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Why Netflix Was Less Outspoken on Net Neutrality This Time

Why Netflix Was Less Outspoken on Net Neutrality This Time

Netflix Inc., a champion for net neutrality regulations three years ago during Washington’s last big battle on the topic, has been less outspoken this year as the rules head for the chopping block.
New Nafta Pits Silicon Valley Against Hollywood Over Copyright

New Nafta Pits Silicon Valley Against Hollywood Over Copyright

Online giants such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. are facing off against Hollywood studios and record labels over how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement to protect
As Bitcoin Soars, Advocates Seek to Head Off New Restrictions

As Bitcoin Soars, Advocates Seek to Head Off New Restrictions

Bitcoin enthusiasts struck it rich this year as the cryptocurrency surged. Now they’re preparing for battle in Washington to protect their industry’s ascent.
Brexit Bulletin: Defeated

Brexit Bulletin: Defeated

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U.K. Lawmakers Vote for Final Say on Brexit Deal

U.K. Lawmakers Vote for Final Say on Brexit Deal

Bloomberg's Anna Edwards discusses the possibility of Brexit 'softening.' She speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Hands Iran a Powerful Tool

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Hands Iran a Powerful Tool

The Palestinians’ cause has been eclipsed by the broader convulsions in the Middle East. Now, Tehran can use it to increase its influence in the region.
Would You Run U.K. Plc Like May Runs Brexit? Business Asks

Would You Run U.K. Plc Like May Runs Brexit? Business Asks

Theresa May and her government “confuses the hell” out of the European Union and needs to “get unified” if it wants to succeed in Brexit negotiations, according to the head of the U.K.’s main business
Next Year's European Black Swans Aren't Bad News for Stocks

Next Year's European Black Swans Aren't Bad News for Stocks

Investors hoping for a reprieve from European geopolitical volatility in 2018 shouldn’t hold their breath. At the same time, a resulting weaker euro and price swings could mean better returns for
China, South Korea Pledge to Move Past U.S. Missile Shield Spat

China, South Korea Pledge to Move Past U.S. Missile Shield Spat

Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in pledged in Beijing to put a spat over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile shield behind them and work to improve ties between the
Trump to Provide Update on His 2-for-1 Deregulation Program

Trump to Provide Update on His 2-for-1 Deregulation Program

U.S. President Donald Trump will provide an update on his drive to curb and scale back regulations at a White House event Thursday, according to an administration official.
China Summons Australia's Ambassador Amid Spat Over Meddling

China Summons Australia's Ambassador Amid Spat Over Meddling

China summoned Australia’s ambassador in Beijing amid friction between the two nations after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government accused the Asian powerhouse of political meddling.
Japan Public Sees ‘No Point’ Fleeing From North Korea Missiles

Japan Public Sees ‘No Point’ Fleeing From North Korea Missiles

Few Japanese followed official warnings to take shelter following the launch of North Korean ballistic missiles in August and September, according to a Japanese government survey.
Trump Says 'Historic' Tax Victory Is Close

Trump Says 'Historic' Tax Victory Is Close

President Trump is saying a compromise tax bill is close and the legislation will be "extremely impressive." Bloomberg's Joe Sobczyk reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
All the Things Set to Occupy EU Leaders Other Than U.K.'s Brexit

All the Things Set to Occupy EU Leaders Other Than U.K.'s Brexit

As the European Union prepares to declare that divorce talks with the U.K. have made sufficient progress to move on to negotiations about their future relationship, the bloc’s leaders, gathering in
Ecuador’s Vice President Found Guilty in Odebrecht Corruption Case

Ecuador’s Vice President Found Guilty in Odebrecht Corruption Case

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was found guilty by a three-judge panel at Ecuador’s top court Wednesday of "illicit association" related to a sweeping corruption probe involving Brazilian firm
Trump Congratulates Alabama Democrat, Moore Remains Silent

Trump Congratulates Alabama Democrat, Moore Remains Silent

President Donald Trump called the newly elected senator from Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones, to congratulate him on his victory and invite him to the White House, even as the Republican candidate has
House Republicans Combine Defense Increase With Funding Bill

House Republicans Combine Defense Increase With Funding Bill

House Republicans moved forward with a plan that would dare Senate Democrats to shut down the government next week if they don’t accept a military spending bill paired with a measure to keep the rest
Embattled EPA Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws After Criticism

Embattled EPA Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws After Criticism

Michael Dourson, a former chemical industry consultant who was tapped to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, withdrew his nomination after Republican senators raised
‘Make-or-Break’ Time for South Africa as ANC Chooses New Leaders

‘Make-or-Break’ Time for South Africa as ANC Chooses New Leaders

Almost a quarter-century after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to power at the end of apartheid and the world heralded the birth of the “rainbow nation,” South Africa stands at a
Puerto Rico Grid Fix Won't Meet Governor's Plan, Corps Says

Puerto Rico Grid Fix Won't Meet Governor's Plan, Corps Says

Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday -- months longer than the timeline offered by the