While much has been written about the massive retail decline in America, Charles sheds interesting light upon another core cause of the retail apocalypse. Namely, Millennials, due to staggering student loan debt, have lowered expectations and are staying close to urban downtowns. They have smaller homes, less need for expensive furnishings and have often shed the shackles of the automobile. When combined with ease of online shopping and their inclination to save more than their Boomer parents, this makes for a fascinating lifestyle trend. 

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Two developments in recent days provide an early indication that the Trump Administration is determined to take a new approach to international trade. And it looks like this new approach is aggressively focused on trade agreement reform and policies that could lead to higher U.S economic growth.

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What's Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

Winning PMs' 200 week moving average war;

-today's Audioblog; "Watch out Cartel, the physical market is now wagging the paper market dog";

Marine Le Pen, the potential BrExit x 100 (yesterday's article);

Trump taking us to war;

Government shutdown, debt ceiling;

Etc.

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