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May 17
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China targets U.S. farmers

May 17, 2019

China’s latest tariffs focus on U.S. agricultural exports; financial markets are pricing in at least one Fed rate cut this year; U.S. consumers’ debt load reached $13.67 trillion, with student debt outstripping auto loans.

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May 10
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U.S. – China: Tariff Tumult

May 10, 2019

Negotiations on a U.S. - China trade agreement hit a snag; U.S. inflation continued its sluggish pace in April; South Africa's election was a qualified victory for the ruling ANC.

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May 03
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U.S. Jobs: Payday

May 03, 2019

Friday's jobs report for April handily beat expectations; the Fed's assessment of low inflation as "transitory" surprised markets; prices for pork and feedstocks could be rocked by a massive outbreak of African swine fever in China.

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Apr 26
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U.S. Growth: Behind the GDP surprise

April 26, 2019

Strong headline growth for the U.S., with the devil in the details; Policy signals from China as trade talks resume.

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Apr 18
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China: Soft Landing or Rapid Resurgence?

April 18, 2019

China's economy showed renewed strength; Eurozone manufacturing weakened; U.S. industrial production fell slightly as companies began to work down inventory levels.

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Apr 12
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Brexit: Careful what you wish for

April 12, 2019

Brexit got a six-month breather; US growth stayed on the path, while Italy downgraded its own forecast; China's exports recovered, but imports fell; shale oil got another large sponsor.

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Apr 05
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U.S. Jobs: Back On Track

April 05, 2019

Friday saw a solid U.S. jobs report, with only a couple of wrinkles; Germany's manufacturing sector had a distressing February; Greece's debt crisis generated an ironic payday; Brexit hit yet another pothole.

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Mar 29
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U.S. Consumers: Not Feeling It

March 29, 2019

Consumers held back slightly in January; the ECB contemplated another innovation to support Europe's banking sector; Theresa May's Brexit deal was defeated in the House of Commons; Sweden contemplated deficit spending to support its slowing economy.

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Mar 22
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Fed: Connecting the Dots

March 22, 2019

The FOMC made a major dovish move; Brexit got a reprieve and the UK has some decisions to make.

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Mar 15
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Brexit: The Paradoxical Pound

March 15, 2019

The British pound seemed to enjoy the current impasse; Italy considered joining China's Belt and Road Initiative on commerce and infrastructure; U.S. economic data was less than encouraging; China and the U.S. agreed to continue agreeing.

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