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Two years of unfettered Republican control of Washington ends Jan. 3. And despite its exhausting, constant chaos, what may also be over is the smoothest period of Donald Trump’s presidency. The GOP turned the House into a political hammer to pound the Clinton and Obama administrations; now it's the Democrats' turn. Things will get uglier  from hereBloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green explains.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a new boss: Matthew Whitaker, a Trump acolyte who openly criticized the Russia collusion probe and has the power to end it.

Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a former Marine opened fire at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing before apparently taking his own life.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 85-year-old leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, was hospitalized after falling in her office and breaking three ribs, the court said in a statement.

Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 26,699 MBA students, alumni, and recruiters in 2018 about their goals and experiences to find the best business schools. These are the results

Years before Goldman Sachs arranged bond deals now at the heart of global corruption probes, former CEO Lloyd Blankfein personally forged ties with Malaysia.

Wall Street says the Federal Reserve may end up making a big policy mistake. How big? Try $4 trillion.

What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director understands why almost nobody is talking about the Fed decision today: As expected, there was no rate hike. That said, it gives us a nice excuse to step back and talk about the economy.  

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Unlike the vast majority of modern commercial produce, the Honeycrisp apple wasn’t bred to grow, store or ship well. It was bred for taste: crisp, with balanced sweetness and acidity. Though it succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, along the way it became a nightmare for some producers, forcing small Northeastern growers to compete with their massive, climatically advantaged counterparts on the West Coast.

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