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Ramaphosa Vows to Revive Economy, Halt Graft

Ramaphosa Vows to Revive Economy, Halt Graft

South Africa’s new ruling-party leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, vowed to fight corruption, revive the struggling economy and restore investor confidence, the latest sign that he’s planning a dramatic shift
Carillion on Verge of Collapse Seeks Last-Minute Talks, Sky Says

Carillion on Verge of Collapse Seeks Last-Minute Talks, Sky Says

Carillion Plc is planning last-minute talks with the U.K. government to avoid going into administration as early as Monday, Sky News reported, citing people it didn’t identify.
Saudi Binladin Shareholders May Have Settled With Government

Saudi Binladin Shareholders May Have Settled With Government

Some shareholders of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction company may have transferred stock to the kingdom to “settle outstanding dues,” but the company remains private, Saudi Binladin Group said in a

African Ambassadors to UN Blast Trump Remark as 'Racist'

Johannesburg (AP) -- The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by President Donald Trump
Trump's Style Puts Immigration Deal in Doubt

Trump's Style Puts Immigration Deal in Doubt

Donald Trump appeared ready to consider an immigration deal with Democrats and moderate Republicans this week -- until a hard-right flank led by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and Arkansas

Racism Seen by Judge as Perhaps Why Trump Axed `Dreamer' Policy

A judge said maybe racism was behind President Donald Trump’s decision to shut down a program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Trump's Ultimatum to Toughen Nuclear Deal Tests European Allies

President Donald Trump has handed European allies an ultimatum to revamp the nuclear deal with Iran, something they have no intention of doing, posing a potential new conflict with other world
Rep. Khanna Sees Room to Regulate Social Media Companies

Rep. Khanna Sees Room to Regulate Social Media Companies

Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, sits down with Bloomberg's Emily Chang to discuss the push by Congress to regulate social media on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
Putin Fan Zeman Heads for Czech Re-Election Runoff Challenge

Putin Fan Zeman Heads for Czech Re-Election Runoff Challenge

Czech President Milos Zeman is heading into a runoff against a pro-European challenger in a ballot that’s become a public reckoning of a veteran politician who’s thrown his support behind Russian
FCC Gets Complaints After TV News Repeats Trump's Crude Word

FCC Gets Complaints After TV News Repeats Trump's Crude Word

Regulators fielded complaints about TV news broadcasts that repeated President Donald Trump’s crude characterization of Haiti and African nations during a closed-door discussion of immigration issues.
Trump’s Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

Trump’s Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a
Rival Company Says Puerto Rico Deal to Rebuild Homes Was Unfairly Awarded

Rival Company Says Puerto Rico Deal to Rebuild Homes Was Unfairly Awarded

Two disaster recovery companies are battling over a $133 million contract to repair hurricane-battered homes in Puerto Rico, with the losing bidder formally challenging the result and suggesting the
Trump Calls on Europeans to Help Make Changes to Iran Deal

Trump Calls on Europeans to Help Make Changes to Iran Deal

President Donald Trump decided Friday to continue to waive economic sanctions related to the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, leaving the deal intact for now. Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa has more on
Nafta Shift Puts Wall Street Analysts From Canada, Mexico at Risk

Nafta Shift Puts Wall Street Analysts From Canada, Mexico at Risk

Bloomberg's Doug Alexander discusses the recent Nafta shift that will make it difficult for Wall Street analysts from Canada and Mexico to qualify for a visa. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia
Trump Lawyers to Continue Talks With Mueller on Interview

Trump Lawyers to Continue Talks With Mueller on Interview

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are expected to continue talks next week with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team about an interview with the president.
Texas Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review on Voided Voting Districts

Texas Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review on Voided Voting Districts

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh putting new curbs on voting-discrimination lawsuits, agreeing to hear Texas’s defense of Republican-drawn election district lines.
SEC's In-House Judges Draw Scrutiny From U.S. Supreme Court

SEC's In-House Judges Draw Scrutiny From U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Securities and Exchange Commission’s in-house judges were appointed in violation of the Constitution.
Blankfein Tweets American Values Will Survive ‘All the Sh*t’

Blankfein Tweets American Values Will Survive ‘All the Sh*t’

The Goldman Sachs CEO appeared to take another shot at President Donald Trump on Friday.

Railroads Get U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Stock-Option Taxes

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether railroads and their employees must pay millions of dollars in taxes when workers exercise stock options.
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Bid to Collect Internet Sales Tax

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Bid to Collect Internet Sales Tax

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider freeing state and local governments to collect billions of dollars in sales taxes from online retailers, agreeing to revisit a 26-year-old ruling that has made