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Ryan Says Congress to Break Up Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

Ryan Says Congress to Break Up Trump’s Infrastructure Proposals

House Republicans will break President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan into multiple pieces of legislation as a way to make progress this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.
Did Trump Just Start a Global Trade War?

Did Trump Just Start a Global Trade War?

President Donald Trump has made good on his promise by imposing tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, on steel and aluminum imports.
$7.5 Billion  Pipeline Has Surprise Patrons: Taliban Militants

$7.5 Billion Pipeline Has Surprise Patrons: Taliban Militants

After decades of talks, Afghanistan finally broke ground last month on a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that will run through areas controlled by the Taliban.
Interior Department Won’t Say Whether Zinke Spent $139K on Office Door

Interior Department Won’t Say Whether Zinke Spent $139K on Office Door

Washington (AP) -- The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Pimco's Cantrill Sees Tariff Exceptions for Canada, Mexico

Pimco's Cantrill Sees Tariff Exceptions for Canada, Mexico

Libby Cantrill, Pimco's head of public policy, discusses President Donald Trump proposed tariffs on imported aluminum and steel with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets."
What It's Like Being a Top Woman in the U.S. Compared to France

What It's Like Being a Top Woman in the U.S. Compared to France

Jane Hartley, former U.S. ambassador to France, discusses what it was like to change from working in the private sector to working for the U.S. State Department on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Trump Signs Tariff Order on Metals With Wiggle Room for Allies

Trump Signs Tariff Order on Metals With Wiggle Room for Allies

President Donald Trump followed through on his pledge to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, while excluding Canada and Mexico and leaving the door open to sparing other countries on
Mexico, Canada Exempted From Metal Tariffs: AP

Mexico, Canada Exempted From Metal Tariffs: AP

Bloomberg's Mike McKee discusses President Donald Trump's tariff plans with Julia Chatterley and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
No Brexit Deal Until Next Year, U.K. Officials Say Privately

No Brexit Deal Until Next Year, U.K. Officials Say Privately

U.K. officials don’t expect to clinch a Brexit deal until two months before exit day, increasing the chances of chaos for executives and lawmakers.
Manafort Has Just Four Months Before He Goes on Trial

Manafort Has Just Four Months Before He Goes on Trial

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, denied federal felony charges again Thursday.
Trump Takes the Bait From Musk, Attacks China Auto Import Duties

Trump Takes the Bait From Musk, Attacks China Auto Import Duties

President Donald Trump may not follow Elon Musk on Twitter, but the Tesla Inc. chief’s posts decrying China’s automotive trade practices managed to catch his attention.
How Trump’s Snap Move on Tariffs Set Off a Week of Disarray

How Trump’s Snap Move on Tariffs Set Off a Week of Disarray

The episode cost him his top economic adviser and reinforced notions that his decision-making process is further degenerating.
Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

After years of often rocky negotiations, the 11 members of a Trans Pacific trade pact officially signed the agreement in Chile on Thursday. Ministers pledged to send the pact to their respective
Bipartisan Gun Measures Pile Up in Senate With No Plans to Act

Bipartisan Gun Measures Pile Up in Senate With No Plans to Act

Bipartisan proposals to address gun violence and school safety keep piling up in the U.S. Senate, but there are no plans to vote on them.
Tillerson and Lavrov Book Same Ethiopian Hotel—and Can’t Agree on a Meeting

Tillerson and Lavrov Book Same Ethiopian Hotel—and Can’t Agree on a Meeting

Tillerson says he learned of Lavrov’s desire to meet only as he was flying to Africa on Tuesday night.
Nordea Wins Assurances From Finnish Government Ahead of HQ Move

Nordea Wins Assurances From Finnish Government Ahead of HQ Move

Finland is promising it won’t add to the list of financial regulations facing Nordea Bank AB as the lender prepares to move its headquarters to the northernmost euro member.
Qatar Is Shipping In 3,000 Cows From California, Arizona and Wisconsin

Qatar Is Shipping In 3,000 Cows From California, Arizona and Wisconsin

The nine-month Saudi-led embargo of Qatar has an undisputed mascot for Doha’s defiance: the cud-chewing American cow.
At Goldman, Blankfein Touches a Nerve With Powell's Return

At Goldman, Blankfein Touches a Nerve With Powell's Return

Dina Powell’s departure from the White House offered Wall Street the chance to enlist a rare set of skills: an industry insider who can also navigate President Donald Trump’s inner circle. Lloyd
EU Still Hopes Trump Will Back Down From Import Tariff Threats

EU Still Hopes Trump Will Back Down From Import Tariff Threats

The European Commission said it still hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump won’t follow through with his plan for imposing punitive import tariffs, as the spat over trade protectionism adds further
Trump's North Korea Bluster Scores a Win, But at High Risk

Trump's North Korea Bluster Scores a Win, But at High Risk

North Korea’s offer to suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for talks with the U.S. reflects an emerging truth about President Donald Trump’s unconventional foreign policy style: It may