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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
Pawlenty to Leave Financial Industry Group, Could Run for Governor

Pawlenty to Leave Financial Industry Group, Could Run for Governor

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he’s resigning his lucrative position as the head of the Washington-based Financial Services Roundtable as he contemplates running for his old job.
Mnuchin Says U.S. Won't Target Russian Debt With Sanctions

Mnuchin Says U.S. Won't Target Russian Debt With Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. isn’t pursuing sanctions against Russian government debt.
Zuma's Office Denies Claim He Plans to Fire Ramaphosa as Deputy

Zuma's Office Denies Claim He Plans to Fire Ramaphosa as Deputy

South African President Jacob Zuma’s office denied allegations by the communist party that he’s preparing to fire his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as head of the ruling party in December.
U.S. House Votes to Change Who Pays for Sexual-Misconduct Claims

U.S. House Votes to Change Who Pays for Sexual-Misconduct Claims

The House has passed legislation that requires lawmakers to reimburse the Treasury when settling sexual harassment claims.
Mercedes Joins Apology Spree to China for Dalai Lama Quote

Mercedes Joins Apology Spree to China for Dalai Lama Quote

Daimler AG unit Mercedes-Benz is the latest international company offering the Chinese an open apology for quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram, weeks after Chinese regulators probed Marriott
Trump to Nominate Beverly Hills Tax Lawyer to Run IRS, Source Says

Trump to Nominate Beverly Hills Tax Lawyer to Run IRS, Source Says

President Donald Trump plans to nominate California tax attorney Charles “Chuck” Rettig to head the Internal Revenue Service as it implements the nation’s tax code revamp, according to a person
Ivanka Trump to Lead U.S. Delegation to Olympics Closing Ceremony

Ivanka Trump to Lead U.S. Delegation to Olympics Closing Ceremony

The White House says President Donald Trump' daughter Ivanka will lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
More Brits Now Favor Trump Visiting the U.K., Poll Says

More Brits Now Favor Trump Visiting the U.K., Poll Says

President Donald Trump’s swipe at the U.K.’s venerated health-care system came just as the British public was starting to warm to him.
Donald Trump Jr. Endorses George P. Bush's Re-Election Bid

Donald Trump Jr. Endorses George P. Bush's Re-Election Bid

Donald Trump Jr. has endorsed George P. Bush's re-election bid for Texas land commissioner, repaying Bush for breaking with his powerful political family and supporting Donald Trump's 2016
Iran Orders Armed Forces to Sell All Energy, Business Assets

Iran Orders Armed Forces to Sell All Energy, Business Assets

Iran’s armed forces, some of which are under U.S. sanctions, must divest from energy assets and other businesses to help save the Persian Gulf nation’s economy, President Hassan Rouhani said.
German Parties Offer Russia No Respite on Sanctions Over Ukraine

German Parties Offer Russia No Respite on Sanctions Over Ukraine

German party negotiators are giving no sign of easing sanctions on Russia as they seek to forge Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government.