CNBC | Oil prices soared to levels not seen since late 2014 on Thursday.
SafeHaven.com | Luck is a tricky thing. And when it comes to those lucky Americans who have won windfalls in the lotteries, it seems to be short-lived. Winners become losers at breakneck speed.
Sputnik | Sweden, which already has some of the world’s highest taxes, may well see them rise further.
CNBC | In a Tuesday tweet, President Donald Trump said he didn’t think the Trans-Pacific Partnership was good for the U.S.
Zero Hedge | The most exclusive zip code in America isn’t where you’d think it is.
Louder With Crowder | Being it’s tax day, you’re likely in the process of opening up that bulk-size tub of Vaseline you bought at Costco and spreading your cheeks wide for Uncle Sam.
Market Watch | Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported higher profit and revenue from a year ago, catching the wave of lower taxes and newly active markets that boosted other big banks’ quarterly earnings.
Jacob Hornberger | Income taxation and the Internal Revenue Service are irreconcilable with the principles of a free society.
RT | China finally launched last month its yuan-denominated crude oil futures that have been in the works for years, after several delays.
Mac Slavo | The writing is on the wall and major financial institutions across the world are warning about the economic disaster to come.
Daily Mail | If the deal is ‘substantially better than the one offered to Obama’, despite slamming it as ‘a catastrophe’ last year.
Brandon Smith | There is a mass delusion in the mainstream created I think in large part by too much exposure to movie fantasy and TV fiction.
CNS News | The federal government collected a record $736,274,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first six months of fiscal 2018.
Voice Of Europe | In his autobiography, “In search of the truth”, famous German economist Hans-Werner Sinn says the migrant crisis could cost the country almost one trillion euros, Focus reports.
Market Watch | Oil futures wavered Thursday, holding near three-year highs as investors kept a nervous watch on Middle Eastern events.
Zero Hedge | With futures dumping, and treasurys and oil surging following Trump’s tweeted threat to Russia that missiles at Syria “will be coming”, which was seemingly dreafted by John Bolton…
Zero Hedge | The daily see-saw pattern in capital markets continues.
Zero Hedge | “In recent days, Chinese officials have expressed increased frustration with the U.S., with the foreign ministry on Monday calling talks “impossible” under current conditions.”
Voice Of Europe | While men with foreign roots are nearly as economically active as Germans, there are considerable differences in economic activity among women.
GEFIRA | The next crisis is just a couple of years away, and Germany will be its largest victim. Economies grow, driven by capital and labour.
The Hill | Wall Street has muddled through a bumpy 2018, with the economic optimism that drove major gains during President Trump’s first year in office steadily eroding.
Zero Hedge | For the first time, the wealthiest 1% of the world’s population had accumulated more than half of its aggregate household wealth.
Zero Hedge | Overnight we got a clear lesson why this highly convex trade would be prudent in the current trade war environment.
Washington Free Beacon | Conservative leaders delivered a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday morning.
CNBC | The banker meanwhile praised the Trump administration’s domestic economic policies.
RT | Republican Congressman from West Virginia Alex Mooney has proposed a bill “to define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold.”
Zero Hedge | According to the Census Bureau, the deficit increased to $57.6 billion.
RT | Fears of a trade war between the US and China have cast a shadow over Wall Street and spurred the buying of gold as a safe haven.
CNBC | Looking at the S&P 500, from the trough of March 2008 until now, the index has risen by around 287 percent.
Mac Slavo | After rallying on Friday, stocks tanked on Monday, dropping over 450 points. In fact, it was the worst first day of the second quarter since the Great Depression.
CNBC | Private companies added 241,000 positions in March as employment in construction and manufacturing surged, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics.
The Hill | Sinclair Broadcasting Group executive chairman David Smith has lashed out at the print media saying it is “so left wing as to be meaningless dribble” that has “no credibility.”
Mac Slavo | The heads of schools from various parts of England and Wales have described differences in the appearance of some of their pupils.
CNBC | A broad-based sell-off in the previous session pushed U.S. stocks below important technical levels, signaling more pain ahead for global markets
Zero Hedge | A new report from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD IG) exposes even more fraud, waste and/or corruption in America’s ongoing war in Afghanistan.
Zero Hedge | ATTOM discovered that median-priced homes aren’t affordable to average wage earners in an astounding 68% of US housing markets.
Bloomberg | U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labor market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.
Daily Mail | Trump is looking for ways to knock Internet retail giant Amazon down a few pegs, with a source saying he’s ‘obsessed’ with the company.
CNS News | President Donald Trump is going to Richfield, Ohio today to discuss his infrastructure initiative before an audience of “hardworking Americans” at a training site for members of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18.
Zero Hedge | The last few days have seen a rapid rush to the ‘safe-haven’ dollar, stalling a seemingly non-stop drop in the world’s reserve currency.
Washington Post | Trump has suggested to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and congressional leaders that the Pentagon could fund the sprawling project, citing a “national security” risk.
Breitbart | Details of the deal were communicated to reporters in a Tuesday evening phone briefing.
Mac Slavo | Socialism is only good for those already at the very top.
Reuters | The average Wall Street bonus rose 17 percent, according to a report.
Bloomberg | New ad ban to cover initial coin offerings and token sales.
CNBC | Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is optimistic a trade agreement will be negotiated with China.
RT | The highly anticipated yuan-backed crude oil futures have been launched in Shanghai. China is the world’s biggest oil consumer, with eyes on rival benchmarks Brent and WTI as well as the US currency.
CNBC | U.S. stock index futures posted major gains ahead of Monday’s open, bouncing back from the sharp losses seen during Friday’s session.
Zero Hedge | Zuckerberg Apology Tour – Fail. Sandberg Apology Tour – Fail!
Mac Slavo | Financial analyst Peter Schiff says there’s a big problem with the economy even though the mainstream media is reporting that rising interest rates are a good thing.