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Ethics Office Finds Kellyanne Conway Broke Law in Alabama Race

Ethics Office Finds Kellyanne Conway Broke Law in Alabama Race

White House aide Kellyanne Conway twice violated the law that forbids officials from engaging in political activity in their government capacities, the Office of Special Counsel said in a report
Former USTR Froman Says Trump Has Power to Do Tariffs on His Own

Former USTR Froman Says Trump Has Power to Do Tariffs on His Own

Former United States Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses trade deficits, President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel, and U.S.-China trade relations on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Mexican Front-Runner Wants Public’s View on Oil Law, Ally Says

Mexican Front-Runner Wants Public’s View on Oil Law, Ally Says

Mexico’s leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador intends to seek a public consultation on the nation’s landmark energy reform, according to his Veracruz gubernatorial candidate.
Chao Says All Options on Table to Fund Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Chao Says All Options on Table to Fund Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

President Donald Trump’s administration will consider "all revenue sources" to finance his plan to upgrade U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said
Could Wildcat Teachers’ Strikes Spread to Other States?

Could Wildcat Teachers’ Strikes Spread to Other States?

Oklahoma and Kentucky may follow West Virginia as educators across the country take advantage of a strong economy to agitate for more pay.
Brexit Opponents Find New Strategy in Effort to Nix Departure

Brexit Opponents Find New Strategy in Effort to Nix Departure

Opponents of Brexit are looking into whether Britain could postpone its exit from the European Union to give lawmakers and voters more time to weigh up whether they really want to leave.
U.S. Stands Ready to Extend Loans to Puerto Rico, Mnuchin Says

U.S. Stands Ready to Extend Loans to Puerto Rico, Mnuchin Says

The U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal government is prepared to extend Puerto Rico the loans approved by Congress to help it recover from Hurricane Maria.
Dodd-Frank Overhaul Starts Inching Forward on U.S. Senate Vote

Dodd-Frank Overhaul Starts Inching Forward on U.S. Senate Vote

President Donald Trump has promised for more than a year to give banks relief from the Dodd-Frank Act.
Trump Administration Wants to Take On Medical-Records Puzzle

Trump Administration Wants to Take On Medical-Records Puzzle

The Trump administration wants Americans to have greater access to their medical data, a top health official said at a health-technology conference.
Slovak Premier Sees Soros Behind Plan to Topple His Government

Slovak Premier Sees Soros Behind Plan to Topple His Government

Slovakia’s prime minister hinted that foreign forces, including philanthropist billionaire George Soros, were behind efforts to overthrow his government as it faces unprecedented pressure to resign.
Wilbur Ross's Tariff Math Draws Scorn From CEO of Novelis

Wilbur Ross's Tariff Math Draws Scorn From CEO of Novelis

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sees cost concerns over metals tariffs as hysteria. The world’s biggest maker of flat-rolled aluminum products sees surging costs.
Strikes Spread in Tense Ethiopian Region as Tillerson Visits

Strikes Spread in Tense Ethiopian Region as Tillerson Visits

Strikes protesting Ethiopia’s state of emergency spread across the restive Oromia region ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s arrival for talks with the Horn of Africa nation’s embattled
Trump Says Trade Wars ‘Aren't So Bad’

Trump Says Trade Wars ‘Aren't So Bad’

President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum, dismissing concerns about a global trade war and saying the U.S. has suffered from poor trading conditions
Nashville Mayor Resigns After Admitting to Affair With Bodyguard

Nashville Mayor Resigns After Admitting to Affair With Bodyguard

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned Tuesday, a month after the rising Democratic star admitted to an affair with her bodyguard.
Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Ready to Scrap Mugabe Policies, Officials Say

Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Ready to Scrap Mugabe Policies, Officials Say

Zimbabwe’s ruling party plans to bolster its campaign for this year’s general elections by jettisoning former President Robert Mugabe’s “look east” policy toward China and Russia, according to three
Trump Tariff Concerns 'Manageable' For Boeing, Windau Says

Trump Tariff Concerns 'Manageable' For Boeing, Windau Says

Jeff Windau, Edward Jones & Co. senior analyst, discusses the possible impact of President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Boeing Co. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro on "Bloomberg
New Jersey Senate Leader Proposes Tax Surcharge on Corporations

New Jersey Senate Leader Proposes Tax Surcharge on Corporations

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is looking to impose a 3 percent tax surcharge on businesses with more than $1 million in net income.
Russian Military Plane Crashes in Syria, Killing 32

Russian Military Plane Crashes in Syria, Killing 32

Russia’s Defense Ministry said 32 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed as it prepared to land at an air base in Syria, state media reported.
Trump Believes Cohn Will Leave If Tariffs Instituted, Sources Say

Trump Believes Cohn Will Leave If Tariffs Instituted, Sources Say

President Donald Trump has told advisers that he believes economic adviser Gary Cohn will leave his White House job if Trump decides to go forward with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, people
China's Xi to Tighten Communist Party Grip on Economic Life

China's Xi to Tighten Communist Party Grip on Economic Life

Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to extend a sweeping government overhaul, two people familiar with the matter said.