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Homeowners in High-Tax States Race to Beat Property Tax Cap

Homeowners in High-Tax States Race to Beat Property Tax Cap

Homeowners in states with the highest property taxes are looking to prepay 2018 bills ahead of a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local levies, including property taxes, in the GOP tax
Former Sen. Kent Conrad on Tax Reform, Infrastructure

Former Sen. Kent Conrad on Tax Reform, Infrastructure

Former North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad discusses his views on the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
The Differences Between the House and Senate GOP Agendas

The Differences Between the House and Senate GOP Agendas

Bloomberg's Steven Dennis looks forward to the GOP's legislative agenda in 2018. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Laura Keller on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Privacy Group Challenge to Voter Panel Data Collection Fails

Privacy Group Challenge to Voter Panel Data Collection Fails

A U.S. privacy group doesn’t have the legal right to seek a court order to block President Donald Trump’s election-integrity commission from collecting voter data because it doesn’t meet the necessary
Netanyahu Allies Try to Curb Police as Corruption Probes Wrap Up

Netanyahu Allies Try to Curb Police as Corruption Probes Wrap Up

As Israeli police wrap up investigations of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his allies in parliament pushed through a bill that critics say could be used to silence investigators.
Serbia Extradites Kurdish Activist to Turkey Despite UN Appeal

Serbia Extradites Kurdish Activist to Turkey Despite UN Appeal

Serbia extradited to Turkey a Kurdish activist who had asked for asylum, his lawyer said, despite a recommendation from the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) to delay the move until his
Peru’s President Back Under Fire for Freeing Ex-Leader

Peru’s President Back Under Fire for Freeing Ex-Leader

Days after surviving an impeachment vote, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is once again under attack, this time for freeing former President Alberto Fujimori.
Putin Tries to Lure $1 Trillion Home as Sanctions Fear Grows

Putin Tries to Lure $1 Trillion Home as Sanctions Fear Grows

President Vladimir Putin is using the threat of additional U.S. sanctions to encourage wealthy Russians to repatriate some of their overseas assets, which exceed $1 trillion by one estimate.
Russia 'Concerned' About Further U.S. Sanctions

Russia 'Concerned' About Further U.S. Sanctions

The Kremlin is “concerned” about the possibility the U.S. might further expand sanctions on Russia, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call on Monday. Bloomberg's Henry Meyer
Republicans and Democrats in Congress Are Spoiling for a Big Fight in the New Year

Republicans and Democrats in Congress Are Spoiling for a Big Fight in the New Year

Profound differences between House and Senate Republicans may play as big a role as GOP fights with Democrats on how the legislative agenda plays out when Congress returns in January.
What Ever Happened to Donald Trump's Wall? It's in Pieces, in the Desert

What Ever Happened to Donald Trump's Wall? It's in Pieces, in the Desert

Almost a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the border wall he passionately promoted throughout his election campaign amounts to eight prototypes, no more than 30 feet long each, sitting in a desert
China Steps Up to Broker Peace in Afghan-Pakistan Conflict

China Steps Up to Broker Peace in Afghan-Pakistan Conflict

China hosted top diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday in a bid to mediate a long-simmering conflict between the neighboring countries.
Abe Eroding Japan Pacifism for Own Legacy, Opposition Chief Says

Abe Eroding Japan Pacifism for Own Legacy, Opposition Chief Says

The leader of Japan’s main opposition party said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is treating the nation’s 70-year-old pacifist constitution as a “toy” in an effort to define his own political legacy.
QuickTakes Explain the Year Ahead

QuickTakes Explain the Year Ahead

Bloomberg News reporters in more than 100 cities will cover the stories that matter most in 2018. Here’s a selection of key events for the year, plus links to related QuickTake explainers. QuickTakes
Former Soccer Star Weah Closes in on Liberian Presidency

Former Soccer Star Weah Closes in on Liberian Presidency

Retired soccer star George Weah is a solid favorite to become Liberia’s next president as voters go to the polls Tuesday in the West African nation.
Putin Critic Navalny's Presidential Bid Blocked by Election Body

Putin Critic Navalny's Presidential Bid Blocked by Election Body

Russia’s Central Election Commission refused to register opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a candidate in the 2018 presidential elections, confirming warnings that he wouldn’t be allowed on the
Uzbek Leader Purges Finance Ministry to Make Way for New Blood

Uzbek Leader Purges Finance Ministry to Make Way for New Blood

Uzbek Finance Minister Djamshid Kuchkarov fired about 50 subordinates to comply with an order from President Shavkat Mirziyoev or risk losing his own job.
Kremlin Sees ‘Unbearable’ Risk to U.S. Ties in New Sanctions

Kremlin Sees ‘Unbearable’ Risk to U.S. Ties in New Sanctions

The Kremlin is “concerned” about the possibility the U.S. might further expand sanctions on Russia, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Erdogan Law Stirs Fears of Legalized Extra-Judicial Violence

Erdogan Law Stirs Fears of Legalized Extra-Judicial Violence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest emergency decree risks inciting political violence by giving legal cover to pro-government vigilantes, opposition parties and legal authorities warned.
Tighter North Korea Fuel Sanctions Unlikely to Hurt Regime

Tighter North Korea Fuel Sanctions Unlikely to Hurt Regime

The United Nation’s latest sanctions on North Korea are more likely to hurt ordinary people in the isolated nation than slow Kim Jong-Un’s push to develop missiles capable of hitting the U.S. with