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U.S. Is Ready to Talk to North Korea ‘Anytime,’ Tillerson Says

U.S. Is Ready to Talk to North Korea ‘Anytime,’ Tillerson Says

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is prepared to negotiate with North Korea without preconditions, but the Trump administration would first want a “quiet period” without nuclear or
Rep. Scalise Sees Tax Bill on Trump's Desk by Christmas

Rep. Scalise Sees Tax Bill on Trump's Desk by Christmas

Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, discusses the prospects for U.S. tax legislation with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Here's What's Known About the Compromises on the Tax Plan

Here's What's Known About the Compromises on the Tax Plan

House and Senate Republicans are working this week on compromise tax-overhaul legislation in an effort to send it to President Donald Trump as soon as next week. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur has the latest
Everything You Need to Know About Malaysia's Election: Q&A

Everything You Need to Know About Malaysia's Election: Q&A

Malaysia is preparing for a general election in 2018 and the outlook is promising for Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Republican Aide Gets $673,000-a-Year Job Regulating Auditors

Republican Aide Gets $673,000-a-Year Job Regulating Auditors

William Duhnke, a longtime Republican Senate aide, just got a significant pay bump.
Trump's Stand-In Bureaucrats May Have Overstayed Limits

Trump's Stand-In Bureaucrats May Have Overstayed Limits

President Donald Trump’s slow pace of hiring for key government jobs has left stand-ins occupying positions for so long that it may violate time limits on acting appointments, potentially resulting in
University of VA's Sabato Sees Alabama Race as a Toss-Up

University of VA's Sabato Sees Alabama Race as a Toss-Up

Larry Sabato, University of Virginia Center for Politics director, discusses the high-stakes special election in Alabama. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets:
Measuring Trump's Regulation-Killing Claims

Measuring Trump's Regulation-Killing Claims

White House officials are touting cuts to regulations as one of their top achievements. But government records—and in some cases the agencies carrying out Trump’s policies—tell a very different story.
Nigerian Appeal Court Drops 15 of 18 Charges Against Senate President

Nigerian Appeal Court Drops 15 of 18 Charges Against Senate President

A Nigerian appeals court dropped most charges against Senate President Bukola Saraki, accused of falsely declaring his assets, but said he still had a case to answer on three counts.

Trump Adviser Calls Russia and China ‘Threats’ to U.S. Liberty

President Donald Trump’s top national security adviser described Russia and China as “revisionist powers” posing bellicose threats to the U.S. in a muscular speech that went further than his boss has
SEC May Soften Stance on U.S. Trading Database, SIFMA Says

SEC May Soften Stance on U.S. Trading Database, SIFMA Says

A group lobbying on behalf of big banks and brokers said it’s hopeful that regulators will soften their stance on how investor data is collected for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s
Voters Head to the Polls in Alabama

Voters Head to the Polls in Alabama

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on the high-stakes special election in Alabama. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Gov. Brown Says 'Stupid' Tax Bill Punishes California

Gov. Brown Says 'Stupid' Tax Bill Punishes California

California Governor Jerry Brown discusses the economic costs of climate change and tax reform with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
EU Warns U.K. About Reneging on Brexit Agreements

EU Warns U.K. About Reneging on Brexit Agreements

Bloomberg's Rob Hutton reports on the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
California Governor Brown on Climate Change, Tax Reform

California Governor Brown on Climate Change, Tax Reform

California Governor Jerry Brown discusses the economic costs of climate change and tax reform with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Hollande on Trump's Policies, French Economy and Brexit

Hollande on Trump's Policies, French Economy and Brexit

Former President of France Francois Hollande discusses President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision, the state of the French economy and the Brexit process thus far. He spoke to Manus Cranny on
Rep. Higgins Says Nafta Needs to Be Improved and Updated

Rep. Higgins Says Nafta Needs to Be Improved and Updated

Rep. Brian Higgins, a New York Democrat, discusses the proposed changes to Nafta with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Scott Pruitt’s Soundproof Phone Booth to Be Probed by EPA Watchdog

Scott Pruitt’s Soundproof Phone Booth to Be Probed by EPA Watchdog

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general said it would probe whether the EPA ran afoul of federal spending laws in ordering up a $25,000 soundproof "privacy booth" for Administrator
New Jersey Governor-Elect Pushes for First Sikh State Attorney General

New Jersey Governor-Elect Pushes for First Sikh State Attorney General

Governor-elect Phil Murphy is pushing for New Jersey to have the nation’s first Sikh state attorney general, a job he expects to become high-profile as President Donald Trump meets resistance on