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House Panel Questions Podesta on Trump Dossier Links

House Panel Questions Podesta on Trump Dossier Links

The House Intelligence Committee met again behind closed doors Monday with John Podesta, the 2016 campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton, in his second appearance before the panel looking into Russian

No Elections in Venezuela as Long as ‘Vulgar Sanctions’ Stand

Venezuela said future elections in the country would only take place once U.S. sanctions against top ranking officials and its finances are lifted, in a sign from the government that next year’s
French President Warns Trump Over Possible Israel Embassy Move

French President Warns Trump Over Possible Israel Embassy Move

French President Emmanuel Macron told President Donald Trump that he’s concerned about the possibility that the U.S. might unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, ahead of a
India Is Said to Plan Electronic Tax Scrutiny for Top 500 Firms

India Is Said to Plan Electronic Tax Scrutiny for Top 500 Firms

India plans to overhaul its tax assessment and investigation process for the nation’s top 500 companies as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s endeavor to improve ease of doing business and curb
Clash Over Young Immigrants Hangs Over Year-End Budget Talks

Clash Over Young Immigrants Hangs Over Year-End Budget Talks

The likelihood of a government shutdown before year’s end is increasing after Senate negotiations stalled over plans to provide deportation protection for 800,000 young undocumented immigrants.
How a Congressional Conference Committee Works

How a Congressional Conference Committee Works

Sometimes, the U.S. Congress needs matchmakers for two to become one.
Manafort, Russian Ghostwrote Op-Ed to Buff Image, U.S. Says

Manafort, Russian Ghostwrote Op-Ed to Buff Image, U.S. Says

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has apparently come up with a novel way to try to salvage his reputation amid money laundering and conspiracy charges.
Supreme Court Lets Trump Travel Ban Take Full Effect for Now

Supreme Court Lets Trump Travel Ban Take Full Effect for Now

A divided Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries take full effect while legal challenges go forward.
House and Senate Work on Compromise Tax Bill

House and Senate Work on Compromise Tax Bill

Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa reports on the House and Senate working on compromise tax legislation. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
How to Spy on Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Plans From 6,000 Miles Away

How to Spy on Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Plans From 6,000 Miles Away

Analysts engage in a high-stakes guessing game to determine what moves the rogue regime will make next
Cordray Announces Bid for Ohio Governor After Leaving CFPB

Cordray Announces Bid for Ohio Governor After Leaving CFPB

Richard Cordray, whose resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sparked a battle over the agency’s leadership, officially announced that he’s running for governor of Ohio
U.S. Disputes Putin's Claim That Syrian War Is Winding Down

U.S. Disputes Putin's Claim That Syrian War Is Winding Down

The Syrian conflict is likely to drag on and could reignite into full-scale civil war as long as President Bashar al-Assad remains in power, despite efforts by Russia to paint the conflict as winding
Chamber of Commerce's Harris Encouraged by Tax Plan

Chamber of Commerce's Harris Encouraged by Tax Plan

Caroline Harris, U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief tax counsel, discusses the impact of the GOP's tax overhaul plan on the economy with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets:
'House of Cards' to Resume Taping Minus Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' to Resume Taping Minus Kevin Spacey

Los Angeles (AP) -- Production is resuming next year on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards."
Senate's ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Hurts Tax Breaks for Tech, Others

Senate's ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Hurts Tax Breaks for Tech, Others

One of the last-minute, late-night changes Senate Republicans made to their tax-overhaul plan may mean higher taxes for corporations, including technology firms, than the bill’s drafters intended,
Trudeau’s Beijing Scramble Is Canada’s Latest Trade Stumble

Trudeau’s Beijing Scramble Is Canada’s Latest Trade Stumble

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China's Premier Li Keqiang (L) walk during a review of Chinese paramilitary guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on
Portugal's Centeno on Euro Fiscal Union, Bitcoin

Portugal's Centeno on Euro Fiscal Union, Bitcoin

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno discusses the prospects for fiscal union in Europe. He speaks with Bloomberg's Nejra Cehic. (Source: Bloomberg)
Rep. Brat Says Low Tax Rate Key to Growth

Rep. Brat Says Low Tax Rate Key to Growth

Rep. Dave Brat, a Virginia Republican and member of the House Budget Committee, discusses the prospects for U.S. tax reform with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets."
Tax Reform Losers From Biofuels to Coal to Get Second Chance

Tax Reform Losers From Biofuels to Coal to Get Second Chance

Energy lobbyists, who failed to get a range of expired breaks for biofuels to coal-fired power plants into the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill making its way through Congress, may get a second chance