The following list comprises the most-read Bloomberg News reports from the past week. To read any article, click on the story links shown below or go to READ 1W <GO>. See NI READSUMS <GO> for previous lists of the most-read stories. Lists are based on daily statistics through Friday.
The next U.S. House member from Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district could be a Democrat backed by women, or a different one backed by labor, or a third candidate supported by gay groups. Bottom line, barring an upset, it will be a Democrat.
Republican U.S. Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana won’t seek re-election in November, weeks after a security videotape surfaced showed him passionately kissing a member of his staff who wasn’t his wife.
Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar’s government of ethnic cleansing in displacing more than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims as European Union diplomats meet to decide whether to lift sanctions on the country.
Police fired tear gas and fought with protesters in Kuala Lumpur today as thousands of people marched calling for “reform” and cleaner elections, defying a new government ban on street protests in Malaysia before national polls expected this year.