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Politics | Politics

Lawsuit Filed in Charges Michigan Illegally Counted or Ignored 500K Ballots

As the Michigan State Legislature works to move impeachment proceedings forward against Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer on a litany of

Politics | Politics

DOMINOES: Georgia Announces Election Fraud Hearings After Pennsylvania, Arizona, And Michigan Bombshells

With a bevy of claims alleging vote fraud, ballot tampering, and non-adherence to legislated election processes, two critical State Senate

News | News

Democrats Create Anti-Trump Billboards Urging Republicans Not to Vote in Georgia Senate Runoffs

At stake is control of the US Senate and whether the United States will exist under one-party rule, and one

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New Lawsuit Seeks to Decertify Georgia Election Results

A new lawsuit filed in the State of Georgia seeks to decertify the 2020 General Election results in that state

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VIDEO: Georgia Lt. Gov. Pushes Back on Vote Fraud Claims Ignoring a Mountain of Evidence

To the amazement of rank and file Republicans and conservatives across the country, Georgia’s executive branch elected officials – Republican,

Politics | Politics

GEORGIA: 17,514 ‘Voters’ Had Permanently Forwarded Out-of-State Mailing Addresses

Georgia state officials – all Republicans – are rallying the wagons around embattled Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger by taking

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UN Declares Itself a ‘Trusted’ COVID Info Source; Seeks ‘New Social Norms’

In a move that leaves most of the world slack-jawed in disbelief, the United Nations is floating the idea that

Politics | Politics

FRAUD: Native Americans Were Bribed With Gas Cards, Vacations To Vote Biden – Soros Money Involved

As if illegally programmed voting machines, ballot tampering, and corrupt election officials weren’t enough to steal an election for the

News | News

Progressive Voter-Advocacy Groups Probed for Illegal Registrations Ahead of Georgia Run-Off

Several Progressive and Left-leaning voter advocacy groups have come under scrutiny for the actions in the State of Georgia. With

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GEORGIA: Democrat Senate Candidate Ossoff Pushes For One-Party Rule Citing ‘Pandemic Crisis’

The most important political contest in the United States will take place on January 5, 2021, in the State of

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DoJ Lawyer: US Can Kill Its Own Citizens Without Review

In an argument before a US federal appeals court, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) argued the United States government

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DOMINION: Eric Coomer Allegedly Bragged He ‘Made F**king Sure’ That ‘Trump’s Not Gonna Win’

A September 27, 2020, conference call between leaders of several activist groups found one participant so alarmed by a statement

News | News

Stacey Abrams Recruits Hollywood Elites to Interfere in Georgia Runoffs

Georgians are set to go to the polls on January 5, 2021 to decide who they will have represent them

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New York Fire Department Won’t Require Medics, Firefighters to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

New York’s governor and New York City’s mayor have been two of the most ardent proponents of everything that is

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REMOVED: Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID Has ‘Relatively No Effect on Deaths’ Is Expunged

A study critical to the narrative that COVID-19 is a deadly virus with the same killing power as smallpox or

Politics | Politics

New Stanford Study Suggests Biden's Agenda Will Have 4 Devastating Economic Consequences - Foundation for Economic Educa

The real takeaway from the Stanford study has nothing to do with a candidate or political party. It’s another reminder that free markets and economic liberty drive prosperity, while heavy-handed government interventions drag progress down.

Politics | Politics

Millions Of Americans Face Hunger And Food Insecurity This Holiday Season

During the pandemic, nonessential businesses were ordered to shut down and had to lay off or furlough their employees. Companies couldn’t survive the closures and permanently ceased operations. Millions of workers were left bereft of jobs. Now, millions o

Politics | Politics

Wisconsin Supreme Court Petitioned to Declare All Drop-Box Ballots Illegal, Block Certification

With the vote certification process engaged, a new lawsuit is threatening to throw a wrench into the process; seeking to

News | News

Forensic Computer Scientist: Up to 120,000 Questionable Votes in Pennsylvania

As the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rules against President Trump’s attorney’s in the matter of vote fraud and ballot

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WATCH: Whole Foods CEO Says Socialism Is ‘Trickle Up Poverty,’ Doomed to Fail

In an unexpected turn of events, the CEO of Whole Foods, long considered a darling of the Progressive Left, has

News | News

Are More Lockdowns Inevitable, Or Can Other Measures Stop The Surge?

The U.S. added more than 1 million cases in the past week. More than 85,000 people are hospitalized. Some states may have no choice but to lock down again. Others are trying a "surgical approach."

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Trump Issues Order to End Investments in Chinese Military Companies

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Nov. 12 issued an executive order to stop investments in Chinese companies that are tied to China’s military, citing threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.

Politics | Politics

Joe Biden’s coronavirus adviser says a four- to six-week lockdown could revive the economy

Who’s ready for another lockdown?

Politics | The Economy

New Data Shows A V-Shaped Pandemic Recovery Underway That Biden’s Plans Would End

The third-quarter GDP increase clawed back two-thirds of the first- and second-quarter contractions. Joe Biden’s policies would reverse this recovery.

News | News

The Trump Recovery: U.S. Manufacturing Activity Accelerated Again in October

New orders, production, and employment grew in October, signaling a stronger than expected recovery for U.S. factories.| 2020 Election

Politics | Politics

U.S. GDP grew at record 33.1% annualized rate in third quarter, as economy roars back from COVID

Commerce Department reported Thursday that GDP grew in third quarter annualized rate of 33.1%, 7.4% from July to September

Politics | Politics

Donald Trump Signs Order to Protect Fracking Industry

Trump signed an executive order to protect both the fracking and oil and gas industries after Biden's pledge to transition from oil.

Politics | Politics

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Endorses President Trump, Marking First GOP Endorsement In Almost 50 Years

"Donald Trump is not Churchill, to be sure, but he gets things done...Mr. Biden is too old for the job, and fragile."

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Trump Wants to Make America a 'Manufacturing Superpower' Without Reliance on China

President Donald Trump said that if he is reelected, his administration will attempt to reduce U.S. dependence on ...

Business & Finance | Business

Red States’ Economies Fare Better Amid CCP Virus, Unemployment Data Indicates

Republican states have generally handled the economic impact of the CCP virus pandemic much better than Democrat states, ...

Politics | Election: 2020

Every single hand goes up for President Trump in post-debate focus group of undecided voters on who would be better for the economy

'Clearly by that Trump is the preferred candidate'

Politics | Election: 2020

Report: Biden Economic Policy Will Kill Two Million Jobs

One of Joe Biden's top economic policy priorities could kill as many as two million new jobs, a new report finds.

Business & Finance | Business

The increase in the number of people starting their own businesses in the US has surged to a 13-year high

Americans are starting their own companies at rate not seen in over a decade, according to data from the US Census Bureau.

Politics | Trump Politics

Census Shows Trump’s Economy Was Jaw-Dropping Before Shutdowns

The amazing strength of the data in that report show what the American economy, and American workers, can achieve—if given the right opportunities.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That's Made the U.S. Less Secure

A new report shows that a $50 trillion redistribution of income to benefit the richest has made America less healthy, resilient, and secure

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices in fight against Big Pharma

The new order follows a series of four orders President Trump signed in July that similarly lowered prices of prescription drugs.

Politics | Trump Politics

White House Predicts Deficit and Debt-to-GDP Will Shrink Early Next Year as Economy Recovers

The White House expects that, by early next year, as the economy recovers, there will be a drop in both the deficit and the debt-to-GDP ratio.

News | News

S&P 500 closes with a record high, erasing all losses since the pandemic hit

The S&P 500 index closed with a record high Tuesday, despite a flagging job market recovery and a Main Street economy that continues to be ravaged by the pandemic.

Business & Finance | Business

Sales Tactics to Survive the Extended Effects of the Pandemic

The default setting for growth for most ambitious companies is to try to win new logos. Find new customers, sign new deals, and build the company on the back of this steady stream of new business.

Business & Finance | Business

US Manufacturing Soars to 15-Month High: ISM

US manufacturing activity surged to a 15-month high, according to ISM survey, exceeding economists' expectations

News | News

Second stimulus check eligibility update: Who would qualify? Here's the status

Would you meet the requirements for a second payment? Here's how your income, marriage status and citizenship could determine if you get for new stimulus money sent from the IRS.

Business & Finance | Business

US Can Continue Workplace Reopenings Safely Despite Rise in CCP Virus Cases: Labor Secretary

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said on Sunday that the US can move forward in workplaces reopening those there're more new COVID-19 cases reported.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Dow caps off best quarter since 1987 as strong economic data drives gains | Markets Insider

US stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected economic data outweighed mounting concern over a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The Dow Jones ...

News | News

Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree, administration and...

Politics | Media Watch

‘COMPLETE INCOMPETENCE’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Uses Obama-Era Stats To Attack Trump Economy

CNN host Chris Cuomo was mocked late this week after he attempted to use statistics from the Obama-era to try to make the case to viewers that there was systemic economic racism currently in the economy under President Donald Trump. Cuomo’s segment

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Keys to Understanding the Strangest Economy Ever - The Atlantic

In the time that U.S. deaths have increased from 100 to more than 100,000, the S&P 500 has gone up 20 percent.

Politics | The China Threat

COVID-19 Proves America Needs Economic Nationalism

eports of a deadly new virus began trickling out of China in December. The infection spread rapidly. By March 12, the World Health Organization deemed COVID-19 a global pandemic. The next day President Trump declared COVID-19 a “national emergency” that w

Politics | Politics

Professor: Economic Impact of Lockdown Will Cause More Deaths than Coronavirus

Politics | Politics

Why Trump's Reopening the Economy Is Pointless - The Atlantic

And as long as they’re closed for business, the economy will remain stalled too.

Politics | Conservative Voices

COVID-19: A Manufactured Virus In A Soros-Owned Lab To Crash The Economy?

Many theorize COVID-19 is a manufactured germ designed to bring on a worldwide recession, especially here in the US, thus destroying the number one accomplis...

Politics | Op-Ed

It's Not a Choice Between Lives or the Economy - American Greatness

here seem to be shortages of everything these days, not least a shortage of commentary on the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Chinese virus, the Wuhan flu, known to some as the Chinese Communist Party virus, or the CCP virus for short. Since there has b

Politics | Op-Ed

SICHEL: Before You Have An Opinion On Coronavirus, Ask Yourself These Questions

Most Americans fall into one of three groups when it comes to the surreal coronavirus event we are experiencing. The first group believes we need to lock nearly everything down except essentials and wait it out until we’ve “bent the curve.” The second gro

Business & Finance | Business

What the Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Cut Means for Consumers

A look at how the Fed's interest rate cut could affect your savings accounts, credit card rates and more.

Politics | Op-Ed

Why The Pelosi Wuhan Virus ‘Deal’ Is A Near-Total GOP Surrender For Blue-Collar Entrepreneurs

Friday night's deal includes every Democratic wish except taxpayer-funded abortion and not a single Republican proposal. Those will come later, we're told.

News | The News

BREAKING: Trump Makes Major Announcement In Providing Economic Relief For Coronavirus Outbreak

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the administration was going to seek to cut payroll taxes and provide economic relief to hourly employees who suffer economic harm from the coronavirus, which originated in China. “We are going to take care

Business & Finance | Business

Defusing the Debt Bomb

Commentary President Donald Trump's new budget confirms that without corrective action, trillion-dollar deficits will be with us for ...

News | NEWS

For First Time in 26 Years, All U.S. Metros Enjoyed Income Gains - Bloomberg

Americans in every U.S. metropolitan area experienced economic prosperity in 2018, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Politics | Politics

Media Bad-Mouths the Economy Like It Did in 1992

As it did in 1992, the anti-Republican media is covering Trump's economy as negatively as possible.

Politics | Politics

Don’t Root against the Economy | National Review

President Trump fears a conspiracy of forces are trying to push the country into an economic recession.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

‘Take It Like a Gift’: Chase Erases Canadian Credit Card Debts

JPMorgan Chase made the unusual choice to forgive customers’ balances as it exits the credit card business in Canada.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York City businesses struggle after minimum wage increase

More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices.

Politics | Trump Politics

Small Businesses Power America

When it comes to economic growth, competition and innovation, small business is really big business.

News | News

Israel-founded firms 'making impact' in New York State economy | The Times of Israel

506 companies in New York directly contributed $18.6 billion in revenue in 2018; overall economic benefit represented 2.02% of state's GDP, study shows

News | News

China's Threat to Hold Rare Earth Minerals Hostage Is Our Opportunity

Commentary China’s recent “threat” to restrict sales of rare earth minerals to the United States is actually a ...

Politics | Politics

Many Adults Would Struggle to Find $400, the Fed Finds - The New York Times

Household finances are improving in a strong job market, but just six in 10 adults still could cover a surprise expense without selling something or borrowing money.

Politics | POLITICS

Job openings in US jump to 749 million more proof of ultrastrong labor market - MarketWatch

The number of U.S. job openings rebounded to a near-record 7.5 million in March, showing that companies are still willing to hire even though the economy is not growing as rapidly as it was a year earlier.

Business & Finance | Business

More Than 100 Economists Back Trump's Fed Pick

A group of 105 economists, analysts, and prominent conservatives endorsed President Donald Trump's nomination of Stephen Moore for the board for the Federal Reserve on April 15.

Politics | Trump Politics

8,000 Fewer Americans Ask for Unemployment Benefits, in Sign of Continued Job Market Strength

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 8,000 in the week ending April 6. The decline suggests the jobs market remains hot.

Politics | Trump Politics

Majority of Voters Approve of Trump's Handling of the Economy Ahead of 2020 Election: Poll

A recent national bipartisan poll has found that a majority of voters approve of the way President Donald ...

Business & Finance | Business

The Trump economy keeps roaring ahead

The president's ambitious policy agenda prioritizes the needs of working and middle-class families over those of special interest groups.

Politics | Trump Politics

Food Stamp Enrollment Declines Under Trump, Saving Taxpayers Billions

Nearly 3.9 million Americans nixed food stamps benefits since President Donald Trump took office, saving taxpayers over $8.5 billion.

Business & Finance | Business

Trump's Visit to Vietnam Results in $15 Billion in Orders for US Company

Two new blockbuster deals announced during President Donald Trump's trip to Vietnam will bring billions of dollars to an American company.

Politics | Trump Politics

Opinion | Thank You, Tax Reform

Kevin Hassett was right about growth in 2018. Larry Summers wasn’t.

Business & Finance | Business

John Harwood Cites False Data Comparing GDP Under Obama and Trump

A CNBC article on Thursday used a false economic growth number to slam the Trump administration by comparing it to Obama's administration. 

Politics | Leftist Lies

Average tax refund jumps to $3,100, dents Democrat claims of tax cut trickery

The average tax refund so far this filing season is more than $3,100, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, putting things on track and denting Democrats’ claims that the 2017 tax cuts were actually hurting Americans’ wallets.

News | The News

Fourth-quarter GDP increases 2.6%, better than expected

The growth came amid a bevy of uncertainty and a time when the stock market briefly slid into bear market territory.

Politics | Trump Politics

Over 1.4 Million Households Drop Out of Food Stamp Program Under Trump

Approximately 20.8 million households were receiving food stamps in February 2017; that number was down to 19.4 million households in October 2018.

News | International News

Trump Pick Would Commit World Bank to Reforms, May Cut Off China

David Malpass, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of World Bank president, said he intends to implement reforms that he helped convince the international institution to accept.

Business & Finance | Business

312,000 Jobs Added In December, Manufacturing Growing 714% Faster Under Trump Than Obama

Under Obama, federal state and local government employment grew 6 times faster than did manufacturing jobs, while under Trump, that ratio has been reversed, with manufacturing jobs growing 5 times faster than government jobs.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump Calls for Unity Over Partisanship to Achieve American Greatness

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump projected a grand course for the United States in his State of the Union speech ...

Politics | Trump Politics

Worker wage gains just broke 3% for the first time in more than 10 years

The Employment Cost Index showed a 3.1 percent gain in the wages and salaries component in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Politics | Trump Politics

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Trump has delivered two historic years of promises made, promises kept

President Trump will not be deterred from doing what is right for the American people. As he enters the third year of his presidency, there is much more success still to come, and many more promises to be fulfilled for our future.

Business & Finance | Business

HISTORIC DAY: Stocks Jump 1,084+ POINTS in Biggest ‘Single-Day Gain’ in US History | Sean Hannity

The Dow Jones average rose a shocking 1,000 points Wednesday; slashing deep losses accumulated ahead of the holiday season and posting the largest...

News | News

Report: Aluminum Tariffs Boost Jobs, Production, Investment

WASHINGTON—The U.S. aluminum industry was on the brink of extinction a year ago, but it is thriving now ...

Politics | Trump Politics

Key U.S. Economic Assessments Strong, Stable

Americans' evaluations of the U.S. economy and job market in November remain among the most positive they have been in the past 18 years.

News | News

Wages and salaries jump by 3.1%, highest level in a decade

Employment costs rose more than expected in the third quarter in a sign that more inflation could be brewing in the U.S. economy.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump: Pledge for more career opportunities helped 6 million

Four months after signing an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, President Donald Trump is set to announce that over 160 companies and organizations are pledging to provide new career opportunities for more than 6 millio

Politics | Trump Politics

A chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president

Since Donald Trump won the presidency, he has presided over one of the most tumultuous political environments in recent memory as well as the best economy the country has seen in years.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump Vows to Bring US Drug Prices in Line With Other Countries, End 'Global Freeloading'

WASHINGTON—Speaking at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 25, President Donald Trump vowed to take on the “global freeloading” that makes drug prices higher in the United States than other developed nations. He announ

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Chapter Nine: The Communist Economic Trap (Part II)

The Epoch Times is serializing a translation from the Chinese of a new book, How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World, by the editorial team of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Table of Contents (continued) 4. Public Ownership and the

Politics | Trump Politics

Medicaid enrollment falls for first time in 11 years as economy boosts incomes

Medicaid enrollment fell for the first time since 2007, declining by about 0.6 percent in fiscal year 2018, and states don't expect to see much growth in enrollment next year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Politics | Trump Politics

Treasury Outlines Tax Breaks for Investing in Distressed Areas

A proposed regulation could unlock billions of dollars in investment for so-called opportunity zones.

News | The News

U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Why Certain Artists’ Markets Can Weather a Recession While Others’ Flop

The art market rises and falls in line with the economy, but certain artists will recover faster than others, says Andrea Danese of Athena Art Finance.

News | News

Trump’s New Trade Deals Seek to Deter Currency Manipulation

WASHINGTON—The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the first trade agreement in history to directly address the issue of currency manipulation, which could now serve as a precedent for future U.S. free trade agreements. Governments man

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump’s List: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid pla

Politics | Trump Politics

Springfield proves the President’s America First approach works

President Trump has put a stop to the days of selling out the American worker.

Business & Finance | Business

Small business optimism surges to highest level ever, topping previous record under Reagan

The tax cuts and deregulation efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress led to more sales, hiring and investment, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Politics | Politics

US economy logs best performance in nearly 4 years

Businesses spent more on software than previously estimated in the second quarter and the nation also imported less petroleum.

Business & Finance | Economics

Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump

The stronger the economy gets under President Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit for the economic boom to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past.

Politics | Politics

Why Trump’s economy could be downhill from here - POLITICO

The latest POLITICO Money podcast explores how long the economy’s happy days might last, and what could trigger the next recession.

News | The News

Jack Lew Criticizes Trump Trade, Interrupted by News It's Working

"I'm in a little bit of a bad position to respond..."

Business & Finance | Economics

Fed's Beige Book Economic Report Another Vindication for Wilbur Ross

Manufacturers say they are worried about tariffs and the tight labor market. But consumers are not feeling the bite of rising costs. | Big Government

Business & Finance | Economics

Powell backs more rate hikes as economy growing 'considerably stronger'

The U.S. economy is running at a fast enough pace to justify continued interest rate increases, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

Politics | Politics

'Labor shortage' is good news for workers - Business Insider

Opinion: For now, the coming "labor shortage" is good news for workers. We should root for it to continue. It's undoubtedly a headache for some owners and managers. But it's one they should, hopefully, be made to live with for a few years.

News | The News

The new 1040: A look at the proposed draft | Fox Business

The form is less than one page, but may require additional documents.

Business & Finance | Economics

A Very Trumpian May: American Incomes and Savings Rose While Utility Bills Fell | Breitbart

Tax cuts have lowered utility rates this year, leading Americans to spend less on gas, water, and electricity. With incomes rising, this has helped push up the saving rate.

Politics | Other Politics

Evidence That New Tariffs, Not Immigrants, Are Costing Jobs

Donald Trump promised more jobs by raising tariffs. Research shows the new tariffs are costing workers their jobs.

Politics | Politics

Bill Maher: ‘Bring on the Recession’ if It Will Remove Trump | National Review

The HBO comedian said on his show Friday that he was ‘hoping’ for the American economy to tank and take the president’s political career with it.

Politics | Politics

We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are

The economy is in a sweet spot, with steady growth and broad improvement in the labor market.

Business & Finance | Economics

Food Stamps, Disability, Welfare, Medicaid Enrollment Plunges,

Welfare: Earlier this month, the government reported that enrollment in food stamps plunged by nearly 600,000 in one month. Is this part of a broader trend toward greater self-reliance?

News | Interesting Links

These Maps Show How to Unlock North Korea's Economy - Bloomberg

The prospect of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un this month is sharpening focus on the dividends should North Korea -- one of the world’s poorest nations -- become plugged into one of the globe’s most dynamic economic regions.

News | The News

The US economy suddenly looks like it's unstoppable

In the face of persistent fears that the world could be facing a trade war and a synchronized slowdown, the U.S. economy enters June with a good deal of momentum.

News | The News

Atlanta Fed Boosts Second Quarter GDP Forecast to 4.8% | Breitbart

The GDPNow forecast has been climbing higher following the releases of good economic data. On May 25, the measure foresaw four percent GDP growth. This rose to 4.7 percent Thursday and ticked even higher on Friday following the better than expected jobs r

Politics | Politics

New Milestones in Jobs Report Signal a Bustling Economy - The New York Times

With a gain of 223,000 jobs and unemployment at its lowest point since 2000, the trends are encouraging but unlikely to prompt the Federal Reserve to intervene.

Business & Finance | Economics

Trump Policies Pushed U.S. Back Into No. 1 On Competitiveness Ranking

Have Donald Trump's policies had a big impact on the U.S. economy and its competitiveness? The answer, we think, is an obvious yes. Now comes a new report, based mainly on "hard" data, that confirms that.

Politics | Politics

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Give Trump Credit for Economy | Breitbart

Sixty-eight percent of adults -- and of swing-voting independents -- give credit to President Donald Trump's policies for the good economy, according to a new CBS poll.   - economy | 2018 Elections

Politics | Politics

Democrats’ Resistance Narrative Is Crumbling. Republicans, Step Up Your Game. | National Review

Message to suicidal congressional Republicans, especially senators: Step in from the ledge and legislate.

Politics | Politics

The Numbers Are in: April Marks the Best Month in History for the US Budget

We can thank "stronger-than-expected" economic growth last year and early this year.

Politics | Politics

Corporate America's Spending Roars On, and These Charts Show Why - Bloomberg

An elixir of tax relief, a less-stringent regulatory landscape and healthier global demand is unleashing a heady pace of capital spending by corporate America.

News | The News

After Trump tax cuts, most households give thumbs-up to US economy | Fox Business

A University of Michigan survey marks the first time since 2009 that most thought the government is doing a “good job.”

News | The News

Earnings Are Beating Expectations at Fastest Rate Ever - Bloomberg

It’s been a banner earnings season so far, at least compared to expectations.

Politics | Politics

Poor Fiscal Policy Mortgaged State's Future - Hartford Courant

Op-ed: Connecticut's economy is at a crossroads because of poor fiscal discipline and pension liabilities that threaten the future prospects for out children, says Don Klepper-Smith.

Business & Finance | Economics

The Trump Economy, One Year In: A Success By All Measures | Investor's Business Daily

One year into President Trump's first term, the economy is on a roll, creating wealth, income and jobs for Americans. Trumponomics is working.

Business & Finance | Economics

Trump's Deregulation Binge Shows No Signs Of Ending | Investor's Business Daily

While the media-driven scandals du jour roll on, President Trump quietly goes about reshaping the U.S. economy. How? By deregulating it. The red-tape cutting strategy is working, and Trump's not done yet.

Business & Finance | Economics

Report: Trump's Immigration Policies Raising Restaurant Wages | Breitbart

Because of tighter enforcement, kitchen workers have more clout to seek wages and promotion.

Business & Finance | Economics

Trump Tax Cuts Are Boosting Growth And Mostly Paying For Themselves, CBO Report Says

When the Congressional Budget Office released its updated budget forecast, everyone focused on the deficit number. But buried in the report was the CBO's admission that it vastly overestimated the cost of the Trump tax cuts, because it didn't account for

Politics | Politics

The U.K. Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks - WSJ

Despite dire forecasts surrounding Brexit, the U.K. has had a strikingly good year. Leaving the EU may well boil down to far less, economically, than anyone thought.

News | The News

U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits 14-Year High - WSJ

U.S. consumers’ confidence reached a 14-year high this month, as lower-income households reported feeling more optimistic about the economy.

News | The News

Fed Beige Book: Tax overhaul is boosting US wages | Fox Business

Businesses saw “modest increases in compensation” after passage of the $1.5 trillion package, according to the central bank.

News | The News

The Fed's Lael Brainard Doesn't Fear Inflation or a Trade War - Bloomberg

When Fed governors speak, listen carefully. What you hear might surprise you.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple announces $350 billion investment

Apple is the latest company to announce an increase in investment in the U.S. following last year's new tax bill.

News | News

Israel - A Successful Powerhouse in the Collapsing Middle East

Israel's economy is booming. The failure of the Arabs and BDS movement campaigns to destroy it are as spectacular as the Arab failures to defeat Israel in the battlefield.

Politics | Trump Politics

And The Hits Just Kept Coming: The Greatest (False) Predictions Of 2017 | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Since Trump was elected, the stock market is up by more than a third and the economy is again growing over 3%. How could so many pundits be so wrong?

Business & Finance | Business

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk

Politics | Politics

Tourism under Trump: Can recreation in Appalachia revive a struggling economy?

It’s mid-April, and the New River flows lazily past the town of Thurmond, West Virginia between ridges marked by the mix of leafless brown and electric green that signals the moment just before nature explodes

News | The News

New study casts doubt on the benefit of Seattle's $15 minimum wage - Jun. 26, 2017

Two new reports come to very different conclusions about how the wage hike is playing out.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Top Israel VC Says Startup Nation Adds U.S. Economic Growth - Bloomberg

Jon Medved, the Israeli venture capitalist who backed Shopping.com and built investment platform OurCrowd, says tightening technology ties with the Trump administration and allowing Israeli companies to continue to open branches in the U.S. will benefit b

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Think nothing is made in America? Output has doubled in three decades - MarketWatch

Factories are running at close to a record pace, writes Rex Nutting.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Cashless Economy in Zimbabwe? With Little Cash, There’s Little Choice

Debit card machines are proliferating in churches, supermarkets and nightclubs as anxious Zimbabweans hoard American dollars or take them out of the country.

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Brace Yourself: How You Will Pay To Rescue ObamaCare - Forbes

Either through higher premiums or through a taxpayer funded bailout, Americans will pay for the disaster that the ACA is fast becoming.