Bloomberg Businessweek Economics Editor Peter Coy and Bloomberg News Economics Reporter Steve Matthews discuss former top Federal Reserve official Bill Dudley’s suggestion that the central bank reject interest-rate cuts that would help Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects. Craig Giammona, Bloomberg News Consumer Reporter, talks about Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes in overseas markets, considering a merger with Altria Group, the deal would reunite the tobacco giants more than 10 years after they split their operations. Karen Davies, Managing Director of Private Equity at Huntington National Bank, shares her outlook for middle-market M&A. Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber and Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Barry Ritholtz have a peak at the place where economist talk rates in the Maine woods over good wine. And we Drive to the Close with Eric Clark, Portfolio Manager at Rational Dynamic Brands Fund. Hosts: Carol Massar and Jason Kelly. Producer: Paul Brennan.