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Pro-Spain Catalans to Punish Rajoy for Timid Separatist Response

Pro-Spain Catalans to Punish Rajoy for Timid Separatist Response

Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party is facing substantial losses in Thursday’s Catalan elections as pro-Spain voters punish the prime minister for his cautious response to the push for independence.
Barnier: U.K. Can't Have an `A La Carte' Transition

Barnier: U.K. Can't Have an `A La Carte' Transition

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks at a news conference in Brussels about the U.K.'s transition period, which will come to an end on Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: Europe by
President Trump Will Claim Victory on Tax Reform

President Trump Will Claim Victory on Tax Reform

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses U.S. tax reform and coming comments from President Trump. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
May Says EU Will Learn It Needs City of London: Brexit Update

May Says EU Will Learn It Needs City of London: Brexit Update

Theresa May is giving evidence to Parliament’s most powerful panel of politicians: the Liaison Committee. This group is made up of the chairs of all the specialist select committees in the House of
Arctic Refuge Just the Start of Trump’s Move to Unlock Alaska Oil

Arctic Refuge Just the Start of Trump’s Move to Unlock Alaska Oil

Drilling for crude in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may be just the start as President Donald Trump seeks to revive Alaska’s beleaguered oil industry.
Christmas Comes Early for Trump With Tax Victory

Christmas Comes Early for Trump With Tax Victory

After a year of infighting, frustration and failure, President Donald Trump and his Republicans finally have something to celebrate.

U.S. Urges Russia to End Latest Upsurge in East Ukraine Attacks

The U.S. urged Russia to halt a renewed bout of fighting in the four-year conflict in eastern Ukraine following the Kremlin’s decision to withdraw from a military-monitoring mission.
Is Trump Making the Economy Great Again? Kind Of.

Is Trump Making the Economy Great Again? Kind Of.

Before Trump’s inauguration, we picked the best indicators to judge the impact of his policies and determine whether the economy is living up to Trump’s pre-election promises. Now, almost a year
How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

From multimillionaires to struggling renters, most everyone will get more money initially. But there is bad news on the horizon.

Saudi Arabia to Freeze More Bank Accounts in Crackdown

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on alleged corruption showed no signs of letting up, with more people being questioned and banks freezing more accounts, according to people familiar with the situation.
China's Xi Declares ‘Critical Battle’ to Quell Financial Risks

China's Xi Declares ‘Critical Battle’ to Quell Financial Risks

Beijing enveloped in heavy smog on Nov. 21. Photographer: Jiang jianhua/Imaginechina
Sweden Says #MeToo

Sweden Says #MeToo

In Scandinavia, harassment claims get a policy response.
Lockheed Late Delivering Its F-35s for Fourth Consecutive Year

Lockheed Late Delivering Its F-35s for Fourth Consecutive Year

Lockheed Martin Corp. failed to meet delivery timelines set out in contracts for its F-35 jet for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Pentagon’s contract management agency.
Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congressional leaders are trying to jam as many extras as possible into a must-pass spending bill that may ricochet between the House and Senate right up to the deadline three days from now.
Skepticism Greets Republican Plan to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Skepticism Greets Republican Plan to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

A key Republican lawmaker has offered legislation to restore net neutrality protections that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission yanked last week.
French Prime Minister Defends 350,000-Euro Flight From Tokyo

French Prime Minister Defends 350,000-Euro Flight From Tokyo

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defended his decision to spend 350,000 euros ($410,000) to hire a private plane to fly him and his delegation home from a work trip to the Pacific, even though a
Quilvest's Parker Sees U.K. Deal Similar to Norway

Quilvest's Parker Sees U.K. Deal Similar to Norway

Bob Parker, investment committee member at Quilvest Wealth Management, discusses Brexit negotiations and what a deal might look like. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
Brexit Bulletin: Made to Measure

Brexit Bulletin: Made to Measure

Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.This Christmas, off-the-shelf just won’t cut it for Theresa May.
U.S. Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Rewrite

U.S. Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Rewrite

Senate Republicans have just passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The 51-to-48 party line vote brought President Donald Trump to the brink of his first major
Congress Sends Trump Tax-Cut Bill in First GOP Legislative Win

Congress Sends Trump Tax-Cut Bill in First GOP Legislative Win

House Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years -- hours after the Senate passed the legislation -- handing President Donald Trump his first major