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Missing From Mueller’s Interview of Sessions: A Criminal Lawyer

Missing From Mueller’s Interview of Sessions: A Criminal Lawyer

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was called in for an interview last week with the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, he turned to a friend and fellow Alabama lawyer to
UVA's Sabato Says Shutdown Wasn't Democrats' Finest Hour

UVA's Sabato Says Shutdown Wasn't Democrats' Finest Hour

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, discusses the aftermath of the government shutdown on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
AG Sessions Questioned in Mueller Russia Probe

AG Sessions Questioned in Mueller Russia Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Bloomberg's Kevin Whitelaw reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Canada Will Stay Competitive After U.S. Tax Cuts, Morneau Says

Canada Will Stay Competitive After U.S. Tax Cuts, Morneau Says

Canadian corporate tax rates remain competitive after U.S. reductions and Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he will make sure they stay that way.
Trump Swings Into Action on Trade, Adds Edge to Nafta Talks

Trump Swings Into Action on Trade, Adds Edge to Nafta Talks

President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement could take on a sharper edge now that he’s pulled the trigger on new import tariffs.
Trump Plans to Attend CEOs Reception at Davos, Source Says

Trump Plans to Attend CEOs Reception at Davos, Source Says

President Donald Trump plans to attend a reception with top corporate executives from the U.S. and Europe at the Davos economic forum this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Kushner Cos. Secures Fortress Loan for Troubled N.J. Towers

Kushner Cos. Secures Fortress Loan for Troubled N.J. Towers

Kushner Cos., the real estate company owned by Jared Kushner’s family, got a $57 million loan from Fortress Investment Group for a troubled two-tower development in New Jersey.
Trudeau Urges Business to Hire More Women, Tackle Harassment

Trudeau Urges Business to Hire More Women, Tackle Harassment

Canada’s prime minister said businesses should hire more women and clean up systemic sexual harassment in a speech at the World Economic Forum that highlighted the need for gender equality.
Venezuela Squeezes Maduro Foes With Plan for a Vote by May

Venezuela Squeezes Maduro Foes With Plan for a Vote by May

Venezuela appears set to hold presidential elections before the end of April.
Mulvaney Says Trump Wants to Solve DACA

Mulvaney Says Trump Wants to Solve DACA

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discusses the government shutdown, DACA and funding for the CFPB. He speaks with Kevin Cirilli
Trump Solar Duties Strike At $161 Billion China-Led Industry

Trump Solar Duties Strike At $161 Billion China-Led Industry

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on solar-panel imports to the U.S. are a swipe at an industry that drew in $161 billion of investment globally last year and is dominated by companies in China.
Macron Balks at Price-Tag for Paris's Grand Transport Plan

Macron Balks at Price-Tag for Paris's Grand Transport Plan

A massive extension of the Paris metro system that would see miles of tunnels dug around the French capital is becoming one of President Emmanuel Macron’s biggest headaches.
CIA Director Says North Korea Seeks Arsenal for ‘Coercive’ Purposes

CIA Director Says North Korea Seeks Arsenal for ‘Coercive’ Purposes

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Kim Jong Un’s regime wants to use its budding arsenal for “coercive” purposes, dismissing North Korea’s contention that it needs a nuclear missile program to enhance its
Murphy Orders Broader Access to New Jersey’s Medical-Marijuana Program

Murphy Orders Broader Access to New Jersey’s Medical-Marijuana Program

Governor Phil Murphy ordered broader access to medical marijuana in New Jersey, saying roadblocks by his predecessor Chris Christie had stifled patients’ relief.
Germany's Far Right to Head Budget Committee With Euro-Skeptic

Germany's Far Right to Head Budget Committee With Euro-Skeptic

Germany’s nationalist AfD party claimed the chairmanship of parliament’s budget committee and named a euro-skeptic to head the key panel in the Bundestag.
DowDuPont Sees ‘Amazing’ Trump Effect on Negotiations Overseas

DowDuPont Sees ‘Amazing’ Trump Effect on Negotiations Overseas

President Donald Trump’s approach to international trade is giving U.S. companies an unexpected boost when they negotiate overseas deals, according to DowDuPont Co. Chairman Andrew Liveris.
Tillerson Says Russia Is Responsible for Syrian Chemical Use

Tillerson Says Russia Is Responsible for Syrian Chemical Use

Russia is ultimately responsible for chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Mexico’s Peso Pares Loss on Optimism From Nafta Chief

Mexico’s Peso Pares Loss on Optimism From Nafta Chief

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration sees chances of reaching a deal on updating Nafta even as late as July, the nation’s top negotiator said.
Merkel Party Warns of Far-Right Risk as Coalition Timeline Slips

Merkel Party Warns of Far-Right Risk as Coalition Timeline Slips

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party pressed the Social Democrats to hurry up and end Germany’s political deadlock, saying the country needs a stable government to avert further far-right gains.
Mueller's Team Interviewed Sessions in Russia Meddling Probe

Mueller's Team Interviewed Sessions in Russia Meddling Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed by investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.