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Administration Casts Doubt on Financing for Hudson Rail Tunnel

The Trump administration on Friday cast doubt over whether it would help finance the $12.7 billion Gateway commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
Trump Takes Aim at Amazon's Post Office Partnership

Trump Takes Aim at Amazon's Post Office Partnership

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. Postal Service should charge Amazon.com Inc. more to deliver packages, the latest in a series of public criticisms of the online retailer. Bloomberg's Alex
2017 in Graphics

2017 in Graphics

Charts, maps and data stories help explain the past 12 months.
IRS Issues Tax Rate Guidance for Stockpiled Foreign Income

IRS Issues Tax Rate Guidance for Stockpiled Foreign Income

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department will generally allow existing loans and other related-party transactions involving the overseas affiliates of multinational corporations to be
Theresa May's Infrastructure Czar Quits, Lashing Out at Brexit

Theresa May's Infrastructure Czar Quits, Lashing Out at Brexit

Andrew Adonis quit as Theresa May’s infrastructure czar, but not before delivering a blistering verdict on the Brexit policy being pursued by the U.K. prime minister and her Conservative Party.
The Hectic Month Ahead for Washington

The Hectic Month Ahead for Washington

Bloomberg's Anna Edgerton discusses Washington's legislative agenda for January with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Joe Weisenthal on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S.-Russian Relations at Low Point Heading Into 2018

U.S.-Russian Relations at Low Point Heading Into 2018

Topping the Kremlin’s list for disappointments in 2017? The failure to restore ties with the U.S., according to spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Bloomberg's Bill Faries reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance
Washington's 2018 To-Do List

Washington's 2018 To-Do List

Henrietta Treyz, Veda Partners director of economic policy research, discusses the year ahead for Congress with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power". (Source: Bloomberg)
Why Much Is at Stake in Italy's March 4 Elections

Why Much Is at Stake in Italy's March 4 Elections

Italy’s all-too-familiar postwar brew of government dysfunction, economic stagnation and toxic debt has investors worried again, even as the specter of populist revolt recedes elsewhere in Europe.
Irish Passports in Demand as U.K. Prepares for Life After Brexit

Irish Passports in Demand as U.K. Prepares for Life After Brexit

Ireland issued a record number of passports in 2017, boosted by demand from Irish citizens living in the United Kingdom.
Rajoy Says Spain Won't Yield to Blackmail by Catalan Separatists

Rajoy Says Spain Won't Yield to Blackmail by Catalan Separatists

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy set in motion the process for convening a new Catalan parliament and said he wouldn’t allow a new separatist administration to blackmail his government.
Trump Insists Border Wall Money Must Be Part of DACA Deal

Trump Insists Border Wall Money Must Be Part of DACA Deal

President Donald Trump said he would insist legislation extending deportation protection to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children include funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump Says World Watching Iran as Hardliners Hold Counterrallies

Trump Says World Watching Iran as Hardliners Hold Counterrallies

Iranian hardliners supporting the Islamic Republic staged rallies across the country on Saturday, a day after the arrests of protesters complaining about corruption and the government’s handling of
Trump Takes On Amazon Again, Urging ‘Much More’ in Postage Fees

Trump Takes On Amazon Again, Urging ‘Much More’ in Postage Fees

President Donald Trump said the U.S. Postal Service should charge Amazon.com Inc. more to deliver packages, the latest in a series of public criticisms of the online retailer and its billionaire
Trump's Efforts to Erode Dodd-Frank Regulation

Trump's Efforts to Erode Dodd-Frank Regulation

Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, says he'd be surprised if Republicans seek to completely eliminate Dodd Frank financial regulations, even after

U.K. Plans to Reverse ‘Staircase Tax’ That Hit Small Companies

U.K. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid proposed a draft law to reverse the so-called staircase tax that raised the local rates paid by small businesses on their premises.
Kremlin Sees Bad U.S.-Russia Ties as Top 2017 Disappointment

Kremlin Sees Bad U.S.-Russia Ties as Top 2017 Disappointment

Topping the Kremlin’s list for disappointments in 2017? The failure to restore ties with the U.S., according to spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Spanish Dictator Franco’s Daughter, Carmen, Dies at 91 in Madrid

Spanish Dictator Franco’s Daughter, Carmen, Dies at 91 in Madrid

Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo, the only child of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, died in Madrid, according to the family’s foundation. She was 91 and had been suffering from cancer.
California Pot Smokers Hoping to Buy Jan. 1 May Have to Wait

California Pot Smokers Hoping to Buy Jan. 1 May Have to Wait

California will legalize recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, but consumers hoping to score some weed that day in two of its biggest cities are in for a bummer.
South Africa Lawmakers Failed to Hold Zuma to Account, Court Says

South Africa Lawmakers Failed to Hold Zuma to Account, Court Says

South Africa’s top court found that parliament failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account for his role in a scandal involving the misuse of public funds on his private home and ordered it to draft