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The US and Canada reached a deal on trade.
Two thirds of US business economists see recession by end of 2020.
China's manufacturing slows in September.
The UK government is attacking the EU over Brexit.
Will the EU be able to protect its growth from Iran sanctions?
California signs tough net-neutrality bill.
Higher interest rates will be a headwind for housing.

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Nations tightening takeover rules.
Tax reform 2.0 coming up for a vote.
Italians attempt to run a 2.4% budget deficit.
Elon Musk sued by the SEC.
Musk picked weed linked price to impress girlfriend.
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia and the UAE of funding the attack on the military parade in Iran last Saturday.
Iran warns the US that its regional bases would not be secure if it does anything wrong.

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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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