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Google Critic Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant

Google Critic Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant

Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who backed Donald Trump’s presidential run, gave $300,000 to a political campaign of Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general who opened an antitrust
What Can Saudi Arabia Really Do About Hezbollah?

What Can Saudi Arabia Really Do About Hezbollah?

Given the Iranian-backed militant group’s growing tentacles, maybe not much.
Thailand Says It's on Track to End Military Rule in 2018

Thailand Says It's on Track to End Military Rule in 2018

Thailand said it remains on course for elections next year and that curbs on political parties will soon be eased, as pressure mounts on the military government to roll back restrictions on
Blasts Heard in Zimbabwe Capital as Army Denies Takeover

Blasts Heard in Zimbabwe Capital as Army Denies Takeover

Explosions were heard in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, early Wednesday after soldiers and several armored vehicles were seen in the city amid a deepening split between the military and the
Cheese and Bourbon May Face Backlash From U.S. Solar Tariff

Cheese and Bourbon May Face Backlash From U.S. Solar Tariff

If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price.
Why Brexit Talks Might Not Move Forward in December

Why Brexit Talks Might Not Move Forward in December

Nina Schick, Hanbury Strategy associate director, discusses the outlook for Brexit negotiations. She speaks with Bloomberg's Abigail Doolittle and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source:
Senate Backs Trump Nominee Despite McCain Criticisms on Torture

Senate Backs Trump Nominee Despite McCain Criticisms on Torture

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top legal post at the Transportation Department despite his role in crafting legal justifications for torture during the Bush
Senate Republicans Toss Potential Obamacare Bomb Into Tax Bill

Senate Republicans Toss Potential Obamacare Bomb Into Tax Bill

The plan released Tuesday night mixes two red-hot debates by adding a repeal of the Obamacare law’s individual mandate to their tax legislation.
The Key Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' House Testimony

The Key Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' House Testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied he lied or misled Congress about contacts with Russia by people involved in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, saying he simply forgot about a meeting.
Petrobras Chief Rushing to Deliver as Election Season Nears

Petrobras Chief Rushing to Deliver as Election Season Nears

He’s trying to finish his work before an unpredictable presidential campaign makes it harder to sell assets and complete a key compensation deal with Brazil’s government.
Angola's Dos Santos Family Under Pressure to Give Up Key Posts

Angola's Dos Santos Family Under Pressure to Give Up Key Posts

The children of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos are facing increasing pressure to step down from key posts, two months after the first leadership change in Africa’s second-biggest oil
Oilman Harold Hamm Set to Talk Crude Outlook With Agency He Blasted

Oilman Harold Hamm Set to Talk Crude Outlook With Agency He Blasted

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is set to discuss trends in crude production, and it’s invited one of its most vocal critics to join the party.
GOP May Add ACA Individual Mandate Repeal to Tax Bill

GOP May Add ACA Individual Mandate Repeal to Tax Bill

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee objected to an emerging Republican plan to add the repeal of the Obamacare law’s individual mandate to tax overhaul legislation. Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur
Kenya's Economy Could Face a Bleak 2018

Kenya's Economy Could Face a Bleak 2018

Kenya is facing an economic storm in 2018 in the aftermath of two disputed elections.
Trump's Trade Barbs Push Asian Nations Closer to China's Orbit

Trump's Trade Barbs Push Asian Nations Closer to China's Orbit

For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the U.S. to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President Donald Trump, they are learning to fend for themselves.
Health Groups Balk at Obamacare Being Dragged Into Tax Debate

Health Groups Balk at Obamacare Being Dragged Into Tax Debate

Some of America’s biggest health care players aren’t happy about being dragged into the debate over the Republican tax overhaul plan.
Canada Launches Nafta Challenge of Lumber Duties on Eve of Talks

Canada Launches Nafta Challenge of Lumber Duties on Eve of Talks

Canada is using a trade deal Donald Trump has threatened to scrap to formally challenge a U.S. decision to slap duties on softwood lumber.
Lanhee Chen Says Moore Should Not Be Seated as Senator

Lanhee Chen Says Moore Should Not Be Seated as Senator

Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution research fellow, discusses the allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore and how they impact the GOP. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Abigail Doolittle

Sessions Pressed on Lack of Diversity at the Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Tuesday that he’s recommended only one black candidate to be a U.S. attorney, one of the highest-profile positions in the Justice Department.
House Panel Interviews Co-Founder of Firm Tied to Trump Dossier

House Panel Interviews Co-Founder of Firm Tied to Trump Dossier

The House Intelligence Committee is interviewing the co-founder of the firm that assembled a dossier claiming links between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
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