Smarther News Quick Quotes for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018
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"Despite the headwinds facing the housing market going into 2019, we expect U.S. house prices to generally achieve a soft landing."

Goldman Sachs on why, even in the face of higher mortgage rates, unfavorable recent tax policy changes, it sees a slowdown – not a crisis in the housing market next year. Less home construction will limit inventory to avoid a collapse, but it warns the boom days following the Great Recession are over.

“So far, I’m not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay. Not even a little bit.”

Pres. Trump on his disapproval of Federal Reserve's plan to gradual increase interest rates & its Chairman Jerome Powell. On Wednesday, Powell will deliver a closely-watched speech ahead of an expected interest rate hike in December – making it slightly more expensive to borrow. Pres. Trump has repeatedly warned rising interest rates will hurt the economy.

“…appear to have used cellular telephones… to facilitate unauthorized… andA impermissible contact.”

U.S. prosecutors alleging lawyers for "El Chapo" Guzman helped coordinate an unauthorized phone conversation between the drug lord and his wife Emma Coronel. The motion asks for sanctions against the defense team for violating strict security rules that forbids hug between the couple. Defense team says the claim is "pure speculation."
“The reason we won is because Mississippians know me and they know my heart, and thank you for stepping up Mississippi.”

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith on her historic and controversial election to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi. Her win brings the Republican majority in the Senate to 53-47. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi. Next year, a record-breaking 24 women will serve in the U.S. Senate.
"Sir, I can’t thank you enough. What you’ve done for me is virtually unheard of. Never in my life have I or my family witnessed such generosity.”

Hunter Shamatt (20) after a fellow traveler returned his lost wallet after finding it on a flight. The package, sent to his home in South Dakota, contained a note, the wallet – *plus* an extra $40 in cash for an even $100, encouraging him to celebrate getting your wallet back.

by Jenna Lee,