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Time Warner Defends ‘No Blackout’ Offer as Fix for AT&T Deal

Time Warner Defends ‘No Blackout’ Offer as Fix for AT&T Deal

A Time Warner Inc. executive defended an arbitration plan aimed at resolving the Justice Department’s opposition to the company’s proposed sale to AT&T Inc., saying pay-TV distributors would gain
Trump Says Nobody Has Been Tougher on Russia Than Him

Trump Says Nobody Has Been Tougher on Russia Than Him

President Donald Trump said he's been tougher on Russia than anyone else, especially on energy Tuesday at a press conference with leaders of Baltic States. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says He’s Tough on Russia But Still Wants Good Relationship With Putin

Trump Says He’s Tough on Russia But Still Wants Good Relationship With Putin

President Donald Trump declared that he’s tough on Russia after expelling 60 of the country’s diplomats this month and raising the U.S. military budget, but that he still wants a good relationship
Trump Says He's Preparing Military to Secure Mexican Border

Trump Says He's Preparing Military to Secure Mexican Border

President Donald Trump discussed immigration, the border with Mexico and Nafta Tuesday in Washington, D.C. during a press conference with leaders of Baltic states. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says He Wants U.S. Troops to Leave Syria Soon

Trump Says He Wants U.S. Troops to Leave Syria Soon

President Donald Trump said he wants U.S. troops to leave Syria soon and will make a decision “very quickly” on how much longer they will stay, as his administration’s policy on its seven-year civil
U.S. Suspects Cellphone Spying Devices in Washington

U.S. Suspects Cellphone Spying Devices in Washington

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual
Trump Says He'll Deploy Military to Guard U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump Says He'll Deploy Military to Guard U.S.-Mexico Border

President Donald Trump said he plans to deploy the U.S. military to guard the border with Mexico and has told Mexican leaders he would abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement without
California Would Require Twitter, Facebook to Disclose Bots

California Would Require Twitter, Facebook to Disclose Bots

California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the
Trump Sends Mixed Messages on Nafta

Trump Sends Mixed Messages on Nafta

Bloomberg's Marty Schenker discusses President Trump and Nafta negotiations on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump's 'Pen-and-Phone' Presidency Begins

Trump's 'Pen-and-Phone' Presidency Begins

Bloomberg's Alex Wayne discusses the pros and cons of using the "Presidential Pen" to achieve objectives stymied by the gridlock in Congress. He joins "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
How Amazon’s Relationship With the Post Office Really Works

How Amazon’s Relationship With the Post Office Really Works

Since signing a landmark contract in 2013, Amazon and the USPS have declared their business relationship a success. President Donald Trump firmly disagrees.
Brazil’s Finance Minister Joins Ruling Party, Aims for Presidency

Brazil’s Finance Minister Joins Ruling Party, Aims for Presidency

Brazil Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles on Tuesday joined the ruling Democratic Movement Party, or MDB, and said he’ll make a personal decision on his presidential candidacy within the next two
Iowa's Hog Farmers Are Facing Losses Thanks to Trump's Trade War

Iowa's Hog Farmers Are Facing Losses Thanks to Trump's Trade War

The U.S.-China trade war President Donald Trump unleashed may punish the Midwest heartland that helped put him in office.
Medicare Official Says He Reacted to Rate Leaks With ‘Extreme Anger’

Medicare Official Says He Reacted to Rate Leaks With ‘Extreme Anger’

The former head of the government agency that sets Medicare reimbursement rates told a jury he reacted with "extreme concern and extreme anger" when he learned about leaks of planned changes in
Lawyer Who Lied to Mueller About Russian Spy Gets 30 Days

Lawyer Who Lied to Mueller About Russian Spy Gets 30 Days

A Dutch lawyer who lied about his contacts with a top Trump campaign official and a onetime Russian spy was ordered Tuesday to serve 30 days in prison.
States, Cities Sue U.S. Government Over Census Question

States, Cities Sue U.S. Government Over Census Question

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying a plan to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional.
Despite Trump’s Tweets, White House Isn’t Talking About Amazon Action

Despite Trump’s Tweets, White House Isn’t Talking About Amazon Action

Inside the White House, there are no active discussions about turning the power of the administration against the company, sources say.
Trump Told Embattled EPA Chief ‘We’ve Got Your Back,’ Official Says

Trump Told Embattled EPA Chief ‘We’ve Got Your Back,’ Official Says

President Donald Trump called his embattled environmental chief Monday, according to an administration official.
Mueller Releases Secret Memo Underpinning Manafort Probe

Mueller Releases Secret Memo Underpinning Manafort Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller defended the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort by releasing a secret government memorandum granting him authority to investigate crimes related

WTO Warns of Economic Damage From Escalation in Trade Tensions

The head of the WTO warned of the fallout from a trade war, urging nations to step back from the brink and avoid ratcheting up tension.