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SALT Shift Bolsters Munis' Appeal to Wealthy in High-Tax States

SALT Shift Bolsters Munis' Appeal to Wealthy in High-Tax States

Residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who waited in queues to pay their property taxes early and take advantage of an expiring tax deduction may be lining up in 2018 to buy municipal bonds
U.K. Inflation May Be Starting to Slow

U.K. Inflation May Be Starting to Slow

Inflation in the U.K. may finally be starting its slowdown, bringing some small relief to consumers squeezed by faster-rising prices in 2017.
Mnuchin Warns Against Bitcoin Becoming the Next ‘Swiss Bank Account’

Mnuchin Warns Against Bitcoin Becoming the Next ‘Swiss Bank Account’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will work with the Group of 20 nations to prevent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin from becoming the digital equivalent of an anonymous Swiss bank
More Americans Move to Norway Than the Other Way Around

More Americans Move to Norway Than the Other Way Around

While U.S President Donald Trump wants to welcome Norwegians rather than people from some other countries he’s reported to have called “shitholes.”
Spanish and Dutch Agree to Seek Soft Brexit Deal

Spanish and Dutch Agree to Seek Soft Brexit Deal

Spanish and Dutch finance ministers have agreed to push for a Brexit deal that keeps Britain as close to the European Union as possible, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Brazil’s Lower House Speaker Rejects Blame for S&P Downgrade

Brazil’s Lower House Speaker Rejects Blame for S&P Downgrade

It didn’t take long for two of Brazil’s most powerful policy makers, the finance minister and lower house chief, to trade barbs over the country’s most recent downgrade.
Turkish Court Ruling Triggers Tussle Over Post-Coup Arrests

Turkish Court Ruling Triggers Tussle Over Post-Coup Arrests

A court in Istanbul refused to allow the release of two journalists, defying an order from Turkey’s top judiciary and further exposing fault-lines following the failed coup in 2016.
South Africa Assesses Free-Education Cost at $970 Million

South Africa Assesses Free-Education Cost at $970 Million

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba told the ruling party’s top leadership the government will need 12 billion rand ($970 million) to fund President Jacob Zuma’s plan to scrap tuition fees
China Steps Up Policing of Multinationals Over Sovereignty

China Steps Up Policing of Multinationals Over Sovereignty

China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc. and demanding they respect the government’s position on long-standing territorial
White House Frustrated About Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment

White House Frustrated About Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on there being no press briefing scheduled in the wake of Trump's expletive comment on Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Trump Is Getting a Physical. What About Your CEO?

Trump Is Getting a Physical. What About Your CEO?

Warren Buffett, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon: plenty of CEOs have gone public about health problems.
Trump's Presidency Lacks Discipline, Says Morris Reid

Trump's Presidency Lacks Discipline, Says Morris Reid

Morris Reid, partner at Mercury, discusses President Donald Trump's social media habits. He speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Pakistan Army Chief Feels ‘Betrayed’ by U.S., Won’t Seek Aid

Pakistan Army Chief Feels ‘Betrayed’ by U.S., Won’t Seek Aid

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the nuclear-armed nation felt “betrayed” by the U.S. and won’t seek a restoration of military funding after Donald Trump’s administration announced
Zambia Cholera Deaths Rise as Police Arrest 55 After Riots

Zambia Cholera Deaths Rise as Police Arrest 55 After Riots

Zambian police arrested 55 people after a riot erupted in a slum in the capital that authorities say is the epicenter of a deadly cholera outbreak.
Merkel Stays in the Game

Merkel Stays in the Game

Angela Merkel’s marathon push for a fourth term in Germany is still on track.
Top India Judges’ Rare Public Feud Endangers Investor Confidence

Top India Judges’ Rare Public Feud Endangers Investor Confidence

A simmering dispute at India’s top court burst into public view on Friday, with senior judges making allegations that call into question the ability of the court to function in a way that reassures
We Don’t Know Whether U.K. Can Reverse Brexit, EU Report Says

We Don’t Know Whether U.K. Can Reverse Brexit, EU Report Says

A report on whether the U.K. has the right to change its mind on Brexit and remain in the European Union concluded that it would have to be a matter for judges.
Trump’s Tax ‘War’ May Not Be as Bad as the Blue States Think

Trump’s Tax ‘War’ May Not Be as Bad as the Blue States Think

As elements of the plan come into focus, tax experts are concluding that some of the most dire predictions for high-tax blue states may not pan out as feared.