Could Alibaba, rather than Amazon, be the online portal to help Make American Great Again?

There is no denying that online retail has crossed the Rubicon and is now a primary choice for consumers to use in purchasing nearly any good or service they desire.  And just like the automobile helped in the elimination of the horse and buggy industry back at the turn of the 20th century, online retail is doing its part in destroying the paradigm of brick and mortar businesses.

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Putin invites Trump to be in on the spoils of Obama’s failed Syrian war

In the final month of the Obama administration, both Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan left out the President from being a part of the peace talks in Syria as the final stages of the campaign against ISIS comes to an end.  And in a bold move here just one day before Donald Trump swears in to become the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States, the Russian leader gets in one final jab at what will one day be known in the history books as ‘Obama’s Failed War in Syria’ by inviting his political adversary to now be a part of the spoils of victory.

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What it will be like to live in a post-sanction world

On Jan. 14 President-Elect Donald Trump spoke with the Wall Street Journal and reiterated his desire towards seeking to improve relations with both Russia and China, and at the same time masterfully playing his obfuscation card with the media on what policies he truly intends to implement.  In fact, his ability to promote both sides of an issue to different audiences has become one of The Donald’s most powerful traits… which is the ability to go back and forth on a given topic without getting labeled with the politically divisive term ‘flip-flopper’.

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While the U.S. wastes time blaming Russia for hacking, Moscow looks to pluck Japan away from the West

It has not been a very good year for the U.S. establishment, which saw their power take a severe blow with the election of Donald Trump as the next President.  And when you couple this with the failures of the shadow government’s gambit in Syria, perhaps it is not surprising that the once great nation known as America is little more than a paper tiger who is now relegated to blaming scapegoats for just about every one of their failures.

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Despite the dollar on the precipice of 14 year highs, China still chugging away in attracting nations to the Yuan

Thanks to Mario Draghi’s big yawn announcement earlier this week where he jawboned that little would change with the European Central Bank’s monetary policy now, and in 2017, the dollar rebounded from its recent decline below 100 to soar back to just below 102 on the index.  And with this level the dollar remains above its 13 year highs achieved days after Donald Trump was elected President, and hovers just below a 14 year high point in overall strength against major currencies.

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