Why The U.S. Government Pays Lockheed Martin Billions

Lockheed Martin is the top grossing defense firm in the world, and the U.S. government supports that business to the tune of over $37.7 billion. It surpasses its closest competitors, Boeing and Raytheon, by nearly $20 billion in arms sales. These funds are granted by Congress to provide equipment that enables the U.S. military to […]

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Can Ranked-Choice Voting Change U.S. Elections?

Washington is totally broken. Washington is broken, Washington right now is broken. Nothing will get done in Washington this year because Washington is broken. For years now, politicians have been telling the American public that they can’t deliver their campaign promises because of the gridlock in Washington. But with so much at stake, from health […]

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What is The EIA (Energy Information Administration)?

Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy talking glossary of financial terms and events. Our word of the day is “EIA” EIA is the abbreviation for the Energy Information Administration. The government agency formed in 1977 as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy. The EIA is responsible for objectively collecting energy data, conducting analysis […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dissects America’s ‘fundamentally broken’ campaign finance laws

Let’s play a game. Let’s play a lightning round game. I’m going to be the bad guy, which I’m sure half the room would agree with anyway and I want to get away with as much bad things as possible, ideally to enrich myself and advance my interests, even if that means putting my interests […]

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🔴 The Consequences of the Fed’s Monetary Policy (w/ Stephanie Pomboy)

STEPHANIE POMBOY: If this is the underfunding situation now, when we’re arguably at the peak of economic and financial activity, what is it going to look like when heaven forbid, the market actually sustains a downturn? It’s remarkable. The complacency around the corporate sector’s ability to service all of this debt. It’s going to take […]

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Trump slams Fed Chair Jerome Powell amid trade tensions

CHARLES: PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMING THE FEDERAL RESERVE AHEAD OF JEROME POWELL’S SPEECH AT THE FED’S ANNUAL JACKSON HOLE EVENT TWEETING OUR ECONOMY IS VERY STRONG DESPITE HORRENDOUS LACK OF VISION BY JAY POWELL AND THE FED BUT THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO WILL THE ECONOMY TO BE BAD FOR PURPOSES OF THE 2020 ELECTION. VERY […]

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Why the Trump administration’s response to falling stocks left the markets more jittery

NICK SCHIFRIN: There was no Christmas Eve gift for investors, shareholders, retirees or the jittery markets. Today was the worst trading day ever on a Christmas Eve. And it comes after the markets finished their worst trading week since the 2008 financial crisis. Slower growth, higher interest rates, lower profits, a shutdown and trade wars, […]

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Peter Navarro defends tariff delay as ‘strong and flexible’ move

STUART: WE PROMISED YOU A SPECIAL GUEST JUST AFTER THE MARKET OPENED AND WE GOT HIM. PETER NAVARRO IS WITH US. WHITE HOUSE TRADE POLICY DIRECTOR. WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM. FORGIVE ME, I WANT A RAPID-FIRE SERIES OF THINGS HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE AN ACTIVE MARKET. FIRST OFF, THE PRESIDENT, DID HE BACK DOWN BY […]

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