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Morgan Stanley's Zezas on the Future of Nafta

Morgan Stanley's Zezas on the Future of Nafta

Michael Zezas, chief U.S. public policy strategist at Morgan Stanley, discusses economic benefits from Nafta and the future of the trade agreement. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg
Rajoy Presents Spanish Budget in Shadow of Catalan Confrontation

Rajoy Presents Spanish Budget in Shadow of Catalan Confrontation

The Spanish government presented its 2018 budget to parliament, starting a countdown for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to win support for his spending plan as fallout from Catalonia’s independence
Trump’s Border Dustup Looms Over Nafta Push: Balance of Power

Trump’s Border Dustup Looms Over Nafta Push: Balance of Power

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Pakistan to Contest Alleged Terror Group Entering Politics

Pakistan to Contest Alleged Terror Group Entering Politics

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the government will challenge an interim legal ruling that allows a U.S.-proscribed terrorist organization to contest national elections due to be held
What It’s Like Living Without Health Insurance in America

What It’s Like Living Without Health Insurance in America

Forced to choose between paying bills and having health coverage, many Americans are risking it and going without.
Tax Law Quirk Could Help Apple and Microsoft Lower Their Bills

Tax Law Quirk Could Help Apple and Microsoft Lower Their Bills

The Internal Revenue Service is providing some relief for companies facing looming tax bills after they stockpiled trillions of dollars offshore free of U.S. income tax.
Trump’s Governing Just Like Obama With Congress Gridlocked

Trump’s Governing Just Like Obama With Congress Gridlocked

President Donald Trump has entered what his predecessor called the “pen-and-phone” phase of his presidency, little more than a year into his first term.
Trump's Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon' Vow Adds to Muddled Policy

Trump's Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon' Vow Adds to Muddled Policy

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will withdraw troops from Syria “very soon.” He’s also vowed to counter Iran’s influence throughout the Middle East. Doing both at the same time may be impossible.
Teslas Don’t Have Black Boxes, Making U.S. Crash Probes Harder

Teslas Don’t Have Black Boxes, Making U.S. Crash Probes Harder

When a Tesla Inc. Model X slammed into a concrete highway barrier in California last month, the vehicle’s computers contained a wealth of information about the moments leading to the fatal accident.
U.S. Carmakers May Regret What They Wished For on Pollution Rules

U.S. Carmakers May Regret What They Wished For on Pollution Rules

The titans of Detroit’s auto industry met with President Donald Trump four days after he took office and warned that jobs could be lost if the emission limits enacted by his predecessor weren’t made
Brexit Triggers a Surge in Danish Backing to Stay Inside the EU

Brexit Triggers a Surge in Danish Backing to Stay Inside the EU

Denmark joined the European Union the same year Britain did, back in 1973. But almost half a century later, the two countries have very different feelings toward the bloc.
Turkey Overheating Means Race Against Time for Erdogan

Turkey Overheating Means Race Against Time for Erdogan

The Turkish economy is overheating. That could be a problem for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as much as it is for the nation’s creditors.
Liberal Dallet Easily Takes Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

Liberal Dallet Easily Takes Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

Madison, Wis. (AP) -- Rebecca Dallet, a liberal Milwaukee judge, easily defeated conservative Michael Screnock on Tuesday in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, fueling optimism among Democrats for
China's Xi Turns Deleveraging Sights on Local Governments, SOEs

China's Xi Turns Deleveraging Sights on Local Governments, SOEs

China’s President Xi Jinping urged local governments and companies -- especially state-owned enterprises -- to speed up efforts to reduce debt, as part of what he called the “critical battles” against
Another Corporate Headache Lands on Theresa May’s Lap

Another Corporate Headache Lands on Theresa May’s Lap

Yet another corporate headache has landed on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s lap in the shape of Melrose Industries Plc’s hostile 8.1 billion pound ($11.4 billion) takeover of government contractor
China Bashing May Be Enough for 2018 Mid-Terms Says TCW's Loevinger

China Bashing May Be Enough for 2018 Mid-Terms Says TCW's Loevinger

TCW Sovereign Analyst and Managing Director Emerging markets David Loevinger discusses the politics behind President Trump's policies. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Lawyer Moves to Force Stormy Daniels Case Into Arbitration

Trump Lawyer Moves to Force Stormy Daniels Case Into Arbitration

Porn star Stormy Daniels’s effort to get out from a “hush agreement" over an alleged affair with U.S. President Donald Trump should be handled by a private arbitrator, according to the entity that
Washington Pushes for Nafta Progress

Washington Pushes for Nafta Progress

The Trump administration is pushing for a preliminary Nafta deal to announce at a summit in Peru next week, and will host cabinet ministers in Washington to try to achieve a breakthrough, according to
Democratic Lawmaker Says She Won’t Run After Mishandling Harassment Claim

Democratic Lawmaker Says She Won’t Run After Mishandling Harassment Claim

Democratic U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut said Monday she won’t seek re-election in November following reports that she waited for three months to dismiss an accused staffer.
Trump Taps Ex-Morgan Banker Muzinich for No. 2 Role at Treasury

Trump Taps Ex-Morgan Banker Muzinich for No. 2 Role at Treasury

President Donald Trump will name Justin Muzinich, a counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as deputy secretary, the second-ranking position in the department.