Apr 25, 2017 08:01 GMT What Trump's Next 100 Days Will Look Like



-- this post authored by Reva Goujon

As U.S. President Donald Trump approaches his 100-day benchmark on Saturday, a media deluge has already begun bemoaning the demise of the liberal order, celebrating waves of deregulation or simply blaming the president's rocky start on the 'disaster' he inherited on taking office. Rather than wade into that predictable morass, we prefer to focus instead on what the next 100 days hold in store.

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What We Read Today 28 April 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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How Did Small Businesses Do In 2016?

from the St Louis Fed

Similar shares of small businesses reported profitability and employment growth in 2016 as they did in 2015, but fewer reported revenue growth, according to the latest Small Business Credit Survey.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Sad State Of America's Infrastructure In One Infographic

Today's infographic dives into the infrastructure situation in the United States, including a comparison of federal and state spending.

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Video of the Day:

Friday Comedy: Kim Jong Un Pretends to Fly and Airplane and the real subtitles are included! Is there anything this guy can't do? Oh yeah, lose weight and get a decent haircut. Well, his grandfather invented the airplane, so he should have no problem flying one- right?

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Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.


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New 'Gaullism' Rises In France

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

After the first round of the French presidential election, 'center-right' Macron and 'radical right' Le Pen are locked in a face-off. However, the real story of the election is that Le Pen's agenda has shifted the political landscape toward new French Gaullism.


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21 April 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Continues to Slow

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for over one year - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their lagging index this week.

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