Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for March 6, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy Service Sector Continues to Thrive The shocker for the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) this month was the employment gauge. This reading fell hard—over 6.6%. This forced the whole index to trend down a little, but it is still above 59, firmly in the expansion category (anything above 50). Ordinarily, a big drop...
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Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for March 5, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy White House Civil War There has been tension within the ranks of White House advisors from the start—not all that unusual. The people who are tasked to head up departments and provide policy advice are expected to compete with one another to advance the agenda of the group they head. Trump is now dealing with a ...
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Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for March 2, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy Tariff Shock Waves Frankly, most analysts and observers never thought it would come to this. There were so many reasons that imposing tariffs on imported steel was a bad idea. It instantly makes everything made of steel more expensive in the U.S., such as cars, buildings, equipment, etc. It instantly pits the U....
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