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Marchionne, Barra to Meet With Pence Amid Discord Over Nafta

Marchionne, Barra to Meet With Pence Amid Discord Over Nafta

Executives from the U.S.-based automakers are set to meet with Vice President Mike Pence Monday amid tension over the Trump administration’s efforts to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Supreme Court Justices Signal Divide on Patent-Review System

Supreme Court Justices Signal Divide on Patent-Review System

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled Monday they are divided over a review system that has invalidated hundreds of patents, hearing arguments in a case being closely watched by the technology and drug
U.S. Senate Pushes for Thursday Tax Plan Vote

U.S. Senate Pushes for Thursday Tax Plan Vote

Washington lawmakers are pushing to get a vote on proposed tax overhaul legislation by Thursday. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
Honduran Electoral Authority Goes Quiet as Opposition Takes Lead

Honduran Electoral Authority Goes Quiet as Opposition Takes Lead

Salvador Nasralla, Patriotic Alliance Party (Alianza) 2017 Honduran presidential candidate, center, casts a ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on
Treasury Market's Overlords Tackle Key Question of Transparency

Treasury Market's Overlords Tackle Key Question of Transparency

As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other overseers of the $14.3 trillion U.S. government bond market gather Tuesday for a conference on the industry’s evolution, one key question looms large:
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from firearms advocates, including one that sought a
Dancing Ballerinas Help Kick Off Christmas at the White House

Dancing Ballerinas Help Kick Off Christmas at the White House

Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" helped to launch this year's Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family's
Gas Giant Norway Warns Brexit Parties to Keep It in the Game

Gas Giant Norway Warns Brexit Parties to Keep It in the Game

As it girds for the possibility that Britain and the EU won’t reach a Brexit deal before the end of the year, Norway wants Europe’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, to acknowledge the special status
Beijing Rage Over Child Abuse, Evictions Shows Xi Challenge

Beijing Rage Over Child Abuse, Evictions Shows Xi Challenge

Migrant workers in southern Beijing worry about where they’ll sleep after being evicted. In middle-class areas, abuse allegations have parents wondering if kindergartens are safe. They all blame the
Terror Extends Its Reach in Sinai, Creating a Village of Widows

Terror Extends Its Reach in Sinai, Creating a Village of Widows

The slaughter in Egypt’s northern Sinai region is the most deadly example of how Islamic State-inspired militants are switching to more mass-casualty assaults on civilians.
Iran Extends Islamic Volunteer Force to Region, Commander Says

Iran Extends Islamic Volunteer Force to Region, Commander Says

Citizens of six countries have joined an auxiliary force that supports Iran’s worldview, according to a top Iranian military commander.
France Reveals How It Will Slash Red Tape

France Reveals How It Will Slash Red Tape

The French government presented on Monday 40 measures that it said will simplify the bureaucracy faced by French businesses and individuals, including a so-called “right to error.”
Merkel Strikes Pragmatic Tone in Push for Coalition With SPD

Merkel Strikes Pragmatic Tone in Push for Coalition With SPD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a conciliatory tone toward the Social Democrats as she invited them to begin talks on securing a stable government capable of tackling the challenges facing
Make-or-Break Week for Senate Tax Plan

Make-or-Break Week for Senate Tax Plan

Bloomberg’s Toluse Olorunnipa discusses the Senate push for tax reform in the U.S. He speaks with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Tax-Hike Fears Trigger Talk of Exodus From Manhattan and Greenwich

Tax-Hike Fears Trigger Talk of Exodus From Manhattan and Greenwich

Even Bruce McGuire, founder of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, understands if wealthy Northeasterners flee the region due to changes in the tax code.
Balance of Power: Pakistan’s Fundamental(ist) Problem Returns

Balance of Power: Pakistan’s Fundamental(ist) Problem Returns

U.S. President Donald Trump has made pressuring Pakistan to rein in fundamentalist groups central to his South Asia policy. Protests that rocked country’s capital are raising new questions about its
Yesterday’s ‘Coup Mongers’ Are Tomorrow’s Allies in Brazil Race

Yesterday’s ‘Coup Mongers’ Are Tomorrow’s Allies in Brazil Race

Less than 18 months after the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff members of her Workers’ Party, or PT, are already negotiating alliances with the party that usurped her.
Congress Can Save—or Destroy—Voteless Puerto Rico

Congress Can Save—or Destroy—Voteless Puerto Rico

as Republicans rewrite tax laws, they must decide how to treat the jurisdiction and its faltering economy, which occupies a vague space between foreign and domestic.
Germany Edges Closer to New Government

Germany Edges Closer to New Government

Germany is edging closer to a new government as Chancellor Angela Merkel laid out a potential path toward another alliance between her CDU-led bloc and the Social Democrats. Bloomberg's Matt Miller
Challenger Holds Surprise Lead in Honduras Presidential Vote

Challenger Holds Surprise Lead in Honduras Presidential Vote

Early results from Honduras' presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.