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Retail Spending Was Strong in October

Total nominal retail sales and food-services spending rose 1.3 percent in October after being unchanged in September. From a year ago, retail sales are up 8.3 percent and remain well above the pre-pandemic trend (see first chart). Nominal retail sales excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations – or core retail sales –…

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NASA’s Massive Moon Rocket ‘Go’ For Launch

NASA’s Massive Moon Rocket ‘Go’ For Launch After three delays, NASA confirmed a new launch window for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, an uncrewed Orion spacecraft, for Wednesday morning.  The Artemis 1 rocket launch was scrubbed in late August (read: here) and early September (read: here) due to a liquid hydrogen leak at an interface between the SLS…

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MSNBC Declines to Air Trump’s Announcement Speech Live

Far-left network MSNBC did not carry former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement speech live. Trump spoke at 9 p.m. on November 15 from Mar-a-Lago. Fox News aired most of the speech, but also cut away for analysis from Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee, Pete Hegseth, Leo Terrell, and others. “CNN also carried Trump’s remarks live…

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Boeing X-32: The Ugliest Stealth Fighter Ever

The F-35 Lightning II is gradually becoming a centerpiece of the U.S. Armed Forces – and the forces of its allies. But before the F-35 entered production and proliferated, it had to win its place in a head-to-head competition with another fighter concept: the Boeing X-32. In the 1990s, the U.S. spearheaded a monumental contract…