CNBC | This latest win for Bezos is just one of many he has enjoyed this year.
CNBC | President Donald Trump shocks China with the threat of additional $200 billion of trade tariffs.
Michael Snyder | Can the global financial system handle a full-blown trade war between the two largest economies on the entire planet?
Zero Hedge | Every investor and fund on Wall Street is trying to discern where the blossoming trade dispute between the US and China will go next now that the first punches have finally been thrown.
Zero Hedge | Several weeks ago, Goldman’s Chief Markets Economist Charlie Himmelberg became the latest Wall Street strategist to admit the threat to the market posed by HFT.
Zero Hedge | Yesterday we reported that the tenuous Merkel coalition government is in a crisis following a revolt of the junior coalition partner, the CSU, over Merkel’s immigration policies.
Reuters | Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing.
Zero Hedge | Crushing the poor and middle class is not how America will be made great again.
Daily Mail | Just 87 Bitcoin purchases drove more than 50 per cent of its price rise last year.
Michael Sndyer | If the Federal Reserve really wanted to hurt the U.S. economy, the quickest way that it could do that would be by aggressively raising interest rates.
Daniel Lacalle | The European Central bank has signaled the end of its asset purchase program and a possible rate hike before 2019.
Information Liberation | Democrats in Seattle got b*tch slapped by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and decided to repeal a new tax on big business just weeks after passing it into law.
Michael Snyder | Every time the mainstream media touts some “wonderful new economic numbers” I just want to cringe.
Bloomberg | The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent from the previous month and 2.8 percent from a year earlier, matching estimates, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday.
Zero Hedge | The May Small Business Optimism Index increased to the second highest level in the NFIB survey’s 45-year history.
Michael Sndyer | A war on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin has begun, and it threatens to destroy the entire cryptocurrency industry.
Bloomberg | The world economy’s most important week of the year?
CNBC | Market players are monitoring the rhetoric surrounding trade between the U.S. and the other six world-leading economies after divergences at the G-7 summit over the weekend.
Wall Street Journal | Household net worth rose by 1% in the first quarter.
Zero Hedge | It looks like Ben Bernanke is a Bridgewater client.
RT | The row over tariffs between the US and EU might actually be a part of Trump’s “maneuvers” over the Iranian nuclear deal, Ron Paul believes.
Michael Snyder | Since 1913, the Federal Reserve has engaged in 18 distinct interest rate hiking campaigns.
AP | A U.S. citizen who immigrated from Albania has accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection of seizing and keeping his life savings of $58,000.
Breitbart | The European Union (EU) will retaliate against moves by President Donald J. Trump’s to protect the domestic steel industry.
Adam Taggart | When the dust settled after the Great Financial Crisis, we learned that the big banks had behaved in overtly criminal ways.
Louder With Crowder | Imagine if we had a president who spent all day talking about this. Talking about more job OPENINGS than there are unemployed people.
Bloomberg | The U.S. government has quietly asked Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers to increase oil production by about 1 million barrels a day, according to people familiar with the matter.
CNBC | Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently said he believes bitcoin will become the single currency worldwide, something that Wozniak hopes will happen.
Michael Sndyer | If your family is really struggling right now, you are far from alone.
USAWatchdog.com | Money manager Peter Schiff says even though Deutsche Bank is the most systemically dangerous bank in the world (according to the IMF),that is just the tip of severe global financial problems.
Zero Hedge | While Moscow’s selling of US Treasurys over the past 6 years is hardly a surprise to anyone…
Louder With Crowder | It’s pretty safe to say Donnie Trump is kicking major booty in economic matters.
Breitbart | Sheltering unaccompanied minors who crossed the United States-Mexico border cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion last year, a new report reveals.
Oil & Gas Investor | U.S. crude oil production jumped 215,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to 10.47 million bbl/d in March.
The Hill | President Trump wants to impose a total ban on the imports of German luxury cars, according to a new report from CNBC and German magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
The Hill | The Trump administration is expected to hit the European Union with steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Michael Snyder | This is utter insanity, and it is going to have disastrous consequences that will be felt all over the planet.
CNBC | The countries in question are mostly in Europe and Asia, where companies could benefit from China’s plans to give foreign companies more open access to its markets.
Radio Poland | A planned 23 percent cut in EU cohesion funds for Poland under the bloc’s new budget is unacceptable, the Polish government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Mac Slavo | The Dow fell 430 points or 1.7% on fears about a political crisis in Italy and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq slipped 1.4% and 0.9% apiece.
CNBC | London remains an attractive destination as a city despite an impending Brexit, according to A.T. Kearney’s 2018 Global Cities Report.
Reuters | Coming election turns investors risk averse.
Sputnik | Export controls announcement expected soon.
The Hill | ‘United States will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls…’
Reuters | Nationalist coalition wants to leave EU currency.
CNBC | Spike to occur regardless of OPEC or Russia, strategist says.
Zero Hedge | According to Bloomberg, the DOJ has opened a criminal investigation into whether large bitcoin traders – so-called “whales” – are manipulating the price of bitcoin.
RT | A metals futures contract denominated in Chinese currency may soon be launched at the London Metal Exchange (LME), according to the exchange chief executive, Matthew Chamberlain.
Michael Snyder | Taxation and regulation are weapons, and governments often use these weapons to target things that they do not like.
Washington Free Beacon | “Good Morning America” enthusiastically reported Tuesday on the deal struck between Barack and Michelle Obama and streaming giant Netflix, with one host remarking “we need that kind of programming.”