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Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

U.S. regulators are poised to issue long-delayed restrictions on excessive speculation in oil and metals markets after tougher proposals stalled during the Obama administration, said three people with
U.S., Kenya to Start Trade Talks Viewed as Template for Africa

U.S., Kenya to Start Trade Talks Viewed as Template for Africa

The U.S. and Kenya are expected to announce negotiations on a free-trade agreement next week, America’s first such deal with a sub-Saharan country, a person familiar with the plans said.
Americans to Inherit $764 Billion This Year, Mostly Tax-Free

Americans to Inherit $764 Billion This Year, Mostly Tax-Free

One way the rich get richer is through inheritance, and they’re barely paying taxes on it.
Buttigieg Bets on Friends-and-Family Tactic to Win Iowa Caucuses

Buttigieg Bets on Friends-and-Family Tactic to Win Iowa Caucuses

Jean Scigliano first reached out to her colleagues about Pete Buttigieg at the veterinarian’s office where she works.Julie Klocke held a children’s party at a bowling alley with an eye toward winning
How the Iowa Caucuses Work and What’s New for 2020

How the Iowa Caucuses Work and What’s New for 2020

The Iowa caucuses, on Feb. 3, will start the process of anointing the Democrat who will take on President Donald Trump in November. A vestige of old-style organizing in an age when most political
Trump Caught on Tape Saying ‘Get Rid Of’ U.S. Envoy in 2018

Trump Caught on Tape Saying ‘Get Rid Of’ U.S. Envoy in 2018

President Donald Trump was recorded during a private meeting in April 2018 saying that the U.S. should “get rid of” then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a video provided by
Trump Says He’s Being Treated ‘Unfairly’: Impeachment Update

Trump Says He’s Being Treated ‘Unfairly’: Impeachment Update

President Donald Trump’s lawyers began presenting their defense in his Senate impeachment trial Saturday, the beginning of as many as 24 hours of argument before senators will decide whether to call
Trump’s Silence on Bezos Hack Shows Risk of Close Ties to Prince

Trump’s Silence on Bezos Hack Shows Risk of Close Ties to Prince

President Donald Trump is again facing questions about his relationship with Mohammed bin Salman after the Saudi crown prince was accused of spying on Amazon.com Inc. chief Jeff Bezos.
Trump Administration Sued by States Over 3D-Printed-Gun Rule

Trump Administration Sued by States Over 3D-Printed-Gun Rule

A group of U.S. states sued the Trump administration over a proposed regulatory change they say would let anyone with a 3D printer, including criminals and terrorists, make firearms at home.
Democrats Try to Reassure Latinos Over Trump’s Socialism Cry

Democrats Try to Reassure Latinos Over Trump’s Socialism Cry

Democrats seeking to counter President Donald Trump’s use of “socialism” as a slur can look to a yearlong effort to fight back now underway in Florida.
Bloomberg Would Require All New Cars To Be Electric: Campaign Update

Bloomberg Would Require All New Cars To Be Electric: Campaign Update

The Democratic National Committee announced the rules to qualify for the next presidential debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 7.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Trump Is a ‘Clown’ Who Pretends Support

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Trump Is a ‘Clown’ Who Pretends Support

Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to
Tariffs Become New Normal as Trump Moves to Next China Demands

Tariffs Become New Normal as Trump Moves to Next China Demands

Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the U.S.-China "phase-one" trade agreement in Washington, on Jan. 15.
‘Semi-Truce’ Trade Deal Roils Markets From Stocks to Soybeans

‘Semi-Truce’ Trade Deal Roils Markets From Stocks to Soybeans

The U.S. and China signed a partial trade deal that confirms a cease-fire in the spat that has roiled financial markets for three years.
Buttigieg Is Backed by New Hampshire Lawmaker: Campaign Update

Buttigieg Is Backed by New Hampshire Lawmaker: Campaign Update

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg netted the first endorsement from the New Hampshire congressional delegation on Friday, winning the support of Representative Ann Kuster.
Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

President Donald Trump is poised to sign a deal with China on Wednesday that for the first time would punish Beijing if it fails to deliver on pledges related to its currency, intellectual property
Top Takeaways From the Iowa Democratic Presidential Debate

Top Takeaways From the Iowa Democratic Presidential Debate

At the seventh Democratic debate in Des Moines on Tuesday, the six top-polling candidates turned up the heat with just three weeks to go until the Iowa Caucuses.
Trump Tax Fight With House Put on Hold for McGahn Ruling

Trump Tax Fight With House Put on Hold for McGahn Ruling

House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns was put on hold as a judge said he’s waiting for a higher court’s ruling in a separate case on whether Congress can make
Europe Turns Up Heat on Iran in Bid to Save Nuclear Accord

Europe Turns Up Heat on Iran in Bid to Save Nuclear Accord

European nations insist they still want to save the Iran nuclear deal, but to do that they now need to turn up the pressure on Tehran.
Warren Would Bypass Congress to Cancel Federal Student Debt

Warren Would Bypass Congress to Cancel Federal Student Debt

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed Tuesday to ease federal student loan debt with executive authority, in a policy rollout aimed at attracting young voters.