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China’s Silk Road could come within 90 miles of the U.S. as Cuba seeks to join with initiative

In light of the expected rejection by the U.S. at the UN of removing longstanding economic sanctions against Cuba, the Caribbean government appears to be turning away from a U.S. administration that is looking to reverse what Barack Obama opened up, and instead look towards China to help expand their trade. In fact earlier today the Deputy Minister of Trade and Finance in Cuba announced that Havana wanted t ...

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Is the near all-time high in consumer confidence signalling we have reached a Minsky Moment?

On Oct. 31 the newest survey on consumer confidence was published and the results were the highest level of euphoria since the peak of the Dot Com stock bubble.  And with the markets continuing to grow to new all-time highs without even as much as a 5% correction in the past 12 months, is this high level of confidence signalling that we are on the cusp of a new Minsky Moment like the one that occurred in 19 ...

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Bitcoin related jobs emerging as one of the top trends on international recruitment sites

Despite the rise of robots potentially taking over 50% or more of the world's jobs over the next decade, the advent of cryptocurrencies are spawning new industries that are now requiring innovators to build the platforms and technologies of the future using the Blockchain.  And according to a trend forecast on the international job recruiting site Freelance.con, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency based jobs a ...

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Another move away from U.S. hegemony could come soon as Europe mulls ditching the IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a long reputation as being little more than a financial tool of the West used to impose U.S. hegemony on other nations through their getting them to borrow unsustainable debt.  And as we saw just a few years ago in Greece regarding negotiations over their own debt obligations, the IMF has little interest in aiding countries so that they can become economically sound ...

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History repeats itself in JFK documents as British press learns of assassination beforehand just like 9/11

As the Trump administration begins to distribute government documents long hidden from the public regarding the JFK assassination, there is an interesting parallel between this event and what took place back on 9/11.  Because according to disseminated documents, the British press appeared to know about each before the events ever took place. A reporter for the Cambridge Evening News received a call telling ...

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Not everyone is looking forward to tax reform as Congress is about to find out

For most corporations, small businesses, and individuals tax reform will be a welcome relief after more than two decades of rising taxes across the board.  However there are a number of groups who could actually lose some of their long-standing benefits which even go back to the Great Depression era, and they are preparing to engage in a full court press on Congress to lobby legislators towards protecting t ...

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And then there were two in the race to become the next head of the central bank

On Oct. 26 a report surfaced that two of the four primary candidates to become the next head of the Federal Reserve have pulled out of contention, leaving front runner Jerome Powell and the hawkish economist John Taylor as the two most likely to fill the top positions at the central bank. Outgoing Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen was unlikely to retain her place at the head of the Federal Reserve when President ...

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50 years of rising inflation has led to Americans working longer, and dying earlier

For all intents and purposes the Great Society implemented by then President Lyndon Bains Johnson has been an undeniable failure.  It's goals were to end poverty and racial injustice, however there is more poverty today in the U.S. than in 1965 when the welfare state was created, and perceived racial injustice is just as great as ever. In the mid-1960's America had a booming economy and a relatively balance ...

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The future of capital creation on Wall Street begins in the cryptocurrency sphere with Overstock ICO set for Nov. 1

For corporations there are three different methods in which they can acquire necessary capital to grow their businesses.  First, if they are a private company they can apply for and implement an Initial Public Offering (IPO).  Second, if they are already a publicly traded company they can dilute their stock by selling shares.  And finally there is the option for a company to sell corporate bonds at an estab ...

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Russiagate takes massive turn as Hillary and the FBI now at the center of bribery, collusion and corruption scandals

For more than nine months the Establishment has attempted to discredit President Trump's victory by investigating a Russian non-story that has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars, and kept Trump from being able to go forward with his agenda.  But in less than a week, major breakthroughs in the scandal known as Russiagate have emerged, only the criminals at the center of it appear to be none other than Hi ...

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As part of tax reform Congress is looking at limiting deductions for contributions to 401K plans

When it comes to IRA's and 401K's, these programs are a catch-22.  The positive side of course is that contributions to each provide individuals a way to cut down on their tax obligations in the short term while also investing for their retirement decades down the road.  However there is also the dirty little secret few ever realize when they simply give thousands of dollars to Wall Street, and that is that ...

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Even after election of populist Donald Trump, Americans still see government corruption top fear to lifestyle

No matter how much the mainstream media, Congress, and the agencies that make up the deep state continue to blatantly attack President Trump, the American people are not being swayed by the propaganda.  And in a new survey from Chapman University earlier this month, the number one fear for Americans is not ISIS, nor is it the threat of nuclear war, but instead it is government corruption. Ie... the Deep Sta ...

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