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U.S. stock market is relying on Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Ever since innovative genius Steve Jobs left us, it seems as though Apple has lost its shine. The product announcements made by Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week were anything but spectacular, and the “new” iPhone features presented were nothing breakthrough. In fact, they will …

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Russia’s GDP shrinks 4.6% due to oil prices and sanctions

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Russia’s economy suffered a 4.6-percent fall in GDP in the second quarter of 2015 against the same period last year, the worst performance in six years, according to official statistics. A collapse in oil prices and Western sanctions were largely to blame, however improvement is forecast in 3Q of 2015. …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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China’s petroyuan set to knockout the petrodollar

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group This week the petrodollar was struck with a mighty blow. Russia’s third largest oil producer, Gazprom, announced that it will settle all crude sales to China in yuan, and thus officially ditch the dollar. With relations between China and Russia growing stronger by the day, …

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Look out silver, here comes solar demand

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In early July, Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This meant utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. It’s widely expected that the premium will ignite the use of solar power – and …

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DHS recommends to lower amount of fluoride in water

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report recommending water fluoridation levels be lowered. The HHS released their final Public Health Service (PHS) for fluoride, calling for a change from the recommended 0.7 -1.2 milligrams per liter to a maximum of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. This is the first …

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China is almost ready to replace the US dollar

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From Filip Karinja As the US dollar’s reign as global reserve currency appears to be ending, are we seeing the beginning of a new dawn in the east? Throughout history, global reserve currencies have proven to last for only so long. Before the United States’ currency reigned supreme, the currencies of …

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7 foods that help clean out the body

Clean of the body detox

The science linking what we eat to how we feel and perform is well understood. So take control over your health and hence of your life! Earth grown nutrients is what you want going into your body. As they say, real foods don’t need ingredients as real foods are ingredients. So here are …

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Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency hacked my computer

Sharyl Attkisson

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to …

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Chinese renminbi is now directly tradable with the euro

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The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China, issued a press release announcing the authorization of direct trading between the renminbi and the euro on the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This is huge. The euro is the second most traded currency in the world, after the US dollar. The European Union is …

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IMF boss Christine Lagarde under investigation in corruption case

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde has confirmed that she is being investigated for alleged “negligence” in a corruption probe when she was French Finance Minister in 2008, she told AFP. “The investigating commission of the Court of Justice of the French Republic has decided to place me under formal investigation,” Lagarde told …

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Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Dermer

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives …

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana nationwide

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Marijuana advocates across Uruguay are in celebration as they became the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana nationwide. While critics are angry to see the continued chipping away of their failed War on Drugs, Uruguay’s leaders believe it’s a positive move to end the violence …

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Google is going to include your face in its new ads

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Google (GOOG) is tinkering with the ever-delicate balance between selling advertisements and creeping its users out. On Friday the company said it would begin including recommendations that Google+ users make in advertisements. The new policy kicks in on Nov. 11. Here’s how it works: You use Google+ to rate some product or service. …

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Iraq war cost US more than $2 trillion

US Army Soldiers scan the landing zone for possible hostile forces.

The US war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with $490 billion more owed in benefits to combat veterans, a recent study revealed. The report found that total expenses in the unavailing conflict could balloon to $6 trillion over the next 40 years. The study, conducted by the Costs of …

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Assange will run for Australian Senate in 2013

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in 2013, it has been confirmed on Wednesday. It is not yet clear how he will escape from London’s Ecuadorean embassy. WikiLeaks representative Kristinn Hrafnsson confirmed to RT that Julian Assange will run for a seat …

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Court extends stop on order blocking indefinite detention law

A federal appeals court has extended a temporary stay of a district court judge’s order barring the government from using an indefinite detention provision in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama late last year. A three-judge motions panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals …

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Assange or Corzine?

Priorities are a bitch. The United States won’t prosecute Corzine for raiding segregated customer accounts, but will happily convene a Grand Jury in preparation for prosecuting Julian Assange for exposing the truth about war crimes. From the New York Times: A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of …

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