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Assad Calls US Forces In Syria "Invaders", Loses Faith In Trump

With the Trump administration rapidly shifting its foreign policy stance in recent weeks as the Goldman-led group inside the White House steamrolls all opposition, in the process dashing hopes of a detente between DC and Moscow which now appear set to continue the "cold war" diplomatic ways set under Obama and Hillary Clinton, another foreign leader who is losing faith that Trump will bring any notable change is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who in an interview with Chinese TV station Phoenix said U.S. forces in Syria were "invaders" and that he had yet to see "anything concrete" emerge from U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to prioritize the fight against Islamic State.

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Bond Blooodbath - Treasuries Haven't Seen A Longer Losing-Streak Than This In 43 Years

Overnight saw Chinese money markets start to get angry and the Yuan tumble, Draghi didn't help, and Spicer's Glass-Steagal comments did not create hope - with credit, copper, crude, emerging markets, risk-parity funds, and now china all crumbling, is tomorrow's payroll print the catalyst for stocks to wake up?

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Uber Used "Secret" Greyball Tool To Deceive Authorities

In the latest public relations fiasco to hit Unicorn champion Uber (the company remains the most valuable private company in the world at a valuation of $68 billion), just days after it emerged that the company was allegedly engaged in sexual harassment according to a disgruntled employee, and shortly after a video leaked showing Uber CEO having a meltdown while being driven in one of his own vehicles, the NYT reports, citing current and former employees, that Uber has for years engaged in a program to deceive authorities in markets where its service was being resisted or banned by law enforcement.

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Stocks Soar To Record Highs As Hawkish Fed, Dovish Trump Spark Bond Bloodbath

Just to clarify - Trump said nothing new at all - and added no detail, another major US retailer blew up, 'hard data' disappointed (soft surveys gained), Fed speakers were the most hawkish since Volcker, and The Dow soars 350 points to top 21,100... makes perfect sense...

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