US, China Trade Talks Yield No Major Progress as Tariffs Bite

  1. US, China Trade Talks Yield No Major Progress as Tariffs Bite  Bloomberg
  2. China Trade War Update: Preparing For Trump Vs. Xi  Forbes
  3. US And China Impose Fresh Tariffs As Trade War Escalates  NPR
  4. Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On US Goods  NPR
  5. The US is overly paranoid about China’s tech rise  Washington Post
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Treasury yields retreat ahead of ECB; Fed's rate hike brings yield curve in focus

  1. Treasury yields retreat ahead of ECB; Fed’s rate hike brings yield curve in focus  MarketWatch
  2. Hawkish Fed, China Surprises Derail Risk Appetite: Markets Wrap  Bloomberg
  3. Credit card rates hit 18-year high — here’s why  CBS News
  4. Fed Raises Interest Rates, Sets Stage for Two More Increases in 2018  Wall Street Journal
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Pentagon Wants To Deploy 'Low-Yield' Nuclear Weapons To Deter Russia From Similar Ones

Even as the Trump administration excoriates Iran and North Korea on nuclear arms, Congress is set to fund a new, “low-yield” atomic weapon. The Pentagon says one is needed to plausibly deter any plans by Russia to use smaller nukes. Critics say such a “useable” nuke would increase, not decrease, the likelihood of the nuclear war that military planners say they want to avoid.


Source: NPR