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Steinhoff Seeks to Defuse Accounting Scandal

Steinhoff Seeks to Defuse Accounting Scandal

Steinhoff International Holdings NV’s response to an accounting scandal that’s wiped 11 billion euros ($13 billion) from the value of the global retailer is to assign three board members to keep a
Your Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

Your Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

The Republicans at the helm of the U.S. government are drawing closer to carrying out their pledge to cut corporate and individual taxes and create a potentially defining issue in the 2018 election.
China Airs Pessimism on North Korea as Kim Touts UN Talks

China Airs Pessimism on North Korea as Kim Touts UN Talks

North Korea said visiting United Nations officials agreed to communicate on a regular basis and help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Trump Urges Alabama to Vote Moore, Targets Accuser's Lawyer

Trump Urges Alabama to Vote Moore, Targets Accuser's Lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, casting aside calls to shun the former judge who’s been accused of sexual misconduct
Supreme Court Shields Trump Administration on ‘Dreamer’ Documents

Supreme Court Shields Trump Administration on ‘Dreamer’ Documents

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily shielded the Trump administration from having to turn over documents connected to the president’s decision to end a program that protects some young immigrants from
CEO of Trump Campaign Data Firm Will Testify to House Panel in Russia Probe

CEO of Trump Campaign Data Firm Will Testify to House Panel in Russia Probe

The chief executive officer of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign is set to testify in private before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian
Ex-Treasury Official Bolsters U.S. Case in Turkish Bank Trial

Ex-Treasury Official Bolsters U.S. Case in Turkish Bank Trial

A former senior Treasury Department official told jurors he was told repeatedly by executives at Turkiye Bank Halkasi AS they were complying with U.S. economic sanctions on Iran.
‘Track Changes’ Shows Manafort Can't Be Trusted, Mueller Argues

‘Track Changes’ Shows Manafort Can't Be Trusted, Mueller Argues

Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign chairman of President Donald Trump, suggested dozens of editing changes to an opinion piece that ran this week in an English-language Ukrainian newspaper,
Amb. Ross Questions Timing of Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Amb. Ross Questions Timing of Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Ambassador Dennis Ross, former Middle East adviser, discusses President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley, Joe Weisenthal
Partisan Gerrymandering Fight Expanded by U.S. Supreme Court

Partisan Gerrymandering Fight Expanded by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court expanded its review of partisan gerrymandering, agreeing to consider arguments that a Maryland congressional district was unconstitutionally drawn to ensure the ouster of a
Harvard's Elmendorf Says Budget Agreement Just Buys Time

Harvard's Elmendorf Says Budget Agreement Just Buys Time

Douglas Elmendorf, Harvard Kennedy School of Government dean, discusses U.S. tax legislation with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Former Aide Says Franks Offered Her $5 Million to Carry His Child

Washington (AP) -- AP Exclusive: Former aide says GOP Rep. Trent Franks offered her $5 million to carry his child.
New Jersey Isn't Waiting for Trump to Come Up With a Nuclear Fix

New Jersey Isn't Waiting for Trump to Come Up With a Nuclear Fix

While the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster money-losing nuclear plants have hit a potential hitch, New Jersey may press ahead with a rescue plan of its own.
Roy Moore Stages Comeback in Close Alabama Senate Race

Roy Moore Stages Comeback in Close Alabama Senate Race

The U.S. Senate contest in Alabama is shaping up as a flashpoint in a war among Republicans over the future of the party -- forcing them to consider whether they’re better off electing a candidate
Mueller Says He’ll Provide Manafort With 2,000 ‘Hot’ Documents

Mueller Says He’ll Provide Manafort With 2,000 ‘Hot’ Documents

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have spent the last six months sifting through financial records related to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Now it’s Manafort’s and Gates’s turn.
Assessing the Impact of Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Assessing the Impact of Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Jon Alterman, CSIS director of the Middle East program, discusses President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Rep. Costello on Individual Mandate and Deficit

Rep. Costello on Individual Mandate and Deficit

Rep. Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, discusses the prospects for U.S. tax legislation with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Dina Powell to Leave White House National Security Post

Dina Powell to Leave White House National Security Post

Dina Powell plans to leave her White House job as deputy national security adviser in February, though she will continue to advise President Donald Trump on Middle East policy.
Trump’s ‘Pig’s Blood’ Allusion Resurfaces at Travel-Ban Hearing

Trump’s ‘Pig’s Blood’ Allusion Resurfaces at Travel-Ban Hearing

Donald Trump’s fondness for a story about Muslims being executed in the Philippines with bullets dipped in pig’s blood showed up again in court as opponents try to overturn his travel ban.
Sen. Collins Holds All the Cards on Tax Reform

Sen. Collins Holds All the Cards on Tax Reform

The three biggest stories in Washington -- a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax structure, a health-care makeover and a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown -- all depend, more or less, on