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U.S. Weighs Emergency Powers to Curb China Tech Investments

U.S. Weighs Emergency Powers to Curb China Tech Investments

The Treasury Department is considering using an emergency law to curb Chinese investments in sensitive technologies in the U.S., an assistant secretary in Treasury’s international affairs office said.
U.S. Online Gun Market Takes a Hit From Wisconsin Court Ruling

U.S. Online Gun Market Takes a Hit From Wisconsin Court Ruling

One of the biggest U.S. online gun markets can be held liable for negligence for the private sale of a weapon used in a fatal shooting spree, a Wisconsin appeals court said in the first decision of
Mnuchin Says Russian Oligarchs Sanctions Had Impact U.S. Wanted

Mnuchin Says Russian Oligarchs Sanctions Had Impact U.S. Wanted

U.S. sanctions on Russian oligarchs that sent the ruble tumbling and roiled metals markets had the effect the Trump administration wanted, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Pompeo Gets Key Backing From Democratic Senator

Pompeo Gets Key Backing From Democratic Senator

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is nearing the votes he needs for confirmation as secretary of state after Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday she’ll cross party lines to back him.
Rosenstein Tells Trump He’s Not a Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes

Rosenstein Tells Trump He’s Not a Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation or the probe into his longtime lawyer,
Norwegian Fin Min Concerned With Recent Trade Tensions

Norwegian Fin Min Concerned With Recent Trade Tensions

Siv Jensen, the Norwegian Finance Minister, told BTV's Tom Keene that she is concerned with recent trade tensions from the United States. (Source: Bloomberg)
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Faces Criminal Referral

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Faces Criminal Referral

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.
Finance Chiefs Told Trade Tensions Are Hitting Confidence

Finance Chiefs Told Trade Tensions Are Hitting Confidence

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China risk eroding business and investor confidence, even as global growth enjoys its best upswing in years.
Pentagon Says Cloud Contest Winner Only Guaranteed Two-Year Job

Pentagon Says Cloud Contest Winner Only Guaranteed Two-Year Job

The eventual winner of the Pentagon’s two-year contract to provide extensive cloud services isn’t a lock to be awarded two extensions that would add eight more years, spokeswoman Dana White said.

Trump’s NASA Nominee Narrowly Wins Senate Confirmation

The Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA.
Ex-Im Bank Needed Amid Trade Spats, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Ex-Im Bank Needed Amid Trade Spats, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and a Democrat from North Dakota, discusses her relationship with President Donald Trump, the importance of the Export-Import Bank, and
Comey’s Memos on Trump Have Been Released to Congress

Comey’s Memos on Trump Have Been Released to Congress

The Justice Department has agreed to give Congress memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump, according to a Republican familiar with the
EPA to Probe Pruitt’s Security Spending on Personal Trips

EPA to Probe Pruitt’s Security Spending on Personal Trips

The EPA’s internal watchdog will investigate the around-the-clock security protection for Administrator Scott Pruitt including the possibility bodyguards accompanied him to Disneyland and the Rose

Mnuchin Says Europe to Share More Data on Venezuela Corruption

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that countries from Europe, Asia and Latin America agreed to share information on the assets of “corrupt” Venezuelan officials in an effort to tighten
Ramaphosa Leaves London Meeting to Address South Africa Protests

Ramaphosa Leaves London Meeting to Address South Africa Protests

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress on Friday to decide on the future of the premier of the North West province, Supra
Former May Aide’s Attempt to Defend Her Undermined by Email Leak

Former May Aide’s Attempt to Defend Her Undermined by Email Leak

An attempt by Theresa May’s one-time closest adviser to defend her record on immigration backfired after emails seen by Bloomberg appeared to contradict his account of a controversial project.
Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on
Grassley’s Pitch on Bill Protecting Mueller: It’s Not About Trump

Grassley’s Pitch on Bill Protecting Mueller: It’s Not About Trump

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday he’s determined to hold a committee vote next week on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job.
Sen. Murphy Says Pompeo Needs to Put Diplomacy First

Sen. Murphy Says Pompeo Needs to Put Diplomacy First

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says CIA Director Mike Pompeo is not qualified to be Secretary of State. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

Pruitt’s Capitol Hill Condo Fallout Hits a Republican Senator

The Capitol Hill condo that landed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt into a whirlwind of controversy may ensnare another Washington power broker.