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‘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.
U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Intact Mississippi Law Curbing Gay Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Intact Mississippi Law Curbing Gay Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Mississippi law that lets businesses and government workers refuse on religious grounds to provide services to gay and transgender people.

Egypt Says Presidential Election to Be Held March 26-28, Runoff in April

Cairo (AP) -- Egypt says presidential election to be held March 26-28, runoff in April.
Olive Garden Owner Pledges to Boost Employee Perks After Tax Cut

Olive Garden Owner Pledges to Boost Employee Perks After Tax Cut

Darden Restaurants Inc., the owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, expects the federal corporate tax cut to fatten profits, and it promised to pass along some of the money to employees.
Trump Tower Roof Fire Extinguished, One Firefighter Injured

Trump Tower Roof Fire Extinguished, One Firefighter Injured

A New York City firefighter suffered minor injuries in an early-morning blaze on the roof of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan that has been extinguished.
Zuma to Face Ouster Bid at South African ANC Meeting

Zuma to Face Ouster Bid at South African ANC Meeting

South African President Jacob Zuma will face a fresh bid to force him from office when the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership meets this week for the first time since he relinquished
Brexit Gets More Complicated as May’s Northern Ireland Minister Quits

Brexit Gets More Complicated as May’s Northern Ireland Minister Quits

One of the thorniest questions facing Brexit negotiators -- how to handle the U.K.’s new land border with Ireland -- is suddenly looking even more difficult.
Jordan Says It Foiled ‘Massive’ Terror Plot Linked to Islamic State

Jordan Says It Foiled ‘Massive’ Terror Plot Linked to Islamic State

Jordan's state news agency says the country's intelligence service has foiled a "massive" scheme of simultaneous attacks on military installations, shopping centers and other targets by a cell linked
The Impact of President Trump's Split From Bannon

The Impact of President Trump's Split From Bannon

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on President Trump's split from Steve Bannon and whether the GOP can still sell the tax bill to America. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
When Farage Met Barnier: EU Doesn't Get It, Says Brexit Backer

When Farage Met Barnier: EU Doesn't Get It, Says Brexit Backer

Nigel Farage, who as leader of the U.K. Independence Party was one of the leading campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union, crossed swords on Monday with one of his main EU adversaries.
May's Cabinet Reshuffle Goes Horribly Wrong

May's Cabinet Reshuffle Goes Horribly Wrong

Prime Minister Theresa May’s planned reshuffle of the U.K. Cabinet was thrown into chaos when two of her top ministers refused to be moved to new jobs.
Egypt Sets Presidential Vote for March as Top El-Sisi Rival Backs Out

Egypt Sets Presidential Vote for March as Top El-Sisi Rival Backs Out

Egypt’s top election body said Monday that the next presidential election will be held in March, and gave prospective candidates about three weeks to declare. So far the race has only one potential