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By Marc Chandler – Thursday, July 27 is the 64th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the overt hostilities in the civil war. In the past, North Korea has used the occasion to display its military might, including a missile launch.

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By Charles Hugh Smith – Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, a balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea...

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By Independent Institute – These days it seems college is about everything but higher learning. Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, for example, were allowed...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – John Maynard Keynes once wrote what may be one of the most insightful observations on financial markets ever conceived: We have reached the third degree where we devote our intelligence to anticipating...

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By FS Staff – Several skeptics responded to our piece last week looking at the yield curve as a leading indicator saying that the yield curve is no longer reliable because of the Fed’s distortions on the market. Assuming this to be true, what are other leading indicators...

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By Patrick O'Hare – When President Trump was elected last November, the stock market threw a pro-growth party that resulted in a robust year-end rally for the major indices. Stock market participants were enthused by the prospect of reduced...

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By Jill Mislinski – Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 144.8, up from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at 4.99%, down...

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By Robert Rapier – The first half of 2017 marked the worst first-half performance for crude oil since 1998. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude both fell 14% in the first half of the year. Coal and natural gas also declined...

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By Global Risk Insights – With the increase of workplace automation and robotics, the fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive. The response to...

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By FS Staff – Our modern, globalized economy is increasingly dominated by automation and mass production. While this is pressuring many workers, Richard Ocejo's new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, documents the large-scale...

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