Valentine’s Day Helps Increase Consumer Spending

February 14th is celebrated by many across the world as the holiday of love, better known as Valentine’s Day. Year by year consumer spending associated with this quasi-holiday (as far as we know, it is not yet a day off from work) has been on the rise. This year the US Census Bureau estimated that there were billions of dollars’ worth of merchandise shipped around the country. The video declared that a total of over $30 billion was spent on jewelry, flowers, chocolate, candy, nuts, fruit arrangements, and more.

WH Spokesman Spicer Discusses Trump Executive Order Travel Ban

White House Spokesman Sean Spicer explains during a press conference why President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to ban travelers entering the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries was the right thing to do. He added that career employees at the State Department who stated their objections to the ban could either “get with the program,” or leave.

Bayer and Monsanto Pledge to Spend Billions on US R&D if Merger Approved

Listen to Charlie Gasparino, Fox Business senior correspondent discuss a major investment by Bayer-Monsanto which will boost employment in the United States. The two companies, Bayer and Monsanto, are now in negotiations to wrap up a merger, and if it is successful, it could lead to billions of dollars in committed to R&D spending. The companies are waiting for government regulatory bodies to approve the deal.

Jobs Returning to the United States from Overseas

In an in depth report by J. Cardoze, L. Desbois, A. Monange for France 24, Shirli Sitbon and Anca Ulea, viewers will understand the changes a business needs to make in order to afford to manufacture consumer goods in the United States. In the second half of the video Ronald Freeman, economist for the Atlantic Council, explains that the vast majority of manufacturing jobs can be done by robots. If humans are replaced by robots, production costs go down, and companies can afford to return their factories to the United States.

Can We Expect the Economy to Grow with President Trump at the Helm?

Listen to former Deputy Assistant to President George W Bush, Brad Blakeman discuss why he believes the US can expect an economic expansion under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump. In contrast, Robert Wolf, Fox News contributor, believes that the US should remain in the TPP and be active in the global marketplace. Steve Hilton, former advisor to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, explains how the bureaucracy of government can stifle growth.