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EU to Reject U.K. Brexit Plan for the Irish Border

EU to Reject U.K. Brexit Plan for the Irish Border

European Union officials are set to reject a potential U.K. solution to the crucial issue of what happens to the Irish border after Brexit.
France's Poorest Region Looks to China, Not Macron, for Help

France's Poorest Region Looks to China, Not Macron, for Help

In the northern French Hauts-de-France region, a traditional stronghold of the protectionist, anti-immigrant National Front, constituents are banking on Beijing rather than Paris to turn around the
Trump Won’t Join Melania at Barbara Bush’s Funeral, White House Says

Trump Won’t Join Melania at Barbara Bush’s Funeral, White House Says

President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush.
Top Senate Democrat Endorses Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

Top Senate Democrat Endorses Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
Zimbabwe Ex-Finance Boss Sees Potential $100 Billion Economy

Zimbabwe Ex-Finance Boss Sees Potential $100 Billion Economy

Zimbabwe’s opposition could expand the size of the economy more than fivefold to $100 billion within eight years if it wins this year’s elections, a former finance minister said.
Curtain Falls on Cuba's Castro Era With New President

Curtain Falls on Cuba's Castro Era With New President

Saint Joseph's University's Director of Latin American Studies Castro Gioioso discusses the political transition in Cuba with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley and Lisa Abramowicz on "What'd You Miss?"
Trump Adds Giuliani to Legal Team After FBI Raid on Cohen

Trump Adds Giuliani to Legal Team After FBI Raid on Cohen

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, adding a trusted ally and veteran prosecutor to a group that has struggled to attract and retain top talent.
White House Officials See More Labor Market Slack Than Fed Does

White House Officials See More Labor Market Slack Than Fed Does

Many Federal Reserve policy makers believe the U.S. has achieved full employment. White House officials aren’t so sure.
U.S. Antitrust Boss Calls for Vigilance on Big Tech Platforms

U.S. Antitrust Boss Calls for Vigilance on Big Tech Platforms

The Trump administration’s antitrust chief said competition watchdogs need to keep an eye on digital platform companies that may be abusing their market power to thwart rivals, the latest sign of
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