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Trump Ditches Swamp-Draining Playbook for Do-No-Harm Fed Picks

Trump Ditches Swamp-Draining Playbook for Do-No-Harm Fed Picks

President Donald Trump’s claim he’s “always been great with jobs” faces a real test as he continues to overhaul the leadership of the Federal Reserve.
Your Guide to the U.S. Tax-Cut Debate

Your Guide to the U.S. Tax-Cut Debate

Cutting individual and corporate taxes has been the top goal of congressional Republicans for years. Now is their big chance.
Japan Is Said to Talk With U.S. on Buying Aegis Missile Defense

Japan Is Said to Talk With U.S. on Buying Aegis Missile Defense

The Pentagon is providing Japan with initial pricing and technical data to decide if it wants to buy a ground-based version of the Aegis missile defense system used on U.S. Navy cruisers and
Why Wall Street Isn't Picking Its Next Overseer: QuickTake Q&A

Why Wall Street Isn't Picking Its Next Overseer: QuickTake Q&A

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley is stepping down from his post in mid-2018, several months before his term expires in January 2019. Dudley’s departure comes as the central
Prisoners, Politicians and Provocateurs

Prisoners, Politicians and Provocateurs

Who to watch in Spain’s constitutional crisis
Polish Premier Meets Kingmaker Kaczynski as Shake Up Looms

Polish Premier Meets Kingmaker Kaczynski as Shake Up Looms

Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, seeking to move past reports that she may soon be dismissed, met ruling-party leader and potential successor Jaroslaw Kaczynski to discuss plans for a ministerial
What Carter Page Told House Russia Investigators

What Carter Page Told House Russia Investigators

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday night released a 243-page transcript of his lengthy appearance behind closed doors.
Assessing the Success of Trump's Visit to Japan

Assessing the Success of Trump's Visit to Japan

Glen Fukushima, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, discusses President Trump's visit in Japan and their alliance over North Korea. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source:
The World’s Youngest Female Leader Targets Equal Pay for Women

The World’s Youngest Female Leader Targets Equal Pay for Women

In an interview with Bloomberg News, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her government aims to achieve pay equity for women in the public service within four years.
Former Ambassador Fujisaki on Trump's Japan Visit

Former Ambassador Fujisaki on Trump's Japan Visit

Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese ambassador to the U.S., discusses President Trump's visit to Japan, the relationship between Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and how the U.S. administration views
Trump Arrives in Seoul, Bringing Him Close to Kim Jong Un’s Doorstep

Trump Arrives in Seoul, Bringing Him Close to Kim Jong Un’s Doorstep

President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for a two-day visit, bringing him near North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a stop that will also feature talks on a trade deal he says hurts
U.K. Rewrites Customs Laws in Bid to Deliver ‘Successful' Brexit

U.K. Rewrites Customs Laws in Bid to Deliver ‘Successful' Brexit

Theresa May’s ministers took the first steps to delivering their promise to make the U.K a global trading nation after Brexit, setting out customs and trade laws that will come into force when the

Triumphant in Sicily, Berlusconi Faces Pitfalls on Road to Rome

Fresh from electoral victory in Sicily, Silvio Berlusconi has two significant hurdles to clear before he can set his sights on Rome.
Air Force Failed to Report Texas Gunman’s Conviction to FBI

Air Force Failed to Report Texas Gunman’s Conviction to FBI

The failure to report the gunman’s domestic-violence conviction may have let him slip through a background check.
Trump Aides Cohn and Short to Meet Senate Democrats on Tax Plan

Trump Aides Cohn and Short to Meet Senate Democrats on Tax Plan

White House advisers Gary Cohn and Marc Short plan to meet with a group of Senate Democrats on Tuesday to discuss the Republican tax overhaul proposal, said three people familiar with the
Early Draft of Comey’s Statement Called Clinton ‘Grossly Negligent,’ Grassley Says

Early Draft of Comey’s Statement Called Clinton ‘Grossly Negligent,’ Grassley Says

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Monday an early draft of then-FBI Director James Comey’s public statement on the Hillary Clinton email case called her "grossly negligent" -- a legally
New Zealand’s PM Sees Benefits for Her Country in the TPP Trade Deal

New Zealand’s PM Sees Benefits for Her Country in the TPP Trade Deal

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her nation would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, indicating she won’t let concerns over dispute resolution clauses scupper the trade deal.
Modi's Cash Ban Hasn’t Made Him Less Popular

Modi's Cash Ban Hasn’t Made Him Less Popular

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi voided almost all of India’s cash last year, Kuldeep Mishra’s savings were turned into worthless paper. The vegetable wholesaler was forced to spend hours in bank
The Make-or-Break Week Ahead for Tax Reform

The Make-or-Break Week Ahead for Tax Reform

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur takes a look at the make-or-break week ahead for tax reform. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Senate Tax Bill Likely to Keep $1 Million Mortgage Cap

Senate Tax Bill Likely to Keep $1 Million Mortgage Cap

Senate tax writers are planning on keeping the mortgage interest deduction limit at $1 million, unlike the House legislation released last week that set a cap of $500,000 for new home sales, according