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Ryan Urges Bid to Move People ‘From Welfare to Work’ This Year

Ryan Urges Bid to Move People ‘From Welfare to Work’ This Year

House Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers should take steps this year to move people "from welfare to work.”
Colony Capital's Barrack Says Trump Is Not Racist

Colony Capital's Barrack Says Trump Is Not Racist

Colony NorthStar Executive Chairman Tom Barrack discusses the internal struggles at the White House and the President's methods. He speaks with Bloomberg's Alix Steel and David Westin on "Bloomberg
Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirement Is an About-Face

Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirement Is an About-Face

The plan will lower enrollment in a state that until recently was held up as a model of health insurance expansion.
Last Year Was One of Three Hottest Ever Recorded, WMO Says

Last Year Was One of Three Hottest Ever Recorded, WMO Says

Last year turned out to be one of the three warmest ever.
Netanyahu’s Visit to India Shows Great Optics—and Obstacles

Netanyahu’s Visit to India Shows Great Optics—and Obstacles

Behind the scenes, officials are laboring to sweep away significant obstacles to the more flourishing trade both countries want.
Venezuelan Hyperinflation Explodes, Soaring Over 440,000 Percent

Venezuelan Hyperinflation Explodes, Soaring Over 440,000 Percent

If there was any doubt about whether Venezuela had sunk into an inflationary spiral, it’s gone now.
Trump ‘Seriously Stumbled’ on Tax Law, Nobel Winner Phelps Says

Trump ‘Seriously Stumbled’ on Tax Law, Nobel Winner Phelps Says

The new U.S. tax overhaul may well worsen the U.S. fiscal deficit over the next 10 years due to lower corporate-tax rates, Nobel economics prize winner Edmund Phelps said.
Trump to Protect Religious Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion

Trump to Protect Religious Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion

The Trump administration is moving to protect health-care workers who object to providing certain treatments, such as abortion or sterilization, for moral or religious reasons.
Chamber Pushes Ideas to ‘Jump-Start’ Infrastructure Initiative

Chamber Pushes Ideas to ‘Jump-Start’ Infrastructure Initiative

The federal gas tax should be increased to help modernize U.S. roads, bridges and other public works, and Congress must expand funding and financing options for projects, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dozens of Former Ambassadors Urge Trump to Reconsider Africa Comments

Dozens of Former Ambassadors Urge Trump to Reconsider Africa Comments

Dozens of former U.S. ambassadors to African countries have written to President Donald Trump expressing "deep concern" over his comments about the continent and warning that respectful engagement is
Poland’s President Thanks Trump for Battling ‘Fake News’

Poland’s President Thanks Trump for Battling ‘Fake News’

President Andrzej Duda said Poland’s leaders are also the victim of false reports.
Trump’s Avoiding the U.K. So May Can Focus on Brexit, Tillerson Says

Trump’s Avoiding the U.K. So May Can Focus on Brexit, Tillerson Says

U.S. President Donald Trump is avoiding a visit to Britain because he wants to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to focus her attention on withdrawing from the European Union, Secretary of State Rex
Mexican Peso Traders Are Learning to Ignore Trump's Tweets

Mexican Peso Traders Are Learning to Ignore Trump's Tweets

Mexican peso traders are learning to quickly move on from U.S. President Donald Trump’s threatening tweets about the border wall and Nafta.
Trump Says Nafta Is a 'Bad Joke!'

Trump Says Nafta Is a 'Bad Joke!'

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the latest tweet from President Trump, which included comments about Mexico paying for the border wall and Nafta being a "bad joke." He speaks on "Bloomberg
Turkey Seeks Russian, Iranian Consent for Syria Airstrikes

Turkey Seeks Russian, Iranian Consent for Syria Airstrikes

Turkey drew closer to its threatened offensive against Kurdish separatist fighters in northwest Syria, sending top security chiefs to Russia to seek permission to use Syrian airspace for strikes.
Trump Denies Mexico Border Wall Plan ‘Evolved,’ Disputing Kelly

Trump Denies Mexico Border Wall Plan ‘Evolved,’ Disputing Kelly

President Donald Trump said Thursday his position on building a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico "has never changed or evolved," contradicting remarks by his chief of staff, John
EU Tells Apple It Still Has to Show Them the Money

EU Tells Apple It Still Has to Show Them the Money

European Union regulators reacted coolly to Apple Inc.’s move to repatriate hundreds of billions of overseas dollars to the U.S., saying “nothing has changed” in its order for the iPhone maker to pay
Macron Flexes His Muscle in London

Macron Flexes His Muscle in London

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Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Business and tech industry groups are urging the Trump administration not to halt work authorizations for spouses of immigrants who have specialty worker H-1B visas and are seeking permanent

Refugee Crisis Takes Center Stage in Czech Presidential Election

Czech presidential challenger Jiri Drahos said he opposes the uncontrolled inflow of immigrants into the country, calling for refugees to be managed outside the European Union as the issue takes