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Can Democrats Harness the #Resistance?

Can Democrats Harness the #Resistance?

The party’s fortunes hinge on turning anti-Trump energy into votes. A wave of new startups aims to help.
The Global Economy Looks Good for 2018 (Unless Somebody Does Something Dumb)

The Global Economy Looks Good for 2018 (Unless Somebody Does Something Dumb)

A key question is whether consumers and businesspeople will continue to shrug off some pretty scary geopolitical threats.
Finding Fault With the Farm Bill

Finding Fault With the Farm Bill

As goes the farm bill, so goes cohesion in American politics.
Lebanon Church Leader Invited to Meet Saudi King in Historic Move

Lebanon Church Leader Invited to Meet Saudi King in Historic Move

Saudi Arabia invited Lebanon’s Catholic patriarch to visit the country and meet King Salman.
Can the U.S. Crack the $90 Billion LNG Market?

Can the U.S. Crack the $90 Billion LNG Market?

Long-term contracts for liquefied natural gas are expiring, but a glut is keeping prices down.
The Next Big Cyberattack Could Turn America’s Lights Off

The Next Big Cyberattack Could Turn America’s Lights Off

Security experts say there’s evidence Russian hackers have breached U.S. utilities and nuclear power plants.
EpiPen Failures Cited in Seven Deaths This Year, FDA Files Show

EpiPen Failures Cited in Seven Deaths This Year, FDA Files Show

It’s not just about the price anymore. Complaints about the lifesaving device have doubled since 2016.
FEMA Ramps Up No-Bid Awards While Faulting Puerto Rico

FEMA Ramps Up No-Bid Awards While Faulting Puerto Rico

While federal emergency managers have assailed Puerto Rico’s no-bid contract to restore power, they are issuing noncompetitive awards themselves at the fastest rate in nearly a decade.
Facebook and Twitter Brace for New Election-Ad Rules From Congress

Facebook and Twitter Brace for New Election-Ad Rules From Congress

Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google again declined on Wednesday to endorse a bipartisan bill that would force them to join broadcasters in disclosing who pays for the political ads they carry
Trump Hated Low Interest Rates. Then He Became President

Trump Hated Low Interest Rates. Then He Became President

He chose Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair, sources say -- a selection that signals to investors that Trump supports continuity at the bank and in markets.
GOP Bill Offers Business Tax Breaks, Unexpected Mortgage Hit

GOP Bill Offers Business Tax Breaks, Unexpected Mortgage Hit

House Republican leaders began rolling out a tax bill Thursday that contains sweeping changes for business and individual tax rates, including a measure to cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent.
Trump Taps Powell for Fed to Oversee Economy Fraught With Risks

Trump Taps Powell for Fed to Oversee Economy Fraught With Risks

Jerome Powell, said to be President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, is set to take the reins of the world’s most important central bank when the U.S. economy is rolling
Bank of Italy Knew for Years Paschi Masked Losses, Report Shows

Bank of Italy Knew for Years Paschi Masked Losses, Report Shows

Italy’s central bank knew Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA papered over a loss of almost half a billion dollars two years before prosecutors were alerted to the complex transactions, documents
Powell Will Have an Edge in His Bid for Senate Confirmation

Powell Will Have an Edge in His Bid for Senate Confirmation

Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump’s choice to become Federal Reserve chairman, will have significant advantages once the Senate confirmation process gets started, even though he wasn’t the
New 100,000-Bolivar Note Worth $2.42 (Now) Coming to Venezuela

New 100,000-Bolivar Note Worth $2.42 (Now) Coming to Venezuela

A Venezuela bolivar note worth $2.42 on the black market will begin circulating as early as Thursday, lightening the load for people who carry backpacks full of cash for their daily errands.
Here’s What Trump Must Get Done on His High-Stakes Asia Trip

Here’s What Trump Must Get Done on His High-Stakes Asia Trip

President Donald Trump this weekend begins a five-nation tour through Asia -- his longest foreign trip yet -- where he’ll confront some of the most significant tests of his national security and
Xi Tells Kim He's Seeking Stable China-North Korea Ties

Xi Tells Kim He's Seeking Stable China-North Korea Ties

President Xi Jinping called for stable China-North Korea ties in a message to Kim Jong Un shortly before Donald Trump makes his first visit to Asia as U.S. president.
Madrid’s ‘Tough’ Approach Sees Catalans Jailed, Sides Entrenched

Madrid’s ‘Tough’ Approach Sees Catalans Jailed, Sides Entrenched

Catalan officials submitted to Madrid’s authority, appearing at Spanish courts for questioning on charges of sedition while deposed regional President Carles Puigdemont remained defiantly in
U.K. Children May Be Pushed Into Poverty From Welfare Cuts

U.K. Children May Be Pushed Into Poverty From Welfare Cuts

Hundreds of thousands of children in Britain could be tipped into poverty if Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond presses ahead with planned cuts to welfare spending, according to analysis
Sexual-Harassment Scandal Rattles British Politics

Sexual-Harassment Scandal Rattles British Politics

Women have been speaking out about their experiences in British politics in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood.