With federal debt skyrocketing above $19 trillion, politicians and bureaucrats could get grabby in the future. As the national debt clock continues to tick up — $19,539,841,772,036 and counting as of this writing — the Trump and Clinton campaigns aren’t proposing any serious plans to reduce it. They are instead arguing over which candidate’s fiscal…

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Gold touched an eight-month high on Thursday, after Russian news reports of a mortar fire in eastern Ukraine boosted demand for the safe-haven metal and as less hawkish signals from U.S. Federal Reserve‚Äôs last meeting minutes underpinned bullion. Spot gold rose 1.5% to $1,897.21 per ounce. U.S. gold futures gained 1.6% to settle at $1,902…

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