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84 years ago today, the US made the very first (of many) payments for this social insurance program. Can you guess which one it is?
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It’s Tuesday, and the deluge of tech earnings that has started will continue after the opening bell gets rung. The line up will start with Google’s parent company Alphabet and top Dow stock, Microsoft.
While investors are waiting, US stock futures have stayed flat since the Nasdaq closed yesterday at a new record for the first time since February. The S&P 500 also saw yesterday close at a new record.
The Dow, on the other hand, saw a modest fall, but is still less than 1% away from its April 16th record.
But earnings aren’t the only thing on investors’ minds today. The Fed is kicking off a two-day April policy meeting today. While the central bank isn’t expected to take any official action, it will be busy defending its willingness to let inflation run hot.
This is an important discussion since two popular commodities (corn and copper) have hit multiyear highs. Both corn and copper have almost doubled in the last 12 months alone.
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A story that wasn’t slated to break until August of this year broke early, and it’s certainly causing the Biden administration some discomfort.
Not to mention the sticky situation that John Kerry finds himself in. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered some very candid answers about a number of things. But what has Kerry in the hot seat is the startling revelation that John Kerry told Iran that Israel (our top ally in the Middle East) was not only behind but responsible for hundreds of attacks on Iranian assets in Syria.
When asked about it yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer the question. “We’re not going to comment on leaked tapes,” Psaki responded.
In a separate press conference, a State Department official refused to answer the same question.
And now, there are growing calls for John Kerry to either resign or get fired from his post in the administration.
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