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U.S. Tax Cuts in 2018 Would Give GDP Temporary Boost, OECD Says

U.S. Tax Cuts in 2018 Would Give GDP Temporary Boost, OECD Says

U.S. tax cuts would give economic growth a temporary boost next year by stimulating business investment and consumer spending, before slowing employment gains drag down the pace of expansion in 2019,

Erdogan Says He and Trump Were on Same ‘Wavelength’ in Phone Call

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a telephone conversation he held with U.S. President Donald Trump last week was the first time in a long while since Turkish and U.S. leaders were on the
Fox Says U.K. Has Done Enough for Brexit Talks to Move Forward

Fox Says U.K. Has Done Enough for Brexit Talks to Move Forward

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox called on the European Union to allow Brexit negotiations to move on to future trade links, saying his government has done enough to satisfy the bloc’s demands for money.
Debate Rages Over FTC as Web Referee After Net Neutrality Gutted

Debate Rages Over FTC as Web Referee After Net Neutrality Gutted

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules calls for handing off the job of policing broadband service to an agency with different powers and a
Manafort Bankers, Associates Summoned to Talk to Manhattan D.A.

Manafort Bankers, Associates Summoned to Talk to Manhattan D.A.

Manhattan prosecutors investigating Paul Manafort’s New York business activities are scheduling interviews with 10 to 20 of his work associates and lenders, including Stephen Calk, whose Chicago-based
EPA to Hold Its One Hearing on Climate Rollback—in Coal Country

EPA to Hold Its One Hearing on Climate Rollback—in Coal Country

The Trump administration is holding its one public hearing on rolling back President Barack Obama’s regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants -- and it will be in West Virginia.
These Eight Senators Can Make or Break the GOP Tax Plan

These Eight Senators Can Make or Break the GOP Tax Plan

Senate Republican leaders aren’t counting on any Democrats, which means they can afford to lose only two members of their own party.
The U.S.-Mexico Wage Gap Is Actually Widening Under Nafta

The U.S.-Mexico Wage Gap Is Actually Widening Under Nafta

What’s the opposite of a growth miracle? Whatever the term, it applies in spades to Mexico in the Nafta era.
After Franken, Democrats Struggle With Harassment Message

After Franken, Democrats Struggle With Harassment Message

Democrats in Congress are struggling with how to calibrate their response to sexual harassment claims against two prominent lawmakers while trying to maintain the party’s standing with female voters.
Fox: Brexit Negotiations Need to Enter Next Stage Quicker

Fox: Brexit Negotiations Need to Enter Next Stage Quicker

U.K. Secretary for International Trade Liam Fox discusses the next steps in Brexit negotiations and how the U.K. isn't afraid if no trade deal can be reached with the European Union. He speaks to
Cable Says Irish Have More to Lose From a Bad Brexit

Cable Says Irish Have More to Lose From a Bad Brexit

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable discusses Brexit negotiations with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe." (Source: Bloomberg)
Brexit Delays Unilever's Decision on U.K. or Dutch Base

Brexit Delays Unilever's Decision on U.K. or Dutch Base

Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant Unilever wants to consolidate its headquarters in the U.K. or the Netherlands, but Brexit is making it harder to choose.
Brexit Bulletin: Depending on the DUP

Brexit Bulletin: Depending on the DUP

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Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Faces No-Confidence Vote

Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Faces No-Confidence Vote

Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald faces a no confidence vote today over her handling of a whistle-blower controversy, which could pull down the minority government and trigger a snap
Trump’s Indonesia Partner to Back Jokowi for President in 2019

Trump’s Indonesia Partner to Back Jokowi for President in 2019

An Indonesian media tycoon who has partnered with U.S. President Donald Trump’s family said he’ll back President Joko Widodo for a second term in 2019.
Saudi Prince Who Wooed West Finds Few Friends in Tough Times

Saudi Prince Who Wooed West Finds Few Friends in Tough Times

As Alwaleed passes a fourth week at a Riyadh hotel, one of hundreds of detainees in an anti-corruption crackdown, almost no one has rallied to his cause.

Abe Says Foreign Dignitaries’ Same-Sex Partners Are Welcome in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his foreign minister said the same-sex partners of foreign dignitaries should be treated the same as other spouses.
Drought and Neglect Have Decimated Iraq’s Breadbasket

Drought and Neglect Have Decimated Iraq’s Breadbasket

Kurdish farmers, a key to independence, feel abandoned.
Trump's Pick for Fed Chair to Face Grilling on U.S. Rate Policy

Trump's Pick for Fed Chair to Face Grilling on U.S. Rate Policy

Jerome Powell is stepping out from the shadows. After five years of loyally supporting his bosses Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke, the nominee to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve has a chance