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Americans Moving for Retirement outside the US

AP Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012. “I wante...
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Dollar Surges as US Prepares for Higher Rates

WALL STREET JOURNAL A dollar surge that began after the U.S. election has accelerated with this week’s Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, pointing to a possible reckoning in coming months for economies ...
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Fed on track to raise rates today: 4 fast facts

CNN MONEY The Federal Reserve appears poised to raise its key interest rate at the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday. It would only be the Fed's second rate hike since 2006. The first came in December 20...
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US Trade Deficit Widened Sharply in October

WALL STREET JOURNAL The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in October as exports weakened following a summer surge, and imports jumped, setting up a likely drag on overall economic growth in the final months...
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Donald Trump speaks with Taiwan’s leader

LA TIMES President-elect Donald Trump had a potentially provocative phone conversation Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which could upset delicate relations between the U.S. and the Chinese...
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OPEC May Give Trump Energy Goals a Boost

WALL STREET JOURNAL Donald Trump says he plans to make America energy independent. He may receive an unintended boost this week in the form of an oil production cut by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...
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Dow Tops 19000 for First Time

WALL STREET JOURNAL The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached 19000 for the first time early Tuesday, a day after multiple U.S. stock indexes hit records. It has been a fast surge for the blue-chip index,...
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Trump’s Pullout of TPP Opens Way for China

NEWSMAX An Asia-Pacific trade deal stands almost no chance of working now that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pulled the plug on it, proponents of the pact said on Tuesday, opening the way for China t...
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Trump Looms Over Lima’s APEC Summit

VOICE OF AMERICA U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Peru on Friday for his final Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting, but his presence will be overshadowed by someone who is not sch...
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Worst Of Saudi Economic Slump Yet To Come

PRESS TV Experts say the outlook for Saudi economic recovery will remain murky for many months to come with some even warning that the worst of the economic slump for the kingdom is yet to come. Reuters i...
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Ron Paul: Blame Government, Not Markets For Monopoly

EURASIA REVIEW When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly power. These concerns led some to call for...
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Opinion: Economics is a Form of Brain Damage

UPLIFT CONNECT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jlyv1hCTr0 Economics is Not a Science and is Not Based in the Real World In today’s world, economics is king. Everyone’s talking money and economy...
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New Las Vegas Casino ONLY for Chinese Gamblers

LOS ANGELES TIMES Casino operators know there are no gamblers quite like the Chinese. With their affinity for baccarat, the most lucrative game in Las Vegas, Chinese gamblers have long commanded special t...
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IMF: China Surpasses US, now World’s Largest Economy

BUSINESS INSIDER Sorry, America. China just overtook the US to become the world's largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. H...
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7 out of 10 Americans have less than 1K in Savings

USA TODAY Last year, GoBankingRates surveyed more than 5,000 Americans only to uncover that 62% of them had less than $1,000 in savings. Last month GoBankingRates again posed the question to Americans of how...