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:::More on the Lordstown closure: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/11/layoffs-continue-for-u-s-workers-in-lordstown-ohio-after-gm-closure/ 1],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/05/gm-closure-ohio-plant-disrupts-small-town-america-hollowed-out/ 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:01, 11 April 2019 (EDT)
:::It appears that GM is planning on selling the plant to another company, which seems like a great thing (it doesn't appear to have been finalized, which is why I haven't added it to the article): [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/8/donald-trump-praises-new-occupant-idled-lordstown-/ 1],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/442695-trump-hails-gms-sale-of-shuttered-ohio-plant 2],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-gm-to-sell-its-lordstown-plant-to-an-electric-truck-maker-11557332419 3],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-restructuring/under-pressure-from-trump-gm-in-talks-to-sell-idled-ohio-plant-idUSKCN1SE23I 4],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/08/gm-plans-to-sell-ohio-plant-to-electric-automaker-after-pressure-from-trump/ 5] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:58, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
::::Most of the jobs Ford recently announced it would cut will be in other countries rather than the U.S., and fewer than expected: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/ford-jobs-cuts-lower-than-expected-white-collar-only-largely-abroad_2930021.html 1],[https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/32410-angst-over-ford-cutting-7-000-jobs-isn-t-warranted 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:16, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::Trump is working to convince Lockheed Martin to keep a plant in Pennsylvania open: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-plant/trump-presses-lockheed-to-keep-open-a-pennsylvania-plant-slated-for-closure-idUSKCN1TF2ST] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:40, 15 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::Lockheed Martin will keep its Pennsylvania plant open: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-plant/lockheed-martin-to-keep-pennsylvania-plant-open-at-trumps-request-idUSKCN1U601Y] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:33, 11 July 2019 (EDT)
:::::Lockheed Martin is also planning expanding its Milwaukee workforce by 15%: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-plant-wisconsin/lockheed-martin-plans-to-expand-milwaukee-plant-workforce-by-15-idUSKCN1U72PH 1],[https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/07/13/president-trump-announces-more-f-35-military.html 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:28, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
== Jobless claims at low streak not seen for 43 years ==
:::::::::::Also, jobless claims went up slightly, though the average is still very low (low enough that this might still be something to add): [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobless-claims-rose-last-week-1530793914 1],[https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/05/us-weekly-jobless-claims.html 2],[https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-jobless-claims-hit-6-week-high-of-231000-but-layoffs-still-near-lowest-level-in-decades-2018-07-05 3],[https://www2.staffingindustry.com/site/Editorial/Daily-News/Jobless-claims-average-rises-unexpectedly-initial-claims-also-up-46627? 4] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:17, 5 July 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::Jobless claims rose slightly but still indicate a tight labor market: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-unemployment/u-s-jobless-claims-rebound-from-more-than-48-and-a-half-year-low-idUSKBN1KG1N3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:40, 26 July 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::::::Somewhat interesting article stating that the unemployment rate isn't good right now to measure joblessness: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-decoding-labor-market-unemployment-rate-may-not-do-the-job-11563112800] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:56, 15 July 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::Interesting article on Trump's 2020 campaign, the economy and the Rust Belt: [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/promised-rust-belt-renaissance-poses-risk-for-trump-reelection] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:28, 17 July 2019 (EDT)
Apparently, every Republican president since 1909 has seen a recession in their first term: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary/item/28960-recession-in-trump-s-first-term] Knowing this, it will be interesting if Trump's presidency follows the trend or not. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:52, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
:::A somewhat interesting article on the July 2018 jobs report: [https://www.eurasiareview.com/04082018-us-economy-adds-157000-jobs-in-july-little-evidence-of-pick-up-in-wage-growth-analysis/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:35, 4 August 2018 (EDT)
::::Industrial production increased slightly in July: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-industrial-production-edged-up-in-july-1534339218] It doesn't seem particularl significant, so I won't add it unless I see other good sources on it. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:28, 15 August 2018 (EDT)
:::::Consumer sentiment decreased in early August: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-sentiment-soured-in-august-15345190431],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-confidence/us-consumer-sentiment-hits-11-month-low-inflation-in-focus-idUSKBN1L21N62],[https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-17/consumer-sentiment-in-u-s-declines-to-lowest-in-almost-a-year3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:13, 17 August 2018 (EDT)
::::::The University of Michigan says that consumer confidence has risen, but the WSJ states that this trend often happens before a recession: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-sentiment-improves-in-late-august-1535727173] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:25, 6 September 2018 (EDT)
:::::::Interesting but not-very-positive article by Reuters: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-incomes-trump/where-trump-flipped-counties-worker-incomes-grow-more-slowly-idUSKCN1LN24W] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:11, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::Most American financial officers think a recession will hit by 2020: [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2018/12/12/cfosurveygrim/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:25, 12 December 2018 (EST)
:::::::::::::In December, the rate of consumer price increases slowed, though I don't know if this is necessarily/inherently a good or bad thing: [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/01/11/consumer-prices-slip-in-december/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:46, 13 January 2019 (EST)
::::::::::::::Somewhat interesting article on the problems with liberal arts colleges with regard to the economy and peoples' financial well-being: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/17/parker-labor-market-problems-lurk-beneath-the-strong-economy/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:02, 17 July 2019 (EDT)
Puerto Rico's unemployment reached a 50-year-low, despite other, negative economic statistics: [http://thehill.com/latino/402376-puerto-rico-reports-lowest-unemployment-in-50-years] I probably won't add this, partially because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, rather than a full member of the Union. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:27, 18 August 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::::Jobless claims fell less than expected: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-unemployment/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-fall-less-than-expected-idUSKCN1SF1FS] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:30, 9 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::According to this article, the smallest businesses are being impacted the most by the tight job market: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/tight-u-s-job-market-squeezes-smallest-businesses-the-most-11557658804] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:13, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::::More economic statistics: [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/15/u-s-retail-sales-unexpectedly-fell-in-april/ 1],[https://www.apnews.com/f14267cb407c486c89552cdd99838949 2],[https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/15/u-s-manufacturing-and-industrial-output-declined-in-april/ 3],[https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/05/14/stocks-bounce-back-as-trade-war-fears-subside/ 4],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-economy-lost-some-steam-at-start-of-second-quarter-11557946053 5],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/retail-sales-declined-in-april-11557923864 6],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-industrial-production-dropped-in-april-11557926459 7],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-consumers-shopped-till-they-dropped-11557934306 8],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-output/u-s-factory-output-drops-for-third-time-in-four-months-idUSKCN1SL1O4 9],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-pmi/u-s-manufacturing-activity-growth-near-10-year-low-markit-idUSKCN1ST1OP 10],[https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/23/kansas-city-fed-manufacturing-growth-is-sluggish/ 11],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/weak-u-s-manufacturing-underscores-slowing-economic-growth-idUSKCN1SU1HB 12],[https://www.apnews.com/15723987655a4814bc3a46f741c7fd94 13],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-unemployment/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-rise-imported-inflation-weak-idUSKCN1TE1SS 14],[https://www.apnews.com/9849d2a65f3b4582b65028d0693c32ac 15] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:04, 15 May 2019 (EDT)::::::::::::::::Consumer spending slowed in April 2019: [https://www.apnews.com/d914330c57bb4076b7b8f85a6e9fa7ff] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:58, 31 May 2019 (EDT):::::::::::::::::Black homeownership has fallen to a record low: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-homeownership-drops-to-all-time-low-11563183015] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 01:07, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
===Economic growth===
::::::This article states that the economic growth we're seeing may possible not last much longer: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-economy-flashes-signs-its-downhill-from-here-1540656002] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:18, 27 October 2018 (EDT)
:::::::This article states that the ADP report two days ago could be inaccurate, but I won't add it because the Labor Department's jobs report shows it is accurate: [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/that-strong-adp-jobs-number-could-be-painting-an-inaccurate-picture.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:16, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::Somewhat interesting article on the economic expansion, though it seems too off-topic to add to this article: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-key-to-the-long-expansion-logistics-11562526973] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:39, 9 July 2019 (EDT)
===Other good news===
::::::::::Some very good news for June, though this is according to an estimate by a non-governmental entity (non-official), so I probably won't add this: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/05/american-businesses-added-177000-jobs-in-june-continuing-employment-boom/ 1],[https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/29455-adp-u-s-economy-added-177-000-jobs-in-june-may-s-numbers-revised-upward-to-189-000 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:40, 5 July 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::::Non-menufacturing activity rose in June: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-nonmanufacturing-activity-accelerated-in-june-ism-says-1530800468] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:18, 5 July 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::Some very good numbers for July, though since they are from ADP (a private firm) and are not official numbers and only an estimate, I won't add this specific statistic: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/01/private-payrolls-boom-219000-jobs-in-july/1],[https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/adp-private-payrolls-increase-by-219000-vs-185000-estimate.html2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:10, 1 August 2018 (EDT)
President Trump's statements today on the economy and tax cuts: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/16/trump-economy-starting-rock-impact-tax-cuts/1],[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/17/tax-day-donald-trump-celebrates-death-old-system/2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:35, 16 April 2018 (EDT):Some more great statistics for April, showing the economy is doing well: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/28956-u-s-economy-adds-another-204-000-jobs-in-april1],[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/02/fed-holds-rates-steady-notes-strongly-rising-business-investment/2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:47, 2 May 2018 (EDT)::Credit card debt is declining, something which might be good to add: [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/07/tax-cuts-in-hand-americans-reduce-credit-card-debt/1],[https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/consumer-borrowing-in-u-s-cools-on-slump-in-revolving-credit2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:07, 7 May 2018 (EDT)
:::Consumer confidence is doing better than expected: [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/11/good-times-keep-rolling-consumer-sentiment-unexpectedly-holds-ground/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:49, 11 May 2018 (EDT)
::::A record number of Americans travelled for Memorial Day, something which appears to be a good thing economically: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/item/29052-more-than-40-million-americans-to-travel-on-memorial-day-despite-higher-gas-prices1],[http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/25/winning-record-number-of-americans-hitting-the-road-for-memorial-day-weekend/2] It's probably not significant enough to add, but it's still good to note nonetheless. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:46, 27 May 2018 (EDT)
:::::According to the Federal Reserve, U.S. household wealth has risen above $100 trillion for the first time in history: [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/08/federal-reserve-americans-wealth-100-trillion/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:30, 9 June 2018 (EDT)
::::::Here's a good op-ed on the positive effect on small businesses by the Trump Administration: [http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/393803-trump-boom-ignites-small-business] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:14, 25 June 2018 (EDT)
::::::Another interesting op-ed: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/10/putting-america-first-has-made-the-us-no-1/] (and I just added the op-ed above to the article) --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:03, 25 June 2018 (EDT)
:::::::Here's a video clip of the CNBC survey I mentioned in the article, which is interesting but which I won't add to the article: [https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/25/all-america-survey-52-percent-majority-optimistic-on-economy.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:11, 25 June 2018 (EDT)
::::::::U.S. rental growth has reached its lowest level since 2010, which appears to partially be because of the strong economy, though other factors are also responaible for this: [https://www.axios.com/apartment-rental-growth-cities-united-states-millennials-ba34f819-68d2-4a74-a69d-a55883d41b09.html1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rental-rates-flatten-in-major-cities-as-supply-floods-market-15300972002] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:09, 1 July 2018 (EDT):::::::::A record number of people will be traveling for Independence Day: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/03/record-46-9-million-americans-pack-their-bags-to-celebrate-independence-day/1],[https://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/07/04/great-again-americans-will-set-new-independence-day-holiday-travel-record/2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:31, 3 July 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::Logistics payrolls are surgins: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/logistics-payrolls-surging-ahead-of-fall-shipping-season-1533319831] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:40, 4 August 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::::Home Depot reported very good earnings during the Second Quarter, which appears to indicate a good economy and housing market overall: [https://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/08/14/home-depot-smashes-earnings-expectations-as-u-s-housing-market-and-consumers-remain-strong/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:13, 14 August 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::Worker productivity reached the highest level in three years: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-worker-productivity-improved-in-spring-15343365521],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-productivity/u-s-second-quarter-productivity-strongest-in-three-years-idUSKBN1L01AL2],[https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/15/us-second-quarter-productivity-strongest-in-three-years.html3],[https://www.voanews.com/a/us-retail-sales-increase-strongly-in-july/4529450.html4] This may be something to add, but if three years is the statistic, it may not be significant enough to add. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 11:09, 16 August 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::::::This really is mixed/questionable, but this WSJ article says that unemployment is so low, and the economy is doing so well, that there aren't enough migrants to do low-wage labor for Americans: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/signs-of-a-strong-economy-hedges-are-overgrown-and-lawns-need-mowing-1535281201] Obviously, it's the WSJ, but I'm still adding it here for your information. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:45, 27 August 2018 (EDT)
According to this article, business/corporation owners like Trump's presidency because of his pro-business measures such as tax cuts and deregulation: [https://www.axios.com/trump-american-business-owners-tax-cuts-corporations-3a6035cd-39ea-4f08-9416-2d1cf4ab3cfc.html] I won't add this because ''The Economist'' article, which is what the Axios article reports about, takes an anti-Trump stance and argues that Trump will hurt businesses in the long run in that article. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:47, 25 May 2018 (EDT)
:Interesting article on wage growth, though I probably won't add it to the article because it's short and has some parts devoted to future speculation: [https://www.axios.com/wage-growth-jobs-report-5cc6c15d-45de-4a27-b511-a4425d60a02f.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:04, 9 September 2018 (EDT)
::Some good statements from Kudlow: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/17/kudlowontrumpboomandchina/1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-adviser-kudlow-blames-deficits-on-spending-not-tax-cuts-15372101722] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:13, 17 September 2018 (EDT)
::Wall Street saleries are increasing: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-street-salaries-continue-to-soar-1537215032] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:16, 17 September 2018 (EDT)
:::Another good ADP estimate (which I'm not adding -- again -- because it's an estimate and the official statistics will be released shortly): [https://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/10/03/private-payrolls-soar-by-230000-in-september/ 1],[https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary/item/30240-clouds-appearing-on-the-economic-horizon 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:09, 3 October 2018 (EDT)
::::::::WH economic advisor Kevin Hassett believes that baby boomers will stay in the workforce longer than expected because of the good economy: [https://www.theepochtimes.com/tax-cuts-and-wage-growth-boost-labor-participation_2829100.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:23, 7 March 2019 (EST)
:::::::::Some good predictions for Easter spending: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/20/easter-economics-americans-will-spend-182-billion-/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:09, 21 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::Good predictions for Memorial Day: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/25/memorial-day-2019-projected-kick-off-busiest-u-s-travel-record/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:27, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
Job openings reached a record high, and while this is clearly a good sign, I don't know if it's significant enough to add: [http://thehill.com/policy/finance/406081-job-openings-hit-record-high-694-million][https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/11/job-openings-hit-record-high-and-more-people-confident-enough-to-quit.html][https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs/u-s-job-openings-surge-to-record-high-in-july-idUSKCN1LR1R9][https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-11/job-openings-in-u-s-increased-in-july-to-record-6-94-million] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:57, 11 September 2018 (EDT)
:::Decent op-ed related to the economy -- though it's short and probably a bit too focused on the 2020 presidential election, so I probably won't add it: [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cal-thomas-trump-economy-obama] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:07, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
::::Trump's approval on the economy is at a record high, even according to CNN: [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/441749-trump-approval-on-economy-at-new-high-cnn-poll] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:46, 2 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::Trump economy, tax cuts, and Trump's re-election chances: [https://onenewsnow.com/business/2019/05/04/red-hot-economy-could-spell-landslide-victory-for-trump 1],[https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/04/economy-trump-reelection/39444827/ 2],[https://www.apnews.com/e83d3de3b1dc47f998835525624efc6f 3],[https://townhall.com/columnists/donaldlambro/2019/05/03/trumps-tax-cuts-boosting-economic-growth-to-32-percent-n2545751 4],[https://thehill.com/policy/finance/442097-strong-economy-bolsters-trump-heading-into-2020 5],[https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/us-economy-trump-election-chances-2020 6],[https://spectator.us/booming-economy-trump-wise/ 7] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 13:44, 4 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::Left-wing leaders of the "black community" and "Hispanic community" are refusing to give Trump credit for the economic progress they're seeing: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/5/donald-trump-gets-little-jobs-credit-from-blacks-h/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:01, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::Record travelers for Independence Day: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/01/record-48-9-million-americans-hit-the-road-to-celebrate-independence-day/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:11, 1 July 2019 (EDT)
==Bloomberg misrepresented in a Breitbart article==
===More stock market developments===
The stock market has been more nuanced in the past few months: [https://www.axios.com/dow-industrial-average-per-president-828c9d21-e3b9-49f5-bbcc-09ee464f01b3.html1],[https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-06/trump-tweets-toy-with-stocks-as-trade-bluster-shakes-wall-street2] Fortunately, it's been partially for the right reason -- globalist hysteria over Trump's economic nationalist agenda. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:35, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
:I [http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Donald_Trump_achievements:_Economic_policy_and_labor&diff=1413697&oldid=1412537 removed] a large amount of info because it was dated and did not adequately summarize the stock market's past few months, and I added a better summary. I added the diff here for future reference. Also, here is what seems to be an interesting article on this by ''The New York Times'', which might be good to add, but which I didn't add because of the site's paywall and because I'm worried it's overly biased against Trump: [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/business/stock-markets-technology-trade.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:29, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
::Some more good news on stocks, though the news might be too "at the moment" to add: [https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/stock-rally-continues-following-jobs-report] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:54, 9 July 2018 (EDT)
:::More record highs: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-extends-rally-tech-leads-sp-nasdaq-to-record-highs-idUSKCN1LE1CT] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:34, 29 August 2018 (EDT)
::::Interesting article on how September can be a bad time for markets: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/stocks-return-to-records-paves-way-for-volatile-autumn-1535972400] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:42, 3 September 2018 (EDT)
:::::Another good day for the stock market, though probably not as significant as yesterday to add: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/dow-hits-new-closing-high-ahead-of-index-reshuffle-idUSKCN1M11EU1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-rise-after-wall-street-hits-new-highs-15375148392] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:27, 21 September 2018 (EDT)
::::::Interesting article on the stock market's reaction to some good economic news: [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/04/stocks-are-falling-because-economic-news-is-amazingly-good/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 12:07, 6 October 2018 (EDT)
:::::::The stock market declines of the past couple days may not be all that bad, according to this article: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-market-turmoil-potentially-good-news-1539336601] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:24, 12 October 2018 (EDT)
For the past four weeks, the stock market has been doing very well: [https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/stocks-rise-on-optimism-about-china-us-trade-negotiations 1],[https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/01/18/stocks-close-sharply-higher-best-four-week-stretch-since-2011/ 2],[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/business/stock-market-recovery-federal-reserve.html 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:30, 18 January 2019 (EST)
:More articles on the good stock market recently: [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/29/investors-shun-stock-funds-as-market-has-best-start-since-1998.html 1],[https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/markets-best-quarter-in-nearly-10-years-could-be-followed-by-gains.html 2],[https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/investors-should-be-pleased-with-first-quarter-stock-and-bond-gains.html 3],[https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-28/bond-mad-investors-ignore-stock-market-s-best-quarter-since-2012 4],[https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/03/29/dow-stocks-pace-best-quarter-decade-good-times-last/3311639002/ 5] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:59, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
::The stock market has performed well for three days in a row, after trade war hysteria on Wall Street: [https://www.apnews.com/398868ea103e4c3bb6ae643f44c15784] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:00, 16 May 2019 (EDT)
:::Optimistic projections for the stock market, considering what already has happened: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/32680-next-stop-dow-30-000-say-experts] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:07, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
== Fed appointments ==
::::::Decent op-ed about Moore's withdrawal (written by Cain, someone in the same situation): [https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/442055-how-liberals-tore-down-the-nomination-of-steve-moore] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:49, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::The WH search for nominees continues: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/moore-cain-withdrawals-re-up-quest-for-loyalists-on-fed-board-11557054000] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:41, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::Judy Shelton seems like she'll be a decent appointee, if confirmed: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/potential-fed-nominee-would-seek-shake-up-of-interest-rate-policy-11558464417 1],[https://thehill.com/policy/finance/452884-trump-puts-hopes-for-fed-revolution-on-unconventional-candidate 2],[https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/32801-trump-s-latest-federal-reserve-board-pick-backs-the-gold-standard 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:36, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
===More on the Fed===
::::::::::::The stock market decline seen lately is being blamed on the Fed: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/30848-stocks-lose-four-percent-last-week-thanks-to-the-fed] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:58, 9 December 2018 (EST)
::::::::::::: Interesting articles on Trump and the Fed, and how the reasoning behind his position differs from that of Rand Paul: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/17/donald-trump-slams-fed-rate-hikes-could-spoil-winn/ 1],[https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/item/30941-trump-paul-critical-of-federal-reserve-for-different-reasons 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:15, 17 December 2018 (EST)
::::::::::::::More statements by Trump: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-hammers-the-fed-before-rate-hike-decision-feel-the-market 1],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/421818-trump-urges-fed-against-rate-hikes-feel-the-market-ignore-meaningless 2],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/18/donald-trump-urges-federal-reserve-to-feel-the-market-before-raising-interest-rates/ 3],[https://www.axios.com/federal-reserve-gets-donald-trump-treatment-882c8f4e-3c06-4abd-96b8-cb6f5595a15d.html 4],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/445535-trump-swipes-at-fed-during-trip-to-japan 5],[https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-fed-jerome-powellus-economic-growth-markets 6] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:04, 18 December 2018 (EST)
:::::::::::::::Statements by Pence in light of great economic data: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/3/mike-pence-following-stellar-jobs-report-federal-r/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:21, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::::More on the dispute: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/vice-president-pence-calls-on-fed-to-consider-cutting-interest-rates-11556894003] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:12, 4 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::::Some more statements on the Fed: [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/11/trump-says-devalued-currencies-put-us-at-a-disadvantage-and-the-fed-doesnt-have-a-clue.html 1],[https://thehill.com/policy/finance/447868-trump-attacks-fed-over-high-interest-rates-they-dont-have-a-clue 2],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-hectoring-of-fed-chairman-complicates-rate-calls-i-guess-im-stuck-with-you-11560177574 3],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-economy-booming-even-though-fed-blew-it_2976092.html 4],[https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451810-trump-calls-federal-reserve-the-most-difficult-problem-for-us 5],[https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-federal-reserve-most-difficult-problem 6] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:17, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Apparently, Trump has appointed pragmatic people to the Fed so far: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/while-trump-grumbles-about-fed-his-picks-exude-pragmatism-1537637052] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:28, 24 September 2018 (EDT)
Monica Crowley, a strong conservative and Trump supporter, might possibly become the Treasury Department's spokeswoman: [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/04/17/monicacrowley/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 20:10, 17 April 2019 (EDT)
:Interesting article on how Reagan-era supply-siders have regained influence under Trump (which seems mixed, considering their support for low taxes and the free market on one hand, and their, generally, more liberal trade and immigration positions): [https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/22/reagan-trump-economy-226704] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:41, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
::Crowley has been appointed the Treasury Department's spokeswoman: [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/453416-trump-announces-monica-crowley-to-be-treasury-department-spokeswoman --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:00, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
== Corporate raises because of tax bill ==
::::More on this: [https://thehill.com/policy/finance/440544-average-tax-refund-down-2-percent-in-first-year-of-trump-tax-law] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:34, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::An apparent downside of the bill: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/how-the-gop-tax-overhaul-attempt-to-stop-estate-tax-dodgers-hit-gold-star-families] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:30, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
::::::Somewhat interesting article on the tax cuts: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-filed-returns-the-irs-compiled-the-data-heres-how-the-new-tax-law-is-working-11562059803] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:01, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
===More tax cuts?===
:::Interesting statement by Trump against a labor union boss: [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434451-trump-singles-out-local-union-boss-over-gms-decision-to-shutter-ohio] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:05, 17 March 2019 (EDT)
::::This is (obviously) a heavily-biased article, but it's still interesting as it shows how effective the administration is: [https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/trump-labor-officials-forced-arbitration.html] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:35, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
:::::The EPA announced it will implement a new contract reducing union protections: [https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/450505-critics-slam-epa-for-rolling-back-union-protections-with-latest] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:57, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
===Appointments===
::::::The Treasury Department proposed a rule to implement a law passed by Congress slightly reducing regulations on smaller banks: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-custody/u-s-regulators-propose-rule-to-ease-leverage-rule-for-custody-banks-idUSKCN1RU2AI] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 10:23, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
:::::::Trump should apparently repeal or reform the Community Reinvestment Act, which he hasn't done so far: [https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/440232-trump-should-boldly-repeal-a-bad-banking-law-the-cra] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:57, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
::::::::The Trump Administration is almost finished with a plan to transfer Freddie and Fannie to private ownership: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/administration-nears-plan-to-return-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-to-private-ownership-11559252077] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 01:37, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
== Opposing socialism ==
Here are some extra sources regarding statements Trump made against socialism: [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/us/politics/socialism-donald-trump.html 1],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-criticizes-cortezs-70-percent-tax-proposal-in-comments-on-venezuela_2779090.html 2],[https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/429207-trump-divides-democrats-with-warning-of-creeping-socialism 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 17:35, 7 February 2019 (EST)
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