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Ford: Fusion Across Borders

When it was announced that an import tariffs of 35% was to be placed on goods arriving into the United States from Mexico, Ford announced the cancellation of its plan to build a new production facility in Mexico. However many individuals believe this would be a mistake. 

With American production facilities at full capacity already, new plants must be constructed somewhere. Plants in Mexico have a $4,300 cost advantage over US production plants. Automobiles built in Mexico use 800% more…

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Turkey and Germany Pledge to Expand Trade

Turkey has been a volatile place recently for both politics, and economics. In the wake of all of this, Turkey and Germany have pledged to expand trade ties between their two countries. This will not only help both countries economically, but it should also help the politics between the two. Countries that trade with each other are less likely to have conflict between them. Turkey has been trying to become a member of the EU for years now, but has yet to be approved. If new trade deals…

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Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan says Fed can let the economy run on its own, and that there is no need to be stimulating the U.S economy. The unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent, and inflation is rate is just above the Fed’s 2 percent target. Kaplan also said that policymakers are on the right track with their gradual approach to raising interest rates.

According to the Federal Open Market Committee, Fed has hiked its benchmark rate three times this year not even counting with the…

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https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-03-19/use-fiscal-policy-not-the-fed-to-fight-the-next-recession

My article talks about potential problems that could arise in the future when our booming economy finally hits a wall. Right now our economy s boing with low-interest rates and very low unemployment rates. This means a lot of people are…

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Inflation Prevention with Monetary Policy

ECON 6644 - 02 

“Monetary policy is directly responsible for economic and financial stability”

This article discusses how central banks around world play the top role at controlling the economy’s life. They should know and see everything in order to properly act on it in a timely manner. Without this and proper monetary policies, a financial crisis is bound to happen. In the last major financial crisis, the US and EU were very affected. Both these countries monetary policies and…

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EU rejects Italy's budget plan for 2019, sending bond yields higher

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/23/eu-rejects-italys-budget-plan-for-2019.html

 

Italy’s newly proposed budget plan for the upcoming year was rejected by the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm today. The Commission is giving Italy three weeks to propose a new plan that…

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            Breaking news written by Jungah Lee and Hooyeon Kim on October 17th, 2018 that the bank of Korea holds fire on rates as it might be a risk to economy growth. The article, “Bank of Korea Holds Fire on Rates as Risks to Economy Grow,” talks about the bank of Korea not changing their interest rates due to the U.S.-China trade war that had rising risk to Asia’s (fourth-largest economy). Allegedly it had decreased the growth in forecasts that where made for this year and…

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This article is very interesting because it talks about the US increasing their deficit while being in a positive economy.  It was believed that the deficit would be expected to increase if the economy was in a bad state and unemployment was high, but we are not currently dealing with those things, yet the deficit is increasing.  The budget deficit is as $779 billion and by 2020, at this rate, the deficit will be at $1 trillion and $1.3 trillion by 2022.

This would be a great time to…

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The impact of the trade war on China

From those two articles, I would like to talk about the new trade policy which is between Chain and U.S had many effects on the domestic economy in China. As the new trade policy effect, the influence is not only shown on bilateral trade relations, and also effects on the domestic economy. There are two aspects, which is the most intuitive impact I believed, the stock market and unemployment.

The date from the US…

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Ford Leaves The Wheel



Marcellus Morris
10/23/18
Economics Capstone
Week 8
Breaking News 3:37 PM October 22nd, 2018
Ford to test self-driving cars

Ford has struck a deal with the government to test self-driving cars in 2019. They are using Argo Al which they had made a $1 billion investment has started to map the city of Washington DC. The cars have been tested in suburbs and smaller cities, so moving it to the country's capital is a huge step. Washington DC always…

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Spotify and Artists Payoff Matrix

Written by Rebecca Satzberg and Brynn Slicer

Spotify has added a new feature which is allowing artists to directly upload their music to Spotify, cutting out the middle man. This allows for Spotify to pay artists directly instead of having to pay record labels. Spotify can then increase their profits a small amount, and also increases artists’ profits.

 

  • Players:
    • Spotify
    • Artists
  • Strategies:
    • Spotify: Pay artists directly,…
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Australia's job rate fell to the lowest in more than six years in September, fewer peole looked for work, suggested that this caused the drop is unlikely to alter the Reserve Bank's policy outlook. Unemployment fell from 5.3 percent to 5 percent this is an estimated level by the central bank to signal full employement, workforce participation rate declined to the lowest in almost a  year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics in Sydney released this…

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Instacart is Instabig

Marcellus Morris
10/16/18
Economics Capstone
Week 7
Breaking news October 16th at 11:20 AM
Instacart has been on the rise since 2012. It is a grocery delivery company that has a personal shopper that gets their shopping done for them. In its last funding round, the company raised $600 million, which puts the value at $7.6 billion. The company wants to use the money it has made to expand its operations throughout North America. Amazon, of course, finds its way into…

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Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada

Canada is going to become the second country in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use which is a very interesting event that is taking place. Canopy Growth, which is a Canadian company in the medical marijuana industry , is already worth $10 billion dollars which is higher than the Canadian Manufacturer of planes called Bombardier. That was before marijuana was legal , and now it is so what effects will that have on businesses and the opportunities available to them now?…

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Gabriel Hubieres

Capstone I

Week 7

10/16/2018

                     Things are looking very tense right now in the aftermath of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who many believe was abducted and murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. While tensions between Saudi Arabia and Turkey are high, and many western countries including the U.S. are considering issuing economic and arms sanctions on the country, the Saudis issued a veiled…

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Aetna Jobs Are Staying!

Approval was granted for the merger of CVS and Atena creating a massive healthcare giant. But what about the Aetna jobs in CT? What will happen to them? Aetna, which is headquartered in Hartford, is responsible for over 5,000 jobs in the state. CVS health care released a letter last week stating that the headquarters will remain in Hartford for at least 10 more years. A big sigh of relief for the State. 

There has been a lot of migration out of the state, most…

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Impact of USMCA aka The New NAFTA

On September 30th of this year, Canada, at long last, joined in on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement making official a new era of trade in North America. What this deal means is that NAFTA is essentially modernized and new aspects of the agreement were introduced, such as digital trade and intellectual properties. The main purpose of the deal is to "re-balance" the trade relationship between the three countries. 

One of the important aspects of this new agreement was that it…

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What War?: China Records Trade Surplus with US

In past months, news broke out about the trade tariffs Trump imposed on China. These tariffs, which came to no surprise to anyone who has been following Trump's platform since his campaigning, were expected to drastically decrease the trading surplus of Chinese imported goods in the US.

However, the opposite happened in the past month. In the month of September, China brought in a trade surplus of over $34.13 Billion…

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A trade war with China has been a great event in the field of international economic recently. Trade disputes originated in the United States President Donald trump in signed a memorandum on March 22, 2018, announced on the tariffs on goods imported from China, in order to "punish China to steal American intellectual property rights and trade secrets", involving goods totaled $60 billion. China's ministry of commerce to make following countermeasures to tax 128 American imports, including…

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