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What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

What Might Happen If Trump Orders Mueller Fired

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that has spilled over to Trump’s
What Can Catalonia’s Separatists Do Next?

What Can Catalonia’s Separatists Do Next?

An election in Catalonia Dec. 21 gives voters another chance to express their view on whether the region should press ahead with its fight to break away or remain within Spain.
Reyl's Liew Says Tax Cut May Not Impact Wage Growth

Reyl's Liew Says Tax Cut May Not Impact Wage Growth

Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at Reyl Singapore, discusses the passing of the U.S. tax plan and its impact on the economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange

North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange

South Korean investigators are looking into North Korea’s possible involvement in the hack of a Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed this week, according to a person familiar with the
Republican Tax Bill on its Way to Trump's Desk

Republican Tax Bill on its Way to Trump's Desk

The votes are in and Congressional Republicans have passed the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code since Reagan was in the White House. Bloomberg's Laura Davison reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
North Korea Soldier Defections Reach Highest Rate This Century

North Korea Soldier Defections Reach Highest Rate This Century

A second North Korean soldier in as many months fled across the heavily fortified land border separating the two Koreas, capping a year that has seen the most military defections this century from Kim
Conard Says Corporate Tax Cuts Are Essential

Conard Says Corporate Tax Cuts Are Essential

Ed Conard, author of "The Upside of Inequality," discusses the GOP tax bill and its potential impact on the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
The Good and the Bad in the GOP Tax Bill

The Good and the Bad in the GOP Tax Bill

Alex Brill, resident fellow at AEI, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss the passing of the U.S. tax plan and what it means for the U.S. economy.
China Eyes Role Rebuilding Syria While Putin Spars With West

China Eyes Role Rebuilding Syria While Putin Spars With West

Western powers are reluctant to help rebuild Syria after its civil war, because they think the wrong side won. Russia and Iran played a major part in that outcome -- but they can’t afford a bill
May Lands in Poland to Seek Brexit Ally After Firing Deputy

May Lands in Poland to Seek Brexit Ally After Firing Deputy

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Poland on Thursday to attempt to get close -- but not too close -- to its new government, as she sought to move the agenda forward after firing her closest
House Republican Leaders Push Bare-Bones Temporary Funding

House Republican Leaders Push Bare-Bones Temporary Funding

The House is set to vote on a bare-bones stopgap funding plan that would avert a government shutdown on Saturday and likely force the Senate to abandon attempts to add other provisions.

Supreme Court Lets Trump Team Withhold DACA Documents for Now

The U.S. Supreme Court said President Donald Trump’s administration doesn’t have to immediately turn over documents consulted by government officials before they acted to end a deferred-deportation
Ramaphosa Pledges Crackdown on Graft in First Speech as ANC Leader

Ramaphosa Pledges Crackdown on Graft in First Speech as ANC Leader

Cyril Ramaphosa pledged a crackdown on corruption in his first speech as the leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress.
Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue

Trump Plans Tax Signing on Jan. 3 Due to Technical Issue

President Donald Trump plans to sign the tax bill on Jan. 3 to ensure automatic spending cuts to Medicare and other programs don’t take effect, according to a House Republican aide familiar with the
Top Democrat Warns Trump on Firing Mueller, Pardoning Witnesses

Top Democrat Warns Trump on Firing Mueller, Pardoning Witnesses

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned President Donald Trump against firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardoning key witnesses like Michael Flynn in the continuing Russia
Wells Fargo, AT&T Try to Show Unpopular Tax Cut Helps Workers

Wells Fargo, AT&T Try to Show Unpopular Tax Cut Helps Workers

Looks likes corporate America is trying to sway public opinion on the unpopular tax bill -- or at least gain favor with the president.
Hidden Benefit to U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts: Lower Utility Bills

Hidden Benefit to U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts: Lower Utility Bills

There’s one place where every American may benefit from lower corporate income-tax rates: utility bills.
Sen. David Perdue Touts Tax Bill as Success for Trump

Sen. David Perdue Touts Tax Bill as Success for Trump

Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia discusses the passage of the GOP tax bill on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Signs Order to Boost U.S. Production of Critical Minerals

Trump Signs Order to Boost U.S. Production of Critical Minerals

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce dependency of critical minerals used in everything from batteries to phones.

Judge in ‘Dreamer’ Case Acknowledges Both Sides of the Fight

Just as Congress is divided over ending the so-called Dreamer program for children of undocumented immigrants, a federal judge voiced sympathy for arguments on both sides of the aisle.