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Sweden Pays for Trump Whistle-Blower to Attend UN Climate Talks

Sweden Pays for Trump Whistle-Blower to Attend UN Climate Talks

The government of Sweden is paying for a former U.S. Interior Department official and prominent critic of President Donald Trump’s climate policy to attend next week’s United Nations climate
Fallon Quits as U.K. Defence Secretary After Harassment Claims

Fallon Quits as U.K. Defence Secretary After Harassment Claims

U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon quit his post, citing allegations about his past conduct and becoming the first casualty of a sexual-harassment scandal that’s sweeping Prime Minister Theresa
U.K. Prepares to Show Lawmakers Brexit Economic Impact Studies

U.K. Prepares to Show Lawmakers Brexit Economic Impact Studies

The U.K. government is preparing to show a panel of lawmakers secret papers detailing the economic impact of Brexit, but wants to keep the information out of the public gaze.
Why Abe's Risking a Tax Hike as the Economy Heals: QuickTake Q&A

Why Abe's Risking a Tax Hike as the Economy Heals: QuickTake Q&A

Tax hikes are rarely welcome anywhere, but there’s one example in Japan that’s proven particularly unpopular: the sales tax. It has a history of causing economic slowdowns and damaged political
Senators Skewer Social Media Giants for Russia Response

Senators Skewer Social Media Giants for Russia Response

David Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Techonomy Media, discusses the grilling lawyers for social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
Trump Says Janet Yellen Is 'Excellent'

Trump Says Janet Yellen Is 'Excellent'

President Donald Trump said Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is “excellent” but wouldn’t commit to reappointing her Thursday, when he said he’ll announce his choice to lead the central bank starting
Rep. Blumenauer Says GOP 'All Over the Map' on Tax Bill

Rep. Blumenauer Says GOP 'All Over the Map' on Tax Bill

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, discusses the delay of the rollout of a GOP tax bill on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
White House, House Budget Chief Say Tax Bill Still Coming Nov. 2

White House, House Budget Chief Say Tax Bill Still Coming Nov. 2

House tax writers are still on track to release their bill on Thursday, after delaying the rollout by a day, according to a White House official and House Budget Chairman Diane Black.
Pentagon Discloses New Quality Glitch on Lockheed's F-35 Jets

Pentagon Discloses New Quality Glitch on Lockheed's F-35 Jets

The Pentagon’s F-35 program office is weighing how to fix to a newly discovered glitch in the fighter -- the military’s most expensive program -- that halted deliveries of the Lockheed Martin Corp.
A Guide to the Diversity Visa Program That Trump Now Wants to End

A Guide to the Diversity Visa Program That Trump Now Wants to End

Political fighting over immigration has resumed in Washington.
Trump Backs Nixing Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

Trump Backs Nixing Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for repealing the Obamacare individual mandate in a tax overhaul, a day before House GOP leaders planned to unveil a bill without that provision. Bloomberg's
San Juan Mayor Questions Abrupt Postponement of Hearing

San Juan Mayor Questions Abrupt Postponement of Hearing

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Wednesday questioned why Republicans abruptly postponed a House hearing where she was scheduled to testify about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto
Trump Is Pushing Travelers North to Canada, Marriott CEO Says

Trump Is Pushing Travelers North to Canada, Marriott CEO Says

Divisive language and policies from President Donald Trump are helping push business travelers north of the border, the head of Marriott International Inc. said on Wednesday.
North Korean Defector Says a U.S. Strike Would Trigger Automatic Retaliation

North Korean Defector Says a U.S. Strike Would Trigger Automatic Retaliation

A high-ranking North Korean defector has told a congressional hearing that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike would trigger automatic retaliation, with the North unleashing artillery and short-range

U.S. Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Cuba Embargo

The United States has voted against a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, reversing last year's abstention by the Obama administration.
What Wall Street Is Saying About the Delayed Tax Bill Rollout

What Wall Street Is Saying About the Delayed Tax Bill Rollout

President Donald Trump said the House is taking a few extra hours on the tax bill and that some Democrats will back a GOP package.
Trump Calls NYC Terror Suspect an 'Animal'

Trump Calls NYC Terror Suspect an 'Animal'

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about his plan to terminate the diversity lottery program. (Source: Bloomberg)

Georgia Attorney General Quits Defense in Server-Wiping Case

The Associated Press has learned that the Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent state officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly

Miami Beach Mayor Enters Florida Governor's Race

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who built a cruise ship media company worth hundreds of millions of dollars, entered Florida's Democratic primary for governor Wednesday.
Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Next Time Bring Your CEOs, Lawmakers Tell Facebook, Google and Twitter

Senator Angus King issued a simple admonishment to the lawyers representing Facebook, Google and Twitter at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian meddling with social media during the