Dollar is the New Peso

The U.S. dollar will continue weakening, and investors may borrow it to invest in higher-yielding assets, says Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital. “I don’t know when (the dollar) is going to strengthen,” Schiff told CNBC. “The dollar isn’t the new yen, it’s unfortunately the new peso.” A weak dollar and low U.S. interest […]

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U.S. Government Going Broke

Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff says the government “is going broke.” In a Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review article, he points out that bankruptcy is usually defined as an inability to pay interest on current debt, with no prospect of being able to pay without changes in circumstances. In assessing whether the […]

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Senate sides with Obama, removes F-22 money

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Tuesday to halt production of the Air Force’s missile-eluding F-22 Raptor fighter jets in a high-stakes showdown over President Barack Obama‘s efforts to shift defense spending to a new generation of smaller F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The 58-40 vote reflected an all-out lobbying campaign by the administration, which had to […]

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