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  • Deutsche Bank Is Scrambling For A 'Plan B' To Justify Abandoning Commerzbank Merger Talks April 18, 2019
    The fraught, government-assisted courtship of troubled German banking giants Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank has hit yet another snag. According to a series of reports published Thursday morning, concerns about a mass defection of mutual clients moving some, or all, of their business is giving Deutsche Bank - long reputed to be the more reluctant partner […]
    Tyler Durden
  • Mueller Report Day: Here's What To Expect April 18, 2019
    Later today the public will finally get their hands on the long-awaited Mueller report - albeit with color-coded redactions to identify the multiple reasons that certain information from the almost 400-page report can't be shared with Congress or the public.  Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference Thursday at […]
    Tyler Durden
  • Initial Jobless Claims Tumble To Fresh 50 Year Lows April 18, 2019
    Initial jobless claims keep grinding lower and lower. The last time this few Americans sought the help of government after losing a job was in November 1969. Initial Jobless Claims tumbled another 5K from the prior week's revised 197K to just 192K: the second consecutive sub-200K print in 50 years, and the lowest print since […]
    Tyler Durden
  • US Retail Sales Surge Most Since 2017 April 18, 2019
    Having re-slumped in February, after bounding back from December's plunge, US Retail Sales were expected to rebound solidly in March (as analysts projected auto sales and a bounce in gas prices would help) and it did. Headline retail sales rose 1.6% MoM in March  (crushing the 1.0% expected) - the strongest monthly surge since Sept […]
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  • Tesla "Spontaneously Catches Fire", Is Incinerated After Burning For Hours April 18, 2019
    Just hours after we reported three new executive departures - and just days ahead of Tesla's Autonomous Driving event - the good, old fashioned oil-backed naked-short selling conspiracy FUD just keeps on rolling in.  A Tesla vehicle near Pittsburgh caught fire and burned for hours on Wednesday night at an area service garage. The fire occurred […]
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  • Mainstream Media Is Hyping Up The Mueller Report Release As Some Sort Of Key Historical Event April 18, 2019
    Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Are you ready for the biggest non-event in recent American political history?  The mainstream media is treating Thursday’s release of the Mueller report as an event of critical historical importance, but it isn’t.  Unless Attorney General William Barr was lying to us in his summary of […]
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  • Here We Go Again: Pinterest, Zoom Price Above Range In Latest Batch Of 'Unicorn' IPOs April 18, 2019
    With short interest now at 60+% of its float, Lyft has swiftly become a symbol for disastrous post-IPO performance by the latest batch of overvalued tech 'unicorns' all of which are "inexplicably" scrambling to go public all at the same time, almost as if they know what's coming next. But the ride-sharing app's steep drop […]
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  • N.Korea's Kim Wants Pompeo Replaced As Chief US Negotiator, Will Meet With Putin April 18, 2019
    So much for those photos of Kim and Pompeo standing cheerfully side by side. One day after North Korea's Leader Kim reportedly oversaw the test of a "new tactical guided weapon", North Korea on Thursday demanded that Secretary of State and former CIA chief, Mike Pompeo, should be replaced for any future negotiations with the […]
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  • Global Stocks Wipe Out Weekly Gains As European PMIs Slump April 18, 2019
    If China's gargantuan credit injection was supposed to prompt a wave of global "green shoots", it failed to make a dent on Europe. Global shares erased this week’s gains and US equity futures dropped after weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe stoked renewed fears of a slowdown in global growth, adding to profit taking […]
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  • Farage's Brexit Party Leapfrogs Tories To Lead European Election Polls April 18, 2019
    Support for the Tories is plunging following Theresa May's latest Brexit can-kick (a six-month extension until Halloween), and as cross-party talks for a Brexit compromise stall, it appears Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party is emerging as the biggest winner from all the Brexit chaos. According to the latest YouGov poll, the second in two […]
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