Vincent Cignarella | If Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday is long on hyperbole and short on details, it may be the end of the dollar’s reflation trade. Dollar-yen traders could be giving the clearest hint on the outcome.
Zero Hedge | “Last year was tough — 5 percent wage inflation.”
Information Liberation | A new poll out of Ireland shows unemployed and low-paid workers are the most opposed to immigration, while the rich and affluent view immigration as a positive.
Daily Mail | An administration official said the budget won’t make significant changes to Social Security or Medicare.
Breitbart | “There’s been a tremendous wave of optimism since Donald Trump became president.”
Zero Hedge | In Maine, once someone loses their benefits, they cannot regain assistance for three years.
TheAntiMedia.org | In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash.
RT | Berlin is bringing home its gold reserves stored in New York, London and Paris faster than scheduled, Germany’s central bank said Thursday.
Bloomberg | With nearly a record 40 days of the S&P not having an intraday swing of 1% or more, traders – desperate for volatility – are fuming at a market that has apparently flatlined.
Zero Hedge | Amid a more prolonged economic doldrums than The Great Depression, Greece is heading towards its 4th bailout/deal with creditors.
Michael Snyder | One of the key indicators to watch is average weekly hours.
London Independent | The IMF projected Greek government debt would reach 160 per cent of gross domestic product by 2030.
Zero Hedge | To be sure, surging gasoline supply and inventories are hardly surprising or new.
Zero Hedge | Of particular note was the geographic breakdown, something Trump will be especially focused on.
Breitbart | In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle.
RT | Over the next three decades, the global economy will be dominated by China, and the US economy will lose steam and fall behind India, says consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
American Mirror | 2017 is the year of the corporate social justice Super Bowl ad.
The Sun | Online retail giant reportedly developing prototype of a futuristic store which could finally finish off the humble British cornershop.
Ron Paul | Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform.
Zero Hedge | European and Asian shares rose ahead of Mario Draghi’s testimony at the European Parliament.
Michael Snyder | When debt grows much faster than GDP for an extended period of time, it is inevitable that a good portion of that debt will start to go bad at some point.
The Hill | President Trump will sign an executive order that could effectively kill a contentious investment adviser rule that had been a top priority of President Obama.
The Last Refuge | You really must reflect upon this recent media release to fully grasp the scope of the exhibited EU sanctimony.
Daily Mail | Donald Trump has already raised $16million towards his campaign to be re-elected in 2020.
Daily Caller | Laureate Education, Inc., which has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, tanked on its first day in the stock market.
AFP | It is a utopian idea, literally, but is enjoying a renaissance as politicians and policy wonks grapple with technology-driven changes that could redefine our very understanding of work.
RT | Tehran plans to ditch the use of the American currency in financial reporting after US President Donald Trump issued a travel ban on seven countries, including Iran.
Zero Hedge | For the first time since June 2015, Italian youth unemployment has risen above 40% and notably, Italian bond yields are rising…
Reuters | Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein became the first major Wall Street leader to speak out against President Donald Trump’s order to halt arrivals from several Muslim-majority countries.
Fox News | Small business owner Joy Weatherup Anthis met with President Donald Trump at the White House today to discuss his plan to cut regulations on small businesses.
Zero Hedge | Sustainable?
Zero Hedge | Congratulations to UK prime minister Theresa May for poking a finger into the eyes of EU nannycrats.
Zero Hedge | European, Asian stocks and S&P futures all drop after traders were left with a sour taste from the potential fallout of Donald Trump’s order halting some immigration.
Market Watch | Wider trade deficit slashes GDP, but consumers keep spending.
CNS News | The United States now sends more money to Mexico each year through our bilateral merchandise trade deficit than we spend on our own homeland security through the federal Department of Homeland Security.
West Monster | These are just ridiculous numbers.
Zero Hedge | After over a month of foreplay, Dow 20,000 is in the rearview mirror.
RT | Brexiteer professor Ted Malloch, who is likely to become the United States ambassador to the European Union, has predicted the looming failure of the single European currency.
Michael Snyder | The Dow Jones Industrial Average provides us with some pretty strong evidence that our “stock market boom” has been fueled by debt.
DollarCollapse.com | Forget about NAFTA or OPEC or TPP or crowd size or hand size or any other acronym or stat or concept that obsesses the financial press these days. Only two numbers actually matter.
Zero Hedge | “The total number of projects is more than 300,”
Zero Hedge | Celebrating the upcoming record, world stocks hit a 19-month high on Wednesday.
Washington Examiner | “We’ve got to look at how we’re spending the American people’s tax money.”
Michael Snyder | One of the primary things that Trump’s presidency will be judged upon is his ability to encourage the creation of good paying jobs for American workers, and so far the results have been quite promising.
American Mirror | In another instance of building political alliances, Donald Trump was applauded today by union leaders in the White House.
CNBC | President Donald Trump told business leaders on Monday he believes he can cut regulations by 75 percent or “maybe more.”
Michael Snyder | While most of the country has been focused on the inauguration of Donald Trump, a very real crisis has been brewing behind the scenes.
DCWhispers.com | Donald Trump has been, and remains, a businessman. Winning the presidency will not change that.
Daily Caller | Secretary of the Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin summed up President Barack Obama’s economic legacy in one sentence.
RT | “Over the past, the Americans had thirteen wars spending 40.2 trillion dollars.”