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Brooklyn Bitcoin Mine Causes Static for T-Mobile Users

Brooklyn Bitcoin Mine Causes Static for T-Mobile Users

Authorities believe they have found the culprit that was causing static for T-Mobile US Inc. customers in southern Brooklyn: an energy-sucking, interference-spewing cryptocurrency miner tucked away in
Maduro Blames Colombia for Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

Maduro Blames Colombia for Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rebuked his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, for tightening controls along the South American nations’ shared border amid a growing refugee crisis.
Kushner Investors Said to Be Subpoenaed

Kushner Investors Said to Be Subpoenaed

U.S. tax authorities have requested documents from lenders and investors in real estate projects managed by Jared Kushner’s family, according to a person familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's David
Rep. Soto Says Border Wall is 'Medieval'

Rep. Soto Says Border Wall is 'Medieval'

Rep. Darren Soto, a Democrat from Florida, discusses DACA, border security and the Border Wall. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Trump's SEC Punishing Wall Street Quietly

Trump's SEC Punishing Wall Street Quietly

In recent months the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opted not to issue press releases trumpeting enforcement actions against some hedge-funds and big banks. Bloomberg’s Ben Bain reports
Hoover's Chen Says Deficit Hawks Are Largely Extinct

Hoover's Chen Says Deficit Hawks Are Largely Extinct

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the 2018 midterms and deficits on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Rep. Maloney Says Infrastructure Should Have Been Linked to Tax Reform

Rep. Maloney Says Infrastructure Should Have Been Linked to Tax Reform

Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, discusses infrastructure and the controversy surrounding former White House Staff
Trump’s Gas-Tax Hike Goes Nowhere in Congress

Trump’s Gas-Tax Hike Goes Nowhere in Congress

The first gas-tax increase in 25 years appears to be going nowhere fast on Capitol Hill.
Trump Threatens to Veto Senate DACA Deal

Trump Threatens to Veto Senate DACA Deal

The Trump administration is threatening to veto a bipartisan immigration plan that was being lined up for a Senate vote Thursday, Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on "Bloomberg Markets: America."
S. Africa Budget to Go Ahead on Feb.21, Treasury's Momoniat Says

S. Africa Budget to Go Ahead on Feb.21, Treasury's Momoniat Says

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa decided the nation’s budget will be presented on Feb. 21 as planned, Ismail Momoniat, the head of tax and financial sector policy at the National Treasury,
Trump Cabinet Secretary Says He’ll Repay Wife’s European Airfare

Trump Cabinet Secretary Says He’ll Repay Wife’s European Airfare

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing.
Trump Administration Agrees to Release Some Visitor Logs

Trump Administration Agrees to Release Some Visitor Logs

The Trump administration settled a lawsuit by a liberal consumer-rights group over access to visitor logs for four government agencies located in the White House complex.
Trump  Wants Sales Tax Applied to Online Purchases, Mnuchin Says

Trump Wants Sales Tax Applied to Online Purchases, Mnuchin Says

A bill is pending that would allow states to collect tax on internet sales. A 1992 Supreme Court ruling exempted out-of-state retailers.
South Africa Officials Need ‘Lifestyle Audits’ to Detect Corruption

South Africa Officials Need ‘Lifestyle Audits’ to Detect Corruption

South Africa should more closely monitor the activities and financial dealings of senior civil servants if President Cyril Ramaphosa is to succeed in his battle to fight corruption, a National
Senator to Stop Blocking Some Justice Nominees Over Marijuana

Senator to Stop Blocking Some Justice Nominees Over Marijuana

Colorado's Republican U.S. senator says there's been enough progress on negotiations over marijuana with the Trump administration that he will stop blocking nominees for some jobs in the Justice
Trump Says Making Schools, Children Safer to Be 'Top Priority'

Trump Says Making Schools, Children Safer to Be 'Top Priority'

President Donald Trump says the U.S. must tackle difficult mental health issues as he addressed the nation after Wednesday's school shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives and wounded
El Salvador Commutes Woman’s 30-Year Abortion Sentence

El Salvador Commutes Woman’s 30-Year Abortion Sentence

El Salvador's Supreme Court has commuted the sentence of a woman serving 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.
U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea

The Trump administration doesn't have a “bloody nose” strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea, according to senators who've been briefed by the White House.
Grassley Says He Wants to Discuss Gun Legislation After Massacre

Grassley Says He Wants to Discuss Gun Legislation After Massacre

A day after another school shooting massacre, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley indicated he’s willing to discuss new gun measures.