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The End Of The Dollar Standard

"I find myself in the strange situation of cheering Donald Trump’s nascent program of economic renewal for the US, while worrying deeply about the domino effect that may topple a dollar-based global financial system whose health has relied greatly on benign neglect by the United States."

Putin's Tough Choice: China Or The West

Will Putin cave in to the demands of the West to renounce his (China/Iran) allies in exchange for the improved relation and the dropping of sanctions?

Peso Strengthens Ahead Of Mexican Foreign Secretary Meeting With Trump Team

It appears US-Mexico relations are not as rocky as some (cough Vicente Fox cough) would like them to be. The peso is rallying back towards 20/$ (the same level as immediately after Trump's election) as The Hill reports the Mexican secretary of Foreign Relations will meet Trump administration officials Wednesday in Washington, D.C., (after a presidential visit was canceled in January following a public fight over who would pay for President Trump's proposed border wall).

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news. Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.

Frontrunning: February 8

  • Stock futures little changed amid earnings rush (Reuters)
  • Workers Set to Strike at World’s Largest Copper Mine (WSJ)
  • For Trump Travel Ban, Hard Questions From U.S. Appeals Court (BBG)
  • Melania Trump Sues Mail Online for $150 Million (BBG)
  • Ivanka Trump oversaw Murdoch daughters’ trust (FT)

Things Will Get Worse Until US Stops Lying About Crimea

If Donald Trump continues Obama’s course on this, instead of publicly acknowledging that it was founded upon the lies that Crimea’s becoming again a part of Russia constituted ‘conquest of land’, then we’re still heading toward World War III, and doing it on the basis of American lies.

Army Grants Easement To Complete Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army Corps said in a court filing it has notified Congress that it has granted the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. The easement was needed for Energy Transfer Partners to complete work on the last portion located under Lake Oahe on the 1,172-mile long pipeline.