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Oil-Rich Nigeria Fuel Scarcity Weighs on Buhari's Popularity

Oil-Rich Nigeria Fuel Scarcity Weighs on Buhari's Popularity

Lines of cars and trucks snaking around blocks in the center of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, highlight the state’s failure to fix a problem that’s bedeviled Africa’s biggest oil producer for decades:
China's Flagship Port in Pakistan Shackled by Heavy Security

China's Flagship Port in Pakistan Shackled by Heavy Security

For the thousands of attendees it was meant to be a conference to showcase China’s flagship Belt and Road project in Pakistan -- the port in southwestern Gwadar that gives Beijing access to the
GOP Rep. Massie Proposes Ending Gun-Free Zones

GOP Rep. Massie Proposes Ending Gun-Free Zones

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky discusses gun control and background checks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Ducks Meeting But Democrat AGs Still Talk Up Gun Control

Trump Ducks Meeting But Democrat AGs Still Talk Up Gun Control

Gun control is a priority for Democratic state attorneys general meeting in Washington less than two weeks after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, but they didn’t get an invitation to
Gun Background-Check Bill Slows Even as Trump, NRA Say Go Ahead

Gun Background-Check Bill Slows Even as Trump, NRA Say Go Ahead

Senate legislation that would enhance reporting to the gun-buyers background check system hit a roadblock on Monday, as Congress and the White House struggled to come up with a swift response to the
Lawmaker Says ‘We Got Bannoned’ by Hope Hicks in Interview

Lawmaker Says ‘We Got Bannoned’ by Hope Hicks in Interview

White House communications director Hope Hicks declined to answer some questions during an interview with the House Intelligence Committee, lawmakers said.
FedEx Says It Won't Drop NRA From Discount Program

FedEx Says It Won't Drop NRA From Discount Program

Bloomberg's Polly Mosendz discusses the momentum building against brands to distance themselves from partnerships with the NRA on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
EU Stokes Brexit Tensions With 100-Page Draft Exit Deal

EU Stokes Brexit Tensions With 100-Page Draft Exit Deal

The European Union will challenge Theresa May on Wednesday when it publishes a draft Brexit treaty that ignores some of the U.K. prime minister’s most important demands.
Data Is India’s Next Political Battleground

Data Is India’s Next Political Battleground

India’s planning to revise its data for key economic indicators again. And it has left economists shaking their heads.
Bid to Prohibit Shareholder Lawsuits Blasted by SEC's Jackson

Bid to Prohibit Shareholder Lawsuits Blasted by SEC's Jackson

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s newest Democrat pushed back against the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda by arguing it would be akin to “handcuffing” investors if regulators
U.S. Auto Negotiator Is Called Back From Nafta Talks, Sources Say

U.S. Auto Negotiator Is Called Back From Nafta Talks, Sources Say

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has called back its chief negotiator for Nafta’s car-related issues to Washington from ongoing talks in Mexico City to meet with American industry
Ramaphosa's Lieutenants: Inside South Africa's New Cabinet

Ramaphosa's Lieutenants: Inside South Africa's New Cabinet

South Africa’s newly elected president, Cyril Ramaphosa, named a new cabinet on Monday, replacing some of his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s most ineffectual ministers and ardent supporters with his own
Venezuelan Opposition Makes Renewed Push to Delay Presidential Vote, Sources Say

Venezuelan Opposition Makes Renewed Push to Delay Presidential Vote, Sources Say

Venezuela’s opposition has renewed private talks with the government in a bid to push back the date of the country’s presidential elections as President Nicolas Maduro’s administration seeks some
NLRB Throws Out Ruling in Conflict-of-Interest Controversy

NLRB Throws Out Ruling in Conflict-of-Interest Controversy

As fury grew on Capitol Hill, the agency heeded its own inspector general, who said a Trump appointee tainted a pro-company vote.
Rising Wages Could Deliver Malaysia's Premier Another Term

Rising Wages Could Deliver Malaysia's Premier Another Term

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak heads into a challenging general election in the next few months with a trump card up his sleeve: rising wages.
Trump Ally Pastor Mark Burns on His Bid for Trey Gowdy's Seat

Trump Ally Pastor Mark Burns on His Bid for Trey Gowdy's Seat

Pastor Mark Burns, candidate for South Carolina's 4th Congressional district seat, which is being vacated by Rep. Trey Gowdy, discusses his bid with Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political
N.J. Senate Supports Property Tax as Annual Charitable Write-Off

N.J. Senate Supports Property Tax as Annual Charitable Write-Off

New Jersey took the first step toward allowing residents with the nation’s highest property taxes to circumvent a new federal limit on state and local tax deductions.
Nhlanhla Nene Makes Comeback as South African Finance Chief

Nhlanhla Nene Makes Comeback as South African Finance Chief

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, made sweeping changes to the cabinet, bringing Nhlanhla Nene back as finance minister more than two years after his late-night firing rocked the rand.
EU Doesn't Buy U.S. Claim That Steel Imports Undermine Security

EU Doesn't Buy U.S. Claim That Steel Imports Undermine Security

It doesn’t make sense for the U.S. to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on other NATO members in the name of national security, according to a senior European Union official who questioned a key
Nafta Talks Kick Off in Mexico City

Nafta Talks Kick Off in Mexico City

Fred Hochberg, former chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, discusses the Nafta negotiations and President Trump's desire to impose tariffs on steel on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance