AUSTRIA DEPLOYS ARMY TO BOOST REFUGEE CHECKS, SLOVAKIA BRINGS BACK BORDER CONTROLS


091415slovakiaborder At least 2,200 soldiers will assist police in tackling the refugee crisis on the border, according to a statement from the Austrian government.

The soldiers will be deployed when their help is required, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said, Krone newspaper reported.

“If Germany carries out border controls, Austria must put strengthened border controls in place,” Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner said in a joint news conference with Chancellor Werner Faymann. “We are doing that now.” 

http://www.infowars.com/austria-deploys-army-to-boost-refugee-checks-slovakia-brings-back-border-controls/

Strong capital spending plans boost growth outlook


An "Assembled in the USA" stamp is seen at the side of a box containing a 32-inch TV set in the warehouse of Element Electronics, in Winnsboro A gauge of U.S. business investment plans recorded its largest increase in just over a year in July, suggesting the United States was in good shape to withstand growing strains in the global economy.

The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 2.2 percent last month, the biggest rise since June last year.

“The economy had a tailwind heading into the recent market rout. That tailwind will help to carry us through the turbulent waters that lie ahead,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/26/us-economy-capgoods-idUSKCN0QV1EN20150826