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Sanders Stimulus Plan: Cancel U.S. Student Debt to Boost Economy

Sanders Stimulus Plan: Cancel U.S. Student Debt to Boost Economy

Bernie Sanders caused a stir this week with his plan to tax Wall Street trades and use the cash to forgive student loans. One of his advisers makes the case for writing off those debts -- even if
Spain Socialists Concerned About Delay in Forming New Government

Spain Socialists Concerned About Delay in Forming New Government

Spain’s Socialists are starting to worry about their chances of lining up the political support they need to form a government before August.
How Theresa May’s Vacation Revelation Convinced Her on Climate Change

How Theresa May’s Vacation Revelation Convinced Her on Climate Change

British Prime Minister Theresa May only has a few weeks left in her job -- she’s decided to spend them trying to tackle climate change. A new law took effect Thursday committing the U.K. to reducing
The Data Behind the First Democratic Presidential Debate

The Data Behind the First Democratic Presidential Debate

Elizabeth Warren’s polling dominance did not translate into more time speaking during the debate on Wednesday. But prediction markets think she improved her chances of winning the Democratic
Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Poland suffered yet another rebuke over its sweeping judicial reforms after an adviser to the European Union’s top court said a disciplinary body set up to settle disputes concerning judges isn’t
Johnson Says Cabinet Must Commit to Oct. 31 Split: Brexit Update

Johnson Says Cabinet Must Commit to Oct. 31 Split: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance has shifted again. Hours after saying he’d take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 “come what may,” the front-runner to be next prime minister said there was
Macron’s G-20 Climate Threat Melts Away Just Like the Ice Caps

Macron’s G-20 Climate Threat Melts Away Just Like the Ice Caps

Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit threatening to block the final communique if he didn’t get what he wanted on climate.
Vestager Tax Crusade Stutters as Hungary Wins EU Court Clash

Vestager Tax Crusade Stutters as Hungary Wins EU Court Clash

Hungary won a court fight with European Union regulators over a tax on advertising, in another setback for Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crusade against nations she says are gaming
Germany's Merkel Has Second Bout of Shaking During Ceremony

Germany's Merkel Has Second Bout of Shaking During Ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday had a second brief spell of shaking in just over a week, renewing questions over the state of her health.
Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Brexit Bulletin: Factually Challenged

Today in Brexit: Mark Carney is pulling up Boris Johnson on his facts.
Warren Emerges Unscathed as Democrats Put Differences on Display

Warren Emerges Unscathed as Democrats Put Differences on Display

Senator Elizabeth Warren stood center stage on the first night of the Democratic debate — and emerged unscathed. Her lower-polling rivals did nothing to knock her off course and didn’t challenge her
Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

They skirmished over health care and immigration. They largely agreed on income inequality and climate change. With Democrats eager to narrow the field, Elizabeth Warren and nine lesser-ranked
Debate Exposes Split Among 2020 Democrats on Direction for Party

Debate Exposes Split Among 2020 Democrats on Direction for Party

The first Democratic president debate exposed ideological fissures within the party over how to remake the economy, fix immigration and confront big companies -- and whether the path to defeating
Brussels Edition: Trump vs Europe

Brussels Edition: Trump vs Europe

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

A Ship and Its Crew Get Entangled in Trump-Xi Huawei Battle

Some of the people most eager to see a resolution in the U.S.-China trade conflict may be the crew of a ship circling in the East China Sea.
Democrats Jockey on Climate Change in a City Imperiled by It

Democrats Jockey on Climate Change in a City Imperiled by It

Democrats competed over who would best combat climate change during Wednesday’s debate, as they sought to show leadership on an issue of growing importance to the party’s base in a city on the front
Trump Asks India to Reverse ‘Unacceptable’ Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Trump Asks India to Reverse ‘Unacceptable’ Tariffs on U.S. Goods

President Donald Trump called on India to withdraw an “unacceptable” increase in tariffs on U.S. goods, ratcheting up tension against the Asian nation before a planned meeting with Prime Minister
Economic Inequality Is Rallying Cry at Democratic Debate

Economic Inequality Is Rallying Cry at Democratic Debate

Democrats debating in Miami Wednesday night tried seizing the populism that propelled President Donald Trump to the White House, saying they’d strive to make the economy work better for all Americans,
Democrats Slam Corporate Power With Vow of Antitrust Crackdown

Democrats Slam Corporate Power With Vow of Antitrust Crackdown

Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls assailed the power that the biggest U.S. corporations have been allowed to accumulate and pledged stricter antitrust enforcement.
Japan Hosts Landmark China Visit Amid Signs of Fresh Tensions

Japan Hosts Landmark China Visit Amid Signs of Fresh Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Japan on Thursday for the first such visit in nine years, as Asia’s two largest economies seek to preserve economic ties amid trade fights and renewed