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Putin Sets Major Address for Feb. 6, Officials Say

Putin Sets Major Address for Feb. 6, Officials Say

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to make his annual state-of-the-nation speech to the legislature on Feb. 6, laying out plans for the fourth term he’s expected to win easily in March,

Kenyan Opposition Vows to Proceed With Odinga Swearing-In Plans

Kenya’s main opposition alliance said it will proceed with plans to swear-in Raila Odinga as the so-called people’s president as it reiterated calls for a national dialogue.
Britain’s $55 Billion Brexit Bill Looks Like a ‘Bargain’ Deal

Britain’s $55 Billion Brexit Bill Looks Like a ‘Bargain’ Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has provisionally agreed to pay about 40 billion pounds ($55 billion) as part of the country’s exit from the European Union.
GOP Conservatives Win Concessions to Back Bill: Shutdown Update

GOP Conservatives Win Concessions to Back Bill: Shutdown Update

Temporary government funding runs out at midnight Friday and the House and Senate must pass a temporary extension to avoid a partial shutdown, but those efforts are increasingly in doubt. Democrats
Ryan Herds Divided GOP on Spending With Little Help From Trump

Ryan Herds Divided GOP on Spending With Little Help From Trump

Speaker Paul Ryan is once again herding the fractious Republican House majority toward passage of a temporary government funding plan that satisfies no one and leaves Democrats fuming.
Bannon Battle Shows Potential Conflicts for White House’s McGahn

Bannon Battle Shows Potential Conflicts for White House’s McGahn

A battle over what President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist can tell Congress has thrown a glaring spotlight on the potential conflicts of interest surrounding White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Trump Tests His Political Strength in a Bellwether House Race

Trump Tests His Political Strength in a Bellwether House Race

President Donald Trump waded into a Pennsylvania special election that Republicans are calling a bellwether for their prospects of holding onto majorities in the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms.
Weidmann Hits Back After Lagarde Criticizes German Surplus

Weidmann Hits Back After Lagarde Criticizes German Surplus

Jens Weidmann hit back at criticism of Germany’s current-account and budget surpluses by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, saying that increasing public spending would
Brexit Bulletin: Russian Meddling

Brexit Bulletin: Russian Meddling

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Here’s What Could Make the Next Global Recession Even Worse

Here’s What Could Make the Next Global Recession Even Worse

This year’s Davos is all about a shared future, but that could mean more extreme ups and downs for the world’s economy.
Capitalism Is Cozying Up to Britain’s Most Powerful Socialists

Capitalism Is Cozying Up to Britain’s Most Powerful Socialists

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party thinks it’s on the verge of power. Now, Big Business wants to talk.
FX Traders Aren’t Worried About Eastern Europe Political Turmoil

FX Traders Aren’t Worried About Eastern Europe Political Turmoil

Political risk may be alive and kicking, but investors couldn’t seem to care less. While Eastern Europe has seen two new premiers in little more than a month and Poland is being threatened with
Investors Are Ignoring Big Risk Signals in Eastern Europe

Investors Are Ignoring Big Risk Signals in Eastern Europe

Political risk is alive and kicking in eastern Europe, but investors couldn’t care less.
Trump Unveils ‘Fake News Awards’ as Senators Decry Press Attacks

Trump Unveils ‘Fake News Awards’ as Senators Decry Press Attacks

President Donald Trump announced the recipients of his so-called Fake News Awards, on Wednesday, his latest attack on the press that has drawn objections from within his own party.
White House Lawyer Asked Bannon to Cite Privilege, Source Says

White House Lawyer Asked Bannon to Cite Privilege, Source Says

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was asked formally by a White House lawyer to cite executive privilege in declining to discuss conversations with key

Seven GOP Senators Back Bipartisan Immigration Bill, Graham Says

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he’s won added GOP backing for the bipartisan immigration plan that was rejected by President Donald Trump last week.
HSBC's King Says Bargaining Position of Companies vs Labor up Dramatically

HSBC's King Says Bargaining Position of Companies vs Labor up Dramatically

HSBC Bank Senior Economic Advisor Stephen King weighs in on the U.S. economy under a Trump administration and talks about the GOP tax bill. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.K. Spends $14 Billion Per Year on Carillion-Style Projects

U.K. Spends $14 Billion Per Year on Carillion-Style Projects

The U.K. government spends 10.3 billion pounds ($14.3 billion) a year servicing public-private contracts of the the type it awarded to Carillion Plc, which went into liquidation Monday.
Farmers Risk Lashes as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Lashes as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns.
Trump Calls Apple’s Overseas Cash Return ‘Huge Win’ for U.S.

Trump Calls Apple’s Overseas Cash Return ‘Huge Win’ for U.S.

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Wednesday that Apple Inc.’s decision to bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S. is a “huge win for American workers and the USA!”