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Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

The White House’s plan to bail out America’s coal country has been shot down -- by the very energy regulators that President Donald Trump appointed last year.
Despite Austerity, Brazil's Wallet Looks Emptier Than Ever Before

Despite Austerity, Brazil's Wallet Looks Emptier Than Ever Before

Brazil has been adopting fiscal austerity measures for the better part of four years. Yet its fiscal situation is even more prickly than before.
Buzz Grows for Oprah 2020

Buzz Grows for Oprah 2020

Bloomberg's Marty Schenker discusses the talk of a White House run by Oprah Winfrey in 2020, spurred by her speech at the Golden Globes. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Ex-Ambassador Garza Says Border Wall Is Bad Economics

Ex-Ambassador Garza Says Border Wall Is Bad Economics

Antonio Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, discusses the fate of DACA with David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Tax Refunds in Hand, Americans Go See the Doctor, Report Finds

Tax Refunds in Hand, Americans Go See the Doctor, Report Finds

As tax season approaches, some consumers are waiting for their refund checks to spend on a long-delayed purchase -- a visit to the doctor or dentist.
Mitt Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Year

Mitt Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Year

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, was treated for prostate cancer last year, an aide said.
Former Breitbart Spokesman Says Bannon Is a Liability

Former Breitbart Spokesman Says Bannon Is a Liability

Kurt Bardella, former Breitbart spokesman, discusses Steve Bannon and the future of Breitbart News. He talks to David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Grassley Won't Release Fusion GPS Transcript From Russia Probe

Grassley Won't Release Fusion GPS Transcript From Russia Probe

The partisan fight over the Trump dossier is intensifying on Capitol Hill.
Oprah Winfrey's Globes Speech Stirs Talk of a Trump Challenge

Oprah Winfrey's Globes Speech Stirs Talk of a Trump Challenge

Democratic Party operatives and some Republicans say that Oprah Winfrey could mount a formidable 2020 presidential campaign, after an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday that was
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