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China Blasts Australia Minister’s Criticism of ‘Useless’ Projects

China Blasts Australia Minister’s Criticism of ‘Useless’ Projects

APIA, SAMOA - SEPTEMBER 28: The sun sets as a digger keeps working on the road to Lalomanu on September 28, 2010 in Apia, Samoa. 189 people were killed and hundreds more injured in Samoa, American
China Rethink on Treasuries Is Echo of Premier's 2009 Worry

China Rethink on Treasuries Is Echo of Premier's 2009 Worry

China’s showing once again that it’s not afraid to wield the clout of its hoard of Treasuries to catch the attention of U.S. officials and the world’s biggest debt market. But as in a previous episode
Nafta Nations Plan More Talks for Mexico in February

Nafta Nations Plan More Talks for Mexico in February

The U.S., Canada and Mexico plan a seventh round of negotiations for a new Nafta deal for February in Mexico City even as they focus on preparations for talks in Montreal in two weeks, according to
If Pentagon Knows More About Missing Satellite, It's Not Saying

If Pentagon Knows More About Missing Satellite, It's Not Saying

The Pentagon refused any public comment on a secret U.S. government satellite that apparently crashed into the sea after it was launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Chao Says Trump Administration Doesn't Want to Hamper Innovation

Chao Says Trump Administration Doesn't Want to Hamper Innovation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao discusses President Donald Trump possibly withdrawing the U.S. from Nafta and the administration's focus on innovation with Bloomberg's Emily Chang from the
May Declares War on ‘Scourge’ of Plastic With 25-Year U.K. Plan

May Declares War on ‘Scourge’ of Plastic With 25-Year U.K. Plan

Prime Minister Theresa May declared war on plastics, outlining a plan to eliminate “avoidable” waste by 2042, including proposals for new taxes and funding for sustainable alternatives.
Macron Uses Rome Summit to Advance His Integration Agenda

Macron Uses Rome Summit to Advance His Integration Agenda

French President Emmanuel Macron, pressing his ambitious drive for reform of the European Union, said he and six fellow leaders at a summit of the bloc’s southern members agreed to seek “a veritable
Trump Deflects Questions About Possible Mueller Interview

Trump Deflects Questions About Possible Mueller Interview

President Trump was asked about a possible interview request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday. Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa reports on
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