Tag Archives: economy

Big name retail stores continue to close down

Retail stores closing

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The hottest trend in retail right now is store closures – lots of them! This trend was brewing last year and seems to show no signs of stopping in 2016. Some of America’s biggest retailers are shrinking their footprint as consumers are choosing to use what’s left …

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US economy summed up in 9 charts

US economy in 9 charts

Some folks were peddling fiction… for everyone else, there’s this reality! No child (or student, or poor person, or grandchild, or debtholder, or healthy person, or retiree, or African American, or family, or homeowner, or renter) left behind untouched… Now that is a legacy. SOURCE

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Baltic Dry Index hits lowest levels…ever!

Baltic Dry Index

A measure of international trade often seen as a bellwether for the global economy has crashed to its lowest level ever, fuelling fears we could be heading for another 2008-style crash. Back in November, the Baltic Dry Index dropped below 500 for the first time in recorded history, and it …

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These companies are hinting at a global recession

Recession recovery

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the mainstream media running headlines like “Nowhere to go but up“, the numbers coming out on the health of the economy tell a different story. To be sure, there are some companies doing well at the moment; the media has a field day parading around …

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Every economic news story summed up in one video

Economic news video

After watching this video it is clear to see how every news story on the economy by the mainstream media is the same. Whilst this is a mock news report, it does show how the media uses imaging and NLP to push their agenda. Next time you are watching the ‘news’ on TV pay attention …

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8 signs that a global economic crisis is coming soon

When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal. Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, …

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Are we evolving beyond capitalism?

Evolving beyond capitalism

The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of …

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Low retail sales numbers hint to economic problems ahead

Going out of business

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite optimistic expectations, recent reports show that U.S. retail sales for April were flat. Many had expected that the lower-than-average gas prices would provide a lift, but even with prices plummeting by close to a whopping 50% over last year, there was no reflection in the retail …

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Major US retailers closing over 6000 stores

Radioshack

If the U.S. economy really is improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores? The “retail apocalypse” that I have written about so frequently appears to be accelerating. As you will see below, major U.S. retailers have announced that they are closing more than 6,000 …

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80 richest people have more wealth than poorest 3.5 billion

Davos Switzerland

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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