I strongly suspect that Ms. Holmes' delusions that she's going to pull herself out of this mess will, at long last, be dismissed when the reaction she gets to this "3 for 1" offer is the sound of crickets.
"Of course I know that the election campaign in France is actively developing," said Putin during his meeting with Le Pen. "We do not want to influence events in any way, but we reserve the right to talk to representatives of all the country's political forces."
Core Durable Goods Orders have risen YoY for 3 straight months (after 21 months of decline) but February saw growth slow dramatically (from 4.0% to 2.5%) as the 0.4% MoM gain missed expectations. Even more concerning is Capital Goods New Orders (non-defense, ex-aircraft) declined 0.1% MoM - the first drop since September.
"Considering that the passage or non-passage of the health care legislation was a veritable coin toss circumstance we moved to cover those short derivatives positions early in the day and took to the sidelines. We remain there this morning."
It's official: moments ago TransCanada said the U.S. Department of State issued a presidential permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ending a multi-year controversial, at times acrimonious debate over the future of the pipeline linking Canadian oil sands to U.S. refiners.
The latest evidence that rumors of Trumpflation trade's death are not greatly exagerated came overnight from Bank of America which reported that based equity funds saw net outflows of $8.9 billion, the largest in 38 weeks. The most impacted sector was, not surprisingly, banks - the biggest beneficiary of the post-Trump election victory rally, which suffered the biggest outflows in over a year.
The Russian Central Bank surprised markets when it unexpectedly cut interest rates by 25 bps to 9.75% (30 economists expected no change, 8 predicted a 25 bps cut), its first rate cut in four meetings or 7 months, as inflation, which has dropped from a peak of 17% to just 4.6% last month, appears to be under control.
Asian shares and S&P futures rose on optimism that today's rescheduled U.S. vote on health care will pass following Trump's Ultimatum to the Freedom Caucus. European stocks gave up some of Thursday’s gains, falling for the fourth time in five days, and moving further away from a 15-month high reached a week ago while the yen weakened for the first time in nine days.
"Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week."
In 2014, they had to close down the Rinkeby police station, as it had originally been built for an all-Swedish community, where the main job of policemen is to look for lost pets and help old ladies cross the street. The new police station, which is being built under heavy security and is scheduled to open in 2019, will cost over $40 million...
Europe has suffered many Islamist terrorist attacks in recent years, but before the assault on Charlie Hebdo, only two of them caused more than ten deaths: the Madrid train attack in May 2004 and the London tube and bus bombings 14 months later. Since then, and the beginning of the global 'war on terror', things have become exponentially worse...
Following a day of narrative twists and turns ahead of what was supposed to be a Thursday night vote to repeal Obamacare, Trump has had enough with the Freedom Caucus dissenters and has issued an informal ultimatum: vote to repeal Obamacare on Friday or Obamacare stays
While the American Healthcare Act, President Trump’s first major legislative effort, is going to a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday - no matter what; for many years now, the American healthcare system has been flawed.
The left is intrinsically conflict-mongering. It always existed against a particular state of thing, whether real or fantasized. As long as people are entrapped into positive words masquerading and fostering grim realities, Leftism retains its grip over their minds.
In December 2016, Muddy Waters' Carson Block said China's largest dairy farm operator, Hong-Kong listed China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co., is "worth close to zero" and questioned its profitability in a report. Today, with no catalyst, it suddenly almost is. The stock collapsed over 80% in minutes to a record low.
If Americans were a thinking people, or even a people capable of thought, how could such inconsistent disinformation dominate public discussion?What we should be scared about is that in America today, facts cannot compete with lies.