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Trump Reviews His Own Meeting; Gives a Big Thumbs Up

Trump Reviews His Own Meeting; Gives a Big Thumbs Up

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump says the reviews are in: He puts on a "tremendous" meeting.
SEC Disbands Group of Advisers on U.S. Stock Market

SEC Disbands Group of Advisers on U.S. Stock Market

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disbanded a panel of industry advisers whose recommendations on improving trading in the world’s largest stock market largely landed with a thud.
Venezuelan Opposition Eyes Presidential Vote in First Half of 2018

Venezuelan Opposition Eyes Presidential Vote in First Half of 2018

Venezuela’s opposition coalition in ongoing negotiations with the socialist government is proposing that presidential elections be held in the first half of 2018, according to a person directly
FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation

FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation

The FBI plans to alert U.S. companies and the public about efforts by Russia or other nations to use disinformation and social media manipulation to interfere in upcoming elections, while being
Travel Warning or Alert? State Department Aims to Clarify System

Travel Warning or Alert? State Department Aims to Clarify System

Americans weighing travel abroad used to face a confusing array of warnings, updates and alerts when checking with the U.S. government about their destination of choice. A new system unveiled
California's Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn

California's Brown Raises Prospect of Pension Cuts in Downturn

California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go against long-standing assumptions and potentially provide financial
Sen. Thune Says Apple Needs to Be More Transparent

Sen. Thune Says Apple Needs to Be More Transparent

Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, questions Apple on iPhone's battery slowdown and urges greater transparency from the company. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on
Trump on Meeting With Mueller: 'We'll See What Happens'

Trump on Meeting With Mueller: 'We'll See What Happens'

President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Dreamer Court Ruling Adds to Desperate Push for Immigration Fix

Dreamer Court Ruling Adds to Desperate Push for Immigration Fix

A judge’s ruling blocking the Trump administration from deporting hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants added to the urgency on lawmakers to craft a fast solution to a political
Trump Says Immigration Deal Has to Include Border Wall

Trump Says Immigration Deal Has to Include Border Wall

President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Mnuchin's Treasury Is Tested by China's Bond Policy Signals

Mnuchin's Treasury Is Tested by China's Bond Policy Signals

China’s hints that it may slow purchases of U.S. government debt gave Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his team a test run on debt-market shocks.
Trump Deflects Questions About a Possible Mueller Interview

Trump Deflects Questions About a Possible Mueller Interview

President Donald Trump declined to say Wednesday whether he would agree to a possible interview request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating Russia meddling in last year’s
Trump Insists Wall Has to Be Part of Any Immigration Deal

Trump Insists Wall Has to Be Part of Any Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his stance that he would not sign a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation if it doesn’t include funding for a border wall.
Trump Calls U.S. Libel Laws a 'Sham and a Disgrace'

Trump Calls U.S. Libel Laws a 'Sham and a Disgrace'

President Donald Trump discusses U.S. libel laws and the proposed changes to health care during comments to reporters at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Canada Raises Alarm on Trump Leaving Nafta

Canada Raises Alarm on Trump Leaving Nafta

Canadian government officials said there’s an increasing likelihood U.S. President Donald Trump will give six-months’ notice to withdraw from Nafta, dragging down the loonie, yields on government
Trump Plans Extension of Iran Sanctions Waivers, Official Says

Trump Plans Extension of Iran Sanctions Waivers, Official Says

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to extend waivers on sanctions against Iran that were required as part of a 2015 nuclear deal, according to an administration official familiar with the matter.
Billionaire Steyer Aims to Help Democrats Win Control of House

Billionaire Steyer Aims to Help Democrats Win Control of House

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen America, discusses his $30 million pledge to help Democrats win congressional seats in 2018. He speaks with David Westin and Shery Ahn
Murphy Plans Purge of Christie’s New Jersey Transit Allies

Murphy Plans Purge of Christie’s New Jersey Transit Allies

Some of Governor Chris Christie’s allies, hired as New Jersey Transit senior staff while safety jobs went unfilled and reliability slipped, have been asked to resign by Democrat Phil Murphy’s incoming
‘Star Wars’ References Stripped From Pentagon Memo on Cloud Computing

‘Star Wars’ References Stripped From Pentagon Memo on Cloud Computing

The memo was recalled because “it was issued in error,” according to Shanahan’s spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis.
Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says U.S. Would Also Lose If Nafta Killed

Ex-Trade Rep. Hills Says U.S. Would Also Lose If Nafta Killed

Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills discusses the state of Nafta talks. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)