Trump says FBI seized three of his passports during raid, calls search an ‘assault on a political opponent’
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” Trump posted on his Truth Social account. “This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country.”
He added: “Third World!”
P-D’s David Nicklaus: Eric Schmitt, Scott Fitzpatrick take a stand against woke investing (get around stltoday paywall here – Johncombest.com)
“It’s going to be a policy that prioritizes fiduciary duty over and above any other concerns,” he said. “I don’t want our money to be used to take a position on issues that are unrelated to the business.”
China’s surprise rate cut, economic slowdown send oil prices plunging
China’s central bank unexpectedly slashed rates Monday after data showed economic activity slowed broadly in July — including consumer spending and factory output — sending oil prices down sharply and reigniting concerns of a global downturn.
The underwhelming performance signaled that the recovery is tapering off amid an array of economic challenges, including continuing fallout from the nation’s “zero covid” policy and real estate crisis. But the specter of falling demand from the world’s second-largest economy alarmed energy markets. Oil prices slid more than 4.6 percent, pushing West Texas Intermediate crude to $88 a barrel.