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The Judge Singlehandedly Trying to Solve the Opioid Crisis

The Judge Singlehandedly Trying to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Cleveland judge Daniel Polster says the U.S. government has punted on the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Miners Face Sudden Cost Increases After Congo Law Overhaul

The Democratic Republic of Congo canceled contract guarantees and hiked a key royalty in sweeping last-minute changes to a mining law that will have immediate financial costs for every mining project
Trump Presses Congress to Pass Infrastructure Bill

Trump Presses Congress to Pass Infrastructure Bill

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, touching upon numerous topics, including infrastructure investment and prescription drug pricing. Bloomberg's Michael
U.K.'s May Backs Down Over Brexit Economic Impact Studies

U.K.'s May Backs Down Over Brexit Economic Impact Studies

Theresa May’s government backed down and said it will allow lawmakers to see an assessment of the likely impact of Brexit on the British economy, after realizing it was likely to lose a vote.
Will She Stay or Go? May’s Enduring Question

Will She Stay or Go? May’s Enduring Question

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Zimbabwe's New President Eases Land Laws for White Farmers

Zimbabwe's New President Eases Land Laws for White Farmers

Zimbabwe’s government will allow white farmers to apply for 99-year leases on land.
Lula’s Fall Prompts Scramble for Substitute Among Brazil’s Left

Lula’s Fall Prompts Scramble for Substitute Among Brazil’s Left

With diminished odds that Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will run for the presidency after an appeals court upheld his corruption conviction, a host of left-wing candidates are already trying to
BTG Sees Shot at Brazil Loan Growth as Government Banks Retreat

BTG Sees Shot at Brazil Loan Growth as Government Banks Retreat

Brazil’s state-owned banks are retrenching, and Banco BTG Pactual wants to pick up the slack.
Signaling Crackdown, SEC Boss Emerges as Crypto Skeptic-in-Chief

Signaling Crackdown, SEC Boss Emerges as Crypto Skeptic-in-Chief

Several weeks after becoming the top cop for U.S. markets last May, Jay Clayton began reading everything he could get his hands on about Bitcoin, realizing it was quickly evolving from a method of
Immigration Fight Shifts From Trump’s Wall to Family Green Cards

Immigration Fight Shifts From Trump’s Wall to Family Green Cards

President Donald Trump’s wall is no longer the biggest divide between Democrats and Republicans on immigration. The potential deal-breaker may be the status of mothers and fathers and brothers and
ANC to Discuss South African Power Shift With Zuma This Week

ANC to Discuss South African Power Shift With Zuma This Week

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress wants a speedy transition of power following its election of a new leadership and will discuss the matter with President Jacob Zuma this week, a top
Steinhoff Refers Ex-CEO to Police on Suspicion of Corruption

Steinhoff Refers Ex-CEO to Police on Suspicion of Corruption

Steinhoff International Holdings NV reported former Chief Executive Officer Markus Jooste to South Africa’s anti-graft police, pinning the blame for an accounting scandal squarely on the man who built
Key Themes From Trump's State of the Union Address

Key Themes From Trump's State of the Union Address

Donald Trump sought to connect his presidency to the nation's prosperity in his first State of the Union address. He argued that the United States arrived at the new American moment of wealth and
Modi’s Energy Agenda May Be Facing Its Toughest Test Yet

Modi’s Energy Agenda May Be Facing Its Toughest Test Yet

As oil reverses its direction and a long election season looms, one of the Indian leader’s key reforms may be in jeopardy.
Brexit Bulletin: Not Quitting

Brexit Bulletin: Not Quitting

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South Africa's DA Supports No-Confidence Motion in Cape Town Mayor

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance has authorized its members to vote for the removal of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, a member of the party, in a no-confidence motion on Wednesday.
NUS' Capri Sees 'Bitterly Divided' Washington

NUS' Capri Sees 'Bitterly Divided' Washington

NUS Business School Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri weighs in on President Trump's State of the Union Address. Capri speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.K.'s May Slams Leaked Brexit Analysis That Shows Economic Hit

U.K.'s May Slams Leaked Brexit Analysis That Shows Economic Hit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May attacked a leaked government analysis predicting economic damage from Brexit, calling it skewed information and not a true evaluation of the effects of leaving the
Sen. Kennedy: Trump Declared War on Cost of Prescription Drugs

Sen. Kennedy: Trump Declared War on Cost of Prescription Drugs

Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, discusses President Trump's first State of the Union address. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli in Washington. (Source: Bloomberg)