma Ross-Thomas discusses tensions among Conservatives over Brexit on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close."
Trump Says He May ‘Get Involved’ in House Republicans’ Fight With DOJ

Trump Says He May ‘Get Involved’ in House Republicans’ Fight With DOJ

President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday he might use his executive authority to intervene in a fight over internal Justice Department documents sought by House Republicans.
India Joins World's Top Five Defense Spenders

India Joins World's Top Five Defense Spenders

New Delhi’s defense spending rose by 5.5 percent to $63.9 billion in 2017 and has now passed France, said a SIPRI report released Wednesday.
Macron’s Invitation Has Lured 14 More Climate Researchers, France Says

Macron’s Invitation Has Lured 14 More Climate Researchers, France Says

Another 14 researchers from seven countries have been selected to carry out climate science projects in France.
Kenyan President Apologizes Over Vote Fracas, Urges Unity

Kenyan President Apologizes Over Vote Fracas, Urges Unity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta apologized for comments he said may have offended people during last year’s disputed elections, as he urged politicians to help foster unity in the country.

S. African Treasury Says Net1 Charge for Welfare Too High

South Africa’s National Treasury has recommended that Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. be paid 24 percent less than it’s requesting for a six month extension to pay social welfare grants at cash pay
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Diane Neal Seeks U.S. House Seat

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Diane Neal Seeks U.S. House Seat

Former "Law and Order" actress Diane Neal is seeking a new gig as representative of a sprawling congressional district in upstate New York.
Basque Group ETA Says It Has ‘Completely Dissolved’

Basque Group ETA Says It Has ‘Completely Dissolved’

The Basque militant group ETA says it has "completely dissolved all its structures" after a 60-year armed independence campaign.
Islamic State Hits Libya's Election Headquarters, Killing 14

Islamic State Hits Libya's Election Headquarters, Killing 14

Suicide bombers linked to Islamic State killed at least 14 people in an attack on the headquarters of Libya’s elections commission, striking a target central to planned polls meant to edge the country
May Needs to Present Brexit Plans Urgently, Irish Say

May Needs to Present Brexit Plans Urgently, Irish Say

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says there’s an urgent need for the U.K. to present new proposals to deal with border issue.
High Above Mexico City, a Politician's Promises Hit a Wall

High Above Mexico City, a Politician's Promises Hit a Wall

Thousands of feet above Mexico City is proof that what politicians say they’ll do and what they can do doesn’t always jibe.
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