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North Korea's Winter Training Means Fewer Missile Launches

North Korea's Winter Training Means Fewer Missile Launches

North Korea hasn’t fired a missile for 60 days, but that may have more to do with its own winter training cycle than with Pyongyang easing off on provocations.
Evercore's Altman on Trump's Asia Trip, China, Tax Reform

Evercore's Altman on Trump's Asia Trip, China, Tax Reform

Roger Altman, founder and senior chairman at Evercore, discusses President Trump's trip to Asia, TPP, China, North Korea, U.S. tax reform, corporate tax rate and his outlook for markets. He speaks on
Venezuela’s Bondholder Meeting Is a Bust as S&P Declares Default

Venezuela’s Bondholder Meeting Is a Bust as S&P Declares Default

Venezuela’s grand gathering with creditors Monday lasted all of 30 minutes and didn’t produce anything of substance. To make matters worse, S&P Global Ratings declared the country in default while
Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret WikiLeaks Relationship Is Unveiled

Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret WikiLeaks Relationship Is Unveiled

Donald Trump Jr., U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son, said Monday he had direct communication with WikiLeaks in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election, arming Democrats with what they
Mnuchin Says Ph.D. Isn't Job Requirement for Next Fed Vice Chair

Mnuchin Says Ph.D. Isn't Job Requirement for Next Fed Vice Chair

President Donald Trump is seeking a qualified candidate and not necessarily a Ph.D. economist to serve as Federal Reserve chairman nominee Jerome Powell’s vice-chair.
Deutsche Bank's Slok on Takeaways From Trump's Asia Trip

Deutsche Bank's Slok on Takeaways From Trump's Asia Trip

Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank chief international economist, discusses President Donald Trump's trip to Asia with Bloomberg's Betty Liu and Haidi Lun on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia." (Source:
London Has the Most to Lose From Cutting Migration From EU

London Has the Most to Lose From Cutting Migration From EU

Cutting European Union migration to the U.K. by half would disproportionately hurt London.
Ex-IRA Man Says Brexit Threatens Economy Not Peace in Ireland

Ex-IRA Man Says Brexit Threatens Economy Not Peace in Ireland

When it comes to Brexit, worry about jobs, not guns: that’s the message from a former Irish Republican Army man jailed for his part in the violence that racked Northern Ireland for almost three
The Biggest Challenges Facing the Senate's Tax Bill

The Biggest Challenges Facing the Senate's Tax Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to face a legacy-defining test of whether he can keep his unruly caucus in line to deliver President Donald Trump’s coveted goal of "massive tax cuts"
AT&T Ready to Probe the White House’s Role in Time Warner Deal

AT&T Ready to Probe the White House’s Role in Time Warner Deal

AT&T Inc. will try to dig into whether the White House influenced the Justice Department’s review of the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner Inc. if the government sues to block the deal,
Deadly Air Pollution Becomes a Common Enemy for Rivals India and Pakistan

Deadly Air Pollution Becomes a Common Enemy for Rivals India and Pakistan

From his office in the smog shrouded city of Lahore, environment official Saif Anjum pores over reams of pollution data and lists the actions being taken by Pakistan’s largest province to combat the
Russian Broadcaster RT's U.S. Contractor Files as Foreign Agent

Russian Broadcaster RT's U.S. Contractor Files as Foreign Agent

A U.S. contractor for Russian state broadcaster RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, even though it says it has editorial independence and doesn’t take direction from the
Australia’s Dual-Nationality Crisis Claims Eighth Victim

Australia’s Dual-Nationality Crisis Claims Eighth Victim

A dual-citizenship crisis roiling Australian politics has claimed its eighth lawmaker, with independent Senator Jacqui Lambie resigning after revealing she contravened the constitution.
Trump's Efforts to Promote Coal at Climate Summit Draw Protests

Trump's Efforts to Promote Coal at Climate Summit Draw Protests

The Trump administration’s bid to promote coal at a global climate conference was met with protesters who walked out of the event as panelists criticized the U.S. president’s decision to exit the
Trump Hails Great Relationship With Duterte

Trump Hails Great Relationship With Duterte

U.S. President Donald Trump bonded with Rodrigo Duterte over a common dislike for Barack Obama, whose criticism of the Philippine leader’s deadly war on drugs last year spurred a rift between the
The Club for Growth's Biggest Concerns About Tax Bills

The Club for Growth's Biggest Concerns About Tax Bills

David McIntosh, Club for Growth president, discusses his concerns about U.S. tax reform with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Wider U.S. Budget Deficit in October Underscores Tax Cut Anxiety

Wider U.S. Budget Deficit in October Underscores Tax Cut Anxiety

The monthly U.S. budget deficit increased by more than a third in October, highlighting concerns about proposed tax cuts that could further expand the fiscal gap.
What to Watch When Central Bankers Meet at ECB Conference

What to Watch When Central Bankers Meet at ECB Conference

Bloomberg's Mike McKee previews the ECB's Tuesday conference. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Agreeing on China's Favorite Trade Deal Set to Drag Into 2018

Agreeing on China's Favorite Trade Deal Set to Drag Into 2018

After talks aimed at wrapping up a giant Pacific trade deal almost collapsed in acrimony in Vietnam last week, ministers are now warning that a rival Asian pact should also focus on quality over
May Says U.K. to Retaliate Against Russian Election Meddling

May Says U.K. to Retaliate Against Russian Election Meddling

Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Britain was ready to fight back against attempts to destabilize Western democracy that she said included “meddling in elections.”