Monday Morning’s Top Stories Before the Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (02/12/2018)

U.S. Budget Director Warns Interest Rates May ‘Spike’ on Deficit – Bloomberg

‘Bond vigilantes’ are saddled up and ready to push rates higher, says economist who coined the term – CNBC

Just in the Nick of Time: Fidelity Bans Short Volatility Funds – Mish Talk

Weekly Commentary: Subprime and Short Vol – Doug Noland

The Global Week Ahead – Scotia Bank

Entire Baltimore Metro Subway System To Remain Closed For Up To 4 Weeks – CBS Baltimore

White House to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan – The Hill

Trump’s $4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher – WTOP

The Tea Party Is Officially Dead. It Was Killed By Partisan Politics – Reason

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea alongside ‘intensified’ pressure – Reuters

Here’s How U.S.-North Korea Crises Typically End – Defense One

U.S. Secretly Negotiated With Russians to Buy Stolen NSA Documents — and the Russians Offered Trump-Related Material – The Intercept

Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S. – Reuters

Turkey warns US to make or break strained ties – Daily Mail

Outback server fired over online rant slamming church for skipping tip – Fox News

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace – CBS News

Facebook lost around 2.8 million US users under 25 last year. 2018 won’t be much better – Recode

Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames – BBC

OxyContin maker Purdue will stop selling doctors on opioids – PBS Newshour

OPEC hikes its 2018 forecast for oil supply growth on a flood of US crude – CNBC

General Dynamics to Acquire CSRA for $9.6 Billion – Business Insider

Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Amazon.com, Inc. Increased by Oppenheimer (NASDAQ:AMZN) – The Ledger Gazette

Burger King parent Restaurant Brands earnings fall short of estimates – Market Watch

Record $23 Billion Flees World’s Largest ETF – Bloomberg



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