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Banking Giants Step Up Pre-Brexit Frankfurt Hires

Banking Giants Step Up Pre-Brexit Frankfurt Hires

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are on a hiring drive in Frankfurt as global investment banks race to establish new headquarters inside the European Union in time
FCC Pauses Its Review of Sinclair Purchase of Tribune Media

FCC Pauses Its Review of Sinclair Purchase of Tribune Media

The Federal Communications Commission paused its review of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media Co. to give time for the companies to arrange for the sale of some TV
Senator Calls Trump’s Denial of ‘Shithole’ Comment ‘Not True’

Senator Calls Trump’s Denial of ‘Shithole’ Comment ‘Not True’

A key Democratic senator who was at the Oval Office meeting on immigration said President Donald Trump’s denial that he called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” is “not true” and that
Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion, Pay Bonus After Tax Cut

Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion, Pay Bonus After Tax Cut

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is investing $1 billion in a Michigan truck factory and paying worker bonuses in the wake of a U.S. tax cut, gestures that could come in handy amid major policy matters
Czechs Vote on Whether Polarizing President Gets Second Term

Czechs Vote on Whether Polarizing President Gets Second Term

Czechs are voting in a presidential election to decide whether to give a second mandate to incumbent Milos Zeman, a frequent critic of European Union policies and a supporter of Russian leader
Budding Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi's Balancing Act

Budding Israel-India Romance Tested by Modi's Balancing Act

Before setting off for New Delhi late Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received an unwelcome reminder of the maneuvering Indian counterpart Narendra Modi must perform as their
Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump Won't Say Whether He Spoke With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump refused to say whether he has spoken directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interview on Thursday, but said he “probably” has “a very good relationship” with the

Brazil Pays Credit-Rating Price on Pension Overhaul Failure

Brazil paid the price for failing to approve President Michel Temer’s flagship pension overhaul as S&P Global Ratings downgraded Latin America’s largest economy further into junk territory.
Trump Tells WSJ He Probably Has ‘a Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un’

Trump Tells WSJ He Probably Has ‘a Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un’

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken.
Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat, Linking Talks to Mexico Wall

Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat, Linking Talks to Mexico Wall

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Mexican border.
Ecuador Says Latest Attempt to End Assange Impasse Has Failed

Ecuador Says Latest Attempt to End Assange Impasse Has Failed

Ecuador’s decision to grant citizenship to Julian Assange and subsequent attempt to register him as a diplomat has failed to solve a five-year stand off with British authorities over the founder of
GOP Strategist Williams Says Romney Seriously Considering Senate Run

GOP Strategist Williams Says Romney Seriously Considering Senate Run

Ryan Williams, a Republican strategist, discusses whether Mitt Romney will run for Senate. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Bipartisan Group of Senators Tries to Forge DACA Deal

Bipartisan Group of Senators Tries to Forge DACA Deal

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur discusses efforts by a bipartisan group of senators to reach a deal on immigration. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)

EU Weighs How to Enforce Brexit Trade Deal

The European Union took its first step toward deciding how to enforce a post-Brexit trade deal, setting up the prospect of fresh arguments with the U.K. over the continued involvement of EU judges.
Sen. Rand Paul on Surveillance Bill, Immigration Reform

Sen. Rand Paul on Surveillance Bill, Immigration Reform

Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, explains why he won't support the surveillance bill and discusses his views on immigration reform. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg
Trump Is Playing a Dangerous Game With Pakistan

Trump Is Playing a Dangerous Game With Pakistan

The president’s decision to withhold $2 billion of security aid could alienate a key U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism, and one with nuclear weapons at that.
U.S. Budget Deficit Is Widening Even Before Tax Cuts Factored In

U.S. Budget Deficit Is Widening Even Before Tax Cuts Factored In

The U.S. budget deficit is widening on increased spending, just as tax cuts look set to knock the other side of the government’s ledger: revenue.
Why Sen. Rand Paul Won't Support the Surveillance Bill

Why Sen. Rand Paul Won't Support the Surveillance Bill

Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, explains why he won't support the surveillance bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Mnuchin Says 90% of Workers to See Increase in Take-Home Pay

Mnuchin Says 90% of Workers to See Increase in Take-Home Pay

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses the new tax law during the White House press briefing on Thursday. (Source: Bloomberg)
OPIC President Says They Are a Good Investment for U.S. Taxpayers

OPIC President Says They Are a Good Investment for U.S. Taxpayers

Ray Washburne, president of Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), discusses the potential impact of President Donald Trump's new budget and the challenges facing OPIC. He speaks with Bloomberg's