Market News and Commentary March 31

Trump Tells Advisers He Wants U.S. Out Of Syria – Senior Officials. President Trump accuses Amazon of scamming the USPS. Trump ‘needs to understand’ effect of firing people on Twitter. Former Fox News contributor says he was silenced from talking about Russia. Tesla says Autopilot was engaged during fatal Model X crash. Saudi forces say Houthi missile intercepted over Saudi city – state media. Trump’s call for tariffs creating anxiety in the farm belt.

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Market News and Commentary March 30

Mueller Probing Russia Contacts At Republican Convention: Sources. Household debt remains historically high. Trump on North Korea: ‘The rhetoric has calmed down’ takes back steel tariffs. Trump says infrastructure plan will likely have to wait until 2018 elections. This was the quarter when investors were reminded that stocks don’t go up forever. Russia tests its new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Market News and Commentary March 29

President Trump Tweets About ‘Concerns’ Over Amazon. Apple’s Tim Cook rebukes Zuckerberg over Facebook’s business model. The beginning of the end? Key takeaways from PIMCO’s cyclical outlook. An $800 billion disconnect between the Fed and Treasury is ballooning in the bond market: Wells Fargo. Spurned by big law firms, Trump relies on a handful of lesser-known attorneys. WH official: Jackson vouching for Trump’s health on TV helped him get VA job. U.S. economy is headed for recession and the Fed will be held responsible, SocGen bear warns.

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Market News and Commentary March 28

China Preparing List Of Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Imports. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: Facebook able to listen to you at home and work. Tech shares tumble again as regulatory risks rattle investors. Oil prices fall on surprise U.S. inventory rise. An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer. Global Times: Little-known lawyer to take larger role on Trump defense team. Poll: Majority of Americans say they are not seeing change in paychecks due to tax cuts. Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook. Trump campaign aide communicated with person tied to Russian intelligence in 2016. U.S. fourth-quarter growth revised up to 2.9 percent; consumer spending surges.

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Market News and Commentary March 27

UAE Completes Construction Of Unit 1 At 5.6GW Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. Dow’s 670-point surge belies fact that stock market is on the brink of an absolute breakdown. Rumor is that Paul Ryan may resign as U.S. House speaker, Scalise will replace him, Amodei says. Stocks may already be in a bear market – here’s how long it could last. Arizona suspends Uber’s self-driving car tests after fatal crash. Wall Street bonuses jump 17% to pre-crisis levels. Russia is China’s top oil supplier as pipeline expands.

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Market News and Commentary March 26

Remington: Oldest U.S. Gun Maker Files For Bankruptcy. New home sales fall for third straight month in February. Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data. Trump: ‘Economy is looking really good.’ Bank stocks are breaking down even as rates are rising. Diplomats ousted: U.S., Europe punish Russia over spy case. Battered by Great Recession, underfunded public pensions to persist.

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Market News and Commentary March 25

Bitcoin Cash Being Accepted By ‘Gold Bug’ Peter Schiff’s Firm. Kudlow defends China approach: Trump sees himself as a ‘free trader.’ Ex-NATO commander: ‘Buckle up’ for increased tensions under Bolton. Cambridge Analytica-linked firm ‘boasted of poll interference.’ Trump pick John Bolton warns of ‘a little shock therapy’ with China tariffs.

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Market News and Commentary March 24

China Warns U.S. It Will Defend Own Trade Interests. Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, funds government through September. China should not seek high growth as financial risks mount, warns government official. Trump questioning advisers on whether to publicly respond to sex scandals: report. Trump’s impulses put White House credibility on the line. John Bolton plans to fire dozens of White House officials. ‘They can’t put us all in prison’: violent protests erupt in Catalonia after arrest of separatist leaders.

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Market News and Commentary March 23

Immigration Advocates Revel In Trump’s Failure To Get Wall Funding. Wall Street suffers biggest drop in six weeks on China tariffs. John Dowd’s resignation tells you a lot about Donald Trump’s mindset. House sends record $1.3 trillion spending bill to the Senate Thursday. Saudi crown prince bragged about Kushner relationship. China responds to Trump tariffs with proposed list of 128 U.S. products to target.

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Market News and Commentary March 22

Sessions Fired McCabe As Payback And To Hide Sessions Russian Collusion During The Trump Campaign. Whistleblower claims Bannon oversaw early efforts to collect Facebook data: report. Former CIA director says Russia could ‘have something’ on Trump. Former CIA director: Trump has shown a lack of integrity. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes in handling the Cambridge Analytica scandal. John Dowd resigns as Trump’s lead lawyer in Mueller probe. Trump slaps China with about $60 billion in tariffs: ‘This is the first of many.’

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Market News and Commentary March 21

Federal Reserve hikes interest rate to highest level in a decade amid stronger economy. Fox News Contributor Quits, Slams Network As ‘Propaganda Machine’ For Trump. Sarah Sanders is asked whether the Russian election was free and fair. Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. China and Russia are ‘aggressively pursuing’ hypersonic weapons. Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm. Bloomberg: Kushner company reaped high returns with misleading paperwork.

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Market News and Commentary March 20

Facebook Stock Drops After Reports Of FTC Probe And UK Summons Of Zuckerberg In Data Scandal. Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge academic accused of misusing Facebook is a Russian Agent on the Kremlin’s payroll. Republicans tell Trump: Lay off Mueller – but they don’t act. Robots break new ground in construction industry. Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians. This is going to be worse than Watergate.

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Market News and Commentary March 19

Turns Out Andrew McCabe Didn’t Lose His Pension After All. Trump’s stimulus will make the deficit with China worse, not better, says Credit Suisse economist. McCabe is ‘considering all options’ after firing. McCabe firing: Trump’s ‘great day for democracy’ smacks of dictatorship. Trump to hire diGenova, who argued FBI framed president. Facebook is under fire for its role as a conduit of influence in American elections.

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Market News and Commentary March 18

Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From The Shadows For The Russia Election Investigation. Warner calls on Congress to protect Mueller after McCabe’s firing. Cambridge Analytica denies using Facebook data for Trump campaign. Trump: ‘Mueller probe should never have been started.’ Trump lawyer says Special Counsel Inquiry should be ended. Washington Post editorial board warns Trump: No one is above the law, not even the President. Democrats hold double-digit lead for 2018 midterm elections.

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Market News and Commentary March 17

A Dire Warning From Congressman Duffy: Democrats WILL Impeach Trump. National debt hits $21 trillion thanks to mindless tax cuts for billionaires. House Republican blasts McCabe firing, says Trump’s conduct doesn’t ‘bode well’ for GOP. House Intel Dem to Trump: ‘Gloat now, but you will be fired soon.’ Russia to expel 23 British diplomats, Moscow says, as spy attack dispute escalates. Days before Florida bridge collapsed, engineer reported cracks. James Comey warns Trump: The American people will ‘soon’ be able to judge ‘who is honorable and who is not.’

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Market News and Commentary March 16

U.S. Sanctions Russians For Meddling, But Not Putin’s Oligarchs. Saudi will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does. Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. Trump has decided to remove his national security adviser. Stephen Hawking wants his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone. Russia will test its ‘unstoppable’ new ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile. Stephen Hawking’s final Reddit post is going viral over its ominous warning about Robots. Fragmented banking standards could be the ‘seeds’ of the next financial crisis, expert warns.

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Market News and Commentary March 15

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia. Trump loses big time in PA! He held two events in the district during the campaign, including a rally on Saturday. Last week, he announced tariffs on imported steel that had been expected to appeal to voters in a state known for its steel industry. Savage criticizes Trump Twitter firing of Tillerson, Nation in ‘Turmoil.’ Ben Shapiro: 2018 will be ‘very, very ugly’ for GOP. Trump lawyers have no easy options on interview request. Atlanta Fed, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan GDP forecasts crash. Global oil demand picks up but still lags rising supply: IEA.

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Market News and Commentary March 14

Kremlin Defies PM’s Midnight Ultimatum And Issues Chilling Warning To Britain. Judge: Manafort faces ‘very real possibility’ of life in prison. Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov found mysteriously dead in London home. Trump picks controversial figure Haspel as new CIA chief. Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products. Barclays strikes payment deal with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in the UK. Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC.

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Market News and Commentary March 13

Trump Removes Tillerson At State. Saudi general tortured to death during Ritz-Carlton imprisonment. 137 House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russia. Tillerson says several steps needed for U.S. talks with North Korea. Marathon announces facility in Quebec has commenced Bitcoin mining operations. Trump blocks Broadcom-Qualcomm deal, citing national security concerns. Previously withheld UCLA video shows heckling of Mnuchin.

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Market News and Commentary March 12

Putin Says He Will ‘Never’ Give Crimea Back To Ukraine. Trump lawyers are considering a challenge to stop “60 Minutes” from airing a Stormy Daniels interview. North Korea offers new peace deal. Tillerson cuts short Africa trip amid ‘pressing matters’ in U.S. The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make. NYT: Trumps and Kushners discussing business partnership. Deutsche Bank to pay staff 2 billion euros in bonuses, after losing billions. Cash is far from dead and use is rising: BIS.

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Market News and Commentary March 11

GE Reiterated A Sell At Deutsche Bank, Sees More Writedowns Ahead. Fox News host dined with Trump this week. Amazon checking accounts could have massive appeal for these Americans. Brussels on the brink: EU’s hostile front against UK faces collapse as Italy election winners back Brexit. Medellin, Colombia: ‘murder capital’ becoming retirees’ haven.

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Market News and Commentary March 10

White House Appears To Backtrack On Trump’s Historic Meeting With Kim Jong Un. Cohen says Stormy Daniels payment was transferred from his home equity line. Trump’s attorney sent emails with his full title: Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump. Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report. Report says radioactive monitors failed at nuclear plant.

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Market News and Commentary March 9

President Trump Plans To Meet Kim Jong Un For Nuke Talks. America’s companies have binged on debt; a reckoning looms. Kroger Co’s full-year profit forecast came in largely below estimates. Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted. Saudi concerned about risks with New York IPO for Aramco. Non-farm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February. U.S. wholesale inventories climb 0.8%, but wholesales sales slump 1.1%.

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Market News and Commentary March 8

U.S. Trade Deficit Races To More Than Nine-Year High. Feds Beige Book notes price pressure. Europe has “arsenal of weapons” to respond to Trump’s tariffs – EU’s Moscovici. China warns of ‘necessary response’ in event of trade war with U.S. JP Morgan co-president warns of ‘deep correction’ for stocks totaling as much as 40% over next few years. Trump upset with Sanders over Stormy Daniels response.

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Market News and Commentary March 7

EU Ready To Retaliate Against Trump’s Proposed Trade Tariffs. Gary Cohn resigns as Trump’s top economic adviser. Investors staged a near-record exodus from U.S. stocks in February. Mexico vows U.S. steel tariff retaliation. Target misses profit target for 3 years now. CNN travels to Thailand to speak with prostitute who claims to have dirt on Trump. Self-driving Uber trucks are shuttling goods across Arizona. Gary Cohn’s resignation prompts talk of a brain drain around President Donald Trump. Chevron CEO: We’re in ‘early innings’ of U.S. shale ‘really performing.’ Shock claim: John McCain associate wanted Senator to ‘confront’ Trump with ‘pee’ dossier, make him resign.

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Market News and Commentary March 6

Goldman Slams Trump’s Tariff Plan: It Would Make The U.S. ‘Less Competitive.’ Nunberg says he thinks Mueller has the goods on Trump. North Korea reportedly willing to hold nuclear talk with U.S. Trump says, “I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no chaos, only great energy!” Ex-spy’s illness stirs UK to warn of action against Russia. Trump tumbles more than 200 spots on Forbes list of richest people.

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Market News and Commentary March 5

‘President For Life?’ Trump’s Remarks About Xi Finds Fans in China. State Dept. was granted $120 million to right Russian meddling. It has spent $0. Italy election brings back ‘existential threat to eurozone.’ PayPal seeks patent for faster cryptocurrency payment technology. IEA sees U.S. oil output surge stealing OPEC share in next five years. Trump REFUSES to back down over trade war threats despite May voicing ‘grave concern’ and pleading with him to think again. United’s reported plan to replace bonuses with lottery enrages employees.

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Market News and Commentary March 4

Besieged Sessions Dines With Rosenstein, Francisco And Royally Pisses Off Trump! Trump threatens to tax European auto imports. Trump’s tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOP. President Donald Trump’s tariffs will damage the economy and if NAFTA talks break down it could be even worse. Eric Holder predicts Robert Mueller charges Trump with obstruction of justice. Mueller’s team probing UAE efforts to buy influence through Trump campaign. Trump says he won’t be caught up in Russia probe.

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Market News and Commentary March 3

Former CIA Chief Hayden: Trump Envious of Putin. Ex-CIA chief: Trump ‘unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical.’ Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn trades steel stock on insider information! IMF warns that steel, aluminum tariffs will likely hurt economies. Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing Jared Kushner’s business talks with foreigners. Trump may have doomed North American free trade deal. Jared, Ivanka, Cohn, Gen. Kelly, McMaster – Palace intrigue swamps Donald Trump White House. Russia’s Gazprom says has started ending gas contracts with Ukraine. Companies projected to use tax cut windfall for record share buybacks, JP Morgan says.

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Market News and Commentary March 1

White House Meltdown On Full Display. Hope Hicks admitting she told ‘white lies’ for Trump – after conferring for 10 minutes with her lawyer. U.S. crude oil output hit an all-time high in November, taking out the 1970 record, new data shows. Chicago Business Barometer indicates notably slower growth in February. Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

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Market News and Commentary February 28

Mueller Asking If Trump Knew About Hacked Democratic Emails Before Release. Mueller team asks about Trump’s Russian business dealings as he weighed a run for president. Trump son-in-law, adviser Kushner loses access to top intelligence briefing: sources. CNN Poll: 6 in 10 concerned Trump isn’t doing enough to protect US elections. Tax overhaul shaves U.S. bank profits 40.9 percent in fourth quarter: FDIC. Trump taps ‘digital guru’ to run 2020 re-election campaign. Top U.S. diplomat QUITS as North Korea negotiator in major blow to peace talks. Officials from four countries discussed exploiting Jared Kushner. U.S. growth rate in 4th quarter downgraded to 2.5%, GDP shows.

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Market News and Commentary February 27

Does Steve Mnuchin Really Know This Little About Inflation? U.S. will overtake Russia as top oil producer next year says the International Energy Agency. Saudi Arabia’s king announces the surprise sacking of his most senior generals on the eve of major visit to UK. California OKs autonomous car testing without backup drivers. U.S. core capital goods orders fall; goods trade deficit widens. Rick Gates must have some good dirt for Mueller to drop charges. Wall St. falls after Powell’s comments on strengthening economy.

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Market News and Commentary February 26

GE Is Going Broke And All The Accounting Changes In The World Won’t Save It. Broward’s Cowards of the county sheriff! School guard! Quantitative hedge funds hit hard by slumping equities. Morgan Stanley gets bullish on bonds. Trump pushing to have personal pilot run FAA. Oil hits 2-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap. Goldman: A big surge in yields would cause stocks to fall as much as 25%.

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Market News and Commentary February 25

Piece Of Shit Armed Cop Could Have Ended The Shooting; Control The Cops NOT The Guns. Saudi oil minister hopes OPEC, allies can ease output curbs in 2019. U.S. Gross National Debt spikes $1 trillion in less than 6 months. Michael Wolff predicts Trump, Kushner would throw each other ‘under the bus’ in Mueller probe. Rising interest rates are near the danger zone. 370 miners to lose their jobs at Pennsylvania coal mine.

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Market News and Commentary February 24

Sources: Coral Springs Police Upset At Some Broward Deputies For Not Entering School. With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession. Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians.’ Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged. Trump: Behavior of Russia, Iran in Syria is ‘humanitarian disgrace.’ KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message.

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Market News and Commentary February 23

Hedge Fund Billionaire: 70% Chance Of Recession. Sturm Ruger has cut 700 jobs in the last year. Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public. Muni bonds face ‘steep decline’ ahead, challenging Trump’s infrastructure plan. Mexican Army arrives in Tijuana to quell cartel violence. Total confident about Forties crude oil pipeline, North Sea future. Spain hit by HUGE protests: Thousands of retirees take to streets over pensions fears. Sewing robots are replacing humans in factories, Trump not out of woods yet, law prof says.

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Market News and Commentary February 22

Trump Signals Open To Mileage Tax With Praise Of Oregon Program. Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans. Stocks end volatile session lower as rally collapses in wake of Fed minutes. 30-year Treasury bond yield hits highest since 2015 as Fed highlights inflation risk. JP Morgan’s David Kelly expects four rate hikes in 2018: ‘The Fed is more hawkish today.’

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Market News and Commentary February 21

GM To Spend 3 Billion To Make… Korea Great Again. Kushner resists losing access as Kelly tackles security clearance issues. Trump to ban bump stops… That will stop the crazies… For sure. Muller ups pressure on Trump aides. Trump supporters used by Russians to win the election… How do you think the Russians got the names and purple states that would give Trump the win.

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Market News and Commentary February 20

Mueller’s Interest In Kushner Grows To Include Foreign Financing Efforts. How did the Russians know to focus on the purple states when Clinton Didn’t! U.S. Treasury posts gigantic $1.16 trillion deficit for 2017 and it will increase by at least $350 billion a year for the next 5 years. SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan.

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Market News and Commentary February 19

Goldman Sachs Sees Red Ink Everywhere, Warns U.S. Spending Could Push Up Rates And Debt Levels. Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party ‘heading into trouble’ in election. ‘We can’t continue!’ Leaving the EU is the ONLY way to save France, warns Le Pen’s ex-aide. Richard Gates is willing to testify against Manafort, report says. Trump’s lawyer says payment to porn star was to protect him, but from who? Stormy Daniels’ manager says the porn star ‘is going to tell her story.’ Indictment leaves no doubt: Russia backed Trump but was it the difference?

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Market News and Commentary February 18

Trump Criticizes National Security Adviser HR McMaster’s Comments About Russian Meddling In The 2016 Election. Trump breaks with McMaster: Election results ‘were not impacted or changed by the Russians.’ Trump says FBI missed Florida shooter ‘signals’ spending ‘too much time trying to prove Russian collusion.’ RBS admits FORGING an elderly customer’s signature which left her signed up to a product she didn’t want. Visa says Coinbase is not at fault for overcharging cryptocurrency holders.

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Market News and Commentary February 17

Trump Had Affair With Playboy Model: New Yorker Report. ‘Steamroller’ to bull market not that far away, warns market analyst. EU CAN’T RELY on USA: Juncker snipes at Donald Trump as he claims NOTHING makes him happy. Florida school shooting: FBI under pressure over failure to act. Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document. Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges. McMaster: Evidence is ‘incontrovertible’ that Russia interfered in 2016 election.

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Market News and Commentary February 16

Tax Cut Scoreboard: Workers $6 Billion; Shareholders: $171 Billion. It’s raining stock buybacks on Wall Street — thanks to President Trump’s massive corporate tax cuts. Only 13% of business’ tax cuts are going to workers, survey says. Sears’ sales drop biggest yet. Gates, a top Trump campaign adviser, close to plea deal with Mueller. U.S. ‘junk’ bond funds hit by second biggest cash withdrawals: Lipper.

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Market News and Commentary February 15

Trump’s Gas Tax Would Wipe Out 60% Of Tax Cut Benefit For Individuals, Analyst Estimates. U.S. industrial production lower in January. Mortgage rates rise to nearly four-year high on inflation concerns. U.S. Bancorp to pay more than $600 million over federal charges it had lax anti-money laundering controls. Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid Bitcoin volatility.

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Market News and Commentary February 14

Lloyd Blankfein: Odds Of A ‘Bad Outcome’ For Economy Have Gone Up. Trillion-dollar + deficits crises will hit sooner than expected. Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer admits paying porn star. Trump still unsure Russia interfered in election: CNN sources.

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Market News and Commentary February 13

Trump’s U.S. $4.4 Trillion Budget Moves Deficit Sharply Higher. ‘Extraordinary’ growth in U.S. shale oil production predicted by IEA. Artificial intelligence is edging its way into our lives. Bitcoin buyers should be aware of the risks and look after themselves, top exchange CEO says. China ramps up trade tiff over ‘dumping’ of U.S. chemical. Equity holdings in biggest one-month fall in two-years: BAML survey.

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Market News and Commentary February 12

Bridgewater Investment Chief Sees New Era Of Volatility. Oil prices rebound after worst weekly loss in more than a year, downed Israeli jet. Barclays Bank faces fresh serious fraud office charges over £2.2bn loan given to Qatar in 2008. Oil market is ‘unconvinced’ by the recent price rally, Goldman Sachs says. OPEC hikes its 2018 forecast for oil supply growth on a flood of U.S. crude. Markets are reacting to an excessive monetary and fiscal stimulus of U.S. economy.

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Market News and Commentary February 10

Congress Votes To Approve 2-Year Budget Deal That Returns To OVER Trillion Dollar A Year Deficits. Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall: official. Mortgage rates hit 14-month high as bonds sell off. Oil books steep weekly loss as supply fears mount. Bitcoin Cash rises 25% in the last 24hrs. Slide in ETFs that buy ‘safe’ stocks shows market volatility was no freakish VIX blip. Israel military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that shot down an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel.

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