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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
Trump Choice to Head Consumer Watchdog Is Backed by Judge

Trump Choice to Head Consumer Watchdog Is Backed by Judge

President Donald Trump won a legal fight over who gets to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- at least for now.
Wilbur Ross Tells Ethics Office He Filed Accurate Financial Disclosure

Wilbur Ross Tells Ethics Office He Filed Accurate Financial Disclosure

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who recently lost his status as a billionaire in at least two global wealth rankings, told the Office of Government Ethics that a financial disclosure he filed in
What Tax Reform and Powell as Fed Chair Mean for Stocks

What Tax Reform and Powell as Fed Chair Mean for Stocks

Nir Kaissar, a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist, discusses the potential impact of the GOP tax overhaul plan on financial markets and the confirmation hearing of Jerome Powell, President Trump's pick to
Trump Calls Meeting With GOP Senators a 'Lovefest'

Trump Calls Meeting With GOP Senators a 'Lovefest'

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House about his meeting with Senate Republicans about the prospects for U.S. tax reform. (Source: Bloomberg)
McConnell Among Republicans Backing Gun Background-Check Bill

McConnell Among Republicans Backing Gun Background-Check Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined other Republicans backing proposed legislation to bolster the background-check system intended to prevent criminals from buying guns, said Senator
Trump Says 'We Will Handle' North Korea Situation

Trump Says 'We Will Handle' North Korea Situation

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House about North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile and Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer skipping a meeting on tax reform.
Sen. Thune Says Fiscal Trigger May Be Needed in Tax Bill

Sen. Thune Says Fiscal Trigger May Be Needed in Tax Bill

Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, discusses his meeting with President Donald Trump about U.S. tax reform. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley, Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on
Pakistan Hasn't Stemmed Terrorism in Afghanistan, U.S. Says

Pakistan Hasn't Stemmed Terrorism in Afghanistan, U.S. Says

Pakistan has failed to stop terrorists crossing its borders into Afghanistan, even as it has made progress against those who attack inside the country, the top U.S. general in the region said.
Trump Says ‘We Will Take Care of’ North Korea Missile Launch

Trump Says ‘We Will Take Care of’ North Korea Missile Launch

President Donald Trump said the U.S. “will handle” North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Donor Backing Roy Moore Causes Headaches for Other Republicans

Donor Backing Roy Moore Causes Headaches for Other Republicans

Contributions from an Illinois shipping magnate to a super political action committee backing embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama are causing problems for other Republicans.
U.K. Carmakers Warn That Hard Brexit Risks Decades of Progress

U.K. Carmakers Warn That Hard Brexit Risks Decades of Progress

The U.K.’s auto industry body issued a stark warning to the government’s business minister that introducing friction to trade with the European Union could undo decades of work spent honing
Sen. Rounds Says Trump Is Optimistic About Tax Reform

Sen. Rounds Says Trump Is Optimistic About Tax Reform

Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, discusses his meeting with President Donald Trump on tax reform and the confirmation hearing for Jerome Powell, Trump's pick for Fed chairman. He speaks