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Trump Adds Five to List of Potential Supreme Court Picks

Trump Adds Five to List of Potential Supreme Court Picks

President Donald Trump added five judges to his list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees, including one who serves on a prominent federal appeals court in Washington and another whose religious
Mueller Digs Deeper as Senators Request More From Kushner

Mueller Digs Deeper as Senators Request More From Kushner

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, to provide additional documents for
Any Russians in the Room? Sessions Jokes at Washington Speech

Any Russians in the Room? Sessions Jokes at Washington Speech

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked before giving a speech in Washington that he wanted to know if there were any Russians in attendance -- a reference to the predicament that has tripped both
Albright Stonebridge VP Says Nafta Was Left on Autopilot

Albright Stonebridge VP Says Nafta Was Left on Autopilot

Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Albright Stonebridge senior vice president, discusses the state of Nafta talks. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
The Questionable Math Behind Manafort's Home Renovations

The Questionable Math Behind Manafort's Home Renovations

The federal indictment of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, accuses him of laundering millions in foreign payments to pursue a “lavish lifestyle” in the U.S.,
Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Plan

Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Plan

Bloomberg's Craig Gordon and Kevin Cirilli discuss the Senate Finance Committee approving their tax plan. They speak on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Macron Raises Pressure on Low-Cost Europe as Poland Protests

Macron Raises Pressure on Low-Cost Europe as Poland Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron urged European Union leaders to work together to protect living standards and called for financial penalties for those who refuse to play ball.
Private-Jet Owners Are Poised to Get Tax Break Under Senate GOP Plan

Private-Jet Owners Are Poised to Get Tax Break Under Senate GOP Plan

Senate Republicans say their tax bill will bring big tax cuts for middle-class families and businesses. It’ll also make sure that owners of private jets don’t get hit with the same taxes that
AT&T Deploys `Flying COW' Drone for Cell Service in Puerto Rico

AT&T Deploys `Flying COW' Drone for Cell Service in Puerto Rico

AT&T Inc. has deployed a drone to act as a "cell tower in the sky" to help provide communication services in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the first time the technology has been used to reconnect
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