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Trump adviser Kudlow optimistic that boom times will continue

“A more volatile stock market and trade war worries have accelerated concern that the end of the boom times is near” reports nypost.com. National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow painted a rosy picture of the economy Wednesday — even as the US is embroiled in the beginning of a trade war. “There’s no recession in sight right now,” Kudlow said at an investor conference in New York. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Uber hires former adviser to David Cameron to lead lobbying in northern Europe

“The U.S. company has appointed Adam Atashzai as its head of policy for northern Europe, which includes the UK and countries in the Nordics and Benelux, an Uber spokesman confirmed to Reuters” reports businessinsider.com. Last September, Transport for London refused to renew Uber’s license, citing failings in the company’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and to driver background checks. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Senior National Security Council director for intelligence to leave White House: Report

“Michael Barry, the senior National Security Council director for intelligence programs, is departing his position at the White House, according to two government officials” writes Ap Photo Andrew for washingtonexaminer.com. Barry is departing on “very good terms,” one of the officials told the , but added that it would be a “tough loss for the NSC.” Barry will allegedly be returning to the CIA, where he served before joining the NSC. Since national security adviser John Bolton was appointed to his position earlier this year, there has been a growing…

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Security official who supported refugees ‘forced out of White House’

“Mr Bolton took over as national security adviser from Lieutenant General HR McMaster, who was appointed to replace former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the early months of the Trump administration” writes Emily Shugerman for independent.co.uk. A top national security council official who clashed with members of the Trump administration over immigration policy is no longer working at the White House, according to reports.Still, the former White House adviser described Ms Arangio as “fiercely loyal” to the president.In this role, she repeatedly tried to correct misinformation about refugees and…

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Former White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers that will chronicle his time at the White House and his 34-year military career, a new report says.

“Former White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers that will chronicle his time at the White House and his 34-year military career, a new report says” writes Ap Photo Pablo for washingtonexaminer.com. McMaster said he was “looking forward to researching and writing about the greatest challenges to the free world and how we can work together with like-minded nations to seize opportunities, defeat threats to security, and preserve our way of life,” according to a statement issued through his publisher. He was…

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Use these online watchdogs before giving a financial adviser your money

“Also read: When it comes to financial advice, avoid these 4 kinds of people Plus: This DIY investor says there are 5 good reasons to hire a financial adviser” writes unknown author for marketwatch.com. Most financial advisers act with honesty and integrity.While an individual can set up shop as a “financial planner” free from certain requirements, certified financial planners (CFPs) must pass an exam and meet other prerequisites.While their investment philosophies may vary, the vast majority of them will be responsible stewards of your financial assets.But if the disclosures involve…

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Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

“Kavanaugh, 53, was picked by former President George W. Bush to serve on the influential Washington-based appeals court in 2003” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Reuters reported last week that conservative federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Kethledge are the two most serious contenders being considered by Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court, citing a source familiar with the process. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Trump adviser Larry Kudlow says the rising deficit is coming down ‘rapidly’

“The federal deficit is “coming down rapidly,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday, even though the deficit has risen and is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The annual deficit rose from $585 billion in 2016 to $665 billion in 2017, President Trump’s first year in office. And the deficit was up by about $100 billion through the first eight months of the year, according to the CBO.While some indicators of economic growth are improving, the deficit is not. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Dollar steady, confusion over US stance on China investment caps upside

“The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood steady at 95.257 after rallying 0.65 percent the previous day” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The dollar was steady against its rivals on Thursday, though it failed to build on overnight gains amid conflicting signals from Washington on a proposal to restrict Chinese investment as the bitter U.S.-China trade row kept financial markets on edge. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had favored a more measured and global approach to protecting U.S. technology, using authority approved by Congress, while White House…

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