10.18.19 - Darkening Outlook for U.S.-China Trade Deal

Gold last traded at $1,494 an ounce. Silver at $17.57 an ounce.

NEWS SUMMARY: Precious metal prices traded steady Friday on a weaker dollar. U.S. stocks fell amid weak overseas data while Netflix led Big Tech shares lower.




'Retail Apocalypse': Forever 21 Bankrupt

no money 2070384 640'Retail Apocalypse' Continues: Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy -Zero Hedge
"Forever 21 filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware Sunday night, becoming the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to succumb to the Amazon-driven 'retail apocalypse', Bloomberg reports. In addition to the competition from e-commerce retailers, BBG said Forever 21 struggled with high rents and heavy competition from other fast-fashion rivals (like H&M and Zara)...

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Climate Doom: 'Stop Scaring the Children'

child sitting 1816400 640'Stop scaring the children' -Washington Times
"A friend of mine's third-grade daughter came home from school a few weeks ago with tears streaming down her cheeks. 'My teacher say we only have 10 years before the oceans rise, and we are under water,' she moaned. 'Are we all going to die?' That's a heavy burden to place on the shoulders of a 9-year-old. Gloomy stories of the coming apocolypse have become commonplace in schools, textbooks, churches, movies and even children's bedtime stories.

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