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AT&T Can't Get Evidence of White House Sway on Merger Suit

AT&T Can't Get Evidence of White House Sway on Merger Suit

AT&T Inc. lost its bid to uncover evidence the Trump administration may have influenced the government’s decision to challenge the company’s takeover of Time Warner Inc.
Ex-CFTC Counsel Is Likely Pick for Democratic Slot, Sources Say

Ex-CFTC Counsel Is Likely Pick for Democratic Slot, Sources Say

President Donald Trump is likely to name a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission official who played a key role in creating post-crisis rules to fill a Democratic slot at the U.S. derivatives
Trump Appointee ‘Conflict’ Throws Key Labor Ruling Into Doubt

Trump Appointee ‘Conflict’ Throws Key Labor Ruling Into Doubt

The NLRB inspector general says a Republican board member should have recused himself from a decision protecting companies.
Latvia Signals Russia May Be Interfering in Banking Crisis

Latvia Signals Russia May Be Interfering in Banking Crisis

The banking crisis engulfing the tiny nation of Latvia has turned into a potential diplomatic incident, as Riga points the finger at Moscow.
U.K.’s Davis Promises ‘Race to the Top’ on Regulation

U.K.’s Davis Promises ‘Race to the Top’ on Regulation

Speaking in Vienna on Tuesday, Brexit Secretary David Davis promised that the U.K. would lead a “race to the top,” rather than undercutting the European Union by tearing up regulations, as Theresa
New Mueller Indictments Put Pressure on Manafort

New Mueller Indictments Put Pressure on Manafort

Bloomberg's Steven Dennis reports on the latest developments in the Robert Mueller investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn and Shery
Clooneys Say They’ll Give $500,000 to March Against Gun Violence

Clooneys Say They’ll Give $500,000 to March Against Gun Violence

Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, are donating $500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence.
U.K. Warns It Won't Pay Brexit Bill Without Good Trade Deal

U.K. Warns It Won't Pay Brexit Bill Without Good Trade Deal

The U.K. has warned that its promise to pay the Brexit bill depends on getting good trade terms from the European Union, as Theresa May’s team draws up plans to hold back money if the bloc backslides
Brazil’s Army Will Need More Than Guns to Fix Rio de Janeiro Crime

Brazil’s Army Will Need More Than Guns to Fix Rio de Janeiro Crime

The latest wave of violence in this crime-prone city both reflects the economic malaise that has come with recession and also hinders its recovery.
World's Biggest Container Liner Looks for Deals Outside Shipping

World's Biggest Container Liner Looks for Deals Outside Shipping

The world’s largest container company will start looking for takeover targets outside the shipping industry as it tries to pre-empt a new competitive landscape in which customers are morphing into
Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Trump’s Israel Stand at UN

Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Trump’s Israel Stand at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem a “dangerous” development in a speech before the United Nations.
Corbyn Breaks Brexit Cover, Will Support a Customs Union With EU

Corbyn Breaks Brexit Cover, Will Support a Customs Union With EU

The U.K. opposition leader confirmed his Labour Party will campaign to keep Britain inside a customs union with the European Union, calling it necessary for trade and to prevent a hard border with
More Than 100 Killed in Syria Attacks

More Than 100 Killed in Syria Attacks

More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, in one of the bloodiest 24-hour periods in the country's war, aid groups said (Source: Bloomberg)
South Korea Targets U.S. Trade Remedies in New WTO Dispute

South Korea Targets U.S. Trade Remedies in New WTO Dispute

South Korea launched a World Trade Organization dispute that argued a key provision of the U.S.’s anti-dumping and countervailing investigations violated international trade rules.
Kushner Cos. Sued by Times Square Food Hall Tenant Over Lease

Kushner Cos. Sued by Times Square Food Hall Tenant Over Lease

A dispute over space at a Times Square property owned by Kushner Cos. has escalated into a lawsuit.
Trump Proposes Bigger Role for Skimpy Insurance, Undermining Obamacare

Trump Proposes Bigger Role for Skimpy Insurance, Undermining Obamacare

The Trump administration is proposing to expand the availability of short-term insurance plans, offering a cheaper health coverage option for consumers, while taking another step to undercut
Mueller Charges Lawyer Van Der Zwaan in Russia Probe

Mueller Charges Lawyer Van Der Zwaan in Russia Probe

Alex Van Der Zwaan, an attorney who worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom, was charged on Feb. 16 with making false statements to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Robert
Risk of Syrian Clash With Turkey Rises as Forces Enter Afrin

Risk of Syrian Clash With Turkey Rises as Forces Enter Afrin

Syrian pro-government fighters entered the border town of Afrin on Tuesday to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkish troops, state-run media reported.
U.K.'s Brexit Vision Takes Shape as Davis Calls for Mutual Trust

U.K.'s Brexit Vision Takes Shape as Davis Calls for Mutual Trust

Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to set out next week the kind of trade deal she wants to achieve in Brexit negotiations but the broad outlines of her vision are already becoming clear.
Sweden Under Pressure to Join ‘Tax Wars’ in the Age of Trump

Sweden Under Pressure to Join ‘Tax Wars’ in the Age of Trump

It’s an election year in Sweden and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is trying hard to promote an agenda of social equality. But that could prove tough in a world in which tax cuts are stealing the
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