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West Virginia Teachers Didn’t Want to Strike. Now They Won’t Stop

West Virginia Teachers Didn’t Want to Strike. Now They Won’t Stop

“I think that teachers had just finally had enough,” said striking English teacher Erica Rodeheaver.
Kelly Says He Was Aware of White House Clearance Problems Last Year

Kelly Says He Was Aware of White House Clearance Problems Last Year

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he became aware of problems with security clearances among President Donald Trump’s aides soon after he accepted his job last summer.
Italy Business Lobby Says New Government Should Continue Reforms

Italy Business Lobby Says New Government Should Continue Reforms

Italians will vote on March 4 in a general election. Confindustria Director General Marcella Panucci discusses business expectations for a government that can advance reforms. She speaks with
Here’s What Equities Analysts Are Saying About Trump’s Tariffs

Here’s What Equities Analysts Are Saying About Trump’s Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s talk of trade war and plans to impose import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum products wreaked havoc on the market, putting the S&P 500 Index
May’s Speech Leaves EU Cold as Demand for Substance Continues

May’s Speech Leaves EU Cold as Demand for Substance Continues

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech might have soothed some nerves in her Conservative party, but it left European Union policy makers crying out for more details.
Policy Sonar CEO on Italian Elections, Economy

Policy Sonar CEO on Italian Elections, Economy

Italians will vote on March 4 in a general election. Policy Sonar Chief Executive Officer Francesco Galietti discusses the potential outcomes with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
Ross Says Trump Chose Global Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Ross Says Trump Chose Global Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

“That’s what the president seemed to announce yesterday,” Trump’s commerce secretary said.
Why Ireland’s Border Is Brexit’s Intractable Puzzle

Why Ireland’s Border Is Brexit’s Intractable Puzzle

Nearly two decades after the end of a conflict that claimed 3,500 lives, the border is once again caught up in a bitter division.
May’s Brexit Vision for U.K. Business, From Banking to Drugmakers

May’s Brexit Vision for U.K. Business, From Banking to Drugmakers

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s vision for post-Brexit Britain would see some industries stay aligned with European Union rules, with others breaking free entirely.
Dutch PM Rutte Seeks United European Response to Steel Tariffs

Dutch PM Rutte Seeks United European Response to Steel Tariffs

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the European Union needs a united response to President Donald Trump’s pledge to impose a tariff on steel imports.
How Italy’s New Electoral System Works

How Italy’s New Electoral System Works

When Italians go to the polls on Sunday they’ll be voting under a new electoral law, adding an extra element of uncertainty to the outcome. The system was now changed three times in five years, so
May Tells Her Tories to Get Real in Key Brexit Speech

May Tells Her Tories to Get Real in Key Brexit Speech

Prime Minister Theresa May’s landmark Brexit speech sent a message to the warring factions in her Conservative Party: the U.K. won’t get everything it wants in the negotiations and she’s prepared to
Prime Minister Theresa May Lays Out Her Brexit Vision: Text

Prime Minister Theresa May Lays Out Her Brexit Vision: Text

(Following is the text of Theresa May’s speech on Brexit at the Mansion House in London.)
U.S. Stocks Lose Ground Each Time Trump Justifies Tariffs

U.S. Stocks Lose Ground Each Time Trump Justifies Tariffs

U.S. equities traded lower ahead of the open as investors continued to digest news about impending steel and aluminum tariffs. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to justify his
Italian Hot Mic Shows Berlusconi’s Allies Fear Five Star Surge

Italian Hot Mic Shows Berlusconi’s Allies Fear Five Star Surge

Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right allies were caught on camera confiding their worries that the populist Five Star Movement could sweep through Italy’s south in Sunday’s election.
Poland Must Acknowledge Anti-Semitism, Wiesenthal Center’s Founder Says

Poland Must Acknowledge Anti-Semitism, Wiesenthal Center’s Founder Says

Poland’s government must acknowledge that anti-Semitism was widespread during and after World War II, the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said.
Lloyds Reaches Last Leg of Crisis-Era Clash Over HBOS Takeover

Lloyds Reaches Last Leg of Crisis-Era Clash Over HBOS Takeover

Lloyds Banking Group Plc has entered the final stretch of a months-long court battle with shareholders over its fateful purchase of failing HBOS at the height of the financial crisis. But both sides
Russians Eager to Name New Doomsday Weapons

Russians Eager to Name New Doomsday Weapons

Russians are showering the Defense Ministry with proposed names for new nuclear weapons, relishing the online contest announced by President Vladimir Putin in his state-of-the-nation address.
Trump Tweets About ‘Trade Wars’ as May Gets Ready to Talk About Trade

Trump Tweets About ‘Trade Wars’ as May Gets Ready to Talk About Trade

President Donald Trump’s warning that “trade wars are good and easy to win” comes at an awkward time for the U.K., where Theresa May on Friday laid out her vision for life outside the European Union.
Top Bank CEO Votes for Stability in Hungarian Election

Top Bank CEO Votes for Stability in Hungarian Election

Hungary’s government remaining in power after April’s parliamentary election would help the banking sector continue to operate in a supportive environment, according to Sandor Csanyi, Chairman and