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Lowy's McGregor Says No Doubt U.S. Has Legitimate China Gripes

Lowy's McGregor Says No Doubt U.S. Has Legitimate China Gripes

Lowy Institute Senior Fellow Richard McGregor weighs in on President Trump's trade policies and talks about the U.S. and China trade war. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
World War Still Haunts Putin as Population Decline Taxes Economy

World War Still Haunts Putin as Population Decline Taxes Economy

Not far from Vladimir Putin’s boyhood home, one of the world’s largest mass graves holds the remains of a half-million victims of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II, including an elder
Former Civil War Leader Wins Tight Presidential Race in Sierra Leone

Former Civil War Leader Wins Tight Presidential Race in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone elected as president an opposition politician who briefly ruled the West African nation as head of a junta during the civil war in the 1990s.
Kudlow, China Push Time-to-Talk Message as Trade Tensions Rise

Kudlow, China Push Time-to-Talk Message as Trade Tensions Rise

The U.S. and China indicated they’re willing to negotiate on escalating frictions, helping to ease fears among investors that a tit-for-tat trade dispute could derail the strongest global expansion in
Kudlow Says Trump’s China Tariffs Are Just Proposals Right Now

Kudlow Says Trump’s China Tariffs Are Just Proposals Right Now

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow stressed U.S. tariffs announced on Chinese goods are still only proposals that might never take effect.
Ford Concerned Nafta Rule Changes Wouldn't Preserve U.S. Jobs

Ford Concerned Nafta Rule Changes Wouldn't Preserve U.S. Jobs

Ford Motor Co., the largest producer of cars and trucks in the U.S., remains concerned about major modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement, even after President Donald Trump’s
Jokowi, Seeking to Reshape Indonesia’s Economy, Eyes Film and Fashion

Jokowi, Seeking to Reshape Indonesia’s Economy, Eyes Film and Fashion

Growth in these creative industries is set to exceed the pace of the nation’s gross domestic product of about 5 percent, said Triawan Munaf, head of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy.
White House Says It’s Reviewing EPA Administrator’s Rent Arrangement

White House Says It’s Reviewing EPA Administrator’s Rent Arrangement

The White House is reviewing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s arrangement to rent a condo from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.
Durbin Visits Venezuela for Talks With Government and Opposition

Durbin Visits Venezuela for Talks With Government and Opposition

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is in Venezuela to meet with government and opposition leaders, his spokesman said.
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.