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Why the Border Adjustment Tax Is Already Losing Momentum

With a Republican House and Senate, corporate taxes under a Donald Trump presidency are almost certain to come down in 2017 and beyond. While many politicians have wanted more taxes ...
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World Economic Growth to Rise by 2.7%, Hampered by Latin America — World Bank

The World Bank has come out with its 2017 economic forecast, and the numbers are distressing. The global economy is expected to rise by 2.7%, below earlier forecasts. Trouble Latin America ...
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China’s Growth Turns Hot Again With Best PMI Result in 4 Years

China's purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) took an unexpected jump in December, a sign that its economy may be not be slowing as much as expected. Various estimates put its gross ...
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Automakers Demand for Lithium to Rise 17% in 2017

Lithium is the critical component of the lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops, and cars. Global demand for lithium batteries is expected to reach 1.7 billion units in 2016 and ...
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Wal-Mart’s Mexican Unit to Invest $1.3 Billion in Mexico

The Mexico-based unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Wal-Mart de Mexico, announced Wednesday that the company plans to invest $1.3 billion in its logistics operations in the country. The ...
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Boeing, Airbus Both Claim Victory After WTO Ruling

The Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday handed down its report on a complaint filed by the European Union (EU) related to incentives granted to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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September Trade Deficit Narrows Despite Strong US Dollar

Friday's major economic report was the Employment Situation from the Labor Department, showing muted payrolls gains. The report on international trade (or the trade deficit) may not be a market-moving ...
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US Corporate Cash Balances Set to Rise 5% to $1.77 Trillion by End of 2016

When tallying up the total cash sitting inside corporations in America, there are a few things to consider. First is that this generally pertains to non-financial companies because banks and ...
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World’s Top Economies Include Companies and Cities

Of the largest 100 world economies, 42 are cities, or more specifically, metropolitan areas. Of those cities, 12 are located in the United States and eight in China. One-third of the ...
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August Trade Deficit Widens Out From July

The monthly reading on international trade is known to the rest of us as the trade deficit. It hasn't been positive in so long that you might wonder why they don't ...
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Gold Mine

Rio Tinto Targeting $3 Billion More in Debt Reductions

Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) may have had its problems during the time that metals and commodities were falling. At the same time, Rio Tinto remains one of the world's top ...
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Boeing Wins WTO Subsidy Case — Now Can the US Collect?

The rivalry between Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and its European nemesis Airbus Group has roots running back more than two decades. The latest blow was struck Thursday when the World ...
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North Korean Economy Explained

It is so difficult to find accurate numbers about the North Korean (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) economy that are less than a decade old. The World Bank information is ...
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Dilma Rousseff, One of the 50 Least Powerful People in the World, Thrown Out of Office

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, was thrown out of office by the country's senate. This is not long after 24/7 Wall St. published its 50 Least Powerful People in ...
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5 Critical Issues Driving Gold Demand in 2016 and Beyond

It is no secret that gold has been a key winner in 2016. Surprisingly, very few economists and investors believed that was going to be the case at the very ...
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