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  1. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday urged furloughed federal workers facing a second missed paycheck to seek loans to pay their bills while...
      


  2.  And other interesting forecasts for blockchain from Davos.
      


  3. The number of Americans applying for unemployment checks hit the highest mark since September 2017, but they’re still low enough that most workers continue...
      


  4. While global markets would hail a U.S.-China trade deal, fears are growing that the European Union could be the fall guy in any breakthrough,...
      


  5. The United Arab Emirates has filed a complaint against Qatar at the World Trade Organization saying Doha has imposed a ban on Emirati products,...
      


  6. U.S. Treasury Department is ready for the tax season and will pay tax refunds “as normal,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox Business News...
      


  7. Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous...
      


  8. I just came across this piece of stock market analysis that features eclipses and star signs, and... is this a thing? Are there traders...
      


  9. The NYSE has been on the wildest rollercoaster ride in my recent memory. And I'm no spring chicken. Down 700 points, then up 400...
      


  10. The Trump administration rejected an offer by two Chinese vice-ministers to travel to the US this week for preparatory trade talks because of a...
      


  11. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions...


  12. German carmakers on Wednesday warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal, predicting job losses in Britain and...
      


  13. China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy...
      


  14. Internationalization of the Renminbi continues a few steps at a time. What are your thoughts?   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banking-usa/bank-of-china-to-enable-payment-in-yuan-on-u-s-e-commerce-platforms-xinhua-idUSKCN1P707Z
      


  15. One of the International Monetary Fund’s top officials warned on Tuesday that storm clouds were gathering over the global economy and that governments and...
      


  16. French foie gras makers have accused the U.S. Supreme Court of bowing to false claims by vegetarian lobbyists with its refusal to hear an...
      


  17. Found this interesting and in support of my earlier posts. After living and working in China for years, I have a much better than average...
      


  18. A group of financial heavyweights including Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments and Citadel Securities LLC plans to launch a new low-cost stock exchange to challenge...
      


  19. According to Reuters agency, a gradual rise by the Japanese yen in recent weeks culminated in a dramatic overnight surge — firing a warning shot...
      


  20. Given all the volatility, here are some important reports and events.      Date Country Event Impact Previous Consensus Monday Jan 07, 02:00 China  Foreign Exchange Reserves (MoM) Low ¥3.062 ¥3.069 Monday Jan 07, 15:00 United States  Factory Orders (MoM) Medium -2.1% 0.7% Monday Jan...
      


  21. he U.S. gained 312,000 new jobs in December, capping off the biggest increase in hiring in three years and showing the economy still has...
      


  22. The US Federal Reserve surprised the markets when they failed to indicate a pause in monetary tightening at their policy meeting in December. In...
      


  23. Apple, like many other capitalist free-market American enterprises, is paying the price of willful gullibility.  China is COMMUNIST, Dah! They execute more people each year than...
      


  24. I'm a patriotic free-market capitalist and believe in redemption, how about you? Proposed New Law: All brick-and-mortar (BnM) retailers MUST fly the national flag of any country...
      


  25. The once most valuable, "trillion dollar company," was at a high on 3 Oct. 2018, just 90 days ago, selling at $233.47 /share.  Apple closed...
      


  26.                      Tomorrow could be another big day of volatility.             ...


  27. Kevin Hassett, economic advisor to President Donald Trump, said that trade war with China will force other companies besides Apple to announce lower earnings. Hassett...
      


  28. I admit I'm new to studying economics, which is why I'm here. Somehow, this statement seems illogical. Am I wrong?  
      


  29. U.S. stocks in 2018 suffered their worst annual performance in a decade. Despite making gains on Monday, the S&P 500 finished 2018 down 6.2...


  30. UBS' Art Cashin told CNBC that if the market wants to head into 2019 higher, it needs "unified and consistent" FAANG stocks. Those stocks lost a combined...
      

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