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Source: Washington Post

China tries to boost its economy, as long trade fight looms with Trump

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

China is redoubling efforts to protect its slowing economy from the effects of a trade war with the United States, providing fresh ammunition for President Trump’s claim that Washington enjoys the upper hand in the deepening commercial conflict.

Easing monetary policy puts China out of sync with the Federal Reserve, which is expected to continue raising its benchmark rate several times next year, and will erode the effect of Trump’s tariffs by effectively discounting the price of Chinese exports to the United States, said Wright, Rhodium’s director of China markets research.

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Source: Global News

Mounties will be barred from smoking pot almost a month prior to any shift

Wednesday 03:21 GMT

In a new policy reportedly set to be announced later this week, the RCMP will ban Mounties from using legal pot almost a month before any shift.

READ MORE: When will you be charged for driving after smoking pot? ‘It depends on a case-by-case basis’. Part of the difficulty in setting out clear limits on the use of marijuana has been the fact that THC can linger in the blood for days after a person consumes pot.

2 Articles
Source: Fox News

Anger management: Outraged liberal pundits declaring war after Kavanaugh

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

All this talk of anger and wars and coups seems jarringly out of place for those who usually preach the virtues of rational debate and discourse.

Blow writes that "liberals can get so high-minded that they lose sight of the ground war," and in case folks aren't grabbing their bayonets, says that "Kavanaugh is only one soldier, albeit an important one, in a larger battle. Stop thinking you're in a skirmish, when you're at war.". Leonhardt begins his piece with this declaration: "If you're not angry yet, you should be."

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Source: CBS News

Trump says U.S.-Saudi relations are "excellent," amid case of missing journalist

Friday 08:06 GMT

President Trump described the relationship between U.S. and Saudi Arabia as "excellent," despite the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn't been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Asked about the case of the missing journalist on "Fox and Friends," the president said, "Well, we're looking at it very, very seriously.

Pressed as to whether the U.S. relationship with the Saudis is in jeopardy — particularly after the Washington Post reported, according to U.S. intercepts, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him — Mr. Trump skirted the question.

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Source: CTV

Canadians working in legal pot industry can enter U.S. for personal trips

Friday 14:33 GMT

Canadians who are employed or invest in the legal cannabis industry should not anticipate any issues crossing the U.S. border, as long as the purpose of their trip has nothing to do with the marijuana industry, says the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

"A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S. however, if a traveler is found to be coming to the U.S. for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible," said the CBP in a statement posted to its website.

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Source: Common Domain

Investors’ Curious Comfort With Junk Bonds

Sunday 17:13 GMT

However, given that the U.S. and global economies are very far into a long period of growth and more interest-rate rises are in the cards, investors should be more concerned that they aren’t getting paid enough for the risk of downgrades and, potentially, defaults when the slowdown comes.

The good news is that investors have some idea of this, which is why a bigger gap is opening up between spreads on BBB-rated bonds and AAA-rated bonds.

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Source: Washington Post

Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump’s bet on the Saudi heir

Today 10:51 GMT

When President Trump chose Riyadh to make his debut on the world stage last year, he was placing a bet on Saudi Arabia, which serenaded him with military bands, dazzled him with a flyover of fighter jets and regaled him with a traditional sword dance.

The presidential son-in-law has carefully cultivated a close partnership with the heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom Kushner has championed as a reformer poised to usher the ultraconservative oil-rich monarchy into modernity.


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