President Trump announced that he is going to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, much to the consternation of House Speaker Paul Ryan and others in the GOP.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell addressed the House Financial Services Committee, and his hints that interest rates may gradually be increased affected the financial markets.

On the surface, the White House’s plan to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure looks like magic, and it relies heavily on the concept of “public-private partnerships” to fund the program.

Legislation making its way through the Alabama legislature would exempt gold and silver from state taxes, thereby facilitating the use of precious metals in commerce while ending what supporters of the legislation say is unfair treatment of dealers and investors. The implications — even if unintended — could be huge, supporters say. 

Tax reform and deregulation have unleashed an economic tsunami whose impact is impossible to estimate, such as that happening at ExxonMobil. 

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