President Xi Jinping warned James Mattis that China won’t surrender territory the country considers its own, likely partly referencing American ties with Taiwan. The yuan also dropped to a 6-month low against the dollar in an escalating trade war as President Trump threatens new tariffs.
Steve Bannon was interviewed by Robert Mueller as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. President Trump's former chief strategist reportedly spent around 20 hours answering every question. At a separate House hearing, he refused to answer any questions, following his own script instead.
Howard Schultz is stepping down as the executive chairman of Starbucks. Though he says he’s retiring, there’s speculation that the philanthropist & founder of the coffee chain, which has over 28,000 stores in 77 countries, may tempt a 2020 run as a Democratic presidential candidate.