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US Soldiers Wounded In Latest "Insider" Attack At Afghan Base

Several US soldiers were wounded on Saturday after being shot by an Afghan soldier at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, the third “insider” attack on US troops stationed in the country this year, and the second on one week.

Shale Efficiency Has Peaked For Now As Rig Count Surges For 22nd Straight Week

North America’s education on how to make oilfields more productive appears to be stalling. After a breathtaking uphill sprint, productivity data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency shows that the last few thousand oil wells in top-class American plays may have hit a limit—at least for now.

Frontrunning: June 16

  • Russia may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi (Reuters)
  • About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan (AP)
  • Insurers Look to Ramp Up Premiums in Health Law Exchanges (WSJ)
  • U.N. envoy urges North Korea to explain why freed U.S. man is in coma (Reuters)
  • Wal-Mart Offers a Refuge for Sellers Tired of Amazon  (BBG)

Kyle Bass: "China's Credit Bubble Metastasizing", Still Short The Yuan

Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass made a brief media appearance today, when he confirmed to Reuters that unlike some other "China tourist bears", he remains staunchly negative on China, saying he is still short the Yuan because problems from China’s credit bubble are "metastasizing."

70% Of UK Supports Pushing Ahead With Brexit Despite Election Upset

Despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s embarrassing performance earlier this month in a snap election that cost her Conservative party its parliamentary 'majority', more than 70% of Britons still believe the government should push ahead with Brexit – even after the election sparked exclamations from the left for a second referendum...

Frontrunning: June 15

  • Markets Are Sliding Again (BBG)
  • Trump’s Legal Peril Deepens as Mueller Expands Scope of Probe (BBG)
  • Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe (Reuters)
  • Putin says ex-FBI head Comey gave no proof Russia meddled in U.S. election (Reuters)
  • The Fed Is Flying Blind (BBG)