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Erdogan Was Target in Bribery Inquiry, Turkish Officer Says

Erdogan Was Target in Bribery Inquiry, Turkish Officer Says

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of a bribery and money laundering probe in that country related to illicit flows of Iranian oil proceeds, a former Istanbul police officer
Ban Ki-Moon Seeks Global Commitment on Climate Change

Ban Ki-Moon Seeks Global Commitment on Climate Change

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the annual conference on climate change with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
How Steve Bannon Rescued Roy Moore's Campaign

How Steve Bannon Rescued Roy Moore's Campaign

Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Green takes a look at how Steve Bannon rescued Roy Moore's Senate campaign. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of
Harassment Politics Grip Washington and Spur Fear in Both Parties

Harassment Politics Grip Washington and Spur Fear in Both Parties

The country has undergone a sudden shift in attitudes toward allegations of abuse, harassment or other inappropriate behavior and no historical templates exist for how it all might play out.
U.K. Manufacturers Want a Role in Brexit Talks

U.K. Manufacturers Want a Role in Brexit Talks

U.K. manufacturers are pushing Prime Minister Theresa May to give them a key role in Brexit negotiations so they can defend the interests of business as Britain leaves the European Union.
Heritage Action for America CEO Opposes Obamacare Mandate

Heritage Action for America CEO Opposes Obamacare Mandate

Michael Needham, Heritage Action for America chief executive officer, discusses his position on U.S. tax reform with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Trump Wants U.S. Return to Moon, Sets No Deadlines for NASA

Trump Wants U.S. Return to Moon, Sets No Deadlines for NASA

President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars, but eliminated his predecessors’ deadlines for such missions.
Sen. Collins Emerges as Key Vote on U.S. Tax Reform

Sen. Collins Emerges as Key Vote on U.S. Tax Reform

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a key vote on legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, said she’s confident agreements she sought as part of her support will be kept but hasn’t made a
Transgender People Can Enlist in Military Jan. 1, Pentagon Says

Transgender People Can Enlist in Military Jan. 1, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.
Why the Economic Benefit of Tax Cuts May Be Disappointing

Why the Economic Benefit of Tax Cuts May Be Disappointing

Maya Macguineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president, discusses the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Here’s What Trump’s Border Wall Could Look Like

Here’s What Trump’s Border Wall Could Look Like

Bloomberg answers your questions on Trump’s wall.
Congress Should Investigate Trump for Misconduct, Three Accusers Say

Congress Should Investigate Trump for Misconduct, Three Accusers Say

Three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct resurfaced their allegations in a news conference on Monday hosted by a documentary filmmaker, as a growing furor over inappropriate

Louisiana Man Admits Misusing Trump's Social Security Number

A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the candidate's federal tax information during the
Hezbollah Urges ‘Resistance’ Groups to Unify Jerusalem Strategy

Hezbollah Urges ‘Resistance’ Groups to Unify Jerusalem Strategy

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called on all “resistance” groups in the region to come up with a unified strategy to confront the U.S. administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as
Judge Scolds Manafort for Contributing to Ukraine Op-Ed

Judge Scolds Manafort for Contributing to Ukraine Op-Ed

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson scolded Paul Manafort for contributing to an opinion article published last week in the Kyiv Post despite her order to refrain from discussing his
Europeans Tell Mnuchin the GOP Tax Plan May Break Treaties, Hurt Trade

Europeans Tell Mnuchin the GOP Tax Plan May Break Treaties, Hurt Trade

Finance ministers from Europe’s five biggest economies warned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that the tax plan currently wending its way through Congress may contravene international treaties
Merkel Gives Strongest Support Yet for Macron’s EU Overhaul Drive

Merkel Gives Strongest Support Yet for Macron’s EU Overhaul Drive

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must push ahead with deepening integration next year if the bloc is to have meaningful influence on the global stage, her clearest backing yet
Treasury’s One-Page Report: Trump’s Plans Pay for Senate Tax Cut

Treasury’s One-Page Report: Trump’s Plans Pay for Senate Tax Cut

The tax cuts proposed in the Republican Senate tax bill would pay for themselves over 10 years in combination with President Donald Trump’s other economic policies, according to a one-page analysis
Trump Denies That He Watches Four to Eight Hours of TV Per Day

Trump Denies That He Watches Four to Eight Hours of TV Per Day

President Donald Trump is disputing a report that he is said to watch up to eight hours of television each day, calling it “another false story.”
Roy Moore’s Wife: ‘One of Our Attorneys Is a Jew’

Roy Moore’s Wife: ‘One of Our Attorneys Is a Jew’

The wife of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is defending her husband against accusations of bigotry by pointing out that one of their attorneys “is a Jew.”