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  • Stocks trade well off the highs of the day but remain higher on report about US easing China tariffs

    Stocks spiked on Thursday on the back of a report that said the U.S. could ease tariffs on Chinese goods during their trade negotiations with China.

    CNBC
  • Trump grounds Pelosi, Melania flies Air Force to Florida same day (cost: $35,217.50)

    Scammers are so petty. In a bizarre statement today, Donald Trump “grounds” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from flying on government aircraft for a planned but not publicly disclosed to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan and conduct America's foreign business abroad. Disclosing this is a violation of national security, and stupid. Some 800,000 federal workers are without pay, and with each passing day, the shutdown -- we're on day 27-- threatens America's economy and the safety of every American. On...

    Boing Boing
  • Feds report that U.S. debt is $2 trillion larger than the day Donald Trump took office

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to eliminate the national debt within eight years. However, his first two calendar years in office have ballooned the debt. The United States Treasury Department numbers show the debt is $2 trillion larger than the day Trump took office, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported Wednesday. “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt,” Trump promised as a candidate. “Well, I would

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