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House Passes a Temporary Spending Bill

House Passes a Temporary Spending Bill

Trump's First Year: Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on the House passing a temporary spending bill to keep the U.S. government open until March 23 and fund the Defense Department through September
Trump Orders ‘National Vetting Center’ to Meet Campaign Pledge

Trump Orders ‘National Vetting Center’ to Meet Campaign Pledge

President Donald Trump has ordered the government to create a plan to establish a “National Vetting Center” to centralize the work of agencies that scrutinize foreign nationals immigrating to or
Trudeau, Seeking to Avoid Pot Delay, Sends Ministers to Senate

Trudeau, Seeking to Avoid Pot Delay, Sends Ministers to Senate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the rare step of sending four cabinet members to Canada’s Senate, seeking to expedite the passage of a bill allowing recreational marijuana to be legalized later
Britain's Party of Business Is Having a Lot of Trouble With Business

Britain's Party of Business Is Having a Lot of Trouble With Business

For a leader of the U.K.’s party of business, Prime Minister Theresa May has had plenty of corporate headaches in her 18 months in power.
May Takes Aim at Gig Economy With New Safeguards for Workers

May Takes Aim at Gig Economy With New Safeguards for Workers

U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May will crack down on unfair working practices on Wednesday, unveiling extra safeguards for agency workers and those employed by gig-economy companies including Uber
U.K. Plc Makes an ‘Urgent Appeal’ to Theresa May on Brexit

U.K. Plc Makes an ‘Urgent Appeal’ to Theresa May on Brexit

U.K. Plc issued an “urgent appeal” to Prime Minister Theresa May to get off the fence on Brexit or risk serious damage to business.
Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown

Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown

The short-term spending bill passed by the House to avoid a government shutdown this Friday may get replaced with a longer-term budget plan that raises spending caps for defense and domestic programs
Pakistan to Profile Citizens to Combat Rampant Tax Avoidance

Pakistan to Profile Citizens to Combat Rampant Tax Avoidance

Pakistan will use its national identity database to build profiles of potential taxpayers in a renewed bid to broaden its tax base, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said.
Ecuador Assures WikiLeaks's Leader Assange of Continued Asylum

Ecuador Assures WikiLeaks's Leader Assange of Continued Asylum

Ecuador on Tuesday assured Julian Assange that its grant of diplomatic asylum remained in place, allowing the WikiLeaks leader to remain in the country’s London embassy where he fled to avoid
White House Won't Rule Out Pence Meeting North Koreans at Games

White House Won't Rule Out Pence Meeting North Koreans at Games

For the third time in two days, senior Trump administration officials declined to rule out a meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and his North Korean counterparts during the Winter Olympics in
Heritage Foundation's Moore Says Selloff Was Triggered By Jobs Report

Heritage Foundation's Moore Says Selloff Was Triggered By Jobs Report

Stephen Moore, visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, discusses President Trump, the market selloff, wages and the Fed on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Calls for Government Shutdown to Force Immigration Deal

Trump Calls for Government Shutdown to Force Immigration Deal

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses the possibility of another U.S. government shutdown and the potential for reaching a deal on immigration. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mnuchin Says $1 Trillion U.S. Debt Plan Isn't Affecting Markets

Mnuchin Says $1 Trillion U.S. Debt Plan Isn't Affecting Markets

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. government’s plan to borrow what analysts expect to be more than $1 trillion this year isn’t contributing to volatility in markets.
EU Says U.K. Could Face Higher Brexit Bill

EU Says U.K. Could Face Higher Brexit Bill

The U.K. will be asked to make financial contributions to the European Union after Brexit that could go beyond what was agreed last year, according to a draft document on the bloc’s position.
South Africa's ANC Postpones NEC Meeting on Zuma's Future

South Africa's ANC Postpones NEC Meeting on Zuma's Future

The top decision making body of South Africa’s ruling party has postponed a meeting Wednesday called to decide on whether to force President Jacob Zuma from office.
Brazil’s Anything-Goes Election Now Includes Impeached  Ex-President

Brazil’s Anything-Goes Election Now Includes Impeached Ex-President

Among the many possible contenders for Brazil’s next president are an ex-army captain, a TV presenter and a former head of state who may be in jail by the time of the election.
Sen. Shelby Says Cryptocurrencies Could Cause Systemic Risk

Sen. Shelby Says Cryptocurrencies Could Cause Systemic Risk

Sen. Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, discusses cryptocurrency regulation and the recent market turmoil with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Trump Gets Briefing on Democratic Rebuttal to Republican Memo

Trump Gets Briefing on Democratic Rebuttal to Republican Memo

U.S. President Donald Trump was briefed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on a Democratic memo countering Republican claims of FBI and Justice Department bias in the Russia probe, the White
New York Leads States in Suit Over Trump Delaying  Water Rule

New York Leads States in Suit Over Trump Delaying Water Rule

Almost a dozen states sued the Trump administration for suspending a 2015 rule that was billed as a long-overdue update to the definition of lakes, rivers and wetlands designed to improve protection
California Critic Cites Climate Hypocrisy, Urges SEC Probe

California Critic Cites Climate Hypocrisy, Urges SEC Probe

California officials are downplaying the risks of climate change to bond investors while citing those same risks as the basis for a lawsuit against oil companies, according to a conservative think