NY Post | The media and Wall Street got all excited when the Dow Jones industrial average hit 20,000 earlier this year — and justifiably so.
Mac Slavo | Proving once again that our elected representatives appear to have absolutely no clue, we turn to Democrat Idaho House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding.
Michael Snyder | The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that is about to erupt will be cataclysmic for both sides.
Zero Hedge | Investors are staying calm but patience could quickly run thin if repeal/replace stays deadlocked into Apr.
Zero Hedge | A smirking Chuck Todd also pressed Mulvaney regarding his thoughts on raising the debt ceiling with a series of ‘gotcha’ questions.
Pamela Geller | Why are British authorities so spineless that they continue to allow this jihad recruitment to go on in prisons?
Yahoo Finance | Employed Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy in another sign that under President Donald Trump, confidence across the U.S. economy is rising.
CNS News | “Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the president was fairly straightforward.”
American Mirror | We asked this a few weeks ago, but seriously, is something wrong with Nancy Pelosi?
Michael Snyder | It is Trump’s turn, and somehow he has got to find a way to get the debt ceiling raised without making extremely deep compromises that would gut the rest of his agenda.
Washington Free Beacon | Budget boosts Pentagon spending by $54 billion.
CNS News | With the close of business today, the period in which Congress suspended any legal limit on the federal debt expires.
Michael Snyder | Has the Federal Reserve gone completely insane?
Zero Hedge | Sadly, as history has shown, what’s “good for Wall Street” ends up being rather bad for Main Street.
Zero Hedge | The following is an interesting overview, via X22Report.com, of our current economic situation and the behavior of the elites going into the next stage of the collapse process.
Washington Examiner | President Trump will issue a new memorandum on Monday.
CNS News | Dubbed “the tax on social parasites,” the scheme fines citizens a fee of 233 euros ($250) if they fail to work for at least 183 days in a year.
SHTFplan.com | The economic and social disintegration of Greece used to be big news. However it’s largely been overshadowed by the migrant crisis, and the American media hardly reports on Greece anymore.
The Hill | Dems say Republicans should avoid inserting “poison pills.”
Zero Hedge | It will be the first meeting since Trump took office in January between the U.S. President and the prince who is next in line to lead Saudi Arabia.
Michael Snyder | So if you have a family of four, your family’s share of the global debt load would be $86,856.
Daily Caller | Ninety-four percent of the public funds — or, nearly $274 million — came from the federal government, according to data obtained from USAspending.gov and 990 tax forms.
RT | Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse has warned that Starbucks’ decision to employ 10,000 refugees in protest against President Trump’s travel ban is having a negative impact on the coffee giant’s sales and brand.
Zero Hedge | “The New York office of Sberbank CIB indeed hired Podesta Group. Engagement of external consultants is part of standard business practices for us,” Sberbank said.
Reuters | Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending the biggest falls this year as record U.S. crude inventories kept sentiment weak, pointing to a global glut despite supply cuts.
Zero Hedge | Dear Bernie Sanders, it is our great pleasure to introduce to you, “Flippy”.
Brandon Smith | It is an unfortunate reality that most people tend to be oblivious to massive sea changes in geopolitics and economics.
Reuters | Musk, who heads Tesla Inc and Space X, will take part in a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and business leaders Wednesday.
CNS News | The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China set a record for the month of January, hitting $31,304,400,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
Michael Snyder | “This is comfortably the worst recession in recorded history.”
Zero Hedge | More Russian hacking or just more “fake news,” you decide.
Ron Paul | History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver.
Sputnik | In 2008-2015, European Union member states spent €747 billion ($792 billion) on different bailout packages for banks.
SHTFplan.com | Recently the establishment mouthpiece known as The Guardian, posted an article that tells you a lot about what the elites want.
Zero Hedge | Delaying indefinitely any expectations for a return to a “normal” balance sheet.
RT | The price of bitcoin rallied to all-time highs on Friday, climbing above the price of one ounce of gold for the first time. The cryptocurrency was trading at $1,294, while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,234.
Zero Hedge | We’re sure this next wave of 160,000 migrants are all peaceful folks.
Mac Slavo | At this time, we can only speculate what was weighing upon banker Kevin Bell before he jumped. Short of a note, or any direct evidence, the powers that be have determined he was simply depressed.
Reuters | European stocks held near 15-month highs and the dollar strengthened against other top global currencies on Thursday.
RT | The Central Bank of Venezuela says the country is down to just $10.5 billion in foreign reserves. At the same time, Caracas has to meet debt obligations of $7.2 billion this year.
Michael Snyder | After Tuesday night, nobody should have any more doubt that the U.S. economy has been in the process of collapsing.
Campus Reform | “When you come to college, you pay into a socialist society.”
AP | Global stocks turned higher on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a relatively upbeat speech to the U.S. Congress.
Breitbart | The stock value of transgender-champion Target Corp. crashed by 13.5 percent this week after the company’s sales again fell below investors’ expectations.
Zero Hedge | The New York Teamsters Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund has won the unfortunate award for “First Pension to Officially Run Out of Money.”
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.”