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N.J. Democrats Send Murphy Budget Without Millionaire’s Tax

N.J. Democrats Send Murphy Budget Without Millionaire’s Tax

New Jersey’s Democratic-led legislature approved a $38.7 billion budget that scraps Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaire’s tax, raising the risk of a government shutdown should warring sides
'Balance of Power' Full Show (06/20/2019)

'Balance of Power' Full Show (06/20/2019)

"Bloomberg: Balance of Power" focuses on the intersection of politics and global business. The show featured live coverage of Slack's direct listing and President Trump's meeting with Canadian Prime
EU Escalates Warnings to Turkey, Prolongs Russian Sanctions

EU Escalates Warnings to Turkey, Prolongs Russian Sanctions

European Union leaders escalated a threat to sanction Turkey over its offshore drilling in Eastern Mediterranean, while prolonging punitive measures against Russia for encroaching on Ukrainian
Roy Moore, Who Lost Senate Race in 2017 Upset, to Run in 2020

Roy Moore, Who Lost Senate Race in 2017 Upset, to Run in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore said he will make another run for the Senate in 2020 after a stunning upset loss two years ago following accusations of sexual misconduct in his past.
Macron Gives Spanish Ally Cold Shoulder as Leaders Close Ranks

Macron Gives Spanish Ally Cold Shoulder as Leaders Close Ranks

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, arrives for the European Union (EU) summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesay, May 28, 2019. The horsetrading for the top EU jobs begins at a
Ramaphosa Was Wearing Monatic, to Make a Point and Get a Laugh

Ramaphosa Was Wearing Monatic, to Make a Point and Get a Laugh

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa got a chuckle out of lawmakers when he described the locally made suit and tie he donned for his state-of-the-nation address but warned lawmakers about asking what else
House Panel Approves Package of Industry and Low-Income Tax Cuts

House Panel Approves Package of Industry and Low-Income Tax Cuts

A U.S. House committee approved a package of bills that provide tax breaks for a variety of select industries and constituencies, kicking off what’s likely to be a protracted negotiation with Senate
In Bitter Auto Talks, California and EPA Chiefs Shun Same Table

In Bitter Auto Talks, California and EPA Chiefs Shun Same Table

Top environmental regulators in Washington and Sacramento sparred Thursday over failed negotiations on contentious vehicle emissions and fuel economy rules -- each blaming the other for a standoff
Mexico Airline Offers Central America Migrants $1 Trips Home

Mexico Airline Offers Central America Migrants $1 Trips Home

Mexican airline Volaris has launched a program called “Reuniting Families” that is offering to fly Central American immigrants in Mexico back to their countries of origin.
Ocasio-Cortez Stands By Trump ‘Concentration Camps’ Accusation

Ocasio-Cortez Stands By Trump ‘Concentration Camps’ Accusation

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at the top House Republican’s assertion that she should apologize for accusing the Trump administration of operating “concentration camps” to hold
California Governor Pitching a Wildfire Fund to Help Utilities

California Governor Pitching a Wildfire Fund to Help Utilities

California Governor Gavin Newsom is pressing lawmakers on a wildfire fund that may be financed through bonds to help utilities pay for the catastrophic blazes their power lines keep igniting,
Trump's Iowa Visit Jolts Biofuel Credits as Waivers May Decline

Trump's Iowa Visit Jolts Biofuel Credits as Waivers May Decline

The aftershocks of President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this month are reverberating in the market for biofuel credits on speculation that American farmers have gained ground in a battle over
Trump Says New Nafta Ends Competition With Canada and Mexico

Trump Says New Nafta Ends Competition With Canada and Mexico

The new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico will allow the countries to compete as a region against the European Union and China, President Donald Trump said.
Trump Says Someone in Iran Made a Mistake Shooting Down Drone

Trump Says Someone in Iran Made a Mistake Shooting Down Drone

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters at the White House about Iran shooting down an American spy drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf under disputed circumstances. (Source: Bloomberg)
Ramaphosa Pledges Relentless Focus on South African Growth

Ramaphosa Pledges Relentless Focus on South African Growth

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a host of measures to get the struggling economy back on track, including the imminent sale of additional spectrum to mobile-network operators and
Lawyers Say Infants, Children at Border Detention Site Face Dangerous Conditions

Lawyers Say Infants, Children at Border Detention Site Face Dangerous Conditions

A traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation, according to a legal team that

South African President Affirms Central Bank's Current Mandate

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed the central bank’s mandate, saying the institution must pursue it independently and without fear, favor or prejudice.
Facebook Is Too Big to Run a Cryptocurrency, Sen. Sherrod Brown Says

Facebook Is Too Big to Run a Cryptocurrency, Sen. Sherrod Brown Says

Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, discusses Facebook Inc.'s plans to launch a new cryptocurrency with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
NRA Suspends Two Leaders Amid Accusations of Coup Attempt

NRA Suspends Two Leaders Amid Accusations of Coup Attempt

The National Rifle Association suspended its top lobbyist and one of his deputies, adding further turmoil to the gun-rights group’s leadership ranks as it wages legal battles on multiple fronts and
Puerto Rico Board Appointment Dispute Gets Supreme Court Review

Puerto Rico Board Appointment Dispute Gets Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could upend the work of the oversight board tasked with pulling Puerto Rico out of its record bankruptcy.