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President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

“Critics of the Iraq War decision can say this is cold comfort, since Bush ended up making a decision they deplored” writes Jenna Mclaughlin for foreignpolicy.com. I encouraged the senators to continue to review nuclear command and control, seeking answers to these and other questions.Presidents already find it challenging to persuade the military to embrace policies that the military object to — and which are far less consequential than preventive nuclear war.President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing —…

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French regulator calls for caution with regard to Bitcoin hype

“Special attention is paid to the risks associated with the hype created around Bitcoin, given that various media publications and advertisements tout the virtual currency as an incredible investment opportunity” reports financefeeds.com. The cautionary stance of AMF with regard to various forms of investment involving cryptocurrencies reflects that of other European regulators.AMF emphasizes that the risks of investing in Bitcoin are at least twice as high as those associated with trading of “typical” CFDs.Particular caution is urged with regard to ICOs, as well as all sorts of “mining” offers.Investment in…

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The FDA is strengthening its warnings about heart attack and stroke risks associated with common pain drugs

“Here’s what to know: People with heart disease have a greater chance of having a heart attack or stroke after using NSAIDs” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. The risk of heart attack and stroke is greater when people use higher doses, and can increase the longer the drugs are used.Some of the most common painkillers available carry a warning: their use can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.The risk of heart attack and stroke associated with NSAID medications has been known since 2005, so this is an update to those warnings.Some…

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Fed’s Mester says she is not troubled by low inflation

“The Fed also has to be mindful of financial stability risks given that rates have been so low for so long, Mester added” writes Senior Economics Reporter for marketwatch.com. Inflation has generally remained below the U.S. central bank’s 2% target since the financial crisis but this is not troubling, said Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Thursday. “I’m not as troubled by where inflation is today.Moving rates up at a gradual pace takes into account risks to the upside from the low unemployment rate as well as downside risks, she…

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Rising debt and low interest posing greatest market risks, IMF’s Lipton says

“In financial markets, there are risks that come from having low interest rates for a very long time,” he said” writes Akio Kon for cnbc.com. The prolonged period of low central bank interest rates and rising debt in developed economies poses the greatest risk to financial markets in the medium-term, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive.”That’s affecting risk-taking behavior, it’s affecting the market risk that capital markets participants have.”. “We are seeing some greater leverage in the corporate world, in some countries for households, so that rising indebtedness…

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Iran Central Bank to Study Bitcoin and its Risks to the Market

“The Central Bank of Iran has said that it is to study all aspects of bitcoin due to the high risk of uncertainty it brings to the market” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. He added that control and monitoring measures were being put into place, but that investors should be aware of the risks relating to the digital currency.At the time of publishing the digital currency is trading over $6,600, according to CoinMarketCap. No doubt the volatility of bitcoin will be a cause of concern for the Central Bank of…

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Risks ahead for tax push as disputes linger and Trump returns…

“A White House aide confirmed that the president would speak to House Republicans on Thursday ahead of their expected tax bill vote” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The House retains the existing top tax rate in its bill, while the Senate proposes cutting it slightly to 38.5 percent.House & Senate for working so hard on cutting taxes {& reform.} We’re getting close!”. In his latest tweet, he also urged slashing the top tax rate for high earners to 35 percent from 39.6 percent, despite criticism from Democrats that the Republican…

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Investor Sureties on Hand with DeHedge

“The crypto market is different as it lacks brokers, underwriters, sureties, banks and hedging instruments” reports newsbtc.com. The solid backing provided by DeHedge is certain to attract the attention of investors who need serious insurance when choosing their business ventures.An investor receives insurance coverage for various cases, such as project cancellation or token exchange rate instability.Blockchain technology company DeHedge, established by the group of successful investors, aims to become the first on the global market to provide securities and insurance services for cryptocurrency projects worldwide. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Eurozone forecast to grow at fastest rate in 10 years

“The Commission also raised its eurozone growth forecast for next year to 2.1 percent from 1.8 percent and said growth in 2019 is expected to be 1.9 percent” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy will grow this year at its fastest rate in a decade following a run of upbeat news largely linked to a reduction in uncertainty following a series of elections, the European Union said Thursday.In its previous forecast in the spring, it had penciled in growth of 1.7 percent.In updated forecasts,…

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