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Comcast Vows to Behave Without Net-Neutrality Rules. Not All Are Convinced.

Comcast Vows to Behave Without Net-Neutrality Rules. Not All Are Convinced.

Broadband provider Comcast Corp. spent years fighting regulations that bar it from charging high-volume internet companies more to speed their content along.
Trump May Actually Be Right About the Trade Deficit With Canada

Trump May Actually Be Right About the Trade Deficit With Canada

Does the U.S. run a trade deficit or surplus with Canada? It depends where you look.
Votes Are Cast for Republicans’ Once-Safe Alabama Senate Seat

Votes Are Cast for Republicans’ Once-Safe Alabama Senate Seat

Polls closed Tuesday night in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, a contest that should have been an easy victory for the Republican in a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to the chamber in a generation and
Pence Stays Silent on Roy Moore in Rare Break From Trump

Pence Stays Silent on Roy Moore in Rare Break From Trump

Voters in Alabama who pick up the phone on Tuesday might hear the voice of President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden advocating for one of the candidates
Russia Says No Reason for Assad to Give Up Syria Leadership

Russia Says No Reason for Assad to Give Up Syria Leadership

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election, Russia’s top envoy for Syria said, dismissing Western efforts to condition reconstruction aid on the departure of a leader
U.K. Shadow Chancellor Sees Strong Pound Under Labour

U.K. Shadow Chancellor Sees Strong Pound Under Labour

The U.K.'s opposition party has started preparing for an election that hasn't been called yet with the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell courting businesses and banks to explain Labour policy. His
Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Gates Says Trump Foreign Policy 'Fairly Disruptive'

Gates Says Trump Foreign Policy 'Fairly Disruptive'

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sits down with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny to discuss President Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. he also talks about the
Brexit Bulletin: Surrender and Scheduling

Brexit Bulletin: Surrender and Scheduling

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U.S. and South Korea Consider Halting Military Drills During Olympics

U.S. and South Korea Consider Halting Military Drills During Olympics

The U.S. and South Korea are considering delaying joint military drills until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February in a bid to reduce tensions with North Korea, according to a person
What to Watch at Macron’s Climate Summit

What to Watch at Macron’s Climate Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts at least four world leaders, three mayors and the governor of California at an event in Paris on Tuesday aimed at breathing life into the global fight against
Judges and Prosecutors Are Under Fire Across Eastern Europe

Judges and Prosecutors Are Under Fire Across Eastern Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is leading an eastern European rebellion against the EU’s model of liberal democracy.
White House Ratchets Up Yemen Pressure as Crisis Worsens

White House Ratchets Up Yemen Pressure as Crisis Worsens

The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen amid fears that the crisis is slipping further into catastrophe and people will lose access to clean drinking water,

Macron’s Pick of Encrypted Messaging App Isn’t What You’d Think

French President Emmanuel Macron uses the same encrypted iPhone messaging app once favored by the so-called Islamic State.
It's Not Just the Weather Freezing British Farms as Brexit Bites

It's Not Just the Weather Freezing British Farms as Brexit Bites

Ben Drummond, a third-generation farmer in the west of England, says Brexit is throwing up unprecedented problems for his business.
Next BOJ Governor Faces a 'Job From Hell,' Kuroda Critic Says

Next BOJ Governor Faces a 'Job From Hell,' Kuroda Critic Says

The next governor of the Bank of Japan faces a "job from hell."
Gary Shilling on U.S. Tax Cuts

Gary Shilling on U.S. Tax Cuts

Gary Shilling, president of A. Gary Shilling & Co., discusses U.S. tax reform and the Treasury Department report that states the tax cuts will pay for themselves. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
Australian Lawmaker Dastyari Quits Amid China-Link Allegations

Australian Lawmaker Dastyari Quits Amid China-Link Allegations

Australian Senator Sam Dastyari resigned from parliament on Tuesday amid mounting criticism of his links with a Chinese businessman who had ties to the Communist Party.
Trudeau Snubs Boeing, Unveils Plan to Buy Used Australian Jets

Trudeau Snubs Boeing, Unveils Plan to Buy Used Australian Jets

The Trudeau government is escalating a trade fight with Boeing Co., ditching plans to buy 18 Super Hornets while launching a search for new fighter jets under parameters that could hamper future bids
U.K. Wants ‘Virtually Identical’ Trade Deal With EU After Brexit

U.K. Wants ‘Virtually Identical’ Trade Deal With EU After Brexit

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the U.K. would like a trading relationship with the European Union after it leaves the bloc that’s “virtually identical” to the one it has now.