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Qatar Says It Has U.S. Backing in Lingering Gulf Crisis

Qatar Says It Has U.S. Backing in Lingering Gulf Crisis

Qatar’s foreign minister said the tiny emirate has U.S. backing to resolve the ongoing crisis with a Saudi-led alliance, but the country is also prepared should its Gulf Arab neighbors make military
Caracas Mayor Escapes House Arrest, Crosses Into Colombia

Caracas Mayor Escapes House Arrest, Crosses Into Colombia

Former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped from house arrest after nearly three years of detention, becoming the latest opposition leader to the government of Nicolas Maduro to flee the the country
Italian Company Drops Ivanka Trump Shoe Lawsuit

Italian Company Drops Ivanka Trump Shoe Lawsuit

Shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL agreed to dismiss its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" high-heeled sandal.
Harvard's Elmendorf Sees Muted Effect From Tax Bill

Harvard's Elmendorf Sees Muted Effect From Tax Bill

Douglas Elmendorf, Harvard Kennedy School of Government dean, discusses the House passage of its plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets."
Trump Is Warned of the Political Pain Nafta’s Death Would Bring

Trump Is Warned of the Political Pain Nafta’s Death Would Bring

The lead negotiators for the three Nafta countries joined the latest round of talks as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned that an American pullout would hit hardest some key swing states that
Puerto Rico Power Chief Abruptly Resigns as Congress Weighs Aid

Puerto Rico Power Chief Abruptly Resigns as Congress Weighs Aid

The head of Puerto Rico’s public power utility resigned amid questions about the effort to rebuild an electricity system devastated by Hurricane Maria and concern about the agency’s leadership
Trump to Pay His Own Legal Bills, Set Up Fund to Cover Staff

Trump to Pay His Own Legal Bills, Set Up Fund to Cover Staff

President Donald Trump has started paying his own legal bills related to the Russia probe, rather than charging them to his campaign or the Republican National Committee, and is finalizing a plan to
You Must Be Kidding! EU's Tusk Laughs at U.K.'s Brexit Challenge

You Must Be Kidding! EU's Tusk Laughs at U.K.'s Brexit Challenge

European Union President Donald Tusk thinks U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis’s view that it’s the EU’s turn to compromise is laughable.
Wall Street Will Be Riding the Boom From Tax Plan, Mnuchin Says

Wall Street Will Be Riding the Boom From Tax Plan, Mnuchin Says

The Republican tax plan isn’t designed to help rich New Yorkers, but Wall Street can certainly look forward to some advantages, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Saudi Government Seeks to Negotiate Settlements With Detainees

Saudi Government Seeks to Negotiate Settlements With Detainees

The Saudi government is seeking to negotiate financial settlements with detainees that would enable some of those held in a purported anti-corruption crackdown to be freed, according to people with
Hatch to Democrats Saying Tax Cuts Are for the Rich: ‘Bull Crap’

Hatch to Democrats Saying Tax Cuts Are for the Rich: ‘Bull Crap’

A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and a decidedly un-senatorial cry of "bull
EU Gives U.K. Early December Deadline for Brexit Bill Concession

EU Gives U.K. Early December Deadline for Brexit Bill Concession

The U.K. must make concessions on the Brexit bill and give assurances on the Irish border by early next month if talks are to advance to trade this year, European Union President Donald Tusk said.
Rhino's Block Says House Bill Raises Deficits Too Much

Rhino's Block Says House Bill Raises Deficits Too Much

Michael Block, chief strategist at Rhino Trading Partners, and Bloomberg's Michael McKee, discuss the possible impact of U.S. tax reform plans on financial markets. They speak on "Bloomberg Daybreak:
Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

The White House asked Congress for $44 billion in hurricane aid, including funds designated for Texas and Florida, while most of Puerto Rico’s needs would be addressed in a future request.
Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Key Images From Robert Mugabe’s 37 Years Ruling Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lost his 37-year stranglehold on political power, after military generals took power and pressured him to step down. His tenure in office included allegations of
Tory Battle Over Brexit Date Tests May’s Resolve

Tory Battle Over Brexit Date Tests May’s Resolve

Is Theresa May going to back down from her week-old attempt to write the date of Brexit into law? Justice Secretary David Lidington seemed to hint she might yesterday, but Friday her spokesman pushed
The Business Tax Problem Causing Trouble for the GOP

The Business Tax Problem Causing Trouble for the GOP

The Senate tax plan encountered its first outright Republican opposition this week, from a senator whose concerns might foreshadow the biggest business challenge ahead for the proposal.

Thousands Expected to March to U.S. Embassy in Athens

Thousands of Greeks are expected to march to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece.
Macron to Meet Lebanon’s Hariri Saturday in Paris

Macron to Meet Lebanon’s Hariri Saturday in Paris

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri will meet President Emmanuel Macron at noon on Saturday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, the French leader’s office said in an emailed statement.
Japan Urges TPP Partners to Sign Pact Before Elections

Japan Urges TPP Partners to Sign Pact Before Elections

Nations working to salvage a mammoth Pacific-rim trade pact that the U.S. abandoned need to move forward before electoral politics get in the way, according to Japan’s chief negotiator.