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Stocks Hit Record Highs As Tax Hype Trumps Nuclear Doomsday Fears

Wholesale inventories plunge and Kim shoots off some missiles... but Powell panders to TBTF banks and GOP pushes tax bill = so buy mortimer buy...

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North Korea Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; Lands Inside Japan's Economic Zone

Update 2: The Pentagon says initial assessment of North Korean launch "was an ICBM, traveled about 1,000 km before splashing into Sea of Japan," Reuters reports. Separately, Yonhap notes that the North Korea missile reached an altitude of 4,500 km and flew 960km.

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"It's A Nightmare" - Chinese Bureaucrats Are Killing The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The marketing brass at L Brands are probably starting to regret their decision to hold this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show - expected to have the largest audience in the show's history - in Shanghai.

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Trump Wanted Japan's "Samurai Warriors" To Shoot Down North Korean Missiles: Report

Ahead of Trump's visit to Asia, there were understandable concerns that a diplomatic snafu was imminent. Those concerns were partially justified after a report from Japan Times according to which Trump said Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year. The Japanese publications cited sources who claim that Trump questioned Japan’s decision not to shoot down the missiles when he met or spoke by phone with leaders from Southeast Asian countries over recent months to discuss how to respond to the threats from North Korea.

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US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier To Western Pacific Ahead Of Trump's Visit

Ahead of Trump's Asian tour, which in addition to a trip to Beijing also includes a visit to the Korean Peninsula and perhaps a surprise visit to the DMZ, the US navy is bringing out the big guns, and has deployed a third nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Nimitz-class USS Theodore Roosevelt and its strike group which on October 23, to the Western Pacific Ocean amid increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea the US Navy announced in a statement.

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