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  • Independent Business Association Gives Trump “Thumbs Up”
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    Independent Business Association Gives Trump “Thumbs Up” While there seems to be some questions as to President Trump’s impact on “small business,” the National Federation of Independent business survey gives POTUS a strong positive rating. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has validated that these so-called “small…
  • What Comprises the Southeast Asian Economy Dynamics?
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    What Comprises the Southeast Asian Economy Dynamics? According to the International Monetary Fund, eleven independent nations located in and around the South Pacific Ocean comprise a rapidly emerging economic growth sector, identified as Southeast Asia. Although approximately 750 million people occupiy this vast geographic spectrum, the variance…
  • Will Oil Exports Provide a Major US Economic Plus?
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    Will Oil Exports Provide a Major US Economic Plus? When former President Barack Obama grudgingly allowed the lifting of the 43-year-old “Nixon” US oil export embargo as part of a Congressional long-term budget compromise, few expected this concession to have much of an impact on the inverted crude oil…
  • Has the GOP Become the US People’s Party?
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    Has the GOP Become the US People’s Party? What seems to have been overlooked in analyzing the electoral results of the November 8, 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections is that the Republican domination of the White House, Senate, and Congress constitute a major shift. When adding 33 state…
  • Will Federal Reserve Lag Overall Economic Recovery?
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    Will Federal Reserve Lag Overall Economic Recovery? While the Federal Reserve has used maximum interest rate recovery restraint to encourage employment and production recovery, the easy money that this made available did little to stimulate an eight-year economic growth contingency that barely reached two percent per annum.…
  • Is Electrical Industry in Danger of Collapse?
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    Is Electrical Industry in Danger of Collapse? While “climatological purists” are doing their best to put an end to, or at least dramatically weaken, the fossil fuel domination (coal, oil, and natural gas), and its giant electricity end use markets, the many flaws facing renewables are strongly…
  • Is a US Political Realignment in the Works?
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    Is a US Political Realignment in the Works? As the nation’s Democratic Party fractures into “Leftist” and Far-Left realignments, the GOP is tilting further to the right with the Alt-Right wing becoming a growing factor. These divergent shifts became clear early in the year by two significant events:…
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds Reach Record Volumes
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    Sovereign Wealth Funds Reach Record Volumes While sovereign wealth funds have been in existence for close to a century, there is much confusion as to the rationale of their existence, their flexibility, and their long-term objectives. Although independently managed, sovereign wealth funds represent the excess monetary…
  • Why has US Business-Friendly Status Cratered Significantly?
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    Why has US Business-Friendly Status Cratered Significantly? Although the debate over America’s “business-friendly” attitude could be considered an econo-political ongoing debate, the prestigious Forbes Business Magazine has come up with a statistical analysis, that ranks “business-friendly” international status over the past decade. This chart tracks current ranking…
  • Will US Oil Exports Reach Unexpected Heights?
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    Will US Oil Exports Reach Unexpected Heights? When President Barack Obama relented on lifting the “Nixon Administration embargo (1973) on U.S. crude oil export shipments, it was considered a gesture of compromise to facilitate an overall Congressional Treasury budget agreement. It should be noted that Canada was…