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GOP Rep. Taylor on Dreamers, Border Wall, Government Shutdown

GOP Rep. Taylor on Dreamers, Border Wall, Government Shutdown

Republican Congressman Scott Taylor of Virginia discusses immigration, border security and a potential government shutdown on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Why North-South Korea Talks Are About More Than Just Olympic Medals

Why North-South Korea Talks Are About More Than Just Olympic Medals

At 10 a.m. Seoul time on Tuesday, North Korean and South Korean officials will open their first high-level meeting in more than two years.
President Trump's Allies Rally Behind Him

President Trump's Allies Rally Behind Him

President Trump's allies are coming to his defense after the release of a disparaging book about the current administration, Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." Bloomberg's
Saudi-Prince Detainees Include Sons of Dairy Billionaire, Sources Say

Saudi-Prince Detainees Include Sons of Dairy Billionaire, Sources Say

The sons of the chairman of Saudi Arabia’s biggest dairy company were among 11 princes detained last week for what authorities said was an unlawful protest over the government’s decision to stop
High-Tax States Get Fleeting Financial Boost From New Law

High-Tax States Get Fleeting Financial Boost From New Law

High-tax states are receiving a welcomed, if temporary, financial boost thanks to Washington.
Billionaire Steyer Won’t Run in 2018, Will Spend $30M on Midterms

Billionaire Steyer Won’t Run in 2018, Will Spend $30M on Midterms

At a news conference on Monday, billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen America, said he won’t run for office this year and pledged $30 million to fight Republicans. (Source:
U.K. Should Have ‘Canada Plus Plus Plus’ Brexit Deal, Italy Says

U.K. Should Have ‘Canada Plus Plus Plus’ Brexit Deal, Italy Says

Britain should be granted the “Canada plus plus plus” trade deal that Brexit Secretary David Davis has called for, Italian Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said in an interview.
Democrat Steyer Says He’ll Spend $30 Million on U.S. House Midterms

Democrat Steyer Says He’ll Spend $30 Million on U.S. House Midterms

Billionaire Tom Steyer pledged on Monday to spend $30 million through his NextGen America organization to help Democrats win congressional seats in the 2018 midterms.
Berkshire to Reap Estimated $37 Billion Bump From U.S. Tax Cut

Berkshire to Reap Estimated $37 Billion Bump From U.S. Tax Cut

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is poised to report a huge increase in book value, the yardstick that Warren Buffett uses to measure progress at his conglomerate, thanks to the recent changes in U.S. tax law.
Pence to Visit Middle East This Month Following Postponement

Pence to Visit Middle East This Month Following Postponement

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as
The Cold Blast Hasn't Changed Anyone's Mind on Trump's Coal Aid

The Cold Blast Hasn't Changed Anyone's Mind on Trump's Coal Aid

America’s power grid survived the recent arctic blast without any major blackouts. That hasn’t exactly changed the minds of people on either side of the debate over what’s needed to keep the country’s
‘Oprah for President’ Talk Sends Weight Watchers Shares Higher

‘Oprah for President’ Talk Sends Weight Watchers Shares Higher

Oprah Winfrey won over the Golden Globes, and that was good news for Weight Watchers International Inc. investors.
Trump Ends Reprieve From Deportation for 200,000 Salvadorans

Trump Ends Reprieve From Deportation for 200,000 Salvadorans

About 200,000 Salvadorans who have been in the U.S. since at least 2001 must leave the country or be subject to deportation beginning next year, the Trump administration announced Monday.
Trump's Hard Line on Immigration Ruffles Farmers Short on Labor

Trump's Hard Line on Immigration Ruffles Farmers Short on Labor

Rural America turned out for President Donald Trump in the election, but as farmers get ready to hear him speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference on Monday, one issue looms large: a
Thai PM Uses Cardboard Cutout to Avoid Reporters’ Questions

Thai PM Uses Cardboard Cutout to Avoid Reporters’ Questions

Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.
U.S. to End Special Protections for Salvadorans

U.S. to End Special Protections for Salvadorans

Officials say the Trump administration is ending special protections for emigrants from El Salvador, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the country or face deportation.
Treasury Asked Congress to Raise Debt Limit by Feb. 28, Sources Say

Treasury Asked Congress to Raise Debt Limit by Feb. 28, Sources Say

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has asked Republican congressional leaders to raise the government’s borrowing authority by the end of February, according to two people familiar with the
Angolan Leader Denies Targeting Predecessor's Family in Shake-Up

Angolan Leader Denies Targeting Predecessor's Family in Shake-Up

Angolan President Joao Lourenco denied he’s targeting the family of his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, whose eldest daughter was among hundreds of officials fired after he took the helm of
Rouhani Challenges Iran's Hardliners With Call for More Freedoms

Rouhani Challenges Iran's Hardliners With Call for More Freedoms

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the anger that led to a week of anti-government protests exposed the need for the greater freedoms he has long championed, as well as a stronger economy.
Supreme Court Orders New Look at Death Sentence After Racial Slur

Supreme Court Orders New Look at Death Sentence After Racial Slur

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a new look at a Georgia inmate’s death sentence after a juror referred to the defendant using a racial slur.