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Lula's Hopes of a Comeback Crushed By Unanimous Court Ruling

Lula's Hopes of a Comeback Crushed By Unanimous Court Ruling

A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld a graft sentence against former leader Luiz Inacio Inacio Lula da Silva.
White House Says the ‘Stable’ Dollar Reflects Strong U.S. Economy

White House Says the ‘Stable’ Dollar Reflects Strong U.S. Economy

The White House asserted its control over U.S. currency policy as Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said a “very stable dollar” reflects the strength of the American economy, capping a day of oscillating
GOP Sen. Moran Says Nafta Withdrawal Would Hurt Kansas

GOP Sen. Moran Says Nafta Withdrawal Would Hurt Kansas

Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas discusses Nafta, agriculture, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the government shutdown on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power.” (Source: Bloomberg)
China's Sinovel Convicted in U.S. of Stealing Trade Secrets

China's Sinovel Convicted in U.S. of Stealing Trade Secrets

A Chinese wind turbine maker’s conviction in Wisconsin over the theft of software code is threatening to ratchet up already tense trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. It also sent the shares
Sec. LaHood Says System for Funding Transportation Is Broken

Sec. LaHood Says System for Funding Transportation Is Broken

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who served in President Obama’s administration, discusses the debate over infrastructure and public-private partnerships on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance
Ross Says China, Not U.S., Is the Real Trade Protectionist

Ross Says China, Not U.S., Is the Real Trade Protectionist

Any protectionist agenda in the U.S. pales in comparison to China’s, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Europe’s Core Leaders Tell Davos Why They’re Different Than Trump

Europe’s Core Leaders Tell Davos Why They’re Different Than Trump

Davos may be all about Donald Trump’s America First speech on Friday, but Europe’s key figures reminded World Economic Forum delegates there is another way.
Gambia Leader Favors Former Dictator Facing Abuse Charges

Gambia Leader Favors Former Dictator Facing Abuse Charges

Gambian President Adama Barrow said he will favor the extradition of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, if a commission of inquiry into human-rights abuses during the former ruler’s 22-year reign
Brazil Court Majority Votes Against Lula in Graft Appeal

Brazil Court Majority Votes Against Lula in Graft Appeal

Two out of three judges on a Brazil appeals court have voted to uphold a graft sentence against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a ruling that could prevent him from running in this year’s
Mayors Boycott White House Meeting After Immigration Demand

Mayors Boycott White House Meeting After Immigration Demand

Mayors including New York’s Bill de Blasio and New Orleans’s Mitch Landrieu backed out of a White House meeting on infrastructure with President Donald Trump in protest at the administration’s
And Then There Was One: Last Rival to Egypt’s El-Sisi Drops Out

And Then There Was One: Last Rival to Egypt’s El-Sisi Drops Out

The last credible challenger to Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Egypt’s presidential election bowed out on Wednesday, clearing the way for an incumbent who appears more intent on cementing his policies than
A War Against Slot Machines Is Brewing in Australia

A War Against Slot Machines Is Brewing in Australia

Tasmanian resident Rebecca White wants to remove addictive slot machines from every pub in the Australian island-state. To the growing ire of the gambling industry, she may soon have the power to do
Tillerson's State Overhaul Faces Mutiny as USAID Weighs Role

Tillerson's State Overhaul Faces Mutiny as USAID Weighs Role

The U.S. Agency for International Development has suspended cooperation with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bid to overhaul the State Department.
GOP Sen. Lee Calls Earmarks the Definition of the 'Swamp'

GOP Sen. Lee Calls Earmarks the Definition of the 'Swamp'

Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah discusses earmarks, the government shutdown and DACA with Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Democrats Still Favored for House Despite Shutdown, Poll Says

Democrats Still Favored for House Despite Shutdown, Poll Says

Most U.S. voters want Democrats to recapture the House and Senate in November even as they cast a large amount of blame for the federal government shutdown on the party’s shoulders, according to a
Immigration Plan Should Have $25 Billion for Border, Cornyn Says

Immigration Plan Should Have $25 Billion for Border, Cornyn Says

Second-ranking Senate Republican John Cornyn said Wednesday he wants a $25 billion, 10-year border security plan as part of any compromise proposal to protect young undocumented immigrants from
Trump Administration Challenged in Court on Medicaid Overhaul

Trump Administration Challenged in Court on Medicaid Overhaul

Advocacy groups filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to overhaul Medicaid by allowing states to require some beneficiaries to work or pursue jobs.
New Jersey to Join States' Lawsuit Opposing Trump DACA Decision

New Jersey to Join States' Lawsuit Opposing Trump DACA Decision

Governor Phil Murphy said New Jersey will join 15 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that are challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end the “Dreamers” policy for undocumented
Justice Department Demands ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Disclosures

Justice Department Demands ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Disclosures

The U.S. Justice Department demanded that almost two dozen cities, counties and states prove that they’re sharing information with federal immigration authorities about people in the country illegally
Marriott CEO Says U.S. Less Welcoming to Travelers Under Trump

Marriott CEO Says U.S. Less Welcoming to Travelers Under Trump

International travelers curtailed trips to the U.S. last year, and President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is partly to blame, Marriott International Inc.’s chief executive officer said in a Bloomberg