Donald Trump Entertainment hayden christensen james earl jones Op-ed Star Wars U.S. Politics 

Freudian Slip? Trump Accidentally Compares Himself to Darth Vader

Donald Trump just accidentally compared himself to Star Wars villain Darth Vader – and not even the James Earl Jones version. | Source: REUTERS/Leah Millis (i), Lucasfilm (ii). Image Edited by CCN. By CCN Markets: This morning, President Trump drew fire when he shared a quote likening him to the second coming of Jesus Christ. This afternoon, he accidentally compared himself to someone far less heroic: Darth Vader – and not even the James Earl Jones version. Trump: I am the ‘Chosen One’ ‘I am the Chosen One,’ Trump proclaims…

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Donald Trump Dow Jones U.S. Market News U.S. Politics 

Vote for Me or Suffer Stock Market Crash

President Donald Trump urged Americans to vote for him in 2020 or the stock market could crash and a recession may occur. | Source: Nicholas Kamm / AFP By CCN Markets: President Donald Trump urged Americans to vote for him in 2020 or face the ugly consequences: The stock market will crash, and the economy could crumble into a recession. Trump made the bold assertions during a raucous rally last night in Manchester, New Hampshire. Speaking to a capacity crowd of 11,000 supporters, Trump made the economic argument for his…

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JPMorgan S&P 500 U.S. Market News U.S. Politics 

Wall Street Disagrees on Size of Rate Cut Ahead of Fed Meeting

Most of Wall Street is expecting the Fed to cut interest rates in coming days, but the question is by how much? For the most part, economists fall in one of two camps – a 25 basis-point cut or a 50 basis-point cut. But according to one White House official, half-a-point is just not going far enough. White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow appears to prefer to see the Fed cut interest rates by 75 basis points when they meet for a two-day meeting next week, telling Fox Business: “I…

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Cryptocurrency News Donald Trump federal reserve judy shelton U.S. Politics 

Trump’s Fed Pick Isn’t Just a Gold Bug

White House economic adviser Judy Shelton made headlines last week after President Donald Trump nominated her to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The mainstream press and finance industry were surprised to learn Trump’s Fed pick is a “gold bug.” She advocates returning the U.S. Dollar to the “gold standard.” President Trump’s Fed Nominee Dr. Judy Shelton discusses her support of a return to the gold standard and her critical take on central bank activity “Money is meant to serve as a reliable measure.”@CNBC pic.twitter.com/4wxKOgjRf4 — Squawk on the Street…

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china Cryptocurrency News Iran russia U.S. Politics venezuela 

Study Exposes How Russia, Iran, & China Are Weaponizing Crypto

It’s no secret that foes of the United States – including Venezuela, Iran, Russia, and China – are experimenting with cryptocurrency technology as they seek to render their economies immune to crippling US sanctions. However, a new study from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) exposes the lengths to which these rogue nations are willing to go to make this a reality. “For decades, U.S. adversaries have been trying to evade and undermine this power, but there has been no way to conduct significant international commerce without moving through…

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Donald Trump S&P 500 U.S. Market News U.S. Politics 

Bullish S&P 500 Index Signals Likely Trump 2020 Victory

Up almost 50 percent since his election and recently hitting fresh all-time highs, the S&P 500 index could be signaling expectations Trump may be reelected. Stock Market Suggests Investor Confidence The economy under Trump has shown few signs of slowing down. The economy gained 224,000 jobs in June, according to a monthly employment report released Friday. That brings monthly job growth for April, May, and June to an average 171,000 jobs. Wages are also on an uptick, 3.1 percent up for hourly paid workers over the past year. But it…

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Donald Trump Dow Jones federal reserve Jerome Powell U.S. Market News U.S. Politics 

Dow Creeps Higher as Trump Stacks Fed with Rate-Slashing Allies

Dow Jones futures traded higher on Wednesday as Trump aims to stack the Federal Reserve in his favor. In a series of tweets last night, he revealed his picks for the two empty chairs on the Fed’s board of governors. The names are Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton, both staunch advocates of low-interest rates. Trump has made no secret about his desire for low rates, which he believes would rally the stock market. His picks, still unconfirmed by the Senate, would likely tip the Fed in favor of faster rate…

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George Soros U.S. Politics 

George Soros and Other Billionaires Beg 2020 Hopefuls for Wealth Tax

Published: 24/06/2019 19:00 ET. Journalist: Paying a wealth tax is just fine for George Soros. He is among more than a dozen billionaires who make up the richest people on the planet and don’t think they’re being taxed enough to cover their fair share. However, they have conditions. They have designated causes as well as the amounts for such a tax. The billionaires have signed a nonpartisan letter to 2020 presidential hopefuls calling for them to create a wealth tax. The request, while seeming to be bizarre, is gaining steam….

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Amazon Claps Back at AOC Over ‘Starvation Wages’ Accusations

Published: 17/06/2019 22:45 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: There’s nothing more entertaining than a socialist trying to debate a capitalist. Actually, the one thing more entertaining is watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, aka Jar Jar Binks debating Amazon.com AOC Tries to Play with the Big Kids On ABC’s “This Week”, AOC said: “I spend more time thinking about Amazon warehouse workers…if you’re average Amazon worker is making a living wage, if they have guaranteed health care, and if they can send their kids to college tuition-free…paying them starvation wages, stripping…

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* bernie sanders U.S. Politics 

Bernie Sanders Wants a ‘Political Revolution’ but Economy Is Humming

By CCN Markets: Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has reportedly called for a full-blown “political revolution” to fix the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, popular metrics such as the stock market and GDP point to economic vigor. In fact, since the Great Recession was over a decade ago, the economy has been expanding for the longest stretch in history. Bernie Sanders Calls for a ‘Political Revolution’ Bernie Sanders appeared on Fox News Sunday to give his opinion on directing the future of the U.S. economy. In an accompanying article, Fox labeled his rhetoric…

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