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Over a million protesters demand Catalonian independence from Spain

A million and a half people took to the streets of Barcelona, according to police estimates, to demand independence for the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia as the country as a whole faces crippling debt. At least one train and more than 1,000 coaches were chartered to bring supporters from …

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US economy moves toward recession as eurozone crisis widens

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Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen may have missed her window of opportunity to raise interest rates. The economic data no longer paint a picture of even a tepid recovery. Since the start of the year, key indicators for the economy began pointing toward recession. Add to that the recent Eurozone …

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French President approval rating hits record low 13%

Francois Hollande

The unpopularity of French President François Hollande fell to a record low in September, says a recent poll. Only 13 percent of French people say they are satisfied with Hollande’s performance as president. 86 percent of France’s population don’t support Hollande, says the IFOP [French Institute of Public Opinion] poll. …

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Dear Jamie Dimon…

Jamie Dimon

Dear Jamie Dimon, We hope this letter finds you well, we are here to offer a helping hand. We see the recently reported $2billion loss at JP Morgan as just the tip of the iceberg of much bigger problems with the company. Word on the street is that the true …

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Zimbabwe phases out local currency at 35 quadrillion to US$1

Zimbabwe starving billionaires

Zimbabwe has started retiring its almost worthless local currency in favor of the US dollar. Today, 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars are equal to US $1, as a result of hyperinflation which hit the country in 2009. The demonetization process of the Zimbabwe dollar started on Monday and will run till …

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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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Detroit is bankrupt

Detroit is bankrupt

The city of Detroit has filed for federal bankruptcy, or Chapter 9 protection, which could mean municipal employees are laid off, assets sold and services like trash collection, which have already been cut to the bone, further scaled back. Detroit has become the largest city in American history to file …

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Morgan Stanley: Australia needs stimulus to avoid recession

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Australia could face its first recession in almost 25 years unless authorities further stimulate the economy, Morgan Stanley said. The nation’s economy will expand just 1.9 percent in 2015, with 1.5 percentage points of that coming from higher exports, and unemployment will climb to 6.8 percent, Morgan Stanley economists led by Daniel …

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Another phony jobs report from a government that lies about everything

Unemployment

The payroll jobs report for May released today continues the fantasy. Goods producing jobs declined, with manufacturing losing another 4,000 jobs, but the New Economy produced 179,000 service jobs. Are these jobs the high-powered, high-wage “innovation jobs” that economists promised would be our reward from Globalism. I’m afraid not. According …

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Playing Politics with the Economy in the US

Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently trending bearish after yet another series of dramatic developments in the White House. By Friday, 18 August 2017, the knives were out for White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The former film producer and media tycoon from Norfolk Virginia …

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What is the Sharp Drop in US New Home Sales Attributed To?

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In April 2017, US new home sales dropped after surging in March. The seasonally adjusted rate of new home sales in April was reported at 569K according to the Commerce Department. Analysts were anticipating an increase in the region of 610K. Sales of US single-family homes were 842K in May …

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Will Americans Today Ever Be Able to Retire?

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We are living in very uncertain times.  Global tensions are mounting to new heights, and politicians on both the right and the left are polarizing. The future of Social Security and Medicare is uncertain. Even so, many Americans are unaware of the deeper crisis brewing quietly throughout the country—one which …

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Trump’s missiles blow investors into safe havens

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Even before missiles flew out of America’s warships to bomb Syrian military bases, gold was slowly increasing in value in anticipation of the Trump-Xi summit. After the bombs landed, gold has hit a 5 month peak as investors look for safe havens. Other safe havens such as the Japanese Yen …

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Obama & Trump Square out on Politics of Job Creation

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According to the recently released report by the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the US added 178,000 jobs in November. In addition, unemployment rate fell to the low levels of 4.6% which were last seen in 2007; a drop from 4.9% in October. This comes as some of the last economic …

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Australia facing debt crisis

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Australia’s upper house rejected a proposal to raise the debt ceiling to AU$500 billion ($465 billion), which if not resolved by December 12, could send the country into a US shutdown scenario. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised he will lift the debt ceiling of the world’s 12th-largest economy …

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Today the Fed unofficially announced QE4

Today Michael Pento stunned King World when he said, “… the Fed doubled down on QE3 this morning and unofficially announced QE4.”  Pento believes the mainstream media does not understand what just happened today, but he said it will have massive implications for the markets, including gold and silver. Pento …

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The Euro Continues to Advance in 2018

The Euro had a good performance last year and managed to post solid gains, especially against the US dollar. The bullish trend continues at the present time, as the block currency is favoured by good economic developments and increasing prospects of an ECB monetary policy normalization. If we refer to …

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Eurozone needs €2.4 trillion in QE, experts warn

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The eurozone will need at least another three years of quantitative easing and €2.4 trillion of firepower to revive its flagging fortunes, Standard & Poor’s has warned. With unemployment stubbornly high and growth still bouncing along the bottom seven years after the financial crisis, the European Central Bank will need …

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