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Big Banks Would Benefit from the Tax Bill — After an Initial Hit

Big Banks Would Benefit from the Tax Bill — After an Initial Hit

The Republican tax bill is good news for big banks. At least, it will be once the initial pain wears off.
Author Disputes Mueller’s Claim That Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed

Author Disputes Mueller’s Claim That Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed

To the list of activities attracting the attention of prosecutors, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort just added a new one: editor.
Obama Beats Trump on Twitter With More Than Double the Following

Obama Beats Trump on Twitter With More Than Double the Following

The former president has 97.6 million followers at @BarackObama while his successor has 44.1 million at @realDonaldTrump.
A Guide to the Dispute Over Jerusalem and Israel’s Capital

A Guide to the Dispute Over Jerusalem and Israel’s Capital

What’s the capital of Israel? Israelis say it’s Jerusalem. No other country, however, recognizes Israeli sovereignty there.
Trump to Meet With Republican Senators on Trade Issues

Trump to Meet With Republican Senators on Trade Issues

President Donald Trump will have lunch on Tuesday with a group of Republican senators to discuss trade and the U.S. economy, a White House official said.
Mueller Spent More Than $3.2 Million Through September on Russia Probe

Mueller Spent More Than $3.2 Million Through September on Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent more than $3.2 million in the opening months of his federal criminal investigation into Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election and whether President
Warren Casts Lone Vote Against Powell in Senate Committee

Warren Casts Lone Vote Against Powell in Senate Committee

Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, facing a Senate committee vote on his nomination to become the central bank’s chairman, won strong bipartisan support that suggests he’ll sail through the full
Conyers to Retire Immediately After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Conyers to Retire Immediately After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan, the longest serving U.S. House member and a civil-rights leader, resigned from Congress Tuesday amid allegations that he sexually harassed members
Conyers Says He’ll Retire From Congress Today

Conyers Says He’ll Retire From Congress Today

Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan, the longest serving House member, announced Tuesday that he’s retiring from Congress immediately amid allegations that he sexually harassed members
Vatican Sees a Way Around Trump on Climate Change, Official Says

Vatican Sees a Way Around Trump on Climate Change, Official Says

The pope’s leading adviser on climate issues has called for the European Union or China to fill the void left by the U.S. after Donald Trump’s decision to pull the country out of the Paris Climate
Manchester Terrorist Might Have Been Averted, U.K. Review Finds

Manchester Terrorist Might Have Been Averted, U.K. Review Finds

The Manchester bombings that shocked Britain during the election campaign could have been avoided.
Most of Trump's Science Nominees Don't Have Advanced Science Degrees

Most of Trump's Science Nominees Don't Have Advanced Science Degrees

Washington (AP) -- When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than
Trump’s Tax Plan Triggers Ire From China to the EU

Trump’s Tax Plan Triggers Ire From China to the EU

The regions are expressing their concern that the bill may not comply with international rules and frustration about the effect it may have on local markets.
Angola Gem Firm Distances Itself From Former President’s Family

Angola Gem Firm Distances Itself From Former President’s Family

An Angolan state-owned diamond company is pulling out of an investment in a Swiss firm controlled by the husband of the billionaire daughter of the former president, as the country’s new leader
As May Scrambles to Save Brexit, ‘Doctor No’ Party Stands Firm

As May Scrambles to Save Brexit, ‘Doctor No’ Party Stands Firm

"You can’t have your cake and eat it" has always been the European Union’s mantra in Brexit negotiations. It turns out maybe Northern Ireland could, but history doesn’t bode well for an agreement.
U.K. Proposes Staying Close to EU Rules to Unlock Brexit Talks

U.K. Proposes Staying Close to EU Rules to Unlock Brexit Talks

The U.K. is seeking to rescue Brexit talks after this week’s embarrassing breakdown by signaling a change of tack that would mean staying close to European Union rules beyond its divorce from the
Key Trudeau Minister Stays in Beijing for Talks After Xi Dinner

Key Trudeau Minister Stays in Beijing for Talks After Xi Dinner

China and Canada continue to haggle over terms to launch free trade negotiations, with Justin Trudeau’s lead minister on the file staying behind in Beijing for talks.
Lebanon’s Hariri Says He’ll Stay in Office

Lebanon’s Hariri Says He’ll Stay in Office

Lebanon’s prime minister said he would remain in office after governing partners pledged to stay out of neighboring conflicts, a month after his resignation threatened to drag the country deeper into
Future Czech Premier Babis Calls for ‘Massive’ State Investment

Future Czech Premier Babis Calls for ‘Massive’ State Investment

The Czech Republic must significantly increase state spending on infrastructure projects, billionaire Andrej Babis said.
Nigerian Lawmakers Approve $74 Billion Three-Year Spending Plan

Nigerian Lawmakers Approve $74 Billion Three-Year Spending Plan

Nigerian lawmakers approved the government’s $74 billion expenditure plan for the next three years, paving the way for the adoption of the 2018 record budget aimed at spurring economic growth after a