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Mexico's Lopez Obrador Pledges to Freeze Fuel Prices for 3 Years

Mexico's Lopez Obrador Pledges to Freeze Fuel Prices for 3 Years

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who’s leading in Mexican presidential polls, pledged to freeze fuel prices for the first three years of his term if he wins the July 1 election.
Reps. Scalise, McCarthy Leading Race to Replace Speaker Ryan

Reps. Scalise, McCarthy Leading Race to Replace Speaker Ryan

Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from New York, discusses the potential candidates to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets:
Ryan Seeks to Quell GOP Infighting by Rallying Around McCarthy

Ryan Seeks to Quell GOP Infighting by Rallying Around McCarthy

House Speaker Paul Ryan moved to head off an internal Republican Party battle over who should eventually succeed him, saying Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has the backing of his biggest potential
Trump Floats Rejoining TPP and Tones Down China Trade Threat

Trump Floats Rejoining TPP and Tones Down China Trade Threat

President Donald Trump directed officials to explore rejoining an Asia-Pacific trade pact he withdrew from shortly after taking office and expressed optimism about a deal with China, a shift in tone
U.K.’s Risk-Averse Leader Sees Danger on All Sides as Syria Action Looms

U.K.’s Risk-Averse Leader Sees Danger on All Sides as Syria Action Looms

If the U.K. joins U.S. and French military action against Syria, it would not only be the first time Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered forces into battle -- it would also be the kind of risk she
Italy's Center-Right, Five Star Quarrel as Deadlock Persists

Italy's Center-Right, Five Star Quarrel as Deadlock Persists

Center-right leaders staged a show of unity in a second round of talks with Italy’s president.
Trump Threatens Endless Nafta Talks After Walk-Back on Autos

Trump Threatens Endless Nafta Talks After Walk-Back on Autos

Donald Trump says he’s willing to “renegotiate forever” on Nafta, a threat that comes as his trade office again softens its marquee demand for changes to the auto sector.
Slovakia Is Prepared to Contribute More to EU Budget, Says Premier

Slovakia Is Prepared to Contribute More to EU Budget, Says Premier

Slovak Republic Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini discusses Brexit's impact on the EU, Slovakia's contribution to the EU Budget and tensions after a journalist was killed in the country. He speaks with
Trump Reviews Syria Strike Options as May Wins Cabinet Support

Trump Reviews Syria Strike Options as May Wins Cabinet Support

President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Thursday to discuss a U.S. response to an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet said it
Fired EPA Employee Details ‘Wasteful’ Pruitt Spending

Fired EPA Employee Details ‘Wasteful’ Pruitt Spending

A former employee who objected to Scott Pruitt’s expenditures at the EPA has “painted an extremely troubling picture” of wasteful spending and “potentially illegal” actions by the agency’s
Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Legislation to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee in two weeks, the panel’s chairman said.
Republican Tells Trump That Plan to Cut Spending May Not Have Enough Support

Republican Tells Trump That Plan to Cut Spending May Not Have Enough Support

A top Senate Republican said he warned President Donald Trump in a private meeting that an attempt to claw back billions in domestic spending from last month’s $1.3 trillion spending bill may not even
Trump Says Trade War May Be Averted If Xi Lowers Tariffs

Trump Says Trade War May Be Averted If Xi Lowers Tariffs

Donald Trump said the U.S. may avert a trade war after a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the U.S. president believes indicates China is about to open its markets to more U.S. goods.
Rep. Hensarling Says Wells Fargo Needs to Be Held Accountable

Rep. Hensarling Says Wells Fargo Needs to Be Held Accountable

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses financial regulation and his thoughts on Wells Fargo. He joins Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on
Manafort Lender Asked About Pentagon Job After Trump Win, Lawmaker Says

Manafort Lender Asked About Pentagon Job After Trump Win, Lawmaker Says

Banker Stephen Calk inquired about a Defense Department job days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Representative Elijah Cummings said.
Another Top Official Leaves Trump’s National Security Council

Another Top Official Leaves Trump’s National Security Council

Another top National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House as new national security adviser John Bolton makes his mark.
Should Facebook Pay More in Taxes? IMF Wades Into Thorny Debate

Should Facebook Pay More in Taxes? IMF Wades Into Thorny Debate

The International Monetary Fund is wading into a thorny debate over whether online giants such as Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. pay enough taxes.
Norway Lashes Out at Trump While Embracing Trade Protectionism

Norway Lashes Out at Trump While Embracing Trade Protectionism

The country is both a strong proponent of free trade and an avid protectionist.
Priebus a Categorical ‘No’ to Run for Congress, Report Says

Priebus a Categorical ‘No’ to Run for Congress, Report Says

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told a Wisconsin radio station Thursday that he’s not considering a run for Congress to replace Paul Ryan when the House speaker’s term expires in
Trump's Nafta Negotiator Lighthizer Pulls Out of Peru Summit

Trump's Nafta Negotiator Lighthizer Pulls Out of Peru Summit

President Donald Trump’s top Nafta negotiator canceled his participation in the Summit of the Americas that begins Friday.