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The Man Trump Described as a ‘So-Called Judge’ May Stop the Refugee Ban All Over Again

The Man Trump Described as a ‘So-Called Judge’ May Stop the Refugee Ban All Over Again

One of the first judges to put the brakes on President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda could very well do it again before Christmas.
Libby Cantrill on Looming Shutdown, GOP Agenda in 2018

Libby Cantrill on Looming Shutdown, GOP Agenda in 2018

Libby Cantrill, Pimco's head of public policy, discusses the possibility of a federal government shutdown and the GOP's agenda in 2018 with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and David Westin on "Bloomberg
UN to Consider Additional North Korea Sanctions Drafted by U.S.

UN to Consider Additional North Korea Sanctions Drafted by U.S.

The United Nations Security Council is considering a U.S.-drafted resolution that would impose additional sanctions on North Korea, targeting almost 90 percent of Pyongyang’s refined oil product
Credit the U.S. Economy, Not Just Tax Cuts, for Wage Hike Promises

Credit the U.S. Economy, Not Just Tax Cuts, for Wage Hike Promises

A spate of companies have promised employee bonuses and wage hikes following the passage of U.S. tax reform. Those gestures owe to economic calculus, not just policy change.
Obamacare Sign-Ups Stay Strong at 8.8 Million

Obamacare Sign-Ups Stay Strong at 8.8 Million

Demand for Obamacare coverage remained relatively strong despite a year-long effort by President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans to gut the health law.
Trump's Tariff Decision Looms Large for Solar Company's Sale

Trump's Tariff Decision Looms Large for Solar Company's Sale

SolarWorld Americas Inc., one of two U.S. solar manufacturers asking President Donald Trump for tariffs on imported panels, says the move could revive a struggling industry. It may also boost the
What the Democrats Can Learn From Alabama in 2018

What the Democrats Can Learn From Alabama in 2018

The chance of winning back the House and Senate depends on whether the party can duplicate Doug Jones’s upset in other red states.
McMorris Rodgers Confident Budget Deal Will Be Reached

McMorris Rodgers Confident Budget Deal Will Be Reached

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Washington Republican, discusses U.S. tax policy and budget negotiations. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
U.S. Navy's New Sub Risks Blowing Past $128 Billion, GAO Says

U.S. Navy's New Sub Risks Blowing Past $128 Billion, GAO Says

The U.S. Navy underplayed the development risks posed by key technologies for its new $128 billion Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarine, the Government Accountability Office said.
Democrats Slam Wall Street Regulator’s Decision on Bank Oversight

Democrats Slam Wall Street Regulator’s Decision on Bank Oversight

A decision by President Donald Trump’s newest Wall Street regulator to keep government examiners inside banks is drawing criticism from Senate Democrats, who said it will make watchdogs more likely to
U.S. Sanctions Israeli Billionaire Gertler Over Congo Deals

U.S. Sanctions Israeli Billionaire Gertler Over Congo Deals

The U.S. sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, one of the biggest individual mining investors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in what it calls a clampdown on human-rights abusers and
Cuban President Raul Castro Will Stay in Office Until April

Cuban President Raul Castro Will Stay in Office Until April

A Castro will be Cuba’s president for at least a little longer.
Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Despite months of trying, Republican Neil Chatterjee never did manage to pass a rule to save struggling coal plants by the end of his stint leading the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. As
Tax Plan Has Majority of Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homebuying

Tax Plan Has Majority of Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homebuying

U.S. taxpayers don’t share Wall Street’s enthusiasm about the tax bill passed yesterday by Congress, at least when it comes to housing.

May Wins Polish Support for Speedy Brexit Deal to Help Business

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May left Warsaw on Thursday afternoon with the support of the Polish government for a generous settlement on services after Brexit and unity in fighting propaganda
Government Shutdown Looms After Tax Victory

Government Shutdown Looms After Tax Victory

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses a possible U.S. government shutdown after the passing of the tax overhaul bill and reaction from President Trump. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
Fresh Scandal Shakes Mexico's Ruling Party Before Election

Fresh Scandal Shakes Mexico's Ruling Party Before Election

The arrest of the former treasurer of Mexico’s ruling party is the latest scandal to rock President Enrique Pena Nieto’s political group ahead of elections in which popular demand for a clampdown on
UN Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

UN Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s
Israel's Mossad Spy Agency Turns to Facebook for Recruiting

Israel's Mossad Spy Agency Turns to Facebook for Recruiting

Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is turning to Facebook for headhunting help.
Switzerland Says the EU Is Trying to Weaken Its Financial Center

Switzerland Says the EU Is Trying to Weaken Its Financial Center

Switzerland says it fears the European Union is out to undermine its financial industry by granting Swiss stock exchanges only a temporary regulatory green light.