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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
Mueller Seeks a May 14 Conspiracy Trial for Manafort and Gates

Mueller Seeks a May 14 Conspiracy Trial for Manafort and Gates

Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, says he wants the conspiracy and money-laundering trial of former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his one-time associate Richard Gates to start on
Ex-Trade Rep. Froman Says Risk of U.S. Nafta Withdrawal Still There

Ex-Trade Rep. Froman Says Risk of U.S. Nafta Withdrawal Still There

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman comments on President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg
The Real Nafta Problem Is With Canada, Not Mexico, Ryan Says

The Real Nafta Problem Is With Canada, Not Mexico, Ryan Says

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the biggest problem with the North American Free Trade Agreement “comes from the North.”
Center for Immigration Studies Dir. Calls DACA Plan an Insult

Center for Immigration Studies Dir. Calls DACA Plan an Insult

Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies executive director, discusses the bipartisan U.S. immigration plan that would protect the so-called Dreamer program. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn
Brazil’s Lula to Launch Presidential Bid as ‘Act of Defiance’

Brazil’s Lula to Launch Presidential Bid as ‘Act of Defiance’

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will launch his bid for the presidency on Jan. 25, regardless of the outcome of an appellate court hearing on his corruption conviction scheduled
Ohio Governor John Kasich Says Congress Should Protect Dreamers

Ohio Governor John Kasich Says Congress Should Protect Dreamers

Ohio Governor John Kasich discusses U.S. immigration policy with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Keeps U.S. in Iran Nuclear Deal But Adds New Sanctions

Trump Keeps U.S. in Iran Nuclear Deal But Adds New Sanctions

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, but issued new sanctions against 14 people
Trump's Nafta Shift Could Cost Canadians and Mexicans Their Jobs on Wall Street

Trump's Nafta Shift Could Cost Canadians and Mexicans Their Jobs on Wall Street

Canadians and Mexicans working in Wall Street’s research departments have a lot more to worry about than the next earnings season.
Tillerson Preaches Respect as Diplomats Cope With Trump Remarks

Tillerson Preaches Respect as Diplomats Cope With Trump Remarks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson preached “the value of respect” to the State Department’s 75,000 employees Friday, even as his diplomats coped with global criticism of reports that President Donald
Trump Cancels Trip to Visit New London Embassy

Trump Cancels Trip to Visit New London Embassy

President Donald Trump has ditched plans to visit London next month to open a new U.S. embassy, in a decision that’s put fresh strain on the relationship with the U.K. Bloomberg's David Merritt
Taking Clients to Ballgames? The GOP Tax Overhaul Just Made It Costlier

Taking Clients to Ballgames? The GOP Tax Overhaul Just Made It Costlier

Businesses, especially smaller firms, may scale back on treating clients to major league baseball games, golf outings and the like after Congress and President Donald Trump ended a tax break for such