Economy

The memo that proves the bankers caused the GFC

Memo GFC

When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn’t believe it. The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with a small cabal …

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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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Gold: Comex paper vs. Shanghai physical

Shanghai gold exchange

Chinese gold demand, from both individuals and central banks, garnered increasing attention as the gold price rose consistently in the last twelve years. When the gold price declined, many in the West declared the end of gold, but China (along with many other Asian nations) defiantly continued to buy gold and …

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Jon Corzine will not face criminal charges over MF Global

Jon Corzine

If you are a billionaire former Goldman Sachs CEO, ex-governor, and one of Obama’s biggest donors and steal $1.2 billion directly from the accounts of your customers and cover-up that theft, then you are not a criminal. If you reveal the un-Constitutional spying on all American citizens by the government, you …

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Only 47% of Americans have a full-time job

Looking for a job

The release of the June Jobs’ Report Friday was something of a relief for the markets. The Labor Department reported that the economy gained 195,000 jobs in June, which beat economists’ expectations. The Department also reported that the economy gained 70,000 more jobs in April and May than it originally estimated. The …

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Jon Corzine charged by regulators in connection with MF Global collapse

jon corzine

Regulators on Thursday settled charges against MF Global over the futures brokerage’s collapse, and also charged former Chief Executive Jon Corzine and former Assistant Treasurer Edith O’Brien in connection with the alleged misuse of customer funds. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said MF Global had agreed to settle all charges …

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Police raid major Italian football clubs in money laundering probe

Serie A

Italian police have seized documents from Italian and foreign clubs, including 18 in the top league, as part of an investigation into tax evasion and money laundering involving player transfers, Reuters reports. Apart from the Series A  teams, 11 B league teams and 12 from the lower divisions are being …

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Each day 134 retail outlets close in Italy

Italy shop

If anyone is still not convinced that surging stock bourses in Europe are indicative of anything more than central bank liquidity, carry trade allocationand localized asset bubbles, we present a snapshot of what is actually happening on the ground via Italy’s Ansa: “It’s a massacre,” said Confesercenti President Marco Venturi. …

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