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Economist Donald Luskin says that the Democrats are the economy’s worst enemy.

Democrats are the economy’s worst enemy: Economist Economist Donald Luskin says that the Democrats are the economy’s worst enemy. Other stories about: Democrats are the economy’s worst enemy: Economist

Iraq combat veteran Bryan Suits discusses President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

Iraq combat veteran Bryan Suits on the US withdrawal from Syria Iraq combat veteran Bryan Suits discusses President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. Other stories about: Iraq combat veteran Bryan Suits on the US withdrawal from Syria

Reason TV editor-at-large Nick Gillespie on President Trump’s push for border wall funding and the government shutdown.

Trump stands firm on border wall demand Reason TV editor-at-large Nick Gillespie on President Trump’s push for border wall funding and the government shutdown. Other stories about: Trump stands firm on border wall demand

FBN’s Kennedy on the problems surrounding Turkey and President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Russia, Turkey are applauding Trump’s decision to leave Syria: Kennedy FBN’s Kennedy on the problems surrounding Turkey and President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Other stories about: Russia, Turkey are applauding Trump’s decision to leave Syria: Kennedy

Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on how a Los Angeles sheriff wants to remove ICE agents from county jails.

Los Angeles sheriff says he will remove ICE agents from county jails Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on how a Los Angeles sheriff wants to remove ICE agents from county jails. Other stories about: Los Angeles sheriff says he will remove ICE agents from county jails

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski discusses how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Iraq and the government shutdown.

Corey Lewandowski: The media will never give Trump the credit he deserves Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski discusses how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Iraq and the government shutdown. Other stories about: Corey Lewandowski: The media will never give Trump the credit he deserves

Milken Institute chief economist Bill Lee on the recent stock market rally and President Trump’s attacks against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Dow Jones hits largest single-day point gain in history Milken Institute chief economist Bill Lee on the recent stock market rally and President Trump’s attacks against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Other stories about: Dow Jones hits largest single-day point gain in history

Rumble Boxing Director of Talent Andy Stern discusses the company’s business model and strong growth.

Rumble Boxing’s Andy Stern: We wanted to bring boxing to the masses Rumble Boxing Director of Talent Andy Stern discusses the company’s business model and strong growth. Other stories about: Rumble Boxing’s Andy Stern: We wanted to bring boxing to the masses

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon discusses the strong holiday retail sales, the concerns over slow global growth and the U.S.-China trade fight.

US consumers are 'very happy’ right now: Former Walmart CEO Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon discusses the strong holiday retail sales, the concerns over slow global growth and the U.S.-China trade fight. Other stories about: US consumers are 'very happy’ right now: Former Walmart CEO

“Bulls & Bears” panel on how Disney and Verizon are headed for a blackout battle.

Blackout battle threatens major college bowl games “Bulls & Bears” panel on how Disney and Verizon are headed for a blackout battle. Other stories about: Blackout battle threatens major college bowl games

“Dark Winter” author Anthony Tata discusses how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Iraq and the president’s decision to remove troops from Syria.

Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from Syria “Dark Winter” author Anthony Tata discusses how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Iraq and the president’s decision to remove troops from Syria. Other stories about: Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from Syria

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Chairman Dan Mitchell discusses the state of the U.S. economy and how President Trump’s trade war may affect the economy.

Why Trump needs to focus on government spending Center for Freedom and Prosperity Chairman Dan Mitchell discusses the state of the U.S. economy and how President Trump’s trade war may affect the economy. Other stories about: Why Trump needs to focus on government spending

Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Madison Gesiotto and former Obama campaign field director Robin Biro on the recent market uptick, President Trump’s attacks against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the president’s push for border wall funding.

Should Trump continue to take aim at the Fed? Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Madison Gesiotto and former Obama campaign field director Robin Biro on the recent market uptick, President Trump’s attacks against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the president’s push for border wall funding. Other stories about: Should Trump continue to take aim at the Fed?

Retail analyst Hitha Herzog discusses the winners and losers of the retail sector and the record holiday sales numbers.

US holiday retail sales soar to 6-year high Retail analyst Hitha Herzog discusses the winners and losers of the retail sector and the record holiday sales numbers. Other stories about: US holiday retail sales soar to 6-year high

Heritage Foundation’s Terry Miller on the trade war between the U.S. and China.

China trade war may start to have a ‘very negative’ impact on US economy: Terry Miller Heritage Foundation’s Terry Miller on the trade war between the U.S. and China. Other stories about: China trade war may start to have a ‘very negative’ impact on US economy: Terry Miller

Guidestone Capital Management President David Spika, FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos and Chatham Road Partners Director of Research Colin Gillis on the recent jump in U.S. equities.

US stocks shoot higher after traders return from Christmas holiday Guidestone Capital Management President David Spika, FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos and Chatham Road Partners Director of Research Colin Gillis on the recent jump in U.S. equities. Other stories about: US stocks shoot higher after traders return from Christmas holiday

Chatham Road Partners Director of Research Colin Gillis on his outlook for tech in 2019 and the recent rise in U.S. stocks.

Will tech stocks rebound in 2019? Chatham Road Partners Director of Research Colin Gillis on his outlook for tech in 2019 and the recent rise in U.S. stocks. Other stories about: Will tech stocks rebound in 2019?

Kadina Group President Gary B. Smith, Shaffer Asset Management President Dan Shaffer and FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos on the record holiday spending and the rebound of U.S. equities.

Retailers rejoice over strong holiday sales as stocks begin to rebound Kadina Group President Gary B. Smith, Shaffer Asset Management President Dan Shaffer and FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos on the record holiday spending and the rebound of U.S. equities. Other stories about: Retailers rejoice over strong holiday sales as stocks begin to rebound

Christian Whiton, former senior adviser to President Trump, on how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq to pay a holiday visit to U.S. troops.

President Trump and first lady make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq Christian Whiton, former senior adviser to President Trump, on how President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq to pay a holiday visit to U.S. troops. Other stories about: President Trump and first lady make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

UBS senior portfolio manager Jim Lacamp discusses the similarities and differences between the stock market crash of 1987 and the recent market selloff.

Market selloff similar to 1987 market crash? UBS senior portfolio manager Jim Lacamp discusses the similarities and differences between the stock market crash of 1987 and the recent market selloff. Other stories about: Market selloff similar to 1987 market crash?

Bikers for Trump Founder Chris Cox discusses the recent decline in Harley-Davidson’s U.S. sales.

Harley-Davidson needs to do a better job of reaching out to millennials: Bikers for Trump founder Bikers for Trump Founder Chris Cox discusses the recent decline in Harley-Davidson’s U.S. sales. Other stories about: Harley-Davidson needs to do a better job of reaching out to millennials: Bikers for Trump founder

JLL Americas Retail CEO Greg Maloney on the competition to buy up vacant Toys "R" Us stores.

Vacant Toys "R" Us stores selling fast JLL Americas Retail CEO Greg Maloney on the competition to buy up vacant Toys "R" Us stores. Other stories about: Vacant Toys "R" Us stores selling fast

National Housing Conference CEO David Dworkin on the outlook for the real estate market.

We're not building enough affordable homes: National Housing Conference CEO National Housing Conference CEO David Dworkin on the outlook for the real estate market. Other stories about: We're not building enough affordable homes: National Housing Conference CEO

UBS Financial Adviser Richard Leone and FBN's Lauren Simonetti on the outlook for the U.S. economy and markets.

Underlying economy going into 2019 is very healthy: Financial adviser UBS Financial Adviser Richard Leone and FBN's Lauren Simonetti on the outlook for the U.S. economy and markets. Other stories about: Underlying economy going into 2019 is very healthy: Financial adviser

PRICE Futures Group senior analyst Phil Flynn on the outlook for oil prices and the impact on the U.S. soybean market from the tariff tensions with China.

Did oil prices hit bottom? PRICE Futures Group senior analyst Phil Flynn on the outlook for oil prices and the impact on the U.S. soybean market from the tariff tensions with China. Other stories about: Did oil prices hit bottom?

Former Saks CEO Steve Sadove on the holiday shopping season, the state of the U.S. consumer and the trends in online versus brick-and-mortar sales.

Brick-and-mortar retail is still 87 percent of shopping, so don't count that out: Former Saks CEO Former Saks CEO Steve Sadove on the holiday shopping season, the state of the U.S. consumer and the trends in online versus brick-and-mortar sales. Other stories about: Brick-and-mortar retail is still 87 percent of shopping, so don't count that out: Former Saks CEO

Harlingen, TX GO Outlook Revised To Stable From Positive On Steady Economic Metrics

DALLAS (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 26, 2018--S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook to stable from positive on Harlingen, Texas' general obligation (GO) debt. At the same time, we affirmed the 'AA-' long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on the debt. "The outlook revision reflects general stability in Harlingen's economic metrics that remain in line with those of its peers at the 'AA-' level," said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Daniel Golliday. Despite minor improvement in the city's market value per capita, our view of the economy remains weak because of the relatively low incomes levels and above-average unemployment rate compared to higher-rated peers. We expect the city's tax base will continue to grow, but anticipate no material changes to the city's key economic credit fundamentals over the next two years. The 'AA-' GO rating reflects the city's good management practices that have hist

Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger on the outlook for the retail sector and the impact of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes.

Consumers are scared, they're buying primarily on price: Retail expert Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger on the outlook for the retail sector and the impact of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. Other stories about: Consumers are scared, they're buying primarily on price: Retail expert

Enjoy S.A. 'B' Rating Affirmed, Outlook Remains Stable

We expect Enjoy's cash flows to increase over the next few years thanks to its focus on revenue growth and operating efficiency, after somewhat weaker-than-expected 2018 results. We also expect Chile-based gaming company to maintain active debt refinancing, but liquidity should remain limited due to considerable capital expenditures (capex). SAO PAULO (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 26, 2018--S&P Global Ratings affirmed our 'B' issuer credit and debt ratings on Enjoy. The stable outlook reflects our expectation that Enjoy's increasing cash flows will lead to debt to EBITDA of 3.5x-4.5x, funds from operations (FFO) to debt of 12%-16%, and EBITDA interest coverage of 2x-3x in the next few years. The affirmation reflects our expectation of higher cash flows starting in 2019, compensating for the relatively weaker-than-expected 2018 results due to weak Uruguayan operations and one-time higher expenses related to the consultant firm Enjoy hired. The compa

The Gartman Letter CEO Dennis Gartman and Moody's Chief Capital Markets Economist John Lonski on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to bank CEOs and the outlook for the financial sector.

Trump vs. Fed: Powell raising interest rates in order to prove Fed independence from the president? The Gartman Letter CEO Dennis Gartman and Moody's Chief Capital Markets Economist John Lonski on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to bank CEOs and the outlook for the financial sector. Other stories about: Trump vs. Fed: Powell raising interest rates in order to prove Fed independence from the president?

LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick on the outlook for the U.S. markets and economy.

Threat of the market triggering a recession? LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick on the outlook for the U.S. markets and economy. Other stories about: Threat of the market triggering a recession?

Government of Guam Section 30 Bond Rating Lowered To 'BB' From 'BBB+' On Criteria Application

SAN FRANCISCO (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 26, 2018-- S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term rating to 'BB' from 'BBB+' on the Government of Guam's (GovGuam) series 2016A limited obligation (Section 30) bonds upon the implementation of our recently released priority-lien tax revenue debt criteria. The outlook on the series 2016A bonds is stable. The downgrade follows the application of our Priority-Lien Tax Revenue Debt criteria published Oct. 22, 2018, which factors in both the strength and stability of the pledged revenues, as well as the general creditworthiness of the territory as issuing obligor. The priority-lien rating on the bonds is limited to one-notch above our view of the Government of Guam's creditworthiness (general obligation rating [GO]: BB-/Stable) and is constrained from going higher unless there is an improvement in the government's GO rating. In our view, the bonds do not benefit from limited scope of operations or ext

Government of Guam Hotel Occupancy Tax Bond Rating Lowered To 'BB' From 'A-' On Criteria Application

CHICAGO (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 26, 2018--S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term rating to 'BB' from 'A-' on the Government of Guam's (GovGuam) series 2011A hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenue bonds upon the implementation of our priority-lien tax revenue debt criteria, published Oct. 22, 2018. The outlook is stable. "The rating action reflects our view of the territory's general creditworthiness, which, under the new criteria, limits the final ratings on priority-lien tax revenue debt," said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Timothy Little. The priority lien rating on the bonds is limited to one notch above our view of GovGuam's creditworthiness (BB-/Stable general obligation rating, or GO, rating) and is constrained from going higher unless there is an improvement in the government GO rating. In our view, the bonds do not benefit from limited scope of operations or extraordinary expenditure flexibility of the obligated

Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to bank CEOs, concerns over the impact of computerized trading, the challenges for retail investors in this volatile market environment and the outlook for the U.S. economy.

Highly confident Trump is very happy with Secretary Mnuchin: Kevin Hassett Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to bank CEOs, concerns over the impact of computerized trading, the challenges for retail investors in this volatile market environment and the outlook for the U.S. economy. Other stories about: Highly confident Trump is very happy with Secretary Mnuchin: Kevin Hassett

Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett on the impact of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes on the economy and the state of the markets.

Higher interest rates put a drag on the economy: Kevin Hassett Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett on the impact of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes on the economy and the state of the markets. Other stories about: Higher interest rates put a drag on the economy: Kevin Hassett

Fortune Media Group CEO Alan Murray on the markets and the sale of Fortune to a Thai businessman for $150 million.

Was inevitable you'd see market excesses and they have to be corrected: Fortune Media Group CEO Fortune Media Group CEO Alan Murray on the markets and the sale of Fortune to a Thai businessman for $150 million. Other stories about: Was inevitable you'd see market excesses and they have to be corrected: Fortune Media Group CEO

FBN's Kristina Partsinevelos on Amazon's record holiday season.

Amazon reporting record holiday season sales FBN's Kristina Partsinevelos on Amazon's record holiday season. Other stories about: Amazon reporting record holiday season sales

Fox News contributor Karl Rove on the U.S. economy and the government shutdown over the border wall funding battle.

Is Trump's rhetoric on a border wall working against a potential compromise? Fox News contributor Karl Rove on the U.S. economy and the government shutdown over the border wall funding battle. Other stories about: Is Trump's rhetoric on a border wall working against a potential compromise?

Moody's retail analyst Charlie O'Shea on the rise in holiday retail sales from the year before and the outlook for the outlook for the retail sector.

Holiday shopping season a win for retailers Moody's retail analyst Charlie O'Shea on the rise in holiday retail sales from the year before and the outlook for the outlook for the retail sector. Other stories about: Holiday shopping season a win for retailers

Oxbow Advisors Managing Partner Ted Oakley on the outlook for stocks.

The challenges investing in market turbulence Oxbow Advisors Managing Partner Ted Oakley on the outlook for stocks. Other stories about: The challenges investing in market turbulence

'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer on the strong growth for the Chick-Fil-A brand.

Jon Taffer: Chick-Fil-A has done an excellent job in managing its growth 'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer on the strong growth for the Chick-Fil-A brand. Other stories about: Jon Taffer: Chick-Fil-A has done an excellent job in managing its growth

Government Of Guam Business Privilege Tax Bond Rating Lowered To 'BB' From 'A' On Criteria Application

SAN FRANCISCO (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 26, 2018--S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term rating to 'BB' from 'A' on the Government of Guam's (GovGuam) series 2011A, 2012B, and 2015D business privilege tax (BPT) bonds upon implementation of our recently released priority-lien tax revenue debt criteria . The outlook is stable. The downgrade follows the application of our "Priority-Lien Tax Revenue Debt" criteria, published Oct. 22, 2018, which factors in both the strength and stability of the pledged revenues, as well as the general creditworthiness of the territory as issuing obligor. The priority-lien rating on the bonds is limited to one notch above our view of the Government of Guam's creditworthiness (general obligation [GO] rating: BB-/Stable) and is constrained from going higher unless there is an improvement in the GO rating on the government. In our view, the bonds do not benefit from limited scope of operations or extraor

Dolly Lenz Real Estate co-founder Dolly Lenz and Dolly Lenz Real Estate Managing Director Jenny Lenz on the state of the housing market.

The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home? Dolly Lenz Real Estate co-founder Dolly Lenz and Dolly Lenz Real Estate Managing Director Jenny Lenz on the state of the housing market. Other stories about: The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home?

Former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi on the rising demand for blue-collar workers, the debate over a national minimum wage and the state of the U.S. economy and markets.

The rising demand for blue-collar workers Former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi on the rising demand for blue-collar workers, the debate over a national minimum wage and the state of the U.S. economy and markets. Other stories about: The rising demand for blue-collar workers

Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister on the outlook for oil prices.

Former Shell Oil President: We have a 2M barrel a day glut Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister on the outlook for oil prices. Other stories about: Former Shell Oil President: We have a 2M barrel a day glut

Democratic Strategist Michael Starr Hopkins and former Romney presidential campaign senior adviser Ed Goeas on the partial government shutdown over the border wall funding debate.

How long will the government shutdown over the border wall last? Democratic Strategist Michael Starr Hopkins and former Romney presidential campaign senior adviser Ed Goeas on the partial government shutdown over the border wall funding debate. Other stories about: How long will the government shutdown over the border wall last?

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.), on the debate over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and efforts to end the government shutdown.

Where would the potential border wall funding come from? Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.), on the debate over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and efforts to end the government shutdown. Other stories about: Where would the potential border wall funding come from?

INTL FCStone's Yousef Abbasi on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to big banks, President Trump's criticisms of the Federal Reserve and the state of the markets.

If the US consumer is healthy what is Wall Street concerned about? INTL FCStone's Yousef Abbasi on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's calls to big banks, President Trump's criticisms of the Federal Reserve and the state of the markets. Other stories about: If the US consumer is healthy what is Wall Street concerned about?

Former U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner on concerns over the future of U.S. trade relationships and the economic uncertainties in Europe.

US business concerned over Brexit, European economic uncertainties Former U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner on concerns over the future of U.S. trade relationships and the economic uncertainties in Europe. Other stories about: US business concerned over Brexit, European economic uncertainties

Heritage Research Fellow Joel Griffith and Banyan Hill senior research analyst Ian King on President Trump's criticisms of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes, the state of the markets and the outlook for bitcoin.

In a bear market for the foreseeable future? Heritage Research Fellow Joel Griffith and Banyan Hill senior research analyst Ian King on President Trump's criticisms of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes, the state of the markets and the outlook for bitcoin. Other stories about: In a bear market for the foreseeable future?