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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has passed away at the age of 58 following a two-years-long fight against cancer and a severe respiratory infection. His untimely demise raises serious questions about the future of the oil-rich regional power. The president of Venezuela died on Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. “It’s …

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CIA agents were told to ‘stand down’ in Benghazi

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– Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given. – When the CIA annex come under attack the field agents were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy. …

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Google puts its virtual brain technology to work

A powerful new approach to artificial intelligence is ready to improve many Google products. This summer Google set a new landmark in the field of artificial intelligence with software that learned how to recognize cats, people, and other things simply by watching YouTube videos (see “Self-Taught Software“). That technology, modeled …

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How your bank account could disappear

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On the same morning we hear that ¼ of Wall Street executives think that fraud is a necessary part of “doing business” in the financial sector, we hear of a second “MF Global”. The U.S.’s so-called regulators are now reporting that somewhere around $220 million in customer funds is “missing” at a financial institution known as …

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How Puerto Rico can rebuild and become a powerhouse economy

How Puerto Rico can rebuild economy

After a particularly devastating hurricane season, Puerto Rico has an uncertain future. Already mismanaged and saddled with debt, the island territory now faces the virtually insurmountable task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy. But amidst the rubble and heartache lies one of the greatest opportunities in the modern era not …

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6 Strategies to Deal with Financial Emergencies

Financial emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life, so it’s better to be prepared for when they occur than to bury your head in the sand and hope you get lucky. When it happened to me, the stress of not knowing where the money was going to come from or …

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The movie that is going to land Tony Blair in jail

To donate to the making of this documentary click here. “Some people make a living, others make a killing” – an exclusive new documentary on Tony Blair which will break unexplored ground. Thank you for all the pledges so far!  Your contributions so far have been overwhelmingly generous. Given the …

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Cui Bono: who benefits from the Federal Reserve?

Does the Federal Reserve benefit the nation, or just the banks? Cui bono–to whose benefit?–is a skeptic’s scalpel that cuts through the fat of propaganda and political expediency to the hard truth. Since the world has been trained (in Pavlovian fashion) to hang on every word issued by America’s privately owned …

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Australia’s sub-prime scandal finally breaks wide open

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A WA mortgage broker who got rich by “fudging figures” has blown the whistle on the banks that conspired in Australia’s own sub-prime mortgage scandal. In 2007 Kate Thompson was WA mortgage broker of the year. Now she is facing fraud charges. It is alleged Mortgage Miracles, in Canning Vale …

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How Cryptocurrency Has Revolutionized Payment Methods

The digital landscape has wrought big changes on almost every area of our lives. From instant communications to online shopping, the Internet has transformed life in the new millennium, and the increasing popularity of cryptocurrency is symptomatic of those changes. If you haven’t been paying attention to the growing number …

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Australia’s household debt-to-income ratio is at an all-time high

Australia household debt income ratio

The Bank for International Settlements has warned that record household debt levels amassed in the past decade have left Australians among the most vulnerable to a sharp rise in global interest rates. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, household debt-to-income ratio for Australia is at an all-time high of 189%. …

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9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia for involvement in terrorist attack

9/11 families Saudi Arabia terrorist attack

In a stunning lawsuit seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi …

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Rothschild family is worth more than the top 8 billionaires in the world

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A recent report by Oxfam International highlights the dramatic rise in income equality by noting that the combined wealth of the world’s top 8 individual billionaires is more than the lower half of the world’s population, some 3.6 billion people. The intention of the report was to bring awareness to the unfairness …

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Civilians killed in latest US air strike on Iraqi banks

Iraq Mosul bombing

US-led coalition airstrikes killed Iraqi civilians in latest hit against an ISIS financial target in Mosul, according to the Pentagon. The coalition said they had been prepared to accept “some” civilian casualties. “Yes, we were prepared to accept civilian casualties in conjunction with this cash strike, it’s tragic and it’s not …

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