Trump Predicts U.S. Economic ‘Bubble’ Could Soon Burst

Billionaire Donald Trump sees economic clouds hovering above the U.S. economy. And if it’s going to rain, he wants the precipitation to fall while President Barack Obama is still in the White House.

“Remember the word bubble? You heard it here first,” the Republican presidential front-runner told about 1,200 people at a rally Saturday afternoon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “I don’t want to sound rude, but I hope if it explodes, it’s going to be now, rather than two months into another administration.” Continue reading

Exclusive: U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders

China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S. government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is the Treasury’s first-ever direct relationship with a foreign government, according to documents viewed by Reuters.

China can now participate in auctions without placing bids through primary dealers. If it wants to sell, however, it still has to go through the market.

The change was not announced publicly or in any message to primary dealers.

Full article: Exclusive: U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders (Reuters)