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Kushner Cos. Found New Israeli Partner to Return to New Jersey

Kushner Cos. Found New Israeli Partner to Return to New Jersey

Two months ago, the Kushner family announced with fanfare the purchase of the Quail Ridge Apartments of Plainsboro, New Jersey, which it had sold 10 years earlier, describing the move as an
Czech Tycoon Faces Test in Parliament With Vote on Speaker

Czech Tycoon Faces Test in Parliament With Vote on Speaker

Billionaire Andrej Babis, whose euroskeptic ANO party won Czech elections last month, is heading into his first test in parliament with pledges of support from anti-establishment forces as he tries to
Soros Says Hungarian Campaign Against Him Is Based on Lies

Soros Says Hungarian Campaign Against Him Is Based on Lies

George Soros, the billionaire investor, condemned the political campaign against him in his native Hungary after the cabinet ordered spy agencies to investigate his philanthropic network.
Merkel’s Coalition Failure Is Bad News for May

Merkel’s Coalition Failure Is Bad News for May

Angela Merkel’s failure to form a government is bad news for Theresa May.
Glencore's Copper Head Steps Down From Congo Unit Amid Probe

Glencore's Copper Head Steps Down From Congo Unit Amid Probe

Glencore Plc’s head of copper and two other executives stepped down as directors of the trader’s Congolese copper and cobalt unit, Katanga Mining Ltd., after an internal review found "material
Germany at a Crossroads: What Are Merkel’s Options?

Germany at a Crossroads: What Are Merkel’s Options?

Germany stumbled into uncharted territory after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid to form a new government fell apart.
Failed Merkel Talks a Hiccup, Not Dealbreaker for Stocks

Failed Merkel Talks a Hiccup, Not Dealbreaker for Stocks

Germany’s collapsed coalition talks aren’t expected to be a dealbreaker for European equities.
Should the Upper Middle Class Take the Biggest Tax Hit?

Should the Upper Middle Class Take the Biggest Tax Hit?

Under the House bill, they get hurt more than the middle class and the super rich. Some argue it’s fair to make them pay more.
Nafta Talks Get Bogged Down

Nafta Talks Get Bogged Down

A Jimador, agave field worker, cuts Weber Blue agave at the Patron Spirits Co. plantation in Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico. Tequila is specifically protected under Nafta, and the spirit can only
Pentagon’s Inspector General Praises Secret $80 Billion Bomber

Pentagon’s Inspector General Praises Secret $80 Billion Bomber

The Air Force’s classified next-generation bomber program began with a solid plan for meeting cost goals and warfighting requirements, which include an option to fly unmanned missions, according to a
Trump Counts on Fed to Help Sustain Economic Bump From Tax Plan

Trump Counts on Fed to Help Sustain Economic Bump From Tax Plan

The Trump administration is banking on the Federal Reserve not to squelch any bump in economic growth from the Republican tax plan.
Republicans’ Sprint to a Tax Overhaul: Public Votes, Private Talks

Republicans’ Sprint to a Tax Overhaul: Public Votes, Private Talks

Two parallel and largely private negotiations will determine the content of the bill that’s due for a full Senate vote as early as Nov. 30.
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Faces Impeachment After He Balks at Retiring

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Faces Impeachment After He Balks at Retiring

Zimbabwean lawmakers are set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe and vote him out of power within two days after he missed a ruling-party deadline to end his 37-year rule.
The Latest on Ousting of Mugabe in Zimbabwe

The Latest on Ousting of Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):
Centrica to Pull Standard Tariffs in Plan to Reform Market

Centrica to Pull Standard Tariffs in Plan to Reform Market

Centrica Plc will scrap its default tariffs for new customers by the end of March as part of a set of proposals for reforming the U.K. energy retail market.
Kenyan Court Backs President's Vote Win, Ending Uncertainty

Kenyan Court Backs President's Vote Win, Ending Uncertainty

Kenya’s top court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential-election win, ending three months of electoral uncertainty that have slowed growth in East Africa’s biggest economy. Stocks gained the most in
Nigerian Economic Growth Quickens as Oil Output Increases

Nigerian Economic Growth Quickens as Oil Output Increases

Nigeria’s economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as oil output rose to the highest since the start of last year.
EU Naval Force Intercepts Suspected Pirates Off Somalia’s Coast

EU Naval Force Intercepts Suspected Pirates Off Somalia’s Coast

A European Union naval force captured assailants who fired rocket-propelled grenades at a container ship off Somalia’s coast, highlighting the threat piracy still poses to one of the world’s busiest
This Investor Wouldn't Buy a U.K. Asset Manager at Any Price

This Investor Wouldn't Buy a U.K. Asset Manager at Any Price

Brexit has so damaged the allure of U.K. asset managers as takeover targets that one French investor said he wouldn’t be a buyer at any price.
British Businesses Are Bracing for Budget Disappointment

British Businesses Are Bracing for Budget Disappointment

High hopes and low expectations. The phrase sums up the attitude of companies as they look to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to send a message that Brexit-bound Britain remains open for