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China Says Can Resolve Trade Disputes With New U.S. Government As E.C.B. Meets, Monetary Policy Faces Complications Worldwide May’s Speech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Treasury Yields Rise on Yellen’s Hawkish Tone A Border Adjustment Tax...



Jake Novak from CNBC Makes Veiled Threat Against President Elect Trump in Oped

So what did Jake Novak, senior columnist from CNBC, mean when he titled this post? What the writer did here was employ an apophasis, a veiled threat designed to be subtle, but also obvious. Everyone knows JFK is synonymous with assasination, just like...



Links for 01-19-17

The Illusions Driving Up US Asset Prices - Robert Shiller Health Care Fundamentals - Paul Krugman Key Measures Show Inflation close to 2% in December - Calculated Risk Revolving Doors in the Private Sector - ProMarket The Single Market was Mrs...



Trump, Clinton Voters Divided in Their Main Source for Election News

Trump voters named one source more than any other as their main source of election news, whereas Clinton voters were spread across an array of...



The End Of The Obama World Order

For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe.  As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends...



GOLDMAN SACHS CEO: The markets were already great before Trump's win

Stock markets have been on a tear since Donald Trump's electoral victory in November, but at least one Wall Street titan says the president-elect can't take all the credit. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on Wednesday told CNBC that...



Dems Left in the Lurch; Party's decline and uncertain future...

Dems Left in the Lurch; Party's decline and uncertain future... (Third column, 3rd story, link) ...



NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 67 in January

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 67 in January, down from 69 in December. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From CNBC: Homebuilder...



Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Run Against Trudeau

Kevin O’Leary said he will join the Conservative leadership race in Canada, CNBC reports. “The celebrity businessman, who appears on CNBC’s Shark Tank and does not speak French, but is now taking lessons, said he was...



Top Republicans blast Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

Top Republicans blast Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentenceHouse Speaker Paul Ryan and other top Republicans released statements Tuesday blasting President Barack Obama's decision to commute the majority of...



Twitter has a new feature for mourning Vine fans

As of today, Vine is dead.  We knew it was coming, as Vine's parent company (and executioner) Twitter announced the shutdown earlier this month and detailed the standalone platform's transition to a "paired-down" app, Vine...



Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, just failed her first test. At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday night, the billionaire conservative philanthropist and “school choice” advocate...



Authoritarians Distract Rather than Debate

It’s long been known that the Chinese government hires people to support the government with fabricated posts on social media. In China these people are known as the “50c party”, so called because the posters were...



AI doctor office like APPLE store meets 'WESTWORLD'...

AI doctor office like APPLE store meets 'WESTWORLD'... (Third column, 14th story, link) ...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, GM, RAI)

Here is what you need to know. US markets are set to open lower. US markets are pointing lower as traders return to work following the holiday weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on track to open down 0.3% near 19,818. Treasurys are rallying....



The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Offers Off-Roading Fit for Royalty

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is designed to bridge a gap between luxury SUV life and extreme off-road prowess | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet If we were going to sum up the Trailhawk trim of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in a slogan, it would...



TRUMP SAYS OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT DONE...

TRUMP SAYS OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT DONE... (Second column, 7th story, link) Related stories:Finalizing tax cuts...Threatens BMW with border tax on cars built in Mexico...Germany says causing 'anxiety'... ...



‘Logan’: 5 Things to Know About X-23

X-23 in Logan | Donners’ Company This year has been a pivotal one for Fox’s X-Men franchise. While Deadpool set the franchise off on a new path with a bold new protagonist, X-Men: Apocalypse left the door open for any number of new...



Samsung to confirm next week what everyone knew about the Galaxy Note7 months ago

One of the biggest mysteries of 2016 might end without a climatic ending after all.  Samsung may have reached the same conclusion for what caused its Galaxy Note7 to catch fire as everyone else did months ago. SEE ALSO: Airlines can now stop...



20 Used Cars Consumer Reports Gave the ‘Never Buy’ Label

The worst used cars to buy come in all shapes and sizes | Jeep If you plan to live with a car for a long time, reliability means everything when you shop on the used market. Look for the vehicles people rate high in initial quality and later report...



The Cost of Davos Man's Protectionism

I blogged yesterday on how "Davos Man," the world's super-rich, is very supportive of all sorts of protectionist measures in spite of his reputation as a free trader. I pointed out that Davos Man is fond of items like ever stronger and...



5 Beauty Looks That Will Always Be Trending

Trends come and go — especially in the beauty industry. Some emerge, peak, and fade before most even knew they were a thing. Others are so questionable, we still don’t know why they were so popular in the first place. But every...



Thiel muls a run for California governor: Report

The outspoken Trump supporter is reportedly considering a bid to enter the world of...



10 High Paying Jobs That People Don’t Want Anymore

Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia tries crab fishing — one of our dirty high paying jobs | Source: FX Listening to certain political and media figures, you’d think that the United States is experiencing economic...



Krugman: "Infrastructure Delusions"

From Professor Krugman: Infrastructure DelusionsBen Bernanke has a longish post about fiscal policy ... Notably, Bernanke, like yours truly, argues that the fiscal-stimulus case for deficit spending has gotten much weaker, but there’s still a case...



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China Is Now The De Facto Leader Of Globalization

President Xi Jinping’s appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the first by a Chinese president, comes at both an auspicious and inauspicious moment.  It is an auspicious moment because U.S. President-elect Donald...



Top Republicans blast Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

Top Republicans blast Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentenceHouse Speaker Paul Ryan and other top Republicans released statements Tuesday blasting President Barack Obama's decision to commute the majority of...



Watch Megyn Kelly's emotional Fox News farewell: 'This was a tough decision' (Video)

Watch Megyn Kelly's emotional Fox News farewell: 'This was a tough decision' (Video)To close out her first show after announcing that she is departing Fox News for NBC News, Megyn Kelly had a very special message for her...



Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead

A high level source within Ford stressed Trump had nothing to do with their decision to expand production, NBC News...



The End Of The Obama World Order

For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe.  As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends...



Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Run Against Trudeau

Kevin O’Leary said he will join the Conservative leadership race in Canada, CNBC reports. “The celebrity businessman, who appears on CNBC’s Shark Tank and does not speak French, but is now taking lessons, said he was...



Jake Novak from CNBC Makes Veiled Threat Against President Elect Trump in Oped

So what did Jake Novak, senior columnist from CNBC, mean when he titled this post? What the writer did here was employ an apophasis, a veiled threat designed to be subtle, but also obvious. Everyone knows JFK is synonymous with assasination, just like...



Apple’s App Store Posts Huge New Year’s Day Sales; Pulls NY Times App in China

Apple's App Store post biggest sales day ever on New Year's Day. The company also pulled The New York Times app from its Chinese App Store at the Chinese government's...



Authoritarians Distract Rather than Debate

It’s long been known that the Chinese government hires people to support the government with fabricated posts on social media. In China these people are known as the “50c party”, so called because the posters were...



Links for 01-19-17

The Illusions Driving Up US Asset Prices - Robert Shiller Health Care Fundamentals - Paul Krugman Key Measures Show Inflation close to 2% in December - Calculated Risk Revolving Doors in the Private Sector - ProMarket The Single Market was Mrs...



Man Paid DMV With 298,745 Pennies In Pettiest Revenge Scheme Ever

The DMV has driven one man to do something extraordinary. On Dec. 11, Nick Stafford pushed five wheel barrels full of loose coins into Department of Motor Vehicles in Lebanon, Virginia, according to a statement he made on his company’s...



Monday links: unintended consequences

MarketsMajor asset class performance for December with REITs ending the year on a high note. (capitalspectator.com)Good luck trying to time the next spike in the $VIX. (vixandmore.blogspot.com)2016: the year in charts. (pensionpartners.com)StrategyGreat...



Twitter has a new feature for mourning Vine fans

As of today, Vine is dead.  We knew it was coming, as Vine's parent company (and executioner) Twitter announced the shutdown earlier this month and detailed the standalone platform's transition to a "paired-down" app, Vine...



Trump Incorrectly Scolds General Motors On Twitter

Tuesday morning, president-elect Donald Trump struck out at another major American company from his favorite bully pulpit, Twitter. Trump scolded General Motors, threatening to tax them for manufacturing its Chevy Cruze abroad. While...



Turmoil Overshadows First Day of Congress...

Turmoil Overshadows First Day of Congress... (Top headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:RYAN HOLDS GAVEL, BUT TRUMP IN CHARGE...Dems take photos on House floor, violation of new rules...Obamacare fight...



WhatsApp: That 'backdoor' in our encryption is actually a feature

Neither WhatsApp nor The Guardian are having a good day. The UK-based newspaper published a scathing exclusive report early Friday morning, purporting to reveal disturbing news about the encryption used by WhatsApp's, the Facebook-owned messaging...



Looking for a New Job? 5 Things Every Employer Wants

Tell employers why they should hire you for the job | iStock.com/flytosky11 Trying to find a job is something we all encounter at some point. Perhaps you’re looking for that first real job to start your career, or you’re searching for a new...



Facebook adds automatic subtitling for Page videos

 Facebook pulled the world back into the silent film era with its muted, auto-play videos, but its latest tool could make it easier to repurpose traditional clips. Facebook has launched a free, automatic video captioning tool to all US English...



4 Toughest Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

Job interview | iStock.com You’ve toiled for months, sending dozens of resumes and cover letters, and your hard work has finally paid off. You got the job interview and now it’s time to prepare for your big day. You have a killer suit picked...



NAHB: Builder Confidence decreased to 67 in January

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 67 in January, down from 69 in December. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From CNBC: Homebuilder...