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White House Meetings Are Being Planned on Clash Over Ethanol, Sources Say

White House Meetings Are Being Planned on Clash Over Ethanol, Sources Say

Top Trump administration officials are planning two summits to discuss possible changes to the U.S. biofuel mandate, according to people familiar with the discussions, as the White House grapples with
Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Tax Cuts, Debt Worries

Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Tax Cuts, Debt Worries

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brushed aside signs that investors are nervous about rising prices and criticism that growing debt will harm U.S. economic security.
Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana will struggle to sidestep one of its most difficult decisions since coming to power a year ago: telling a crucial constituency to accept a pay cut.
Congo Bribery Probe Puts Israeli Billionaire’s Future on Hold

Congo Bribery Probe Puts Israeli Billionaire’s Future on Hold

A 20-year friendship that helped turn Dan Gertler into a billionaire has left the Israeli businessman with a lot fewer places to go.
Missouri Governor Charged With Invasion of Privacy for Photo

Missouri Governor Charged With Invasion of Privacy for Photo

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman he was having an affair with before he was elected in 2016.
Defectors Reveal Harsh Life for North Korea's Sports Ambassadors

Defectors Reveal Harsh Life for North Korea's Sports Ambassadors

The North Korean athletes and performers taking part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea are central to Kim Jong Un’s charm offensive against an international community worried over his nuclear
Manafort and Gates Face New Charges of Bank, Tax Fraud

Manafort and Gates Face New Charges of Bank, Tax Fraud

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former deputy, Rick Gates, were indicted on new tax and bank fraud changes as U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller mounted a fresh legal attack to
Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

St. Louis (AP) -- A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair
May Ends Marathon Brexit Session as EU Preempts Decision

May Ends Marathon Brexit Session as EU Preempts Decision

Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her top ministers for an eight-hour session to get them to back her Brexit strategy, as the European Commission preempted the outcome by saying that what it’s heard
U.K. Urges Telecom CEOs to Cooperate on Infrastructure

U.K. Urges Telecom CEOs to Cooperate on Infrastructure

U.K. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock urged telecom CEOs in a private meeting to stop fighting among themselves and focus on upgrading the nation’s broadband infrastructure, according to people familiar
Mueller Squeezes Manafort and Gates With New Tax Charges

Mueller Squeezes Manafort and Gates With New Tax Charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his onetime deputy, Rick Gates, were indicted on tax and bank fraud charges as U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller mounted a fresh attack to strengthen
Airbus CEO Vows to Stay in Post-Brexit U.K. Long Into Future

Airbus CEO Vows to Stay in Post-Brexit U.K. Long Into Future

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders personally promised the U.K. government the company plans to retain its British operations “long into the future’’ in a turnaround from a staunch critic of
Amb. Reyes Says Colombia Is Working on Venezuela Border Issues

Amb. Reyes Says Colombia Is Working on Venezuela Border Issues

Camilo Reyes, Colombian ambassador to the U.S., discusses the border issues between Colombia and Venezuela. He speaks with Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Immigrants Group Sues Trump for Ending Refugee Program

Immigrants Group Sues Trump for Ending Refugee Program

Haitian and Salvadoran refugees sued President Donald Trump, claiming his administration’s decision to end protections that allowed them to stay in the U.S. was "tainted by racial animus."
China, India Compete for Bourses as Regional Rivalry Expands

China, India Compete for Bourses as Regional Rivalry Expands

Pedestrians walk past the Dhaka Stock Exchange in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. Bangladesh's central bank this month raised interest rates for the second time in four months to curb
Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment

Former Transportation Sec. Burnley Says Infrastructure Is a Safe Investment

Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley discusses transportation, foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from
Don't Muddy My Inflation Goal, Says Brazil Central Bank Boss

Don't Muddy My Inflation Goal, Says Brazil Central Bank Boss

Brazil’s central bank should stick to keeping prices in check rather than muddying that task by also targeting jobs and growth, the bank’s president, Ilan Goldfajn, told Bloomberg News.
American Conservative Union's Schlapp Says It's a 'Time for Action' for GOP

American Conservative Union's Schlapp Says It's a 'Time for Action' for GOP

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp discusses the state of the Republican Party and gun control with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli from the Conservative Political Action Conference in
Trump Says Teachers Who Carry Should Get a Bonus

Trump Says Teachers Who Carry Should Get a Bonus

President Donald Trump calls for paying bonuses to teachers who carry guns in the classroom, embracing a controversial proposal to curb school shootings hours after offering a full-throated
States Rush to Defend 2018 Election From Russia Before Midterms

States Rush to Defend 2018 Election From Russia Before Midterms

Bloomberg's Nafeesa Syeed reports on how U.S. states are rushing to increase election security as the midterm elections approach. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: