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Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm Raises U.S. Security Concern

Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm Raises U.S. Security Concern

Broadcom Ltd.’s hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc. is drawing the attention of a secretive U.S. panel that reviews whether acquisitions of American companies raise national security concerns, according to
Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Angela Merkel watched from the sidelines on an icy afternoon in Berlin this week as the woman tipped by many to replace her brought more than 1,000 Christian Democratic Union delegates to their feet.

Son of U.S. Ambassador to China Takes a Top Job at Mercury

Eric Branstad, a former Trump administration official and the son of the U.S. ambassador to China, is joining the public relations and lobbying firm Mercury as a managing director.
Putin Didn’t Do So Well On His Last Round of Campaign Promises

Putin Didn’t Do So Well On His Last Round of Campaign Promises

In his last presidential run six years ago, Vladimir Putin made scores of pledges to voters, promising to transform the economy and boost living standards. While the Kremlin has since reported that
China Set to Make Xi Era Permanent With Sweeping Legal Overhaul

China Set to Make Xi Era Permanent With Sweeping Legal Overhaul

In his first five years, President Xi Jinping has seized control of economic policy, reasserted the Communist Party’s authority and sidelined potential rivals in an unprecedented anti-corruption
Trump Adds Pressure on China Trade

Trump Adds Pressure on China Trade

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on President Donald Trump's warning that the U.S. will use “all available tools” to prevent China’s state-driven economic model from undermining
China Expands Risk Crackdown

China Expands Risk Crackdown

China plans to expand its unprecedented crackdown on financial risk to money-market funds by capping how much investors can redeem in a day, people familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg's Emma
China’s Internet Underground Fights for Its Life

China’s Internet Underground Fights for Its Life

The government wants to shut down private operators that offer access to Facebook, YouTube, and other services.
Abe Drops Part of Work Reform After Error-Ridden Data Furor

Abe Drops Part of Work Reform After Error-Ridden Data Furor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dropped a key element of his labor reforms following the discovery of hundreds of errors in data provided to support the legislation.
Saudi Prince's Big Military Revamp Means Billions to Business

Saudi Prince's Big Military Revamp Means Billions to Business

After pursuing the men with the money, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has turned to defense.
Tony Blair to EU: Brexit Is Your Problem Too—Help Us Avoid It

Tony Blair to EU: Brexit Is Your Problem Too—Help Us Avoid It

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver a message to European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday: Brexit is your problem too, and you must help us avert it.
Brexit Talks Yield Some Hope With Citizens’ Rights Deal Closer

Brexit Talks Yield Some Hope With Citizens’ Rights Deal Closer

Prospects for a Brexit transition deal improved after the U.K. and the European Union appeared to converge on the thorny issue of citizens’ rights.
U.K. Auto Sector's Only Brexit Option Is Damage Control, Report Says

U.K. Auto Sector's Only Brexit Option Is Damage Control, Report Says

There is nothing good to come from exiting the European Union for the U.K. auto industry, leaving the government only one option: limiting the damage.
Hope Hicks Resigns as White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks Resigns as White House Communications Director

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports that Hope Hicks is resigning as White House communications director. He joins Scarlet Fu, Julia Chatterley, and Joseph Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source:
U.S. Advisory Panel Pushes for Lower Offshore Oil Royalties

U.S. Advisory Panel Pushes for Lower Offshore Oil Royalties

Oil executives urged the Trump administration to slash the rates their companies pay to harvest natural gas and crude from beneath U.S. waters.
More Than 30 Trump Aides Lose Top Secret Clearance, Sources Say

More Than 30 Trump Aides Lose Top Secret Clearance, Sources Say

More than 30 Trump administration staff members have been stripped of access to top secret intelligence, three people familiar with the move said.
Treasury's Sayegh Says Tax Cuts Are 'Hardly Crumbs'

Treasury's Sayegh Says Tax Cuts Are 'Hardly Crumbs'

U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Tony Sayegh discusses the release of a new online tax withholding calculator by the Internal Revenue Service, financial regulations, and the
Hope Hicks Will Resign as White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks Will Resign as White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s longest serving advisers and closest aides, will resign, the White House said a day after she testified to congressional investigators probing Russia’s
Trump Says Gun-Free Zones Are the 'Most Dangerous Places'

Trump Says Gun-Free Zones Are the 'Most Dangerous Places'

President Donald Trump speaks with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at a televised meeting on possible gun control legislation at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Manafort Could Face Almost 20 Years in Prison on D.C. Charges

Manafort Could Face Almost 20 Years in Prison on D.C. Charges

Paul Manafort could be sentenced to almost 20 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines based solely on the charges he faces in a Washington federal court, Special Counsel Robert Mueller