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China's media continues to push back.
The Commerce Department granted Huawei a 90 day license to buy US parts to maintain equipment.
China accounts for 80% of a group of 17 chemical elements used in high tech consumer electronics.
What does the crackdown on Huawei mean for the US stock maket?
QE...to infinity and beyond.
May tries to win Cabinet support for one more shot at a Brexit deal.
British Steel, the countries 2nd largest steelmaker, is on the brink of collapse.
Morgan Stanley says Tesla shares could drop to $10 per share in worst case scenario.
Trump warns Iran the US will respond with great force if Iran attacks our interests.
 

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Chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have all cut off supply to Huawei.
Xi's trip to rare earth metals mine, stokes fear of retaliation.
The US and China trade battle kinda screwing up the global recovery.
Many allies share US concern over Iran.
A rocket was fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq.
Farage is back in the middle of Brexit.
The Kremlin says it had nothing to do with the downfall of the Autrian Vice Chancellor.
The Bundesbank says the German economy is still weak.
European elections in May and what you need to know.

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China playing victim.
How government aid will affect planting season.
Brexit...who cares.
​The IMF urges Germany to accelerate bank restructuring...good luck with that.
California high speed rail funding has been pulled by the federal government.
Trump says he does not want to go to war with Iran.
Iran said their short-range missile can easily reach US warships in the Gulf.
The Middle East is acting as a tinderbox for conflict and keeping a bid in oil.
 

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"Nuclear" option to halt China's rise.
China's US treasury holdings posted its first decline since November.
The EU's goods surplus with the US eases but widened with China.
Singapore urges the US to accept China's rise.
Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage to Iranian gas imports for its power grid.
May to introduce the latest iteration of its brexit bill.
The former head of Britain's M16 said Huawei poses a grave security risk.
​Iran's university scientist have developed a firewall to neutralize industrial sabotage.
China formally arrested two canadian's on state secrets charges.
The world's first all-electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger jet.

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"The double dip is confirmed."
Japan's 3 largest banks reported lower profits.
US birthrates fall to lowest level in 32 years.
The US ordered non emergency staff to leave Iraq.
Attacks in the straits of Hormuz expose the weakness in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Hormuz.
IAE cuts oil demand.
Institutes of higher learning worry more about higher earning.

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UAE says 4 cargo ships were sabotaged off of the UAE coast.
Both the US and China are trying to project calm.
Beijing will not "swallow bitter fruit."
Trump warns China not to retaliate...they did.
How China may retaliate.
Goldman says tariff costs fall entirely on US businesses and households.
China loses more from this trade war.
NY City rail tunnel project near the bottom of 37 rated projects vying for federal mass-transit grants.
 

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US goes all in v. the Chinese.
China has powerful market weapons to use against the US.  Well maybe not.
Taiwan says China has stepped up infiltration efforts.
Sanctions on Iran are a deliberately provocative action!  So what.
Iran's Revoltionary Guard rejects talks with the US.
US B-52 Stratofortress bombers land in Saudi Arabia.
California budget sets a record.
​Bezos reveals his lunar lander.
Musk gives Bezos the business over the lunar lander name.
Germany's exit from coal and nuclear power makes them very vulnerable.

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China has more reasons to stimulate beyond the trade.
China's CRRC plans to bid on the Washington DC subway redo...good luck with that.
Is corportate debt the next great short?
North Korea firing more rockets.
US, Japanese and Indian naval ships drill in the South China Sea.
The EU rejected the ultimatum from Iran to protect them from US sanctions.
Iran is threatening to enrich more uranium.
BlackRock bails out on bailing out Italian bank Carige.
A deputy of Venezuelas Guaido is arrested​.
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China reneges on everything.
Dimon says 80% chance of a deal but risks on a no-deal are rising.
If things escalate, Chinese steel industry will take a hit while the Chinese steal industry will increase.
Chinese exports decreased in April, while imports increased.
Chinese companies defaulted on $5.8b in bonds for the first 4 months of 2019, 4X the amount in 2018
More Bitcoin stolen...if Bitcoin is the future, the past doesn't look so bad.
Pompeo gives Iraqi leaders their marching orders.
Japanese PM Abe extends a hand to North Korea and gives South Korea the back of his hand.
 

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Lighthizer says over the last week or so, they have seen an erosion in commitments by China.
US not playing China's game.
Hey Europe get ready.  You are next.
The European Commission warned downside risks remain prominent to the regions economies.
German factory orders were up 0.6%.  Expectations were for 1.4%
BMW profits were negative for the first time in 10 years.
Rural and exurban counteis added jobs at twice the pace they did under the previous administration.
The US to offer some carrots to the Venezuelan military.
Pictures of China's 3rd aircraft carrier under production.
 

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