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FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

FCC Got 444,938 Net-Neutrality Comments From Russian Email Addresses

It’s unclear if they were from actual Russian citizens or computer bots originating in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House

Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau grabs headlines, another independent U.S. regulator is quietly locked in its own showdown with the Trump administration.
U.K., EU Reach Outline Deal on Brexit Divorce Bill

U.K., EU Reach Outline Deal on Brexit Divorce Bill

U.K. and European Union negotiators reached an outline deal on the divorce bill that Britain will pay when it leaves the bloc. Bloomberg's Jones Hayden reports from Brussels. He speaks on "Bloomberg
Brexit Bulletin: Paying Up

Brexit Bulletin: Paying Up

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North Korea Launches ICBM, Says Entire U.S. in Range

North Korea Launches ICBM, Says Entire U.S. in Range

North Korea has said it has launched its first ICBM since the U.S. labeled it a state sponsor of terrorism. Japan says the missile flew for 53 minutes before landing in waters about 250 kilometers
North Korea Says Missile Launch Was Successful

North Korea Says Missile Launch Was Successful

Bloomberg's David Ingles discusses the news coming out of North Korea about the launch of another missile. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Italy's Visco in Election Spotlight as Record Questioned

Italy's Visco in Election Spotlight as Record Questioned

As campaigning for Italy’s elections heats up, Ignazio Visco is finding himself where central bankers usually loathe to be: in the political fray.
Draghi's Right, Rich and Poor Euro Nations Are More in Sync

Draghi's Right, Rich and Poor Euro Nations Are More in Sync

After a decade of crises almost broke the euro area apart, the bloc’s economies have emerged at the other end on more common ground than ever.
North Korea Says Nuke Push Complete as Entire U.S. in Range

North Korea Says Nuke Push Complete as Entire U.S. in Range

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed a missile launch on Wednesday showed he can strike the entire U.S. with a nuclear weapon, signaling a new phase in his standoff with President Donald Trump.
Professor Lankov: N. Korea Will Never Surrender Weapons

Professor Lankov: N. Korea Will Never Surrender Weapons

Andrei Lankov, history professor at Kookmin University, discusses the implications of the latest North Korea Missile launch. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Africa Seeks Investment to Stem Migration at Summit With EU

Africa Seeks Investment to Stem Migration at Summit With EU

European and African leaders gathering in Ivory Coast have an opportunity to confront one of the biggest sore points between the two continents: migration.
Saudi Prince Released After $1 Billion Deal, Official Says

Saudi Prince Released After $1 Billion Deal, Official Says

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, one of the most senior Saudi royals detained in the kingdom’s corruption crackdown, has been released after reaching a settlement deal believed to exceed the equivalent of
Trump Goes to Missouri to Sell Tax Plan Ahead of Senate Vote

Trump Goes to Missouri to Sell Tax Plan Ahead of Senate Vote

President Donald Trump will look to rally support for his push to overhaul the tax code with a trip to the St. Louis suburbs on Wednesday, teeing up an anticipated vote on the Senate Republican bill
Sen. Tillis Says Many Financial Regulators Overlap

Sen. Tillis Says Many Financial Regulators Overlap

Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, discusses the Senate confirmation hearing of Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman, the leadership showdown at the CFPB and the prospects for tax reform.
Mexico Taps Diaz De Leon to Replace Carstens at Central Bank

Mexico Taps Diaz De Leon to Replace Carstens at Central Bank

Mexico’s president picked central bank board member Alejandro Diaz de Leon to become the next central bank governor, opting for an orthodox technocrat expected to safeguard the institution’s inflation
Pelosi Calls for Conyers Harassment Ethics Probe to Move Quickly

Pelosi Calls for Conyers Harassment Ethics Probe to Move Quickly

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi encouraged the Ethics Committee to "proceed expeditiously" as it investigates sexual harassment claims made against Representative John Conyers, a Michigan
U.K.'s May Visits Saudi Arabia, Jordan to Boost Security Ties

U.K.'s May Visits Saudi Arabia, Jordan to Boost Security Ties

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to the Middle East late on Tuesday for her second visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this year, as she seeks to strengthen defense ties with two allies seen as
FCC Chairman Takes a Swipe at Silicon Valley

FCC Chairman Takes a Swipe at Silicon Valley

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, responding to criticism from Silicon Valley of his proposed rollback of open-internet regulations, criticized Twitter Inc. and other companies,
Gem Smuggling Thwarts Revival of Central African Republic

Gem Smuggling Thwarts Revival of Central African Republic

In the lounge of a luxury hotel in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, soft-spoken diamond dealers cautiously sidle up to guests.
Paralysis Grips South Africa Government With ANC Facing Election

Paralysis Grips South Africa Government With ANC Facing Election

An acrimonious battle for control of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has paralyzed several government departments, as ruling party leaders focus on electioneering and officials delay