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HORIST: Trump scores in Argentina

Even as the #NeverTrump media picks at minutia to continue to spin stories to fill their pipeline of negative news narratives, the President has come out of the G20 summit in Argentina with some commendable outcomes. Tremendous wins. The Trump/Xi tête-à-tête was not only the most important face-to-face discussion in Argentina, it may be the most important negotiation between the ...

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China well on the way to Orwellian Economy

The globalists among you will want to determine quickly if you want China and its dystopian society on your side. The fable so prophetically crafted by 1984 exhibits what might happen to an economy that is taken over by Big Brother. The dictatorship witnessed by Orwell was influenced by Stalinism and the flowering Nazism, forms of brutal totalitarian regimes that ...

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Fewer International Students Coming to U.S. Universities

You would be hard pressed if you strolled down Locus Walk at the University of Pennsylvania or along the commons at Yale’s New Haven, Conn. Campus, to believe that the number of international students at American universities was on the decline. Ivy League schools like Penn and Yale have no shortage of foreign applicants. As a matter of fact, Harvard ...

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Russia Dismissing Dollar after U.S. Imposed Sanctions

Recent U.S. sanctions against Russia for, among other things, its actions in the Ukraine, have led President Putin to attempt to downplay the role of the dollar in the domestic Russian economy. While on the surface it may not seem significant that the Treasury Department announced sanctions against two individuals and one entity for “serious human rights abuses” and sanctions ...

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I Wouldn’t Look for Oil to Move Too Much Lower

One of the big stories in the investment world over the last week or so has been the sharp decline in oil prices. The commodity has seen prices fall for 12 straight days and that is longest losing streak ever. There is also a weekly losing streak of six straight weeks, but that isn’t a record. While the financial news ...

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Japan Opening Immigration Doors to Confront Labor Shortage

The Japanese economy is a microcosm of immigration and labor shortages that are hindering our own economic growth in the United States. With U.S. unemployment at a point that is believed to be normalized, the ability to obtain skilled labor is difficult to find, especially for small businesses. This is a moderation of epic proportions for the Japanese, who possess ...

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U.S. Tightens Grip on Foreign Investments

The Trump administration will broaden reviews of foreign investments in critical U.S. technologies in an attempt to protect American ingenuity from foreign powers including China.  The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, which took effect in August, empowers the government to scrutinize and block even small minority foreign investments into sensitive technologies. The “America First” attitude brought forth by President ...

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