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How 37 banks became 4

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If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good place to start. This chart shows us how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just 4 mega-banks. These same 4 mega-banks have, thus far, been immune to the consequences of any and all of …

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These 10 corporations control almost everything you buy

A chart we found on Reddit.com today shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called “The Illusion of Choice.” Ever wonder why you can’t get a Coke at Taco Bell? It’s because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi–and has a lifetime contract with …

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CIA insider Jim Rickards’ predictions for society in 2024

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Editor’s Note from Jim Rickards: ‘The following article describes a fictional dystopia in the spirit of Brave New World or 1984. It is not a firm forecast or prediction in the usual analytic sense. Instead, it’s intended to provide warning, and encourage readers to be alert to dangerous trends in …

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Top 15 times Obama illegally wiretapped his ‘friends’

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The mainstream media and other enemies of the current President are challenging the proposition that President Obama wire tapped President Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential race. President Trump started this discussion with his tweets over the weekend, but it should be clear that it is not unfounded that former President …

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U.S. ranks first in healthcare spending but last in life expectancy

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If you think pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, and various other instruments of modern Western medicine are responsible for improving quality of life and increasing the average lifespan in America, think again. A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reveals that the U.S. spends up to 250 …

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Bilderberg elite angry over “constant exposure”

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According to veteran journalist Jim Tucker, Bilderberg elitists are furious over the “constant exposure” the secretive group is receiving in the European media, forcing members to consider the unprecedented step of holding the organization’s annual meeting in the United States for two years running. The US corporate media routinely ignores …

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80 richest people have more wealth than poorest 3.5 billion

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Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%. Ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World …

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How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected Safe Haven Assets?

While large-scale disasters such as the coronavirus pandemic can have a significant negative impact on the global economy, causing certain stocks and shares to plummet, there are certain investments that are more likely to retain or even gain value during times of severe market instability. Here, we’ll explore the concept …

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German bank hits savers with ‘negative interest rates’

Mario Draghi ECB

Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, which was founded in 1859, is not the biggest bank in Germany, but it’s the first bank to confirm what German savers have been dreading for a while: the wrath of Draghi. Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as …

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HSBC in damage control following biggest banking leak in history

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HSBC has issued an apology as a political row over its Swiss private banking arm grows, saying it has “no appetite” to deal with clients seeking to dodge tax. In a full-page letter published in some Sunday newspapers, the bank’s chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, said the media revelations in the last …

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Bayer acquires GMO giant Monsanto for $66 billion

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German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has completed its takeover of American GMO company Monsanto. Shareholders have reportedly accepted $128 a share, making the deal worth $66 billion, including debt. The deal is the largest corporate takeover in almost two decades for a German company. The latest bid offered by Bayer is …

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Six banks fined $5.8 billion for market rigging

Citi JPMorgan Barclays RBS UBS

Editor’s note: these banks made billions more from their crimes, let alone received billions of $ in bailouts which the tax payers funded. So will we receive this money? Will any of these bankers ever go to jail for their crimes? If you or I committed the crimes that these bankers are guilty of we would …

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Argentina and China sign $1b currency swap deal

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Argentina will receive the first tranche of yuan worth up to $1 billion in a massive currency swap with China before the end of this year. The deal will boost the troubled economy’s foreign reserves. It comes as part of a loan worth $11 billion signed in July by Argentina’s …

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Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The …

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FDA: Drug companies faked thousands of drug documents

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, a major drug research contractor has been found faking documents and manipulating samples. The firm, Cetero Research, has tested medicines for major drug companies that are now being forced to reevaluate their products in response to warnings issued by US regulators. The news …

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Silver to surge 433% from current levels – Greyerz

Silver coin

Today Egon von Greyerz told King World News that silver is going to surge a remarkable 433% from current levels.  Greyerz, who is founder and managing partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland, also said the move in silver could take place, “… in the next twelve months.” Here is …

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French police raid home of former president Nicolas Sarkozy

Police officers have carried out a number of raids in Paris – on the villa Nicolas Sarkozy shares with his wife Carla Bruni, on the law offices of the former president’s attorneys and on the apartment provided to him by the government. Judge Jean-Michele Gentil and financial police searched the …

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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

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UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the …

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