China will cut the car import duty from 25% to 15%.
Will the sales ban on ZTE be lifted.
Russia and Japan warn of tariff retalitation against the US.
Europe's Italy problem is bigger than Brexit.
Sears and the CDS trade.
These Six Chinese cities dominate the global EV sales.
Corporate bond rout on par with emerging markets.
US green cards for sale.
Farmers plow ahead with plantings.
Israel says they are the first country to use the US made F-35.
The US parked a guided missile destroyer in Japanese waters.
SpaceX's Block 5 booster is being studied by the Air Force.
Electric stim offers an alternative to opioids.
US/China trade spat on pause.
US/China trade discussions should focus on structural changes.
China launched a satellite to explore the moon.
London is a laundromat for Russia's dirty money.
Millions of computers are at risk for the rest of our lives.
Fifth Third Bancorp buys MB Financial.
Venzuela's Maduro wins re-election.
China can't cut its US trade surplus.
There is scope for a resolution to the US/China trade differences.
China did not offer a $200b reduction.
As an olive branch, China halts the probe on US Sorghum dumping.
Trump is skeptical on a deal with China.
Are we or are we not close to a NAFTA rework being done?
Gobal growth is speeding up not slowing down.
Food trade chokepoints.
Why is there so little noise about the emerging oligopoly in Lithium?
The US Army is turning to robots.
US shows flexibilty on North Korean talks.
Hedge fund managers shift billions over carried interest concern.
Germany is getting fed up with America (we we are even).
Geopolitical noise pushing oil higher.
Pipeline from Russia to Germany raised intelligence concerns.
North Korea threatens to cancel the summit.
The US and China continue to inch toward a deal.
US yields are destined to go higher.
Italian bond write-down?
Erdogan issues a warning to his central bank.
Russia's hypersonic weapons.
The potential double short-fall in oil supply could present a major challenge?
Iranians met Chinese buyers of their oil this week, asking them to maintain their purchases.
Tesla to shut down it Model 3 assembly line for the last week in May.
Tesla loses two more top executives.
With the spread between 5- year and 30-year Treasuries narrowing last week to the lowest levels in more than a decade, here are some of the Fed's recent comments.....
A Fed study released April 3 found that an inverted yield curve remains a powerful signal of a looming recession and that is still the case even if the current ultra-low level of U.S. interest rates are taken into account.
America's budget deficit and unemployment rate are heading in opposite directions — something that's never happened during post-World War II peacetime and could cause a significant jump in interest rates.Click here to download a pdf of this article, Missile.pdf
Cleveland Fed President Mester is concerned about our fiscal path.
Trump and Xi working together to fix trade tiff.
Texas Pacific Land Trust is outperforming the stocks of shale producers.
Why high drug prices persist.
Italian populists go all in on pricey vows.
Europe steps up efforts to salvage the Iran accord.
16 dead in Gaza.
OPEC forecasts oil output to increase while demand uncertainty increases.
The shale industry will strengthen the US for the next 15 to 20 years.
We should support a nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia.
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Israel plus Iran equals conflict.
Russia says sales of S-300 ground to air missiles to Syria is not in the cards right now.
Shales public enemy #1 says short the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays.
Europe has a plastics problem.
Hawaii's volcano Kilauea, is spewing toxic sulfur dioxide gas.
Millennials can't get by on L10K.
Italy finally falls to the forces of populism.
Investors can't ignore Italy's debt arithmetic forever.
Trump administration porposes medicare drug plan change.
Trump meets Americans released from North Korea.
Peace in North Korea is seen as costing about $2T
China's ZTE seases major operations after US trade ban.
China will be the biggest beneficiary of Iranian sanctions.
Iran and Israel are fighting a war against each other in Syria.
German Foreign Minister Mass said Israel has a right to defend itself.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is urging Israel and Iran to avoid acts that could spiral into a full conflict.
Boeing's Middle East President said, sanctions will not effect business.
Pompeo to immediately pursue talks with allies on Iran.
California madates rooftop solar panels on all new construction.
The Bank of England left rates unchanged.
NYC rents continue to slide.
Why low orbit earth desperately needs a traffic cop (or a garbage truck).
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