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Category Archives: Wall Street Journal

A $500 Billion “Hitch” Emerges In The Saudi Aramco IPO

As Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince pushes his nation's Vision 2030 economic overhaul and crows of the $2 trillion Saudi Aramco valuation (ahead of its potential IPO), WSJ reports that officials at the state-owned oil company are using internal value estimates to $1.3 to $1.5 trillion, calling bin Salman's estimate "unrealistic and mind blowing." Since […]

New Poll Finds Record Number Of Americans Want More Government In Their Lives

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In a poll conducted a few days ago by NBC News / Wall Street Journal, a record 57% of Americans responded that they want MORE government in their lives, and that the government should be doing more to solve people’s problems. That’s the highest percentage since they started asking […]

Mulvaney: “Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown Could Come Today” But Won’t Due To Border Wall

With president Trump optimistic, but already laying plans for a possible government shutdown – which incidentally would take place on the symbolic 100th day of Trump’s administration, incentivizing Democrats to be especially confrontational – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney tried to talk down concerns of an imminent government closure, and said talks between Republicans […]

Flying Is About To Get Even More Miserable…Well, At Least For Poor People

At a time when you would think the airlines would be a little more image conscious, you know because of that whole beating customers and dragging them off the plane thing that United did, they’re apparently doubling down on efforts to make “Flying The Friendly Skies” the most miserable experience ever.   After years of […]

“All I Have Is Hunger” – Many Venezuelans Too Weak To Protest Despite Maduro Misery

While tens of thousands of angry Venezuelans turned out for the 'mother of all protests' yesterday, facing an increasingly hostile military/police state, the numbers could have been significantly larger but for the fact that legions of poor Venezuelans are simply too frail from starvation to protest. Some say they are intimidated by armed pro-government militias […]

Distracted Nation “Buys The Dip”

Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, The military frolics of spring have distracted the nation’s attention from the economic and financial dynamics that pose the ultimate mortal threat to business as usual. Note the distinction between economic and financial. The first represents real activity in this Land of the Deal: people doing and making. The […]

US Cyber Attack “Sabotaged Kim’s Missile Launch”, Former British Foreign Secretary Claims

Seemingly confirming what we hinted at previously, The Sun newspaper reports that the US may have sabotaged Kim Jong-un’s missile test yesterday through a cyber-attack causing the rocket to spectacularly flop, according to a former British foreign secretary. In light of the recent NYT report that the US has been able to sabotage and remotely […]

Commercial Property Lending Tumbles As Retail / Hotel Originations Plunge

For those of you out there clinging to your commercial REIT stocks for their ‘defensive’ dividend yields while praying that the whole ‘retail implosion’ thing will simply go away, you may want to avert your eyes now.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association 4Q 2016 commercial real estate loan originations survey, mortgage originations related to […]

Europe: Combating Fake News

Via Fjordman, If present demographic trends continue, in a few decades, native Swedes could easily become a minority in their own country. Swedish ambulance personnel want gas masks and bulletproof vests to protect their staff against the escalating attacks, similar to equipment used by staff working in war zones. Most dangerous, however, is our inability […]

Hispanic-Owned Businesses Dominate Bids For Trump’s ‘Xenophobic’ Border Wall

Trump’s proposed border wall has been described by many of the left as everything from “xenophobic” to just plain “racist” and pretty much everything in between.  That said, perhaps “equal opportunity employer” would be more accurate in light of a new analysis from the Wall Street Journal that took a look at who has submitted […]