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Night Lights, Train Trips Help Study India's Cash Ban Impact

Night Lights, Train Trips Help Study India's Cash Ban Impact

Residential properties stand illuminated at night on hillsides in Sikkim, India. Photographer: Bloomberg Creative Photos
Rep. Roskam Says Tax Reform on Track for End of Year

Rep. Roskam Says Tax Reform on Track for End of Year

Rep. Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, discusses the battle over tax reform with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Advantage Spain as Split Hits Separatist Fight for Catalonia

Advantage Spain as Split Hits Separatist Fight for Catalonia

Catalan separatists failed to heal their divisions in time to establish a common front for December’s election, boosting Spain’s chances of restoring some normality to the rebel region.
Carried Interest Tax Proposal Could Hit a Quarter of Buyouts

Carried Interest Tax Proposal Could Hit a Quarter of Buyouts

House Republicans’ chief tax writer has investment managers in his crosshairs.
U.S. Says Saudis Vow ‘Fair’ Prosecutions of the Detained Princes

U.S. Says Saudis Vow ‘Fair’ Prosecutions of the Detained Princes

The U.S. encouraged Saudi Arabian authorities to prosecute princes and billionaires they believe have been corrupt, saying the kingdom’s government has provided assurances that the legal process for
Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge: ‘What Is a Senator?’

Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge: ‘What Is a Senator?’

On their first full day of jury deliberations at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a juror asked the judge a basic question: What is a senator?
Seven Hotspots That Will Dominate Trump's First Asia Summit

Seven Hotspots That Will Dominate Trump's First Asia Summit

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are among 21 leaders meeting in Vietnam this week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Together they represent 40 percent of the world’s
What Ever Became of That Trump-China Trade War?: QuickTake Q&A

What Ever Became of That Trump-China Trade War?: QuickTake Q&A

Donald Trump invoked China so much as a candidate that his mere pronunciation of the word became something of a craze. Since becoming U.S. president, he’s (largely) toned down the rhetoric and stopped
Why S. Korea Should Take the Lead in Any N. Korea Talks

Why S. Korea Should Take the Lead in Any N. Korea Talks

Sean King, Park Strategies senior vice president, discusses President Donald Trump's softened tone on North Korea with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
GOP Shows Small Shift on Gun Legislation After Texas Massacre

GOP Shows Small Shift on Gun Legislation After Texas Massacre

A Senate Republican chairman scheduled a rare gun-control hearing next week after a GOP leader from Texas said he’s willing to work with Democrats to close gaps in national background checks for
Burr Aims to Finish Russia Probe Report by End of February

Burr Aims to Finish Russia Probe Report by End of February

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Tuesday he hopes the panel’s interviews on Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections can be finished this year, with a final report made
Treasury's Malpass on U.S.-China Trade, FX Rates

Treasury's Malpass on U.S.-China Trade, FX Rates

David Malpass, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, discusses President Donald Trump's trip to Asia, global trade issues and the currency market with Bloomberg's Mike McKee on
U.S.'s Malpass Says U.S. Wants 'New Paradigm' With China

U.S.'s Malpass Says U.S. Wants 'New Paradigm' With China

David Malpass, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, comments on U.S. trade relations with China during an interview with Bloomberg's Mike McKee on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source:
What to Watch in Virginia Governor's Race

What to Watch in Virginia Governor's Race

Former Virginia Governor George Allen discusses the state's gubernatorial election with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ted Cruz Is Pushing to Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

Ted Cruz Is Pushing to Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is pushing to keep alive the idea of including a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in the tax overhaul plan, even as House Republicans struggle with how to address an

GOP Senators Say Wind Tax Credit Is Safe in Their Tax Overhaul

Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee said they oppose a move by their colleagues in the House of Representatives to scale back the wind production tax credit.
Puerto Rico Oversight Official Backs Jones Act Exemptions to Boost Economy

Puerto Rico Oversight Official Backs Jones Act Exemptions to Boost Economy

Congress should take steps to reduce the cost of shipping fuel to Puerto Rico, including possibly suspending or exempting them from the requirement that they travel on U.S.-flagged vessels, a
May on Brink of Losing Second Top Minister in One Week

May on Brink of Losing Second Top Minister in One Week

Prime Minister Theresa May ordered her international development secretary to abandon a visit to Africa and return home immediately, suggesting she’s on the point of firing a member of her cabinet as
Firebrand Brazilian Candidate Bolsonaro Turns to Liberal Economist

Firebrand Brazilian Candidate Bolsonaro Turns to Liberal Economist

Brazil’s firebrand presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro has turned to a free-marketeer and socially conservative thinker for ideas to help shape a national agenda.
The Latest on the Rand Paul Attack

The Latest on the Rand Paul Attack

A close friend of Rand Paul says the U.S. senator does not know why a neighbor tackled him in his yard and broke five of his ribs.