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Billionaire Wilbur Ross Is Expected to Be Easily Confirmed as Trump Trade Czar Monday

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is expected to be easily confirmed as U.S. Commerce Secretary on Monday, clearing President Donald Trump’s top trade official to start work on renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico. 483 more words

Leadership

Latest Data Signal Solid Momentum for U.S. Economy

Stronger consumer spending, rising factory production and firming inflation boost odds the Fed will increase rates again soon

By BEN LEUBSDORF
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Trump’s New Trade Guru May Actually Be the Adult in the Room

The appointment this week of yet another protectionist to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nascent economic team is being met with an unusual reaction on both sides of the aisle in Washington: a little relief, and a tiny glimmer of optimism. 1,284 more words

China

Making News: Thom Hartmann Interview on Trump and Trade Now On-Line

I’m pleased to announce that the video of my appearance last night on RT America’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann is on-line!  Click on this… 51 more words

Trade

Trump Taps Protectionist Robert Lighthizer as His New Trade Rep

On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced trade lawyer and former Reagan administration official Robert Lighthizer as his pick for U.S. trade representative, adding another protectionist voice to a constellation of free-trade bashers the president-elect has assembled even before taking office. 668 more words

The Cable

 If the U.S. economy develops trouble any time soon, it will occur somewhere other than the household sector.  American consumers, quite contrary to their sometimes-profligate behavior in the past, have maintained a remarkable discipline throughout this recovery, keeping spending growth in line with income growth and improving their balance sheets. 

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