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Menendez Jury Fails Again to Reach Verdict at Bribery Trial

Menendez Jury Fails Again to Reach Verdict at Bribery Trial

Jurors at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez failed again to reach a verdict during their sixth full day of deliberations before returning bleary-eyed to the courtroom.
Xi’s Globalist Vision Encounters Suspicion in His Own Backyard

Xi’s Globalist Vision Encounters Suspicion in His Own Backyard

To understand the challenges Xi Jinping faces in assuming greater leadership in world affairs, look no further than the Chinese president’s travels through his own backyard this week.
The 9 Best Photos From Mnuchin’s Trip to See His Name on the Dollar Bill

The 9 Best Photos From Mnuchin’s Trip to See His Name on the Dollar Bill

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday took a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to see production of the new $1 bills with his signature, Bloomberg’s Saleha Mohsin reports.
Nafta Talks Pick Up With Animosity in the Air

Nafta Talks Pick Up With Animosity in the Air

Nafta talks are picking up on mostly where they left off a month ago, with tension and animosity in the air. Bloomberg's Mike McKee and Eric Martin have more on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Chamber of Commerce's Harris Encouraged by GOP Tax Plan

Chamber of Commerce's Harris Encouraged by GOP Tax Plan

Caroline Harris, U.S. Chamber of Commerce's chief tax counsel, discusses the prospects for U.S. tax reform with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Zimbabwe's Military Detains Mugabe, Seizes Power

Zimbabwe's Military Detains Mugabe, Seizes Power

Zimbabwe’s military seized power and detained 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe in a struggle over the succession of the only leader the African nation has ever known. Bloomberg's Brian Latham
Wilbur Ross Sued by Firm's Ex-Managing Directors Over Fees

Wilbur Ross Sued by Firm's Ex-Managing Directors Over Fees

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the company he founded, WL Ross & Co., were sued by three former managing directors who claim the corporate entities created to handle equity funds were
FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according
Lawmakers Warn Trump Against Changing Auto Provisions in Nafta

Lawmakers Warn Trump Against Changing Auto Provisions in Nafta

More than 70 House Republicans and Democrats threw their support behind the U.S. auto industry’s opposition to changes the Trump administration has proposed to the North America Free Trade Agreement
We’re Cutting Our Calculation of Wilbur Ross’s Net Worth to $860 Million

We’re Cutting Our Calculation of Wilbur Ross’s Net Worth to $860 Million

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index lowered its net worth calculation for U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to $860 million after determining that figures he provided couldn’t be independently
Alabama Senate Race: Shelby Says He’ll Write In Someone Besides Moore

Alabama Senate Race: Shelby Says He’ll Write In Someone Besides Moore

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says he will write in the name of a Republican who is not Roy Moore in next month's special election.
Senate Tax Plan Guts Obamacare

Senate Tax Plan Guts Obamacare

House leaders cleared the way for a Thursday vote on their tax-overhaul bill as Senate tax writers released a draft that would make many individual breaks temporary and repeal a key part of the
Steven Mnuchin Gets His Name on the Dollar Bill

Steven Mnuchin Gets His Name on the Dollar Bill

In just a few years, Steven Mnuchin has gone from Hollywood movie financier and regional banker to the signatory of the almighty buck.
City National Bank CEO Says GOP Tax Plan Is Unfair

City National Bank CEO Says GOP Tax Plan Is Unfair

Russell Goldsmith, City National Bank chairman and chief executive officer, explains why he thinks the GOP's tax overhaul plan is unfair. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on
Hawkish Merkel Ally Meets May, Strikes a Positive Brexit Note

Hawkish Merkel Ally Meets May, Strikes a Positive Brexit Note

After meeting with the British leader in London on Wednesday, Manfred Webersaid that “he saw today that there is a willingness to go further, there is a willingness to contribute to a positive
Russia, U.S. at Odds Before Vote on Syria Chemical Weapons Team

Russia, U.S. at Odds Before Vote on Syria Chemical Weapons Team

Russia and the U.S. have failed to resolve a dispute over extending the mandate of a UN-backed investigative team that blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for a chemical weapons attack in
Puerto Rico Hit by New Blackout Just as Governor Touts Recovery

Puerto Rico Hit by New Blackout Just as Governor Touts Recovery

A new power outage hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, immobilizing parts of the San Juan area just hours after the governor heralded a major accomplishment on the path to recovery.
Arctic Refuge Drilling Moves Closer to Reality With Senate Vote

Arctic Refuge Drilling Moves Closer to Reality With Senate Vote

Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge took a significant step forward Wednesday, as the Senate energy committee approved legislation to compel lease sales in the 1.5-million-acre coastal
U.K. Orders Urgent Brexit Traffic Plans as Border Tailbacks Loom

U.K. Orders Urgent Brexit Traffic Plans as Border Tailbacks Loom

The U.K. ordered its highways agency to brace for huge truck backlogs on day one of Brexit as customs changes threaten disruption in the county that sees a huge proportion of freight traffic to and
Modi Remained Popular Even After His Cash Ban, Poll Says

Modi Remained Popular Even After His Cash Ban, Poll Says

India’s prime minister remained popular in Asia’s third-largest economy even after his decision to ban high value bank notes, according to a new poll that gauged public sentiment earlier this year,