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The Latest on the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

The Latest on the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

Temporary government funding runs out Jan. 19 and the House and Senate are heading toward a temporary extension. Democrats are demanding that spending legislation include a provision permanently
Irish Border Issue ‘Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know,’ Negotiator Says

Irish Border Issue ‘Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know,’ Negotiator Says

The Irish border question remains despite the assurances provided by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May last month to unlock Brexit talks.
Don't Assume the Death of Nafta Would Be a Small Shock, Poloz Says

Don't Assume the Death of Nafta Would Be a Small Shock, Poloz Says

Nafta’s about more than tariffs, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says in a warning to avoid low-balling the impact of a potential collapse of the trade pact.
Rep. Dent Says Trump's Attacks on the Media Aren't Helpful

Rep. Dent Says Trump's Attacks on the Media Aren't Helpful

Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, weighs in on President Donald Trump's rhetoric toward the media and how it impacts the GOP. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

President Donald Trump accused Russia in unusually harsh terms of helping North Korea evade United Nations sanctions intended to press the country to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile
Tillerson Vows U.S. Military Will Stay in Syria

Tillerson Vows U.S. Military Will Stay in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed the U.S. military will stay in war-torn Syria for the foreseeable future to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran, even as he urged patience in waiting out
Polish Women Protest Against Plans to Tighten Abortion Rules

Polish Women Protest Against Plans to Tighten Abortion Rules

Polish women took to the streets in protest against the conservative ruling party’s plans to tighten what are already some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion rules.
Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

The Republic of Macedonia and Greece continued UN-mediated talks seeking to resolve a long-lasting dispute on the former Yugoslav state’s official name, which may help bring progress on its European
Assessing Trump's Record on Trade After One Year in Office

Assessing Trump's Record on Trade After One Year in Office

Bloomberg's Sarah McGregor discusses President Donald Trump's approach to U.S. trade policy. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
GOP Rep. Jordan Says First Priority Is to 'Fund Our Troops'

GOP Rep. Jordan Says First Priority Is to 'Fund Our Troops'

Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio discusses Speaker Paul Ryan's funding bill and a potential government shutdown on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Hedge Funds Are Buying Carillion Debt for Pennies

Hedge Funds Are Buying Carillion Debt for Pennies

It may have collapsed under 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) of debt, but for some investors, Carillion Plc still has more to offer.
Instead of Draining It, Mexico's Presidential Candidate Gets Mired in the Swamp

Instead of Draining It, Mexico's Presidential Candidate Gets Mired in the Swamp

Presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade was meant to turn over a new leaf for Mexico’s ruling party. It’s not working out like that.
Trump Has Come to See Nafta’s Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

Trump Has Come to See Nafta’s Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

President Donald Trump has come to see that Nafta has some benefits to the U.S., particularly for farming, even as he stays firm in his demand for a new deal, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Support Bid to Restore Net Neutrality

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Support Bid to Restore Net Neutrality

Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google’s YouTube on Wednesday told lawmakers that they support a legislative effort to restore net neutrality rules wiped out by the Federal Communications Commission
Ghana to Consider Pay Cut for Cocoa Farmers

Ghana to Consider Pay Cut for Cocoa Farmers

Ghana’s government will consider cutting the price it pays to cocoa farmers because a slump that started more than a year ago shows little sign of abating, said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
Facebook Is Investigating Possible Russia Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Is Investigating Possible Russia Meddling in Brexit

Facebook Inc. is expanding a U.K. investigation into possible interference by Russia ahead of the country’s 2016 election to exit the European Union, after facing pressure from lawmakers who were
U.S. Treasury Sees Virtual Currencies as ‘Evolving Threat’

U.S. Treasury Sees Virtual Currencies as ‘Evolving Threat’

The U.S. Treasury views virtual currencies such as Bitcoin as an “evolving threat” and is examining dealers to make sure they aren’t being used to finance illegal activities, the undersecretary for
Trump's Fed Pick Powell Says He'd Hold Deutsche Bank Accountable

Trump's Fed Pick Powell Says He'd Hold Deutsche Bank Accountable

President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Federal Reserve said the agency will hold the German lender to the same standards as the rest of the industry.
Lewandowski Declines to Answer Some House Panel Questions

Lewandowski Declines to Answer Some House Panel Questions

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski declined to answer questions Wednesday from the House Intelligence Committee about any topic after his departure from the
Soldiers Committed Gang-Rapes in South Sudan’s Capital, Group Says

Soldiers Committed Gang-Rapes in South Sudan’s Capital, Group Says

Men in army uniforms sexually assaulted more than 150 women and children around South Sudan’s capital last year, in some cases mutilating the victims, a group monitoring the four-year civil war said.