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U.S.-Russia Relations Are in ‘Disgusting’ Condition, Medvedev Says

U.S.-Russia Relations Are in ‘Disgusting’ Condition, Medvedev Says

Relations between Russia and the U.S. are in a “disgusting” condition despite President Donald Trump’s desire to improve them, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Brexit Bulletin: Down to the Wire

Brexit Bulletin: Down to the Wire

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How Outrage Over Australian Banks Sparked Inquiry

How Outrage Over Australian Banks Sparked Inquiry

Rigging interest rates. Enabling money laundering. Giving misleading financial advice. These are just some of the things Australian banks have been accused of doing in recent years. Now, public
Europe and South America Push for One of World’s Largest Trade Deals

Europe and South America Push for One of World’s Largest Trade Deals

Talks between Europe and South America to create one of the world’s largest trade agreements enter a crucial phase this week.
Yellen, Roped Into Tax Debate, Backs Case to Lift Growth Potential

Yellen, Roped Into Tax Debate, Backs Case to Lift Growth Potential

Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would welcome and support a faster expansion of the economy stemming from changes in the tax code, provided it was the right kind of
North Korean Arms Trade Among Loopholes UN Struggling to Close

North Korean Arms Trade Among Loopholes UN Struggling to Close

President Donald Trump’s administration calls North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and is stepping up pressure on China to cut off all ties with its neighbor after Pyongyang’s test of another
German SPD Prods Wary Members Toward Coalition With Merkel

German SPD Prods Wary Members Toward Coalition With Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats are laying the groundwork for a renewed alliance with Angela Merkel, preparing skeptical party members for a rerun of her “grand coalition” that governed Europe’s biggest
Cheery Tweet on Economy Doesn't Sway Italians as Vote Nears

Cheery Tweet on Economy Doesn't Sway Italians as Vote Nears

When Italy’s finance minister took to Twitter this month to highlight economic achievements on his watch, the criticism flew back at him thick and fast.
Trump Lashes Out at U.K. PM on Twitter (But Tweets Wrong Theresa May)

Trump Lashes Out at U.K. PM on Twitter (But Tweets Wrong Theresa May)

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late Wednesday, after her office rebuked him earlier in the day for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a right-wing
What New Sanctions on North Korea Might Look Like

What New Sanctions on North Korea Might Look Like

The U.S. demanded that China cut off all oil exports to North Korea after the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, warning that Washington will force action if Beijing fails to do
Height Securities Says U.S. Tax Reform Very Doable

Height Securities Says U.S. Tax Reform Very Doable

Stefanie Miller, senior analyst at Height Securities, discusses U.S. tax reform and the biggest challenges Senators face in getting the bill passed. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source:
U.S. Demands China Cut Oil to North Korea After New Launch

U.S. Demands China Cut Oil to North Korea After New Launch

The launch of the newly developed Hwasong-15 ICBM on Nov. 29. Source: KCNA/EPA
Senate Has Votes to Start Republican Tax Bill Debate

Senate Has Votes to Start Republican Tax Bill Debate

The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week and Senators could hold a final vote as early as Thursday. Bloomberg's Laura Davison reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source:
Brexit Gives New Life to Old Tractors

Brexit Gives New Life to Old Tractors

Deep in the English countryside about 12 miles north of Cambridge, hundreds of used tractors are waiting to be snatched up by one of many overseas buyers getting a better bargain because of Brexit.
EPA to Reward Iowa by Holding the Biofuel Mandate Steady

EPA to Reward Iowa by Holding the Biofuel Mandate Steady

The Trump administration rebuffed oil industry demands for broad changes to the U.S. biofuel mandate.
Iceland's New Prime Minister Needs to Tackle Extreme Wage Growth

Iceland's New Prime Minister Needs to Tackle Extreme Wage Growth

With Iceland’s financial crash now in the rear-view mirror, the biggest challenge for the country’s first governing coalition between the far left and two conservative parties will likely be to cool
New Biden Website Caters to Middle Class Amid 2020 Speculation

New Biden Website Caters to Middle Class Amid 2020 Speculation

Joe Biden launched a new website on Wednesday designed to promote economic ideas benefiting the middle class, the latest step by the former vice president to maintain a voice in Washington policy
Hernandez Takes Lead in Honduras Vote as Opponents Cry Fraud

Hernandez Takes Lead in Honduras Vote as Opponents Cry Fraud

Honduras’ pro-American leader took the lead in the nation’s presidential election as opposition supporters took to the streets to allege fraud and bonds extended their sell-off.
Trump Administration Switches Sides on Challenge to SEC Judges

Trump Administration Switches Sides on Challenge to SEC Judges

The Trump administration switched sides in a clash that could upend the Securities and Exchange Commission’s hearing process, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that agency judges were appointed in