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Amazon Stock Falls After Another Round of Trump Rants

Amazon Stock Falls After Another Round of Trump Rants

Amazon’s shares, resilient in recent days through President Donald Trump’s tweets, could be tested again Monday after a fresh round of critical comments over the weekend about the e-commerce giant.
Dreamer Deadlock Energizes Democrats' Midterm Bid

Dreamer Deadlock Energizes Democrats' Midterm Bid

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Russian Billionaire Arrest Jolts Stocks, Fuels Cabinet Shake-Up Speculation

Russian Billionaire Arrest Jolts Stocks, Fuels Cabinet Shake-Up Speculation

The arrest of one of Russia’s best-connected billionaires on charges of fraud and embezzlement knocked shares in his companies lower and fueled speculation it could be the harbinger of a shake-up in
How a House Provoked a Feud in Singapore’s Lee Family

How a House Provoked a Feud in Singapore’s Lee Family

Singapore’s reputation for order and control took a beating last year when its most famous family became embroiled in a very public feud on Facebook.
Ethiopia Installs New PM Amid Hopes He Can Stop Protests

Ethiopia Installs New PM Amid Hopes He Can Stop Protests

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's legislature has elected young and outspoken Abiy Amhed as prime minister, amid hopes that he will be able to quell sustained anti-government protests in
The Newest Weapons Against Unions Are Employees

The Newest Weapons Against Unions Are Employees

U-Haul workers sent a flood of letters seeking to reverse an Obama-era rule. Most used very similar language, in part because the company wrote it for them.
How Failure of a ‘Dreamer’ Deal May Tip Control of Congress

How Failure of a ‘Dreamer’ Deal May Tip Control of Congress

The failure of President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers to strike a deal on young undocumented immigrants puts the divisive issue into the middle of some hotly contested campaigns for
A Wild Ride Behind the Scenes as Saudi Crown Prince Does America

A Wild Ride Behind the Scenes as Saudi Crown Prince Does America

The phone call came at 8 p.m. from the Saudi royal court: Come to The Plaza, immediately.
Shulkin Says He Has ‘Comfort’ With Jackson as Successor at VA

Shulkin Says He Has ‘Comfort’ With Jackson as Successor at VA

Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin downplayed concerns about his potential successor's lack of managerial experience Monday.
Add Data Privacy to List of Brexit Bumps for EU, U.K.

Add Data Privacy to List of Brexit Bumps for EU, U.K.

The smooth transfer of personal data between the European Union and the U.K. — from bank details to your Uber bill — is vital for almost every British business. The U.K. is intent on maintaining that
Missouri Attorney General Opens Probe of Facebook Data Usage

Missouri Attorney General Opens Probe of Facebook Data Usage

Missouri’s Republican attorney general is launching a wide-ranging probe into Facebook Inc.’s use of personal data.
Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to Seoul

Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to Seoul

North Korea has threatened to go to war over broadcasts across its militarized border that included the K-pop songs of South Korean bands like Red Velvet. On Sunday, Kim Jong Un was clapping along and
South Korean Bands Perform in Pyongyang Ahead of Summit

South Korean Bands Perform in Pyongyang Ahead of Summit

K-Pop girl band Red Velvet performed in front of an audience including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife, with 10 other South Korean music groups, at the first of two concerts this week in
China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on U.S. Goods Begin

China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on U.S. Goods Begin

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie reports on Chinese manufacturing and retaliatory trade tariffs. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the U.S. from Central America.
GOP Senator Scott Says Trump Shouldn't Pardon Manafort, Flynn

GOP Senator Scott Says Trump Shouldn't Pardon Manafort, Flynn

President Donald Trump shouldn’t pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and national security adviser Michael Flynn, said Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says

Tech Must Open Up About Algorithms as AI Takes Hold, France’s Macron Says

Internet companies need to be more transparent about the technology that runs their networks, especially with the emergence of systems fueled by artificial intelligence, French President Emmanuel
Ousted Veterans Affairs Head Warns of Privatization Push

Ousted Veterans Affairs Head Warns of Privatization Push

David Shulkin, removed days ago as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, said political appointees engineered his ouster as they push for “more aggressive” changes to how the sprawling department is run.
Costa Rica Elects Pro-Gay Marriage Leader in Surprise Landslide

Costa Rica Elects Pro-Gay Marriage Leader in Surprise Landslide

Costa Ricans elected a candidate from the ruling party to be their next president, confounding polls which had predicted a win for an evangelical preacher who’d campaigned on his opposition to gay
EDF, IBM Warn U.K. of Shortages, Risks After Brexit, Mail Says

EDF, IBM Warn U.K. of Shortages, Risks After Brexit, Mail Says

Electricite de France SA is among companies warning the U.K. government about significant threats to their businesses after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a report in the Mail on