zerohedge April 16, 2018

After 3 straight months of declines, March retail sales surprised to the upside bouncing 0.6% MoM (+0.4% exp), but ex-autos/gas was a disappointment  (rising 0.3% vs 0.4% expectations). The 0.6% MoM spike was higher than the highest (of 71) economists’ estimate Eight of 13 major retail categories showed increases. Sales at health and personal-care stores […]

zerohedge April 16, 2018

Authored by Sheryl Attkisson, op-ed via The Hill, A lot of new information has come out in the year since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. No matter whether you admire Trump, Comey, both or neither – it’s now difficult to argue that Trump made the wrong move in removing Comey. Even many of Trump’s detractors […]

zerohedge April 16, 2018

Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation, As the April 17 deadline for filing income tax returns and paying federal income taxes approaches, it is important that we all remind ourselves of an important point: Income taxation and the Internal Revenue Service are irreconcilable with the principles of a free society. Another […]

zerohedge April 16, 2018

Authored by Rob Slane via TheBlogMire.com, So the moment we’ve been holding our breaths for a week finally came. In the end, I am mighty glad that this particular strike seems more like the impotent thrashing of the neocon snake that didn’t dare to attack places where Russian servicemen were likely to be killed, than […]

zerohedge April 16, 2018

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, In our digital age, ownership, utilization, and monetization of data raises profound questions about personal rights, state rights and the limits of freedom… For all the raft of unanswered questions or dismissal as a nothingburger, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day grilling at Capitol Hill hopefully may unleash a […]

zerohedge April 16, 2018

Excerpted from Jay Taylor’s Gold & Energy Stocks Newsletter: Gold rocketed to nearly $1,365 on Wednesday in New York, which is well above the $1,350 that Michael Oliver suggests is when technical price watchers will finally start to head into the yellow metal and related investments like gold stocks. But alas the banking cartel had other […]