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Israel Hits Back at Iran and Syria as Border Region Boils

Israel Hits Back at Iran and Syria as Border Region Boils

Israel launched attacks on Iranian and Syrian positions after it said Iran sent a military drone into its airspace Saturday.
As North and South Koreans Meet at the Games, Pence Holds Back

As North and South Koreans Meet at the Games, Pence Holds Back

Although Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly floated the prospect of meeting with North Korean leaders in South Korea, he apparently passed up several opportunities at the Winter Olympics in
Trudeau Holds Firm After Duterte Vows End to Canadian, U.S. Arms Deals

Trudeau Holds Firm After Duterte Vows End to Canadian, U.S. Arms Deals

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is undeterred by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to end military purchases from countries including the U.S. and Canada that impose conditions on how
Trump to Appoint Schadlow as Deputy National Security Adviser, Official Says

Trump to Appoint Schadlow as Deputy National Security Adviser, Official Says

President Donald Trump will appoint Nadia Schadlow to replace Dina Powell as his deputy national security adviser, according to an administration official familiar with the decision.
White House Speechwriter Resigns Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

White House Speechwriter Resigns Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid accusations of domestic abuse, becoming the second Trump administration official to depart this week after facing media questions about alleged
Trump Asks for Democratic Memo ‘Re-Do’ After Blocking Release

Trump Asks for Democratic Memo ‘Re-Do’ After Blocking Release

President Donald Trump defended his decision not to release the Democratic rebuttal of a Republican memo that alleged bias and misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department early in their investigation
Former Australia Treasurer Wayne Swan to Retire at Next Election

Former Australia Treasurer Wayne Swan to Retire at Next Election

Former Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan, who helped steer the economy through the global financial crisis, will retire from politics at the next election.
Crypto Fanboys Celebrate Surprising New Hero: A Washington Regulator

Crypto Fanboys Celebrate Surprising New Hero: A Washington Regulator

Meet #cryptodad, a top U.S. financial regulator who’s emerged as a cult hero for a crowd that’s often suspicious of government bureaucrats: digital coin enthusiasts.
No. 3 Justice Department Official Leaving After Nine Months

No. 3 Justice Department Official Leaving After Nine Months

Rachel Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, is stepping down after less than nine months in the job.
Trump’s Spending Plan Assumes U.S. Growth of 3% Over Decade

Trump’s Spending Plan Assumes U.S. Growth of 3% Over Decade

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will ramp up over the next decade to his goal of 3 percent growth, spurred by his tax cuts and federal spending plan.
Harvard's Furman Says Budget Bill Has 'No Economic Rationale Whatsoever'

Harvard's Furman Says Budget Bill Has 'No Economic Rationale Whatsoever'

Jason Furman, professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, discusses the fiscal repercussions of the recently signed budget bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley and
Michael Steel Says Sen. Rand Paul 'Needs to Buy a Mirror'

Michael Steel Says Sen. Rand Paul 'Needs to Buy a Mirror'

Michael Steel of Hamilton Place Strategies and former press secretary to former House Speaker John Boehner discusses why Republican senator Rand Paul held up the Senate's vote on a budget. He speaks
Senators Urge Mattis Not to Delay Shock Test on Costly Carrier

Senators Urge Mattis Not to Delay Shock Test on Costly Carrier

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee urged Defense Secretary Jim Mattis not to delay “shock testing” intended to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier can withstand
What the Budget Deal Could Mean for the U.S. Economy

What the Budget Deal Could Mean for the U.S. Economy

Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy and Bloomberg's Marty Schenker discuss the bipartisan budget deal and the implications for the U.S. economy. They speak with David Westin and Julie Hyman on
A ‘Hard-Leftist’ Leads Colombia’s Presidential Race

A ‘Hard-Leftist’ Leads Colombia’s Presidential Race

With Colombia’s presidential election just over three months away, a “hard leftist” former guerrilla is leading in polls, and investors haven’t yet fully woken up to the risk that he might win,
Trump Says Former Aide Porter Did `Very Good Job' in White House

Trump Says Former Aide Porter Did `Very Good Job' in White House

Speaking to reporters on Friday, President Donald Trump praised his former staff secretary, Rob Porter, for performing well in the White House and cautioned reporters to keep in mind that he has
Trump Says Aide Accused of Violence ‘Did a Very Good Job’ in White House

Trump Says Aide Accused of Violence ‘Did a Very Good Job’ in White House

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly encouraged subordinates in a meeting Friday to spread the word that he had acted to remove Staff Secretary Rob Porter within 40 minutes of receiving evidence that
Drugmakers Dodge Another Bullet in Trump's Drug Pricing Report

Drugmakers Dodge Another Bullet in Trump's Drug Pricing Report

A White House report on drug pricing is another sign pharmaceutical companies can rest easy: President Donald Trump won’t act on past threats to take drastic measures to lower prices.
Blame Ontario Minimum Wage Hike for Canada Job Plunge. Or Not.

Blame Ontario Minimum Wage Hike for Canada Job Plunge. Or Not.

The biggest question from Friday’s disappointing Canadian employment report is how much can be traced to Ontario’s sharp minimum wage increase last month.
BOE Cunliffe Says U.K. Role as Financial Center Not Tied to EU

BOE Cunliffe Says U.K. Role as Financial Center Not Tied to EU

The U.K.’s position as a major global financial hub doesn’t depend solely on being part of the European Union’s single market, said Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe.