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Ex-CIA Director Says He’s Surprised Everyone’s Not Outraged by Russian Meddling

Ex-CIA Director Says He’s Surprised Everyone’s Not Outraged by Russian Meddling

Former CIA Director John Brennan said he told a Russian intelligence official in 2016 that all Americans would be outraged by Russia’s efforts to interfere in that year’s U.S. presidential campaign.
Strategist Valliere Says Trump Could Be 'Flexible' on Nafta

Strategist Valliere Says Trump Could Be 'Flexible' on Nafta

Horizon Investments Chief Global Strategist Greg Valliere and Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green discuss Nafta and the Trump administration's trade agenda. They speak with Bloomberg's David Westin
Senators Warren, Warner on Data Breach Legislation

Senators Warren, Warner on Data Breach Legislation

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Senator Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a Democrat from Virginia,
Sen. Perdue Expects Continued Economic Growth in 2018

Sen. Perdue Expects Continued Economic Growth in 2018

Sen. David Perdue. a Georgia Republican, discusses immigration, tax reform and Nafta. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Treasury’s Malpass Says U.S. Bond Market Robust, Warns on China

Treasury’s Malpass Says U.S. Bond Market Robust, Warns on China

A top U.S. Treasury official dismissed concerns about Chinese demand for U.S. debt, as he lashed out at Beijing’s economic policies, which the Trump administration says have moved away from a path of
Polish Premier Vows to Not Back Down on Disputed Court Overhaul

Polish Premier Vows to Not Back Down on Disputed Court Overhaul

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country isn’t ready to make concessions over a disputed court overhaul that prompted the European Commission to ask member states to consider
South Africa Lawmakers to Have Draft Impeachment Rules in Two Weeks

South Africa Lawmakers to Have Draft Impeachment Rules in Two Weeks

South Africa’s lawmakers will have a draft procedure relating to the removal of a sitting president of the country ready in two weeks’ time.
Pence to Lead U.S. Delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Pence to Lead U.S. Delegation to Olympics in South Korea

Vice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month in an attempt to send a signal to the North Korean regime, according to a senior administration
Breach of World's Largest Database Prompts Overhaul in India

Breach of World's Largest Database Prompts Overhaul in India

India announced Wednesday that citizens can use a virtual ID to avoid sharing their unique identity numbers when accessing government departments and other services, following allegations of a major

New U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands Grilled Over ‘Islamic Movement’ Comments

The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has clashed with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over controversial comments he made in 2015 in which he said that the "Islamic
Germany to Demand U.K. Pay for Post-Brexit Bank Access

Germany to Demand U.K. Pay for Post-Brexit Bank Access

Germany will demand the U.K. pay for the privilege of its financial firms having access to European Union markets after Brexit as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government maintains a hard-line stance
China, Japan Criticize Canada’s Bid to Play North Korea Mediator

China, Japan Criticize Canada’s Bid to Play North Korea Mediator

Two of North Korea’s closest neighbors have criticized Canada’s effort to help coordinate the international response to Kim Jong Un’s weapons program.
Czech President Vows Continued Backing for Billionaire Prime Minister

Czech President Vows Continued Backing for Billionaire Prime Minister

Czech President Milos Zeman, who’s vying for re-election this month, pledged to stand by Prime Minister Andrej Babis even if his minority cabinet fails to win parliamentary approval on its first try.
May to Meet Financiers to Talk Post-Brexit Trade Deal

May to Meet Financiers to Talk Post-Brexit Trade Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet a group of City financiers on Thursday to discuss safeguarding London’s financial services in any trade deal with the European Union following Brexit.
Ex-State Treasurer Cowell Named CEO of Girls Who Invest

Ex-State Treasurer Cowell Named CEO of Girls Who Invest

North Carolina’s former state treasurer was named chief executive officer of Girls Who Invest, the nonprofit that’s sent recruits to Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group LP and other big investment
What Will Donald Trump Find in Davos?

What Will Donald Trump Find in Davos?

No U.S. president has attended the Alpine confab in almost two decades. Trump’s reception could be as chilly as the weather.
Trump Lawyer Hits Back Against Russia Dossier

Trump Lawyer Hits Back Against Russia Dossier

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Republican Tax Plan Hurts Colleges in Blue States Most

Republican Tax Plan Hurts Colleges in Blue States Most

A new levy on university endowments will hit schools primarily in Democratic jurisdictions.
Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's Delegation to Davos

Ramaphosa to Lead South Africa's Delegation to Davos

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead to nation’s delegation to World Economic Forum gathering in Davos later this month, the presidency said in an emailed statement.
In Colombia, Marxist Rebels Hold the Oil Industry Hostage

In Colombia, Marxist Rebels Hold the Oil Industry Hostage

Guerrillas have resumed attacks on critical energy infrastructure, threatening the government’s pursuit of foreign investors.