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Trump to back US spending bill and avert a government shutdown.
Government will not be shut down despite lack of border wall funding.
US/Japan to discuss goods, services and investments.
Trump said they are unhappy with Canada's negotiation style.
The metal that started the trade war.
Israel said it has carried out 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria.
Sources say Saudi Arabia and other producers discussed a possible production increase.

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The growing divide.
Tariffs will cost the average American family $127.
China slowly opening up its financial markets.
China re-leveraging.
China denies US warship a port of call in Hong Kong.
Trump's un-handshake with Trudeau.
The Pentagon is shifting assets around.
 

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Fed survey shows to more hikes in 2018 and two in 2019.
EU, China and Russia are backing a mechanism to continue "legitimate" business with Iran.
We are trying to change years of Chinese egregious practices.
Despite the business dealings heavily in China's favor, they complain the negotiations are not on equal footing.
China's economic data is never easy to track.
​US and Korea strike a trade deal.
UK opposition Labour Party, trying to throw a spanner in Brexit.
Palestinian economy in Gaza collapsing.
The Air Force has selected Boeing to replace the UH-1N Iroquois (Huey)..

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The trade war continues to escalate.
The Chinese economy already has cracks in it.
There is price risk to oil.
The Federal Reserve unmasks a $13B pension plan bond buyer.
World wide labor mis-match is holding down wages.
Labor unions are under siege.
Iran warns the US and Israel of revenge.
Sedish truck maker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because of US sanctions.

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Conneticut's SALT bypass.
Tesla is said to be losing their supply chain manager.
China demands the US withdraws penalties for purchasing Russian weapons in violation of American sanctions.
JP Morgan frets over an economic cold war.
US and Japan in trade talks next week.
​Iran  puts on a military show of strength.
Mays Brexit plan goes pop.

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46% of CFOs in a survey say consumer demand is the biggest risk.
75% of CFOs expect to be hurt by the trade negotiations.
Some are looking for the dollar to weaken.
China is said to be planning a broad import tax cut.
The EU is looking like europe's next failed empire.
Putin is playing nice.

 

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China's Premier (2nd in command) Li Keqiang said economic challenges are increasing but China has prepared sufficient tools to deal with the risks and challenges.
China's soybean strategy.
What the "experts" think about the US stock market.
Where some bond traders think rates are going.
Bond dealers say hedge funds have broken down the gate to their exclusive club.
China's grip on rare earth minerals.
​The Korea's have agreed to de-nuclearlize the peninsula.
Musk is a nice guy that doesn't know how to run a car company.
 

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Tariff pressure puts China on the boil.
Wilbur Ross says new tariffs aimed at modifying China's behavior.
Goldman says China could target us tech stocks in retaliation.
China's state council says to boost investment.
​China military is growing.
Oil sanctions are begining to impact Iran.​
Gas industry needs more export infrastructure.
Israel shoots down a Russian recon plane.
Putin and Erdogan to create a demilitarized zone in Idlib.
The US to lower the amount of refugee ceiling from 45,000 to 30,000.

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NAFTA update.
China says it won't just play defense.
X-Obama trade rep Froman says Trump is addressing longstanding trade issues.
US Secretary of State nearly doubled promotions.
Goldman does not share wall stree fears.
World's richest economies enjoy the biggest pay raise.
Templeton sayd EM rout is approaching turning point.
The UK economy 

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Trump and Mnuchin playing good cop bad cop with China.
Michael Milken says US?Mexico rework will be fair for both parties.
You are never going to get a 15% increase by staying at your current job.
Sears smallest decline in quarterly same store sales not enough to slow the pace of asset sales.
Venezuelan workers who earned a pttance are now earning a slightly larger pittance.
Indian oil refiners will cut their monthly crude loadings from Iran...or so they say.
Russian warships holding drills in the Bering Sea.
Joke of the day: Putin is concerned about militant activity in the Idlib region of Syria. 

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