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MeToo Movement Engulfs South Korea's Workplace

MeToo Movement Engulfs South Korea's Workplace

Jo Min-Ki in 2013. Photographer: Choi Soo-Young/Multi-Bits via Getty Images
EPA Chief Denies Knowing Who Raised Aides’ Pay in Heated Fox Interview

EPA Chief Denies Knowing Who Raised Aides’ Pay in Heated Fox Interview

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a heated interview with Fox News that he doesn’t know who at the agency raised the pay of two aides in defiance of the White House.
Trump Softens Key Nafta Demand on Regional Car Content

Trump Softens Key Nafta Demand on Regional Car Content

The Trump administration has softened a key Nafta demand for more North American content in car manufacturing -- a potential olive branch on arguably the biggest sticking point as the U.S. pushes to
Trump Sending National Guard to Mexican Border

Trump Sending National Guard to Mexican Border

President Donald Trump is sending National Guard forces to assist border authorities along the U.S.-Mexico boundary, according to a presidential memorandum that the White House released Wednesday
U.S. Farmers Speak: ‘Let’s Just Hope This Is a War of Words’

U.S. Farmers Speak: ‘Let’s Just Hope This Is a War of Words’

China on Wednesday announced plans for retaliatory tariffs against American soybeans, the nation’s No. 2 crop.
Lawyers See Immigration Court as Trump ‘Deportation Machine’

Lawyers See Immigration Court as Trump ‘Deportation Machine’

The Trump administration’s new quotas for immigration judges who rule on deportations is straining an already overloaded system and threatens its credibility, according to the unions representing
Venezuela's Currency Is Doing Even Worse Than Previously Thought

Venezuela's Currency Is Doing Even Worse Than Previously Thought

Venezuela’s currency is worth even less than previously believed, with new trackers of the black-market rate showing deep discounts compared with the long-standing benchmark gauge.
AT&T Judge Hones In on ‘No Blackout’ Offer

AT&T Judge Hones In on ‘No Blackout’ Offer

The federal judge weighing whether to block AT&T Inc. from buying Time Warner Inc. on antitrust grounds asked whether an arbitration offer made to cable and satellite TV companies could be
Huntington Beach Sues California Over Immigration Policy

Huntington Beach Sues California Over Immigration Policy

The city of Huntington Beach sued California Wednesday, along with Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, over California’s six-month-old law that bars local police from telling
Add Dairy Farms to List of Industries Bracing for Tariff Impact

Add Dairy Farms to List of Industries Bracing for Tariff Impact

Dairy farmers, already facing a drop in milk prices, are now bracing for pain from President Donald Trump’s proposed tax on steel.
U.S. Is Restricting Lenders in Veterans' Mortgage Crackdown

U.S. Is Restricting Lenders in Veterans' Mortgage Crackdown

Two lenders have been punished by a top U.S. mortgage agency amid its concern that they enabled costly rapid refinances of veterans’ home loans.
Oracle’s Safra Catz Raises Amazon Contract Fight With Trump

Oracle’s Safra Catz Raises Amazon Contract Fight With Trump

Oracle chief executive Safra Catz criticized the bidding process for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract in a private dinner with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to people familiar
Who Will China's Floated Propane Tariffs Punish? Not the U.S.

Who Will China's Floated Propane Tariffs Punish? Not the U.S.

A proposed 25 percent tariff on China’s imports of American propane probably won’t hurt U.S. companies as much as intended.
Trump Trade War Threatens U.S. Chemical Investment Renaissance

Trump Trade War Threatens U.S. Chemical Investment Renaissance

A brewing trade war with China threatens to derail the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. manufacturing economy as chemical companies rethink spending almost $100 billion on new factories.
Max Baucus Says Tariffs Won't Slow Down `Made in China 2025'

Max Baucus Says Tariffs Won't Slow Down `Made in China 2025'

Former Senator Max Baucus of Montana, who served as United States ambassador to China under President Obama, discusses tariffs and U.S.-China relations on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
American Farm Groups Plead With Trump to Back Off China Trade Conflict

American Farm Groups Plead With Trump to Back Off China Trade Conflict

Farm groups pleaded with the Trump administration to back away from a trade conflict with China that will hit key states hard.
U.S. Says Russian Suspect in LinkedIn Hack Tried to Escape

U.S. Says Russian Suspect in LinkedIn Hack Tried to Escape

A Russian citizen accused of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox was supposed to have a bail hearing Wednesday before a U.S. judge, but plans went sideways after prosecutors said he tried to escape.
China Tariffs Could Wreck Republicans in November

China Tariffs Could Wreck Republicans in November

Pain from trade war could hit Midwestern states with pivotal Senate and gubernatorial races in 2018.
Trade Fight Expected to Add Risk But Not Sink the U.S. Economy

Trade Fight Expected to Add Risk But Not Sink the U.S. Economy

The latest tariff salvos between the U.S. and China have brought a trade war closer to reality. It’s risk that the world’s biggest economy is well positioned to ride out.
U.S. Seeks at Least 15 Years for Banker in Sanctions Case

U.S. Seeks at Least 15 Years for Banker in Sanctions Case

U.S. prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than 15 years for a Turkish banker convicted of aiding a money-laundering scheme that enabled Iran to evade U.S. sanctions on billions of dollars in oil