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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
Trump Stretches Meaning of Deregulation in Touting Achievements

Trump Stretches Meaning of Deregulation in Touting Achievements

One is a federal rule, initiated by former President Barack Obama, that removed Yellowstone’s grizzlies from the list of endangered species. Another repealed a grant program that hasn’t been funded
Former Soccer Star Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Runoff

Former Soccer Star Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Runoff

Retired soccer star George Weah became Liberia’s president, winning a clear majority from voters in the West African nation.
Trump Criticizes Russia Probe But Says Mueller Will Be Fair: NYT

Trump Criticizes Russia Probe But Says Mueller Will Be Fair: NYT

President Donald Trump said Thursday that while the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia makes the U.S. “look very bad,” he believed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is
Saudi Squeeze on Alwaleed Has More at Stake Than Money

Saudi Squeeze on Alwaleed Has More at Stake Than Money

The motive behind Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s purge might become clearer soon.
Rivlin Says Middle Class Tax Cuts Are Temporary

Rivlin Says Middle Class Tax Cuts Are Temporary

2017 is coming to a close and it's time to start looking ahead to next year. Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays sat down with former Fed Vice Chair Alice Rivlin to discuss the future of the Fed. She started by
Thatcher Refused to Share Concorde With Panda on Reagan Visit

Thatcher Refused to Share Concorde With Panda on Reagan Visit

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused to share her Concorde with a giant panda on her first trip to visit U.S. President Ronald Reagan, saying the cuddly mammals brought bad luck to
U.K. Holds Back Historic Files on EU as It Prepares for Brexit

U.K. Holds Back Historic Files on EU as It Prepares for Brexit

As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for the next round of Brexit negotiations, her government has held back publication of secret files relating to the creation of the European Union.
Trump to Receive Medical Exam and Release Results in January

Trump to Receive Medical Exam and Release Results in January

President Donald Trump will undergo a physical in January, his first known medical exam by a government doctor since taking office.
The IRS’s Guidance on Property Taxes Has the U.S. Confused

The IRS’s Guidance on Property Taxes Has the U.S. Confused

New guidance from the Internal Revenue Service that limits taxpayers’ ability to deduct prepaid property levies on their 2017 tax returns is causing confusion nationwide as people rush to pay in
Italy's Parliament Dissolved, Paving Way for Elections

Italy's Parliament Dissolved, Paving Way for Elections

Italian President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday, setting the country on the path to a national election on March 4 that could lead to a hung parliament and a period of political
Trump Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Born From BP Oil Spill

Trump Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Born From BP Oil Spill

The Trump administration is rolling back offshore drilling rules put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.