A White House request for $44 billion in disaster aid came under intense criticism from Republicans and Democrats, making it likely Congress will provide a higher level of aid for Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is keeping the door open to French calls for strengthening the euro area’s defenses against crises as she negotiates a coalition pact for her next government, according to three participants in the talks.
Republican candidate Roy Moore has slipped behind his Democratic opponent in polls of the Alabama Senate race for the first time, as his support erodes following allegations he made inappropriate sexual advances on teenage girls almost four decades ago.
President Donald Trump added five people, including prominent federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, to his list of prospective U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked before giving a speech in Washington that he wanted to know if there were any Russians in attendance -- a reference to the predicament that has tripped both him and the rest of the Trump administration up since the 2016 election.
The federal indictment of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, accuses him of laundering millions in foreign payments to pursue a “lavish lifestyle” in the U.S., especially in the Hamptons, where he has a house. Bloomberg's Patrick Clark has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
French President Emmanuel Macron urged European Union leaders to work together to protect living standards and called for financial penalties for those who refuse to play ball.
AT&T Inc. has deployed a drone to act as a "cell tower in the sky" to help provide communication services in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the first time the technology has been used to reconnect residents after a disaster, the company said.
Former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped from house arrest after nearly three years of detention, becoming the latest opposition leader to the government of Nicolas Maduro to flee the the country amid a crackdown on dissent.
Douglas Elmendorf, Harvard Kennedy School of Government dean, discusses the House passage of its plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)