Economy & Financial Markets – 2nd Quarter 2018

Audit the Outlaw Military Budget Draining America’s Necessit
Nader |23 May 2018

Germany’s Hunt for Taxes Being Illegally Applied to the Past
Armstrong Economics | 23 May 2018

Amazon is banning customers with too many returns
Business Insider | 23 May 2018

State Won’t Ride to the Rescue over Local Government Pension Problems
Fox and Hounds Daily| 23 May 2018

US, China agree on outline to resolve ZTE issue
Washington Examiner | 22 May 2018

“The Outlook Is Not Good”: Goldman Sees U.S. In Dire Straits As Deficit Hits $2 Trillion In 10 Years
Zero Hedge | 21 May 2018

Mnuchin: US-China Trade War “On Hold”, But NAFTA Still “Far Apart”
Zero Hedge | 20 May 2018

Over 50 million US families can’t afford basics like rent and food: Study
Press TV | 20 May 2018

Regulatory Burden Subjects 110 Million Credit Union Members To
Common Sense Regulations | May 2018
This bill will provide regulatory relief to…including credit unions and community banks…

CUNA launches next phase of grassroots S. 2155 support
CUNA | 2018

Texas Legislative: Silver-Haired Lege meets
Brownsville Herald | 20 May 2018

Opinion: Junk bonds are saying the U.S. economy is doing just fine
Market Watch | 18 2018

94% of public school teachers help pay for supplies
Undernews | 17 May 2018

David Norquist Explains “Missing” Trillions in Journal Vouchers


YouTube | 16 May 2018
“It’s an accounting problem that does need to be…

David L. Norquist: Under Secretary Of Defense (Comptroller) Chief Financial Officer
Defense.gov | May 2018
Speaker in video above

SEC tries to fool crypto-investors with fake ICO
SF Gate | 16 May 2018

Bill Aimed at Saving Community Banks Is Already Killing Them
The Intercept | 16 May 2018

Harvard’s Reinhart Says Emerging Markets Are in Tougher Spot Than During ‘08 Crisis
Bloomberg | 16 May 2018

Exclusive: 40% in U.S. can’t afford middle-class basics
Axios | 16 May 2018

Upon (Eliopoulos’) CIO’s Departure, CalPERS Has some Big Shoes to Fill
AI CIO | 15 May 2018

SocGen Makes A Striking Discovery: Most Buybacks Were Used To Pay For Stock Options
Zero Hedge | 14 May 2018

CNPC set to replace Total in Iran gas project
Press TV | 11 May 2018

Editorial: U.S. pension (Social Security, Pension, Private) reform panel sorely needed
Pensions & Investments | 14 May 2018

Vallas, Emanuel point fingers over Chicago teacher pension freefall
Politifact | 14 May 2018

California’s Brown Says Cities on Their Own as Pension Tab Rises
Bloomberg | 14 May 2018

Escaping the US debt trap: Now is the time to strike deal with creditors
OMFIF | 11 2018

Apple Leaves Overseas Cash Out of Its Latest Quarterly Report
Bloomberg | 11 May 2018

~195~ New Proof About $21 Trillion Missing, Big Oil Hiring Fake Activists, & More


YouTube | 11 May 2018

An “Audible Gasp” Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its “Solution” To The Pension Problem
Zero Hedge | 12 May 2018

Emerging Markets Hit With Biggest Outflows Since December 2016
Zero Hedge | 11 May 2018

A $32 billion PERA overhaul passed the Colorado legislature — what you need to know
Denver Post | 11 May 2018

Chattanooga pension fund accuses Wells Fargo of fraud in revenue sharing
Investment News | 10 2018

Legislature Slashes Pension Benefits for Government Workers
Westwood | 10 May 2018

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through April; Still Run $385.4B Deficit
CNS News | 10 May 2018

National Association of State Retirement Administrators:
Selected Approved Changes to State and Selected Local Public Pensions

NASRA | May 2018te and Selected Local Public Pensions

‘Akin to a Dictatorship.’ Huge Pension Fund Calls on Mark Zuckerberg to Drop Facebook’s Dual-Class Share System
Fortune | 10 May 2018

Calstrs to Engage With Assault-Weapon Sellers First, Divest Last
Bloomberg | 9 May 2018
Stocks Jump as Dollar Tumbles on Tame Inflation: Markets Wrap
Bloomberg | 09 May 2018

Corporate America Is Staring Down a $4 Trillion Wall of Refinancing
Bloomberg | 09 May 2018

Goldman Sachs, Apple Team Up on New Credit Card
WSJ | 10 May 2018
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Public Pension Advocacy Group Accuses Pew and Donor of Bias
Bloomberg BNA | 08 May 2018

Student debt just hit $1.5 trillion
Market Watch | 08 May 2018

Cheques for millennials stoke UK’s asset bubble
Reuters | 08 May 2018

Eight Years on, Eight Big Questions Are Still Looming for Greece
Bloomberg | 05 MY 2018

U.S.-China Trade Talks End in Discord as Demands Show Wide Rift
Bloomberg Quint| 04 May 2018

Disclosure in the Caymans: Global walls of financial secrecy are falling
CS Monitor | 05 May 2018

Brooks on Tax Bill: Seems Like ‘What the Trump People Told Us Would Happen Is Happening’
Breitbart | 05 May 2018

Alibaba tops revenue forecasts, investments clip margins
Reuters | 04 May 2018

Opinion: Moving Pensions From Defined Benefit to ‘Defined Ambition’
Bloomberg | 03 May 2018

A Consensus Strategy for a Universal Job Guarantee Program
Levy Institute | 03 May 2018

Inside the World’s Most Elite (and Secret) Traders’ Club
Bloomberg | 02 May 2018

Stunning Photos Of China’s Haunting Bike Graveyards
Zero Hedge | 03 May 2018

100 Questions You Should Ask Your State Or Local Pension
Forbes | 02 May 2018

Legendary U.S. guitar-maker Gibson files for bankruptcy
Reuters | 02 May 2018

Battle over Muddy Waters’ Estate Rages on 35 Years After His Death
Wealth Management | 02 May 2018

Former UBS Insider Says Banks Fueled Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico
PBS | 01 May 2018
Wiping out billions…

Blackout in Puerto Rico
PBS | 01 May 2018
Rape of Puerto Rico?

American Samoa finally gets a public bank. And U.S. states are watching
American Banker | 30 April 2018

Mnuchin Sees Solid Treasuries Demand After Record U.S. Borrowing
Bloomberg | 30 April 2018

Transit’s Chicken & Egg Fallacy
Strong Towns | 30 April 2018

Now the good news: The U.S. economy has been waiting 10 years for big companies to make investments in software, factories and equipment
Twitter | 27 April 2018
Chart…

Freddie Mac Launches “3% Down” Mortgage With No Income Restrictions
Zero Hedge | 28 April 2018

The Federal Job Guarantee Is Not Just “Better” Than a Universal Basic Income. It’s the Only Reasonable Option. Universal Basic Income Is Sinister
Naked Capitalism | 28 April 2018

A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain
The Atlantic | 08 April 2018

Emerging markets in la-la land:Denial about likely fallout of Fed tightening
OMFIF | 26 April 2018

One of the world’s longest gas pipelines from Russia to China almost complete
RT | 26 April 2018

Stuck: Why rent and mortgage-burdened Americans don’t always move to cheaper pastures
Strong Towns | 25 April 2018

Why Development-Oriented Transit is better than Transit-Oriented Development
Strong Towns | 25 April 2018

Gerontopoly: Homeownership, wealth, and age
Strong Towns | 25 April 2018
Home ownership actually contributes to increased inequality…

‘Amazon Effect’ Stings Consumer-Staples Stocks as Pricing Woes Mount
WSJ | 25 2018
Subscription article…

Boeing stock soars on earnings, lifting Dow
Fox Business | 25 April 2018

Amazon earnings more than double, sending stock toward record highs
Market Watch | 26 April 2018

The engine for Amazon earnings growth has nothing to do with e-commerce
Market Watch | 26 April 2018

Russia ready to build another pipeline & provide Europe with as much gas as it needs
RT | 25 April 2018

Senators Young and Booker Call for Federal Commission to Review Private Retirement Programs
Young Senate Gov | 25 April 2018

The government “can’t find” $20 trillion, while pension funds are tanking
Jon Rappoport | 24 April 2018

14 states hit low unemployment records
Undernews | 24 April 2018

Want a 20% Business Deduction? Here Are the Obstacles
WSJ | 23 April 2018

Cohousing offers community and a different way to live
Strong Towns | 23 April 2018

Europe v America
Armstrong Economics | 23 April 2018

Nicaragua Protests Over the Collapse of Social Security
Armstrong Economics | 23 April 2018

The New Alaskan Oil Rush
Oil Price | 22 April 2018

Amazon keeps up pressure on food retailers
Supermarket News | 20 April 2018

Billionaire Banking Heir Matthew Mellon Dies at 54
Bloomberg | 19 April 2018

The Rise of the Asian Consumer
US News | 23 January 2018

Internet Sales Taxes Divide U.S. Supreme Court Justices
Bloomberg | 17 April 2018

2013: None of the World’s Top Industries would be Profitable if they Paid for the Natural Capital they use
Grist | 17 April 2013

Germany Creates Criminal Law That Applies to Small Business
Armstrong Economics | 19 April 2018

Amazon Gets Tax Breaks While Its Employees Rely on Food Stamps, New Data Shows
The Intercept | 19 Amazon 2018

Global Growth is Built, alas, on Shaky Foundations
Irish Times | 18 April 2018
Martin Wolf: There are many variables which could undermine the fragile…

The Central Bank Crisis on the Immediate Horizon
Armstrong Economics | 18 April 2018

World Debt Hits Record $164 Trillion
Bloomberg | 18 April 2018

Russia Sells Off Billions in US Debt Amid Skyrocketing Tensions
Sputnik News | 17 April 2018

Rothschild heir takes reins of banking dynasty
RT | 17 April 2018

And America’s Richest Zip Code Is…
Zero Hedge | 17 April 2018

Trade rift between US, China could imperil solid global economy, warns IMF
Times of India | 17 April 2018

IMF Spots Trouble Ahead for the Global Economy After 2020
Bloomberg | 17 April 2018

Harvey, the first domino in Illinois: Data shows 400 other pension funds could trigger garnishment – Wirepoints Special Report
Wire Points | 16 April 2018

Trucking company J.B. Hunt revenue beats estimates
Market Watch | 16 April 2018

Puerto Rico Board comes out for Pension Reform
Pension & Investments | 16 April 2018

Post office rate hike could cost Amazon up to $1.8 billion more per year: Credit Suisse
CNBC | 13 April 2018

The Week in Public Finance: Why Low-Tax States Could Come to Dislike the New Tax Law, Too
Governing | 13 April 2018

Draghi Confirms ECB Will not End QE
Armstrong Economics | 13 April 2018

Visualizing The U.S. States Most Vulnerable To A Trade War
Zero Hedge | 13 April 2018

A trade war could hurt retail, jobs and opportunity
Retail Dive | 12 April 2018

Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers
NPR | 12 April 2018

The West Virginia Teachers Strike Shows That Winning Big Requires Creating a Crisis
The Nation | 12 April 2018

Oklahoma teachers strike set to enter ninth consecutive day
USA Today | 11 April 2018

Italian Pension Crisis – a Blueprint for the Rest of Us
Armstrong Economics | 11 April 2018

CalPERS Issues New Report on the Long-Term Future of the Fund
Calpers | 10 April 2018

Harvey (Illinois) lays off 40 police and fire employees, union officials say
Chicago Tribune | 10 April 2018

Harvey firemen’s union says half the department laid off after court orders payment to pension fund
ABC Chicago | 10 April 2018

Harvey, Illinois
Wikipedia | April 2018

When the Cit yGoes Broke: Pensions, Retirees,andMunicipal Bankruptcies
FAS | April 2018

State and Local Fiscal Facts: 2018
Nat. State Retirement Admin. | 10 April 2018

Denver Post Takes A Page From Argentina
Deal Breaker | 10 April 2018

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self
Forbes | 10 April 2018

CalPERS Issues New Report on the Long-Term Future of the Fund
Calpers | 10 April 2018

Harvey Says It’s Facing Massive Layoffs After Court Ruling
NBC Chicago | 09 April 2018

Chinese Investment Divides EU
Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum | 09 April 2018

Tucson man who cut homeless’ hair was hailed as a hero, but there’s more to the story
AZ Central | 04 April 2018

After Doubling US Debt In 8 Years, Yellen & Furman Fearmonger “A Debt Crisis Is Coming”
Zero Hedge | 08 April 2018

Illinois Enters Its Death Spiral
Dollar Collapse | 08 April 2018

Bergman: Can dirty water save local government pension plans?
The Telegraph | 08 April 2018

World Trade – Who is Really Hurt in a Trade War?
Armstrong Economics | 07 April 2018

Private Equity Firm Offers Cash-Strapped Connecticut $2BN For Government Buildings
Zero Hedge | 07 April 2018

Deficit nears $600 billion in first half of 2018
The Hill | 06 April 2018

Republicans Welcome U.S.-China Trade Spat, Democrats Don’t
Rasmussen Reports | 06 April 2018

Trump, China Escalate Trade Dispute as Markets Tumble
NBC Washington | 05 April 2018

ESG: Improving Your Risk-Adjusted
Returns in Emerging Markets

GMO | March 2018

The Economics Behind The Skripal Poisoning
Information Clearing House | 06 April 2018

China downgrades Treasuries: Global markets ignore US debt risks
OMFIF | 05 April 2018

U.S. Treasury Officials Said to Set Meetings With Trading Firms
Bloomberg Quint | 04 April 2018

Trump Softens Key Nafta Demand on Regional Car Content
Bloomberg | 04 April 2018

Abbott urges Trump administration to protect two key NAFTA provisions
Texas Tribune | 04 April 2018

Kentucky teachers’ protests over pension reform, budget show ‘red state revolt’ spreading
Courier Journal | 03 April 2018

Monetary Policy is a Complete Failure? Will Shutting Down the Fed Solve All the Problems?
Armstrong Economics | 02 April 2018

Localities Want to Make Retiree Bills More Affordable. Why Won’t States Let Them?
Governing | March 2018
Price of survival…

Court strikes down Chicago Park District pension plan
Chicago Tribune | 02 April 2018

Alibaba takes control of delivery app Ele.me
Supermarket News | 02 April 2018

Where Volkswagen Cars Go To Die
Zero Hedge | 02 April2018

Localities Want to Make Retiree Bills More Affordable. Why Won’t States Let Them?
Governing | March 2018

Minneapolis Schools Face $33M Deficit After City Paid $500M for NFL Stadium
Grit Post | 29 March 2018

The eroding purchasing power of the dollar and its implications for consumption
13d Research | 29 March 2018 ​​

China Is About to Shake Up the Oil Futures Market
Bloomberg | 25 March 2018

While Expelling Diplomats, Germany Quietly Increases Dependence On Russian Gas
Forbes | 29 March 2018

Pentagon Admits Billions In US Funds Disappeared in Afghanistan To “Fraud, Waste And Abuse”
Zero Hedge | 28 March 2018

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