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Mnuchin Seeks $400M From Congress to Implement Tax Changes

Mnuchin Seeks $400M From Congress to Implement Tax Changes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses the IRS and implementing tax policy at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington on Tuesday. (Source: Bloomberg)
Kim Jong-Un Traveled on Fake Brazilian Passport, Report Says

Kim Jong-Un Traveled on Fake Brazilian Passport, Report Says

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un used an illegally obtained Brazilian passport to apply for visas to western countries in the 1990s, according to European security services sources quoted by Reuters.
The Takeaways From Powell's Testimony Before the House

The Takeaways From Powell's Testimony Before the House

Bloomberg's Mike McKee recaps Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
GOP Rep. French Hill Says Inflation Is Biggest Thief for Working People

GOP Rep. French Hill Says Inflation Is Biggest Thief for Working People

Republican Congressman French Hill of Arkansas discusses Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress, inflation, the Volcker Rule and the budget on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Polish Team Heads to Israel to Discuss Holocaust Law Crisis

Polish Team Heads to Israel to Discuss Holocaust Law Crisis

A Polish government team is traveling to Israel to de-escalate a crisis surrounding a new Holocaust law criminalizing suggestions that Poland bears any responsibility for the mass murder of Jews
Trump's Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

Trump's Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Tuesday.
Tight-Fisted Putin Has Russia Out of Sync With Brazil Rating

Tight-Fisted Putin Has Russia Out of Sync With Brazil Rating

The dueling judgments handed down by rating companies this year suggest the uncanny recent resemblance between Russia and Brazil may not last.
Kushner Loses Top-Level Security Clearance in Kelly Crackdown, Source Says

Kushner Loses Top-Level Security Clearance in Kelly Crackdown, Source Says

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, can no longer attend some meetings of the National Security Council, see the highly classified President’s Daily Brief or
Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

Mulvaney Says His CFPB Is Keeping Elizabeth Warren Up at Night

If Senator Elizabeth Warren is worrying about the fate of financial regulation, she has only herself to blame, acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday.
Striking West Virginia Teachers to Return to Class Thursday

Striking West Virginia Teachers to Return to Class Thursday

West Virginia's teachers striking for the fourth day over low pay and rising insurance costs say state legislators are failing to learn their history and civics lessons.
Lawmaker: Georgia GOP Working to Mend Delta Rift Over NRA

Lawmaker: Georgia GOP Working to Mend Delta Rift Over NRA

Republican gubernatorial candidates in Georgia are leading calls to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association.
Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

Congo Hits Back After Botswana Blames President for Crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo reacted angrily to Botswana’s claim that President Joseph Kabila’s decision to remain in power is stoking instability in the vast central African nation.
Russian Embassy in Washington Now Located on Nemtsov Plaza

Russian Embassy in Washington Now Located on Nemtsov Plaza

The Russian embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically.
Some Supreme Court Justices Back Government in Email Fight With Microsoft

Some Supreme Court Justices Back Government in Email Fight With Microsoft

Several U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed support for the government Tuesday in its fight with Microsoft Corp. over whether a decades-old law lets government investigators get digital information
Danske Investors Balk at Putin Ties as Laundering Case Deepens

Danske Investors Balk at Putin Ties as Laundering Case Deepens

For months, Danske Bank A/S investors treated revelations of money laundering at its Estonian unit with impressive equanimity. But this week that changed.
Israel Freezes Church Tax Plan After Holy Sepulchre Uproar

Israel Freezes Church Tax Plan After Holy Sepulchre Uproar

Israel put on hold a proposal to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem after top Christian clerics in the city closed the venerated Church of the Holy Sepulchre to protest the planned levies.
Trump, Boeing Reach $3.9 Billion Deal for New Air Force One

Trump, Boeing Reach $3.9 Billion Deal for New Air Force One

President Donald Trump reached an informal deal with Boeing Co. on a fixed-price contract for the new Air Force One program that will cost $3.9 billion.
Puerto Rico Criticizes Treasury’s ‘Misguided Delay’ in Loans

Puerto Rico Criticizes Treasury’s ‘Misguided Delay’ in Loans

Puerto Rico faces a “dangerous financial dilemma” because of the U.S. Treasury Department’s delay in providing billions of dollars of disaster relief needed to help it recover from the wreckage caused
South Africa Lawmakers to Review Constitution on Land Seizure

South Africa Lawmakers to Review Constitution on Land Seizure

South African lawmakers agreed to the principle of land expropriation without compensation, and will review the Constitution to cater for this.

Ethiopian Emergency Council Orders Army to Quell Oromia Protests

Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region.
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