Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
—Ronald Reagan, 1981




FEB 24
Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again
It's (Past) Time to Bury Ellison’s Inclusive Prosperity Act
Infrastructure Stocks Tumble On Report Trump May Delay Infrastructure Bill Until 2018
Dallas Police Pension Board Approves Benefit Cuts; Asks for More Taxpayer Money to Avoid Collapse
Taiwan Joins Global War on Cash: Plans to Ban Purchases of Houses, Cars, & Jewelry
FEB 23
Philadelphia Soda Tax Leads to 30-50% Plunge in Sales, Mass Layoffs
New Study Finds That Trump's Immigration Crack Down Could Cost $5 Trillion in GDP Over 10 Years – HOLLY NOTE: So let them come and work here legally – with a green card. Where's the problem?
Republicans Look to Trump to Help Bolster Tax on Imported Goods
FEB 22
Stocks Up 10% Since Trump
Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN
Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable – 'Fiscal Sponsors' Add Layer of Opacity to Liberal Dark Money Groups Fighting Trump Nominations
Trump Considers Tax Credit to Channel Public Money to Private Schools
Boycotts Backfire:
Ivanka Trump Perfume Soars to No.1 Bestseller on Amazon
Supermarket Chain Sells Out of Trump Wine
Dozens of Outback, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Restaurants Closing
FEB 21
Republican Bills To Kill Federal Agencies Face Uphill Battle
Trump’s EPA: The End of Bankrupting Industries By Bureaucrats
CNN Admits Trump Saving U.S. Economy
FEB 20
Negotiator-In-Chief: Trump Got Over $1 Billion Slashed Off Air Force One Price Tag - In Just ONE HOUR
Rasmussen Poll: 83% Say It’s Important to Buy American
Trump Administration Mulls Changes to Trade Deficit Calculations: WSJ
Household Debt Climbs to $12.58 Trillion, Just Shy of 2008 Peak – Increase Largely Due to Credit Card And Student Loan Debt
FEB 17
Small Businesses Beg Washington: End Partisan Gridlock
U.S. Trade Deficit by Country: Current Statistics and Issues
We're Going to Dillards! Trump Supporters Shut Down Nordstrom Accounts Over Store's Decision to Dump Ivanka Brand
Spring Sting: Farewell Cheap Gas, Prices on the Rise
FEB 15
Corporate Canada Takes Comfort After Trump Talks of ‘Outstanding Trade Relationship’
Dollar Extends Longest Winning Streak Since 2012 As March Rate Hike Odds Surge
Fed to Shrink $4.45 Trillion Balance Sheet When Bank Is Confident Economy Is Solid
Retail Sales in U.S. Climb More Than Forecast
Consumer Prices Post Largest Gain In Nearly 4 Years
Dow 22K Is Closer Than You Think—Here's Why: Jeremy Siegel
Canadian Stocks Heading North, and One Trader Sees Even More Gains
Canada's 'Housing Bubble Has Burst’: Economist Warns Market Imbalances Threaten Economy in Long Run
The Globalists Strike Back With Major Push Toward Cashless Society
Death of Cash Prophesied: Jim Rogers Predicts Total Government Control of Spending
These Are Dangerous Times
FEB 14
Trump Targets $181 Billion Worth Of Obama-Era Regulations and That’s Only the Beginning...
Taxpayer-Funded Study Asked if People Could Smell ‘Asparagus Pee’
First Mainstream UK Retailer Starts Selling Hijabs as Muslim Population Grows
FEB 13
Jim Rogers: "Get Prepared. We're About to Have the Worst Economic Problems of a Lifetime, a Lot of People Will Disappear"
Report: Sears, Kmart Remove Trump Line of Home Furnishings from Websites
FEB 10
Delta to Hire 25,000 Workers, CEO Meets with Trump
Kellogg’s to Shutter 39 Distribution Centers as Layoffs Loom
Trump Wrestling Control of Global Economy from the New World Order
Recession 2017? Things Are Happening That Usually Never Happen Unless A New Recession Is Beginning
Companies Ignoring Trump, Moving Jobs to Mexico
Feds Approve Pipeline Amid Calls for New Protests
FEB 9
Sen. Schumer Given “Porker of the Year” Award from Government Waste Watchdog
Intel Announces $7B Investment in Factory, Creating Thousands of Jobs
Germany Retrieves 300 Tons of Reserve Gold from US
Investors Are Snapping Up Gold. Here's Why
Nordstrom Stock Price Drops After Trump Rips Company for Dropping Ivanka Brand
Whole Foods to Close 9 Stores
Bank of America Tests Peopleless Banks
Time to Panic in Australia
FEB 8
Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Has Disappeared From 4 More Retailers
You Can Now Buy and Sell WEED on the Toronto Stock Exchange
More Canadians Are Raiding Their Retirement Accounts Just to Make Ends Meet and Pay Off Debt
FEB 7
Boeing Could See Break of Nearly $60 Billion While Selling Planes to Terror State Iran
Thank You Obama: US Trade Deficit In 2016 Was Biggest in 4 Years
The New Face of American Unemployment
People Stop Trying to Save Money on Groceries When They Use Food Stamps
Black Rifle Coffee Company Vows to Hire Vets After Starbucks Refugee Pledge
‘Right-to-Work’ Movement Claims Victory in Missouri, Sets Sights on NH
Blame Californians for Jacking Up Texas Home Prices, Analysts Say
UK Food Manufacturers Warned About 'Having a Go' at Price Hikes
FEB 6
Report: Minimum Wage Hikes Will Lead to 1.8 Million Job Losses
The Stock Market Down Under Is Decoupling From the World
‘Buoyant’ Britain Hits Employment Boom in Major Brexit Boost
A Murderous Complacency – Dark Omens Are Circling Everywhere in Today's Markets
FEB 3
Great Again? Jobs January: +227,000; Unemployment 4.8%
Trump Moves to Undo Dodd-Frank Law
Is the Historic US Retailer on the Brink?
Philippine Mining Group Says Mine Closures, Suspension To Affect 1.2 Million People
FEB 2
US Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected Last Week
Trump Rally Helps Boost 401(k) Balances to Record $92,500, Fidelity Says
Speaker Ryan Says Tax Reform Must Wait Until Spring
'It Looked Ugly': Firm Tied to Clintons Lands First Day on Open Market, Tanks Immediately
Gates to be World's First Trillionaire
Two Easy Fixes For Social Security's Biggest Mistake
Retail Rot Spreads to Australia's Big-Name Fashion Chains
FEB 1
US Added a Blistering 246K Private Sector Jobs in January, Most Since June
Dow Jumps 100 Points After Earnings, Data; Fed Decision Ahead
Trader Warns "Markets Are Sleepwalking into Disaster"
One of the Most Senior Women in Finance is Going to Work for George Soros
Apple Sells A Record Number of iPhones, Beating Expectations as Cash Hits a Quarter Trillion Dollars
The Other 'Ban' That Was Quietly Announced Last Week
Trump Accuses Germany of “Currency Exploitation”: Merkel vs. Trump, Is Either Side Telling the Truth?
4 Hurdles That Could Block Republicans’ Tax-Cut Ambitions
VW, Robert Bosch Agree to Pay $1.6B to Settle U.S. Diesel Claims
Ellen DeGeneres Bites Into Pet Industry
JAN 31
Trump Signs Executive Order Slashing Small Business Regulations
Serious About Trade Reform? End Subsidies to Foreign Competitors
Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees in the Next 5 Years
Obama Oversaw the Weakest Growth In American's Personal Income on Record
Is President Trump About To Make Real Money (Gold & Silver) Great Again?
Deutsche Bank to Pay $425 Million Fine Over Russian Money-Laundering Scheme: New York Regulator
Another Greek WTF Showdown Moment Explained
JAN 30
Federal Reserve Bankers Mocked Unemployed Americans Behind Closed Doors
Trump Mulls Changing Official Unemployment Rate to Reflect Truer Picture
83% Say It’s Important to Buy American
Sexy Mr. Clean Gets Dirty in New Super Bowl Ad
50% Say There Are Too Many Government Regulations on Business
Australian Top Grocery Stores in Death Spiral – Struggling Supermarkets Rely on Beer, Babies and Smokes
JAN 27
Unions Continue to Hemorrhage Members
NOTE OF INTEREST: The U.S. gives Mexico $320 Million a year in foreign aid, plus we're in a trade deficit with them to the tune of $531 BILLION a year. As Trump pointed out, the Mexico gravy train's course must be altered.
Transcanada Applies for Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Permit
Canada World's Newest Tax Haven
JAN 26
Bullish Strategist Warns: A ‘Nasty’ Market Drop ‘May Be Imminent’
Expect More Forgeries, Fakes in China Debt Market Amid Bond Rout
China's Shadow Banking Crusade Risks Bond Market Crash
Dutch Regulator 'Accidentally' Reports Soros' Short Positions, Sends Bank Stock Sliding
A $300 Billion Media Giant: Verizon Said to Be Exploring Charter Combination
JAN 25
Dow Breaks Above 20,000 as US Stocks Hit All-Time Highs
Japan Rebuffs Australia's PM Bid to Salvage TPP – HOLLY NOTE: This hasn't been widely reported, but Trump intends to pursue individual trade agreements with countries that are in the TPP. TPP severely disadvantaged the U.S. because every country had to operate at the financial level of the "lowest common denominator". So again, this was a really raw deal for the U.S.
JAN 24
US Pilots Ask Trump to Block Obama Admin Ruling They Say Would Kill Thousands of Jobs
Trump Tells US Automakers He'll Cut Taxes and Regulations, Says Environmentalism Is Out of Control
Trump to Sign Orders Reviving Pipeline Projects, Sources Say
Mexico Plans to Mirror US Import Taxes Promised by Trump
JAN 23
White House Announces TPP Withdrawal, Will Renegotiate NAFTA – 'Making Certain Any New Trade Deals Are in Interests of American Workers'
Heavy-hitting Ethics Lawyers to Sue Trump Over Continuing Business Interests
Price of Forever Stamps Now 49¢ as of Yesterday
China’s Central Bank ‘Playing Dangerous Game’ to Prop Up Yuan
JAN 20
ObamaCare Killed 300,000 Jobs; 10,200 Companies, $19 Billion in Wages
Cigarette Smuggling Surges As Taxes Near Prohibitive Levels
China Gets Piece of Paramount in $1 Billion, 3-Year Deal
JAN 19
Pentagon, Lockheed Near Deal on $9 Billion F-35 Contract
‘It’s Blindsided Everybody’: New U.S. Border Tax Could Shut Out Canadian Oil
China Says Can Resolve Trade Disputes With New U.S. Government
Venezuela's Hyperinflation Makes Millionaires Broke
JAN 18
Trump Adds/Saves More than 1.2 Million US Jobs and He’s Not Even President Yet
Davos Elites Call For a Ban on Physical Cash... in the US.
Wal-Mart Boards the Trump Train, Will Invest $6.8 Billion and Create 10K Jobs
JAN 17
Companies Scramble to Avoid the “Trump Tweet”
Rapid Passage of Tax Reduction
IMF: U.S. Economic Growth Expected to Rise Due to Trump Policies
Dollar Tumbles After Trump Calls Currency "Too Strong", Slams Border-Adjustment Tax
Hyundai to Boost Investment in the US to $3.1 Billion Over 5 Years
GM Plans to Invest at Least $1 Billion in U.S. Factories, Adding 1,000 Jobs
Social Security's Looming $11 Trillion Shortfall
JAN 16
'Reckless And Grossly Irresponsible': How Chuck Schumer Caused Bank Collapse Dems Now Blame on Trump's Treasury Nominee
JAN 13
Millennials Earn 20% Less Than Boomers Did At Same Stage Of Life
Lowe's to Cut Thousands of Jobs
Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in the U.S. by 2018
Walmart Swings Axe Again – Slashes 1,000 Corporate Jobs
U.S. Quietly Drops Bombshell: Wall Street Banks Have $2 Trillion European Exposure
Australia Says TPP Not Dead, Despite Trump Opposition
China-backed Trade Deal May Not Gain From TPP's Loss. Blame India
Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela
JAN 12
Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall
Loud and Clear: Businesses Heeding Donald Trump’s Message
Gold Tops $1,200 As Dollar Dumps Below Key Technical Level
Why New Jersey Is the Worst State for Taxes -- and Wyoming Is the Best
JAN 11
Trump Effect Take 9: Small-Biz Optimism Surges Most Since '80
JAN 9
Trump Effect, Take 8: China's Jack Ma Chats with Trump About Creating 1M U.S. Jobs – HOLLY NOTE: To date, these companies Trump has already had an effect on for job creation or agreeing to stay/move back to the U.S.: Carrier, Apple, Chrysler Fiat, SoftBank, Ford, Rexnord, Mondelez, Alibaba
Trump Effect, Take 7: Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1B, Move Ram Assembly to US, 2,000 New Jobs
Inside Sears' Death Spiral: How an Iconic American Brand Has Been Driven to the Edge of Bankruptcy
Musings of an Average Joe: Stop Wasting Our Money! Can The Businessman Do What Politicians Cannot?
JAN 6
Jobs Disappoint In Obama's Final Month, Rise Only 156K, But Average Hourly Earnings Jump
In Obama's Final Jobs report, a Record 95.1 Million People Were Not in the Labor Force
Sears to Sell Craftsman Tool Brand to Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker Announce Opening of New U.S. Plant After Trump White House Win
Planned Parenthood, Abortion Clinics Overbilled Taxpayers by Over $130 Million, Report Finds
Trade Minister Seko Says Japan Will Keep Contributing to U.S. Employment
Multi-Billion-Dollar Hedge Fund Bet Against Trump, Lost Almost a Quarter of the Assets of Its Principal Fund
JAN 5
Scuttled Ford Plant Has Mexico Fearing More Under Trump
The Elite's Dream of a Cash Ban is Now Closer Than Ever
Global Stocks Rise to 1.5 Year High After Chinese Intervention Halts Dollar Rally
"Incredibly Aggressive" China Crushes Yuan Bears: CNH Surges Most On Record As Deposit Rate Hits 80%
Another Bubble Bursts - Bitcoin China Crashes Over 30%
China’s Credit Engine Is Running Out of Gas
Masses Shocked By Philly Beverage Tax Impact
JAN 4
Trump Effect: Ford Cancels Mexico Plant; Expanding In Michigan
JAN 3
Surging Bitcoin Breaks Through $1,000 Barrier
Mexicans Outraged Over Big Hike in Gas Prices on Jan. 1
When City Retirement Pays Better Than The Job
JAN 2
Only Twice Has the Market Stayed Higher For Longer – and Both Times It Crashed


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