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January 11, 2019 What to Expect from the US-China Trade WarSource: MarketRealist
“I think there’s a very good chance that we will get a reasonable settlement that China can live with, that we can live with and that addresses all of the key issues. And to me those are immediate trade. That’s probably the...
Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that the policy path ahead is “less clear” after approving an interest rate hike at their most recent meeting.
Source: Dallas News
The American electorate's confidence in governing elites and established institutions has been coming unglued.
December 20, 2018 Fed chairman Jay Powell speaks on interest rate hike - videoSource: CBS
The Fed has raised interest rates four times this year, meaning it believes the economy is still growing rapidly despite stock market turmoil. However, the central bank plans to raise rates more slowly in 2019.
December 18, 2018 Plans to break the current Brexit impasse could land Theresa May in even deeper troubleSource: CNBC
Despite efforts by the Labour party and other political opponents of the government in the House of Commons, it now looks very unlikely that Theresa May — after last week's postponement — will put her Brexit proposal to a...
December 18, 2018 Xi Jinping promises miracles, but fails to deliver specificsSource: CNN
Xi pledged to continue liberalizing the economy and boosting private companies, while also strengthening state-owned enterprises. There will be "no turning back" to the policies of the past, he said.
December 17, 2018 Here's why a universal basic income won't solve the racial wealth gapSource: Alternet
Guaranteed basic income is simply more widely available welfare. It would only help people have more access to consumption without altering anything about how production is organized. It would not alter wealth distribution and...
December 12, 2018 The politics of sustainabilitySource: Daily Princetonian
e often opt to emphasize personal choice and initiative as the keys to resolving our climate troubles, rather than the large-scale regulations and advancements that our elected officials must implement in order to have any chance...
December 11, 2018 Tesla: The 60 Minutes ScareSource: Seeking Alpha
On Sunday night, CBS show 60 Minutes aired a long interview with Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. The piece covered a lot of topics, from the Model 3's part in the company's near death, to the autopilot feature many consumers want to...
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
What are governments waiting for'” Stephanie Pfeifer, the chief executive of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, said some businesses were taking action. “Investors understand the opportunity...
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