Beijing Slams Pentagon ‘China Military Threat’ Assessment As False “Cold War Mentality”

China has lodged a diplomatic protest in response to the latest Pentagon annual assessment on “China’s Military Threat” delivered to Congress and made public late Thursday evening, saying it “firmly opposes” the report as a gross misinterpretation of its true military aims and intent, and…

Generic Congressional Ballot – Rasmussen Reports®

Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but after two weeks of a tightening race, Democrats have expanded their lead. The latest telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if…

US Rules Out Removing Steel Tariffs To Turkey Even If Pastor Is Released

In the latest diplomatic salvo in the escalating war of words between Washington and Ankara, the United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, offsetting a pledge by Qatar…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Alex Jones Suspension, “Timeouts” 

In the latest media pit stop, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat down with NBC News‘ Lester Holt, where he defended the company’s decision to put Infowars’ Alex Jones under a seven-day timeout over an offensive tweet linking to a video in which Jones encourages his audience…

Tuning Omarosa out

The latest episode of Fire and Fury is on your TV screens.   Unlike the book, you won’t have to pay $30 for this version.  In fact, you can see for free for the next six weeks on MSNBC.  The episodes include audio tapes recorded secretly in the White…

Report Signals UK Housing Bubble Bust: “Home Values Fell For The Fifth Straight Month”

According to the latest numbers from Acadata Ltd., a housing bubble in the UK is steadily deflating due to the economic uncertainties surrounding Brexit, along with tighter monetary conditions via the Bank of England, which could alleviate lingering affordability issues. British home values fell for the fifth…

China Credit Impulse Shrinks To 2 Year Low Amid Collapsing Shadow Banking Debt

With China having given up on its latest attempt to deleverage in response to the escalating trade war, the market was keenly looking at the latest credit metrics out of China to see if this was already reflected in the official data, and sure enough…

Italy Gives ECB An Ultimatum: “Guarantee” Bond Spreads Or “Euro Will Be Dismantled”

While the world remains focused on ground zero of the latest emerging markets crisis, Turkey, and whether contagion from its plunging currency will further pressure global assets, a new – well old – threat has emerged. In an unexpectedly sharp attack on the ECB, in…

Elon Musk, Tesla Sued For Fraud Over Tweets, Going Private Transaction

On Thursday, following the latest dramatic moves in Tesla stocks which initially surged following Musk’s proposed “funding secured” going private tweet, then slumped when it emerged that there had been no prior discussion with investors, we suggested that Tesla may soon be the one company…

Generic Congressional Ballot – Rasmussen Reports®

Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but for the second week in a row, that lead has tightened. The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the…