Zero Hedge | A sizable majority of registered voters, 59%, supports the idea.
Zero Hedge | Everyone is expecting the worst.
Michael Snyder | The borrower is the servant of the lender, and one of the primary ways that the elite keep the rest of us subjugated is through the $244,000,000,000,000 mountain of global debt that has been accumulated.
Free Beacon | Analysis: New CDC data shed light on connection between childcare costs, birth rates.
The Last Refuge | Great again.
Zero Hedge | It now appears that the Fed tightening is effectively over.
RT | Chinese investments in North America and Europe fell by 73 percent last year as a result of tightened US scrutiny of foreign takeover deals and Beijing’s restrictions on outbound investments.
Zero Hedge | In the latest deal in what’s becoming a wave of consolidation among gold miners, Newmont Mining announced on Monday that it would buy smaller miner Gold Corp in a deal valued at $10 billion.
Alasdair Macleod | After two decades, the euro’s minders look set to drive the Eurozone into deep trouble.
Mac Slavo | Russia is continuing to ramp up its efforts to move away from the American dollar.
RT | The head of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, is concerned about US debt, which has recently topped $21.9 trillion, according to US Treasury Department data.
Zero Hedge | Ford has announced a massive ‘restructuring’ of its European operations.
Zero Hedge | The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback.
CNBC | The U.S. is in danger of losing its triple-A sovereign credit rating later this year, Fitch said on Wednesday, warning an ongoing government shutdown could soon start to negatively impact the country’s debt ceiling.
Mac Slavo | There’s a new normal in the United States. It’s the perception of a booming economy while at the same time, seeing a surge in deficits. But this new normal is should be anything but.
Free Beacon | Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) on Tuesday night deflected a question on whether she supports a Democratic colleague’s proposal to implement a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent on the wealthy.
Washington Examiner | Overall, an estimated $2.2 billion in pay will not be heading out into workers’ pockets due to the shutdown, according to the liberal Center for American Progress.
Stephanie Pomboy | Actions have consequences. Even for the Fed.
CNS News | “No longer will devious loopholes be used to balloon the deficit with more giveaways to the ultrawealthy at the expense of working families.”
Breitbart | German factory orders dropped in November, dragged down by a fall in demand from other eurozone countries.
American Mirror | There isn’t a tax New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t like.
CNBC | Washington and Beijing are meeting for trade negotiations at the vice ministerial level in the Chinese capital on Monday and Tuesday.
RT | Gold has reached a more than six-month peak.
Zero Hedge | Wealth inequality has dramatically increased in this current economic cycle, shutting the windows of opportunities for the bottom 90% of Americans.
RT | Apple shares plummeted after CEO Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone maker expects a drop of up to $9bn in revenue compared to its November report.
Mac Slavo | Over the last several weeks U.S. stock markets have seen a whirlwind of action.
Mediaite | “How many more times can we say ‘no’? Nothing for the wall.”
Zero Hedge | Any hope for a reversal of the ominous market trends of last year and a positive start to 2019 were quickly dashed.
Zero Hedge | In recent decades, extreme world poverty has declined significantly and many millions of people have joined the swelling ranks of the middle class – particularly in China.
Economic Collapse Blog | Now that the year is finally over, we can officially say that 2018 was the worst year for stocks in an entire decade.
Zero Hedge | “Your cash is not wanted here”, a growing number of retailers and restaurants throughout the US and UK are telling customers.
Michael Snyder| If a doctor tells you that his patient’s condition is swinging up and down wildly, is that a good sign or a bad sign?
CNBC| U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Friday.
Zero Hedge | Huge if true.
Michael Snyder | The Dow Jones Industrial Average just posted its biggest single day point gain ever.
Zero Hedge | Sales have been generally strong throughout the holiday season.
Michael Snyder | Nobody was talking like this even four or five months ago.
CNBC | “I do think we’re going into a recession”.
Zero Hedge | S&P futures suddenly tumbled in a what appears to be zero liquidity just around 7am (when we suppose at least some human traders walked in to their trading desks or logged in from the Maldives)…
CNBC | Volatility on Wall Street has led shares across the globe on a wild ride in recent months, resulting in a number of stock markets dipping into bear territory.
Zero Hedge | 2018 continues to the be the worst year on record on this measure with 93% of assets currently down -worse than the years of the Gread Depression.
Zero Hedge | No one knows how far and how fast real estate markets could plummet into 2020.
Washington Examiner | The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008.
Reuters | Worries about oversupply and the outlook for energy demand weighed on oil markets Thursday.
Mediaite | On top of all the legal problems that Donald Trump now faces, Don Lemon points out that the potential slowdown of the economy could be an even greater threat to the presidency when the Barack Obama effect wears off.
CNBC | Even with mortgage rates at the lowest level in three months, homebuyers are pulling away from the housing market.
RT | Former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan has warned investors to get ready for a painful correction in the stock market, as it cannot stabilize and unlikely to muster another rally.
Mac Slavo | The trade war rhetoric continues to heighten tension between the United States and Chinese governments.
Zero Hedge | Trump pointed out the incongruity in the Fed raising interest rates while “the world is blowing up.”
CNBC | Two benchmark U.S. stock indexes are careening toward a historically bad December.