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The Dark Side of America’s Rise to Oil Superpower

The Dark Side of America’s Rise to Oil Superpower

It sounds good, but be careful what you wish for.
How Hedge Funds (Secretly) Get Their Way in Washington

How Hedge Funds (Secretly) Get Their Way in Washington

Fake grass roots. An inflatable rat. Testimony with hidden ties. Billionaires are using DCI Group to make their bets pay off—while keeping the public in the dark.
Forget Nafta. The Trade War With Canada Has Already Started

Forget Nafta. The Trade War With Canada Has Already Started

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing for the possibility the U.S. may pull out of Nafta. For Canadian companies, the trade skirmish has already begun.
U.K. May Get ‘Norway Plus’ Brexit, Irish Prime Minister Says

U.K. May Get ‘Norway Plus’ Brexit, Irish Prime Minister Says

The U.K. may end up in a ‘Norway plus’ style relationship with the European Union after Brexit, according to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who pointed to “different perspectives” within the bloc
Mnuchin Considers Visiting Beijing to Discuss Trade and Sanctions

Mnuchin Considers Visiting Beijing to Discuss Trade and Sanctions

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to Beijing this year to discuss sanctions on North Korea and how to shrink America’s trade deficit with China.
U.S. Warns Turkey to Tread Carefully in Syria

U.S. Warns Turkey to Tread Carefully in Syria

The U.S. warned Turkey to tread carefully in northwest Syria, as officials from both countries cautioned that the situation had grown dangerously combustible and threatened to ignite a direct showdown
Norges Bank Reveals a Slight Hawkish Bias Between the Lines

Norges Bank Reveals a Slight Hawkish Bias Between the Lines

Norway’s central bank gave the market plenty of reasons to expect higher interest rates this year, as policy makers pointed to a set of economic conditions that all point toward tightening.
Hammond Says He’s ‘Very Happy’ With Where Pound Is at the Moment

Hammond Says He’s ‘Very Happy’ With Where Pound Is at the Moment

The strengthening pound is just fine with U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.
Immigration Didn’t Have to Tear America Apart

Immigration Didn’t Have to Tear America Apart

It was only a dozen years ago that business advocates of more open borders found a warm welcome in the Republican Party. What happened?
New York Joins States Trying to Restore Net Neutrality

New York Joins States Trying to Restore Net Neutrality

New York has joined a growing roster of states pledging to use their buying power to force broadband companies to honor the spirit of net neutrality.
Apple’s $38 Billion Tax Bill? The Company Has Eight Years to Pay

Apple’s $38 Billion Tax Bill? The Company Has Eight Years to Pay

The eye-popping $38 billion tax bill that Apple Inc. said it plans to pay on its mammoth pile of accumulated foreign earnings will probably hit federal coffers in an eight-year trickle, not a one-time
Mueller Almost Done With Obstruction Part of Trump Probe, Sources Say

Mueller Almost Done With Obstruction Part of Trump Probe, Sources Say

Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be wrapping up at least one key part of his investigation -- whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, according to current and former U.S.
Mnuchin Defends Weaker Dollar Comments as ‘Clear,’ ‘Consistent’

Mnuchin Defends Weaker Dollar Comments as ‘Clear,’ ‘Consistent’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he isn’t concerned about short-term fluctuations in the dollar, a day after he suggested a weaker U.S. currency would help trade.
Hammond Says Equivalence Cannot Be on ‘Whim’ of EU Commission

Hammond Says Equivalence Cannot Be on ‘Whim’ of EU Commission

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond insisted that financial services have to be part of the final trade deal with the European Union, “with some sort of enhanced equivalence regime.”
Schools Set Ablaze as Cameroon Vows Crackdown on Separatists

Schools Set Ablaze as Cameroon Vows Crackdown on Separatists

Unrest in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions intensified with arson attacks on schools and a city market as the government vowed to quash a secessionist movement whose leaders are in detention in
Brexit Bulletin: Pragmatists Speak

Brexit Bulletin: Pragmatists Speak

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German Manufacturers Brace for Strikes on Deadlocked Wage Talks

German Manufacturers Brace for Strikes on Deadlocked Wage Talks

Daimler AG, Siemens AG and other German manufacturers face potential production halts after failing to make progress in a contract dispute over wages and work hours with the country’s most powerful
Ontario Conservative Leader Resigns After Sex-Misconduct Allegations

Ontario Conservative Leader Resigns After Sex-Misconduct Allegations

The conservative leader of Ontario's opposition party resigned early Thursday amid allegations of sexual misconduct just months before an election in Canada's most populous province.
Trump Ties Palestinian Aid Money to Peace Deal: Davos Update

Trump Ties Palestinian Aid Money to Peace Deal: Davos Update

Billionaires, world leaders and investors are gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting to hobnob and discuss topics ranging from the global economy and sexual

China Calls on Trump to Stop Mistreating Its State-Run Companies

The Trump administration is discriminating against Chinese state-owned enterprises seeking to expand in the U.S., according to the head of a top Chinese agency overseeing state assets valued at $24