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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
China's Tariffs on U.S. Soybeans Are Boosting Processor Profits

China's Tariffs on U.S. Soybeans Are Boosting Processor Profits

Here’s an unexpected twist to the China-U.S. trade drama: proposed tariffs on U.S. soybeans are boosting profits for oilseed processors.
Fed Officials Warn That Tariff Brawl Clouds Interest-Rate Path

Fed Officials Warn That Tariff Brawl Clouds Interest-Rate Path

Federal Reserve officials warn an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China is adding an unwelcome layer of doubt to an otherwise bright economic outlook, though it’s premature to say what
South Africa Court Backs Mining Industry on Black Ownership Rule

South Africa Court Backs Mining Industry on Black Ownership Rule

South African mining companies aren’t required to top up black ownership levels if they’ve previously met the minimum requirements, a court ruled Wednesday.
U.K. Slip-Up Hands Russia the Initiative in War of Spin Over Spy Poisoning

U.K. Slip-Up Hands Russia the Initiative in War of Spin Over Spy Poisoning

When the U.K. government released a video on social media on March 19 to counter what it said was “denial, distraction and disinformation” from Russia over the attempted murder of a former spy in
Manafort Judge Is Skeptical of Lawsuit Disputing Mueller’s Authority

Manafort Judge Is Skeptical of Lawsuit Disputing Mueller’s Authority

A federal judge expressed deep skepticism that Paul Manafort could use a civil lawsuit to attack Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s authority to charge Manafort with crimes unrelated to his role as
Nigeria’s Buhari Approves $1 Billion for Weapons Purchases

Nigeria’s Buhari Approves $1 Billion for Weapons Purchases

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval to the military to make weapons purchases worth $1 billion to enable Africa’s most populous country to tackle rising insecurity, Defense Minister
White House Signals U.S. Will Stay in Syria After Trump Calls for Quick Exit

White House Signals U.S. Will Stay in Syria After Trump Calls for Quick Exit

The White House signaled the U.S. remains committed to keeping troops in Syria to fight Islamic State, a day after President Donald Trump said he wants to get out of the seven-year civil war “very
Midwest Farmers Have Trump to Thank for Their Latest Export Woes

Midwest Farmers Have Trump to Thank for Their Latest Export Woes

Thanks to President Donald Trump, China just dealt U.S. farmers their latest blow.
Mexico Front-Runner Says He’s No Rebel, Backs Orderly Change

Mexico Front-Runner Says He’s No Rebel, Backs Orderly Change

Mexico’s presidential front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a message to investors: You can trust me.
CIA Director Nominee to Explain Role in Torture Program, Coats Says

CIA Director Nominee to Explain Role in Torture Program, Coats Says

President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director will fully explain what her role was in the agency's use of harsh interrogation practices on terror suspects after 9/11, the top U.S. intelligence