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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
Mnuchin Warns Against Bitcoin Becoming Next 'Swiss Bank Account'

Mnuchin Warns Against Bitcoin Becoming Next 'Swiss Bank Account'

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses concerns regarding cryptocurrencies. Mnuchin explains that he spoke to the Federal Reserve and set up a working group on the matter with the Financial
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