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Trump Confronted Cohn on Trade Hours Before Resignation, Sources Say

Trump Confronted Cohn on Trade Hours Before Resignation, Sources Say

President Donald Trump demanded economic adviser Gary Cohn’s cooperation on tariffs in a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday -- asking Cohn directly if he would support his decision to move forward
Wall Street Alarmed as Cohn Departure Fires Up Trade War Angst

Wall Street Alarmed as Cohn Departure Fires Up Trade War Angst

Peace proved fleeting in markets as investors fretted Gary Cohn leaving the Trump administration prunes it of a key source of stability just as signs of a trade war are multiplying.
Lloyd Blankfein Is ‘Disappointed’ About Gary Cohn’s Exit

Lloyd Blankfein Is ‘Disappointed’ About Gary Cohn’s Exit

Lloyd Blankfein said he’s disappointed to see his former deputy Gary Cohn leave the White House.
Gary Cohn to Quit Trump Administration Over Tariff Dispute

Gary Cohn to Quit Trump Administration Over Tariff Dispute

Bloomberg's Marty Schenker discusses Gary Cohn's resignation as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers

U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers

The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the U.S. and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual
Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump Adviser After Dispute Over Tariffs

Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump Adviser After Dispute Over Tariffs

Gary Cohn is resigning as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, leaving his post as the administration prepares to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum that Cohn has opposed.
Hammond Demands Brexit Trade Deal for Banks in Challenge to EU

Hammond Demands Brexit Trade Deal for Banks in Challenge to EU

The European Union needs the U.K.’s world-leading financial services industry to stay strong after Brexit, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will say, as he warns “skeptics” there’s no excuse
DowDuPont Says Trump Steel Tariffs Hurt Case for New U.S. Plants

DowDuPont Says Trump Steel Tariffs Hurt Case for New U.S. Plants

DowDuPont Inc., the world’s largest chemical company, is considering Canada or Argentina instead of the U.S. Gulf Coast for its next major investment as President Donald Trump’s proposed steel tariffs
Initial Coin Offerings Likely Need to Follow Bank Secrecy Rules

Initial Coin Offerings Likely Need to Follow Bank Secrecy Rules

Issuers and investors in initial coin offerings for digital coins appear to have something else to worry about besides the increased scrutiny of U.S. regulators.

Zinke Says Interior Department Should Be a Partner With Oil Companies

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says his agency should be a partner with energy companies that seek to drill for oil and gas on public land.
Trump’s Spy Chief Says Russian Meddling Is a White House Priority

Trump’s Spy Chief Says Russian Meddling Is a White House Priority

President Donald Trump has offered to order intelligence agencies to take more action against cyber threats if his intervention is needed, according to the top U.S. spy chief.
Why the U.S. May Be More Open to Talks With North Korea

Why the U.S. May Be More Open to Talks With North Korea

Jim Walsh, senior research associate at MIT, comments on President Donald Trump signaling that he’s open to talks with North Korea after Kim Jong Un’s regime told South Korean envoys that he’s willing

Mississippi Senate Approves 15-Week Abortion Ban, Earliest in U.S.

Mississippi senators have passed a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which would be the earliest in the nation.
A Top Republican Fundraiser’s Emails Have Been Hacked

A Top Republican Fundraiser’s Emails Have Been Hacked

A top Republican fundraiser for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign learned last week that his email accounts had been hacked, sowing concerns that document leaks could roil another national U.S. election
Tillerson Offers $533 Million in Food Aid for African Famine

Tillerson Offers $533 Million in Food Aid for African Famine

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced $533 million in new aid to fight famine in East Africa and the Lake Chad region, in a move aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment as he embarks on a
Brazil Superior Court Rejects Lula’s Request Not to Be Jailed

Brazil Superior Court Rejects Lula’s Request Not to Be Jailed

The majority on a superior court in Brazil denied former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s request for a preventative habeas corpus.
Italy's Populists Redraw Political Map, Split Country in Half

Italy's Populists Redraw Political Map, Split Country in Half

Italy’s political map is a lot less colorful than it used to be.
Lawmakers Probe Contract to Sweep EPA Administrator’s Office for Bugs

Lawmakers Probe Contract to Sweep EPA Administrator’s Office for Bugs

Senate Democrats are pressing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to explain how his top security guard’s business partner ended up with a contract to search the EPA building for listening
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: