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Antonio Roldan Sees Rajoy Staying in Power

Antonio Roldan Sees Rajoy Staying in Power

Antonio Roldan, Ciudadanos economic spokesperson, discusses the outcome of the regional Catalonia election with Bloomberg's Maria Tadeo on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Mulvaney CFPB Appointment Hurts Agency Independence, Judge Told

U.S. President Donald Trump was accused of impinging the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by appointing White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the agency’s temporary
Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Policy on Accidental Bird Deaths

Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Policy on Accidental Bird Deaths

The Trump administration, reversing an Obama-era policy, said it won’t prosecute oil drillers, wind-farm developers and others who accidentally kill migratory birds.
Wealthy Americans Are Already Trying to Exploit the New Tax Law

Wealthy Americans Are Already Trying to Exploit the New Tax Law

The legislation changes incentives on homeownership, commuting, and even marriage and divorce.
McConnell Blames ‘Genius’ Bannon for Loss of Alabama Senate Seat

McConnell Blames ‘Genius’ Bannon for Loss of Alabama Senate Seat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, for the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama, and dialed back expectations for the 2018 agenda
Judge Orders Rick Gates to Explain Fundraising Video

Judge Orders Rick Gates to Explain Fundraising Video

Rick Gates, the indicted former campaign aide to Donald Trump, must explain to a judge why his reported participation in the creation of a fundraiser video and comments by a supporter didn’t violate a
Bannon and Lewandowski Are Asked to Testify to House Russia Investigators

Bannon and Lewandowski Are Asked to Testify to House Russia Investigators

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon and his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski have been asked to testify to House lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the
Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut in First Major Legislative Win

Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut in First Major Legislative Win

President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax-overhaul bill to little fanfare on Friday, delivering a major tax cut to U.S. corporations along with a package of temporary cuts for other businesses
Even With Trump Minerals Order, U.S. Miners Face Uphill Battle With China

Even With Trump Minerals Order, U.S. Miners Face Uphill Battle With China

Even if Donald Trump’s initiative on “critical minerals” strengthens the U.S. mining industry, domestic companies would still struggle to compete with low-cost Chinese competitors, according to
Congress's Stopgap Funding Approach Avoids Shutdown

Congress's Stopgap Funding Approach Avoids Shutdown

The U.S. government will temporarily avoid shutting down after Congress approved a funding measure Thursday that pushes numerous issues to the start of 2018. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on
Gibraltar Condemns EU, Spain Over Threats to Brexit Transition

Gibraltar Condemns EU, Spain Over Threats to Brexit Transition

The British territory of Gibraltar attacked the European Union for the “shameful” treatment of its citizens in Brexit negotiations on Friday.
Catalan Separatist Victory Fails to Calm Struggle With Spain

Catalan Separatist Victory Fails to Calm Struggle With Spain

Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont demanded the Spanish government recognize his victory in Thursday’s regional election and drop an arrest warrant, to let him end a self-imposed exile in
May Still Faces Questions About Fired Ally’s Behavior

May Still Faces Questions About Fired Ally’s Behavior

Two days after firing her closest political ally Damian Green, Theresa May remains under pressure over claims about his behavior.
Bots, Justin Bieber and Italy's Trump Could Shake Things Up in 2018

Bots, Justin Bieber and Italy's Trump Could Shake Things Up in 2018

Every year, world leaders must confront new disruptors – unforeseen forces that suddenly consume their every decision.
Venezuelans Clamor for Billionaire to Save Nation From Calamity

Venezuelans Clamor for Billionaire to Save Nation From Calamity

With Venezuela starving and its opposition in tatters, disenchanted voters are investing their hopes in a billionaire who gained fame putting food on their tables.
Wall Street Rushes to Find Winners and Losers From Tax Overhaul

Wall Street Rushes to Find Winners and Losers From Tax Overhaul

Normally right about now, many on Wall Street would be packing their bags for the Caribbean or the slopes. Not this year.
Can America’s Power Grid Survive an Electromagnetic Attack?

Can America’s Power Grid Survive an Electromagnetic Attack?

The threat of nuclear war with North Korea has raised the stakes when it comes to defending against EMPs.
College Football Teams Mount Blitz to Lock In Donors' Tax Breaks

College Football Teams Mount Blitz to Lock In Donors' Tax Breaks

Colleges are rushing to help wealthy donors lock in a federal tax break, which subsidizes the sales of college sports tickets and costs taxpayers $200 million a year.
Europe’s Last Dictator Wants to Run a Global Crypto Hub

Europe’s Last Dictator Wants to Run a Global Crypto Hub

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who’s labored for years under the title of Europe’s last dictator, is making a bid for a shiny new image as the continent’s freewheeling cryptocurrency king.