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Trump’s Resolve Will Be Tested in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is, in many ways, the perfect place for the president to demonstrate his independence from the financiers and long-time GOP stalwarts who appear to have recently gained so much sway over him.

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Study: Unemployment Makes Men Unattractive and Crazy

A new study shows that joblessness weighs on men more than women. Men’s mental health starts to deteriorate as soon as they exit the labor market. Women are apparently made of sterner stuff: their mental health only worsen’s after they’ve been out of the labor force for a period of time.

China's operating steelmaking capacity increased by 36.5 million tonnes in 2016 -- more than twice as much as the total production capacity of Britain, says a report

Trump Considering ‘Explosive’ Executive Order on Unfair Trade

A White House official told Breitbart News that it is likely any executive order to emerge prior to the investigation into trade deficits is completed would be narrowly tailored to commodities and metals such as steel and aluminum and wouldn’t include broader manufactured goods such as appliances.

All eyes will be on Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen's speech Friday as investors bet on a March rate hike

The Fed Will Give Trump Room to Run

Far from worrying that the economy is in danger of overheating, the minutes make it clear that Fed officials see the risks to economic growth as “tilted to the downside.”

Trump Executive Orders Target Trade Abuses Amid NAFTA Intrigue

The orders direct the government to launch a large-scale study of the massive and persistent U.S. trade deficit and instruct regulators to strictly enforce U.S. anti-dumping policies aimed at preventing foreign manufacturers from undercutting U.S. companies with unfairly low prices. They mark the latest step in the administration’s efforts to bolster U.S. manufacturing and prevent trading partners from taking advantage of the U.S.’s free trade stance.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 11, 2016

Stock Market’s Stunning Reversal Reveals the Shallowness of the ‘Longest Losing Streak Since 2011’

Despite the scary headlines about the “longest losing streak,” it’s the markets resilience that is truly remarkable. Many analysts and talkative investor-types had insisted the market would view the Obamacare replacement bill as a test of the Trump administration’s ability to enact its agenda. So when the bill seemed to be in trouble last week and, especially, when it went down in flames on Friday, stocks were widely expected sell off steeply. But that just keeps not happening.

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We Are Winning Again: Consumer Confidence Booms to Highest Level in 16 Years

Measures of consumer and business confidence continue to defy experts by climbing ever higher since the election of President Donald Trump. Despite media reports of hate crimes and an ongoing narrative that America has unentered a period of uncertainty and ill-will, surveys of consumers show that Americans are feeling better than they have for nearly all of this century.