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Deutsche Bank profits plummet 98%, CEO warns of further cuts

July 27th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/353516-deutsche-bank-profit-fall/

Germany’s biggest bank posted a net profit of €20 million in the second quarter of the year. This is down from €796 million in the same period in 2015. Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan:"If the current weak economic environment persists, we will need to be yet more ambitious in the timing and intensity of our restructuring," he said on Wednesday.Overall, Deutsche Bank’s shares have lost about 44 percent of their market value in 2016

Americans now spending BILLIONS on natural health remedies including superfoods and homeopathy, while denouncing Big Pharma’s failed medicine

July 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Economic, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/americans-now-spending-billions-on-natural-health-remedies-including-superfoods-and-homeopathy-while-denouncing-big-pharmas-failed-medicine/

Study recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that Americans spend $30.2 billion on complementary health approaches each year. Natural product supplements like fish oil, probiotics more popular. The world’s second-largest retailer, Costco, announced this year thatorganic sales had jumped 72 percent since 2008, with its organics sales totaling $4 billion last year..

Trump says US could pull out of World Trade Organization if he is president

July 25th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/trump-says-us-could-pull-out-of-world-trade-organization-if-he-is-president/

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organization if he is elected president during a interview. has already threatened to renegotiate or rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement. He said he would slap punitive import taxes of up to 30 percent on firms that moved manufacturing activities abroad, citing NAFTA partner Mexico as an example. Said that French and German citizens could face “extreme” vetting at US borders in light of recent terror attacks in both countries.

Step Towards United States of Africa: AU Launches All-Africa Passport to Create a Borderless Continent

July 25th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/07/step-towards-united-states-africa-au-launches-africa-passport-create-borderless-continent.html

Africa’s continental body, the African Union (AU) has announced that it has launched for the first time, a single passport for all citizens on the continent. The AU consists of 54 countries. The only country in Africa, which is not part of the Union, is Morocco.The common passport will grant visa-free access to all 54 member states of the Union, promoting freedom of movement, will increase trade and investment among countries in the Union.

WTO Urges Member States to Cut Protectionism, Increase Global Trade

July 25th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160725/1043591331/wto-protectionism-global-trade.html

"Between mid-October 2015 and mid-May 2016 ("review period"), WTO Members applied 154 new trade-restrictive measures, amounting to 22 new measures per month… WTO Members must individually and collectively resist protectionist pressures. The best safeguard we have against protectionism is a strong multilateral trading system," the report reads.

Oil Prices Slump Amid Bloated Inventories Reviving Fears of a New Crash

July 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160724/1043540687/oil-saudi-riyadh-opec-crash.html

The world’s energy markets continue to be held down by Saudi Arabia’s death march of overproduction in its bid to strip market share from competition nations and faces a host of potential geopolitical tremors that could send prices into a free-fall.

Three Charged in Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme

July 23rd, 2016
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Three_Charged_in_Billion-Dollar_Medicare_Fraud_Scheme/52897/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell:“This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice. Philip Esformes,ran 30 nursing homes and assisted living facilities, joined with two conspirators and a complex network of corrupt doctors and hospitals to refer thousands of patients to their facilities even though the patients did not qualify for the services. Some of the treatments were harmful, they added.

California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US

July 22nd, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cali-j22.html

Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE) released a report titled “California Jumps to the World’s 6th Largest Economy; Leads All States in Growth in 2015.” With a $2.46 trillion gross state product (GSP) in 2015, California’s economy is now behind only the US, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, having surpassed France and Brazil’s gross domestic product (GDP). California is, at the same time, the state with the highest poverty rate in the US.

Settlement Reached for Woman Forced to Pay for Body Cavity Searches

July 22nd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Police State

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160722/1043436499/woman-reaches-settlement-with-cbp.html

A New Mexico woman has been awarded $475,000 by US Customs and Border Protection for being forced to undergo cavity searches and then being charged for the invasive and unnecessary procedure; no drugs were found, according to court documents.

Thousands of Argentines protest energy price hikes

July 22nd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/07/15/475247/Argentina-Macri-Rizzola-Ceballos

Thousands of people have held protest rallies across Argentina against an increase in consumer utility prices ordered by the conservative government. President Mauricio Macri cut energy subsidies and raised energy rates after taking office late last year. He said frozen tariffs during the previous government had left Argentina’s economy on the brink of collapse.

Trump Vows to End ‘Massive’ Trade Deals, Impose Punitive Taxes, Tariffs

July 22nd, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160722/1043439283/trump-trade-deals.html

Trump: "No longer will we enter into these massive deals, with many countries. Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries," "enforce all trade violations" through the imposition of "taxes and tariffs, against any country that cheats" and to renegotiate trade agreements with individual states, particularly China.

US To Seize $1 Billion In Embezzled Malaysian Assets Which Goldman Sachs Helped Buy

July 21st, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://12160.info/forum/topics/us-to-seize-1-billion-in-embezzled-malaysian-assets-which-goldman

The expected asset seizures would be the U.S. government’s first action tied to the 1MDB investigation. Among the properties the US is looking to confiscate, are Van Gogh paintings, Beverly Hills properties, a private jet, ultra high end real estate in NYC and LA, and the rights to profits from the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Global scheme to siphon more than $3.5bn from the Malaysian government fund; first time Malay prime minister, Najib Razak, has been officially tied to the scandal, The actions by U.S. authorities threaten to upend the country’s relationship with Malaysia, a moderate Muslim nation that has long been an important U.S. ally in Southeast Asia, and may force Malaysia to enter China's sphere of influence in exchange for protection from US retaliation.

Goldman Sachs Posts 74% Gain in 2Q16 Profits, Fails to Inspire Wall Street

July 21st, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160720/1043326062/us-market-review-goldman.html

Goldman Sachs Group, one of the biggest US-based financial services corporations, reported an unexpected and stunning 74 percent year-on-year rise in their second quarter profits. This windfall was mainly due to the recent influx of capital into the bond market, which resulted in debt gaining value, including US Treasury papers. Goldman, which is heavily reliant on trading, skimmed the cream off the hot bond market, while several rounds of layoffs helped cut expenses.

US to sell bombs to UAE worth $785 million: Pentagon

July 20th, 2016
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/us-to-sell-bombs-to-uae-worth-785-million-pentagon/

The United States will sell the United Arab Emirates $785 million worth of bombs. UAE will receive 14,640 bombs and guidance kits, which turn unguided bombs into precision munitions with navigation systems, along with other munitions. The UAE is a key US ally in the region in the so-called fight against Daesh and the country’s Al Dhafra Air Base hosts about 3,500 US troops and fighter and reconnaissance aircraft used against the Takfiri terrorists.

As Erdogan's Historic Purge Claims 50,000, Turkey Set To Unveil "Emergency Measures"

July 20th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-20/erdogans-historic-purge-claims-50000-turkey-set-unveil-emergency-measures

Erdogan's historic purge of dissidents and adversaries - many in the country's educational system - continues, according to the latest count, a 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country; has spooked Turkish investors sending local markets and the currency sliding on concerns Erdogan is going to far with his retribution.Turkey said it would announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try "to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy.

Nebraska Law Ends “Policing for Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture

July 20th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/07/nebraska-law-ends-policing-profit-via-asset-forfeiture.html

Civil asset forfeiture officially ends in Nebraska as reforms to asset forfeiture laws passed in the spring go into effect. Under the new law, the state can no longer take property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

Russia dominates global wheat market

July 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, World, Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/352272-russia-lead-wheat-market/

For the second year running, Russia is the world's top wheat producer with exports of 22.5 million metric tons of grain this year, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Russia has won contracts to exports 120,000 tons of wheat to Egypt. In the fall, as soon as the new crop is harvested, Russia will start supplying wheat to China, its low-price strategy which has increased its market share.

Donald Trump Wants To Break Up Big Banks

July 18th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-big-banks_us_578d30fde4b0a0ae97c2fb9d

The party platform approved at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland offers official support for reinstating the Glass-Steagall law, which separates riskier securities trading from traditional commercial banking. The move would require busting up the six largest banks in America.“We support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibits commercial banks from engaging in high-risk investment,” the platform reads. The GOP platform language is an economic policy earthquake. Republicans have long opposed financial regulation in any form.

Abandoned California Prison Sold to Medical Marijuana Company

July 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/07/abandoned-california-prison-sold-to-medical-marijuana-company.html

Coalinga, California city counci voted 4-1 in April to allow marijuana cultivation within city limits, sell an abandoned prison formerly known as the Claremont Custody Center,for $4.1 million, which totally wiped clean the city’s $4 million debt to Ocean Grow Extracts. The prison be used to cultivate marijuana, and turn it into cannabis oil products, expected to create 100 jobs. This prison probably incarcerated harmless pot offenders over the years.

Government seeks ban on expensive software & powerful cars for Russian officials

July 14th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/politics/350890-government-seeks-ban-on-expensive/

In a bid to limit needless government spending, the Russian Ministry of Finance has proposed putting a cap on the price civil servants can pay to purchase software, as well as on the power of cars that they are allowed to rent.

URGENT! BANK RUNS HAVE BEGUN IN ITALY!!!!! ATM's Being Emptied!!!!

July 12th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1625

BANK RUNS taking place right now throughout Italy. Reports of lines of people at ATM's are draining the automatic tellers of all cash. This comes after weeks of speculation about the health of several Italian banks, including the oldest Bank Monte dei Paschi, which has been in business since the year 1472 - twenty years before Columbus discovered America. Italian banking stocks have declined 68 percent since the beginning of 2016.

Maduro slams Citibank for 'financial blockade'

July 12th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/07/12/474859/Venezuela-Maduro-US-bank

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has slammed a major bank in the United States for a decision to close accounts belonging to the Venezuelan government, saying the move amounts to imposing financial blockade on the Latin American country.

Spain to Hold Tax Reform to Reduce Budget Deficit

July 12th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160712/1042843681/spain-budget-tax-reform.html

Spain will hold a tax reform, particularly in the area of corporations' income, to reduce the budget deficit, acting Spanish Minister for Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos said Tuesday. "We will propose measures in the field of tax on corporations' income. This reform will help to collect the taxes in the amount of 6 billion euros [$6.6. billion],"

Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy basic goods

July 11th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/07/11/474635/Venezuela-Colombia-food-Tachira-La-Parada--Cucuta

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into neighboring Colombia to buy essential goods amid shortages caused by a decline in oil revenues, acute economic crisis in Venezuela. The crowd flooded the nearby Colombian cities of La Parada and Cucuta to get much-needed food, medicine and other basic stuff. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the border with Colombia to close last year to crack down on smugglers.

Smith & Wesson stock opens near record high after Dallas shooting

July 10th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/smith-wesson-stock-opens-near-record-high-after-dallas-shooting/

Smith & Wesson stock opened near an all-time high on Friday after five police officers were killed and seven were injured in a shooting in Dallas. The gunmaker’s stock opened at $29.75 a share. Stocks for Smith & Wesson rose about 3% on Friday while stocks for fellow firearm manufacturer Sturm Ruger went up by 5%. The shares surged in anticipation of higher gun sales due to fears of stricter gun control policies following the worst mass shooting of police in US history.

IMF chief points to war danger

July 8th, 2016
Categories: World, War, Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/laga-j08.html

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has pointed to the danger of world war as protectionist trends deepen in the global economy. She expressed the hope that the world had not reached a “1914 moment.”The warning came in an interview with the Financial Times on Wednesday, in which she was asked what would be the consequences of the growth of trade conflicts and economic protectionism. She said “waves of protectionism” in the past had “preceded many wars.”

Four former Barclays bankers who rigged global interest rates 'like bookmakers trying to nobble a horse in the Grand National' are jailed for a total of more than 17 years

July 7th, 2016
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3679057/Four-former-Barclays-bankers-rigged-global-rates-like-bookmakers-trying-nobble-horse-Grand-National-jailed-total-17-years.html

Four former Barclays bankers who rigged global interest rates have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years. Peter Johnson and Jonathan Mathew who were based in London tweaked the bank's Libor rate in a way that benefited their US co-conspirators, traders Jay Merchant and Alex Pabon. Peter Johnson and Jonathan Mathew agreed to fix US dollar Libor. Information they submitted affected Libor calculations across all banks. Rigging took place in the lead up to the 2008 financial market crash .

3 Reasons the Olympics in Rio are Evolving into a Nightmare - Video

July 7th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/drug-resistant-bacteria-found-growing-near-olympic-sailing-venue-0998/

50 days before the Games begin; financial crisis is preventing the city from honoring its commitments to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The governor said crisis is so severe it could result in “a total collapse in public security, health, education, mobility, and environmental management. UN Assistant Secretary-General Jean-Paul Laborde said July 5 the risk of terrorist attacks at the Rio Olympics is still high .Rio’s police warned people heading to the Games won’t be protected because officers aren’t being paid. 200 scientists signed a letter stating 2016 Games in Brazil puts the world at risk for a global Zika outbreak. Drug-resistant bacteria discovered growing off of the shores of some of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches where Olympic sailors are scheduled to compete.

Russian Central Bank Starts Holding Yuan Foreign Currency Reserves

July 6th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160706/1042548505/russia-central-bank-yuan.html

Russia's Central Bank started buying Chinese yuan-denominated assets in the fourth quarter of last year, as Moscow seeks to diversify its foreign currency reserves and reduce its dependence on the US dollar.

Icelanders vote to join boycott on Israeli goods

July 5th, 2016
Categories: Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/07/03/473471/iceland-israeli-palestine-bds

Iceland’s capital has announced that it will boycott all Israeli products until Palestine is freed from occupation. On Sunday, Reykjavik’s municipality voted for the boycott, and promised to continue the embargo “as long as the occupation of Palestinian territories continues.” The vote is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Tel Aviv.

Tens of Thousands Rally in Paris Against Labor Reforms Bill - Video

July 5th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160705/1042479676/paris-reform-rally-labor.html

Tens of thousands have rallied in central Paris Tuesday afternoon against the controversial labor reforms bill. Unions called for demonstrations across France after the Socialist government invoked a special article in the Constitution that allowed it to force contentious labor reforms through the National Assembly despite opposition from its own party members.

Russia strengthens position on global food market

July 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, World, Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/349554-russia-global-food-market/

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday the country is gaining momentum as one of the world’s leading exporters of agricultural products. According to Medvedev, everything has been done to transform agriculture from import to export, and that the “Russian market reached such a quality that domestic and foreign consumers could chose Russian products without hesitation.”

Three former Barclays’ traders convicted in Libor case

July 4th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/349453-barclays-traders-found-guilty/

A court in Britain has found three former Barclays traders guilty of Libor manipulation between 2005 and 2007. The men are expected to be sentenced on Thursday. Jay Merchant, 45, Jonathan Mathew, 35, and Alex Pabon, 38, were found guilty of trying to rig the benchmark interest rate known as Libor. Libor is the interbank offered rate, and is fundamental in global finance affecting trillions of dollars of contracts and loans worldwide, including mortgages and bonds.

China grapples with implications of Brexit vote

July 3rd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/chin-j02.html

In the wake of last week’s vote in Britain to exit the European Union (EU), the Chinese government, like its counterparts around the world, is grappling with the far-reaching economic and geo-political implications of the referendum outcome. Britain’s exit from the EU has undermined China’s trade and investment strategy towards Europe, which sought to develop the UK as a European base of operations.

Brexit Helps Push Silver Value to 23 Month High

July 3rd, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/brexit-helps-push-silver-value-to-23-month-high_072016

Silver prices have reached a 23 month high. Several factors appear to be influencing these gains, including a weakening dollar, and the fact that the Fed may cut interest rates in light of the Brexit vote. The Brexit vote fueled the price of gold after the British pound fell precipitously on June 23rd.

EU extends sanctions against Russia for another six months

July 3rd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/349136-eu-extends-russia-sanctions/

The European Union has formally extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2017, the EU Council announced in a statement on Friday. The sanctions limit access to EU capital markets for a number of Russian financial institutions, as well as energy and defense firms. Restrictions on arms trading and certain types of oil production technology will also be extended.

Jamaican cannabis kiosks at airports could give tourists legal highs

July 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Economic, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/349116-cannabis-jamaica-tourism-shops/

Jamaica is contemplating giving tourists arriving in the country the chance to get high as soon as they clear customs. Talks are underway on installing cannabis kiosks at airports and seaports, which Jamaica believes could boost government revenues.

Putin orders government to normalize trade ties with Turkey

June 29th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/06/29/472764/Russia-Putin-Turkey-Erdogan-fighter-jet-ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to start the process of normalizing trade ties with Turkey, seven months after Ankara-Moscow relations went into a downward spiral following Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet last year.

Puerto Rico Says It Will Default Even With Congressional Aid

June 29th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141504165

Two days before a potential historical default, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla made it clear that the commonwealth won’t pay bondholders even as Congress votes on a bill allowing the island to restructure its $70 billion in debt.“On July 1, 2016, Puerto Rico will default on more than $1 billion in general obligation bonds, the island’s senior credits protected by a constitutional lien on revenues,”said the commonwealth couldn’t raise enough to cover what’s owed to bondholders even if he shut down the government. The island has $2 billion in principal and interest payments due Friday.

Donald Trump targets ‘Globalism’ as Job Killer

June 29th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/donald-trump-targets-globalism-as-job-killer/

Trump told supporters, “we got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism, focusing on what’s good for America’s middle class, to a policy of globalism — focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries, all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy itself.”

Tear gas, up to 40 arrests at anti-labor reform rally in Paris (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

June 28th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/348732-france-protests-police-violence/

The demonstration in the French capital attracted at least 55,000 participants, according to the organizers. More than 2,500 officers were deployed. Similar demonstrations have taken place across the country.

British Pound falls to 30-yr low against US dollar

June 27th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/348536-pound-markets-drop-rating/

European stocks extended their losses on Monday with the British pound falling to its lowest level in almost 31 years in the wake of the economic and political uncertainty following the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union.

Food prices in Britain likely to rise after Brexit vote

June 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/06/26/472331/Food-prices-Britain-Brexit-vote

Food prices are expected to rise after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), because of the country’s dependence on imports and devaluation of the pound. British farmers get about £3 billion in subsidies from the EU annually.

Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum

June 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Civil_Uprising_Escalates_As_8th_EU_Nation_Threatens_Referendum/52195/0/38/38/Y/M.html

"Citizens of Great Britain have decided to refuse the diktat from Brussels. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave. Italian ministers warned on Saturday that the European Union MUST change course or risk total collapse after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.

Newly expanded Panama Canal set to open after seven-year process

June 26th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/newly-expanded-panama-canal-set-to-open-after-seven-year-process/

Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.President Juan Carlos Varela will unveil the new locks and third shipping lane built into the 102-year-old canal. Foreign dignitaries, including the presidents of Taiwan, Chile and other Central American nations, will be present at the ceremony.

Pandemonium and Upheaval as World Responds to UK's Brexit

June 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/24/pandemonium-and-upheaval-world-responds-uks-brexit

In the wake of Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union on Thursday, reaction was tumultuous: Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, global financial markets were plunged into volatility, various nations consider their next moves; nationalist parties in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark demand their countries also hold referendums on whether to leave or remain in the EU.

Russia not happy with economic consequences of Brexit — PM

June 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://tass.ru/en/politics/884424

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: "A referendum on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union has taken place," the prime minister said. "Certainly I would like to note this is a internal affair of the Britons. However, it’s obvious the results of this referendum are important not merely for the UK citizens and the European Union but for the global economy on the whole," it is important to analyze Brexit consequences now and the Russian government will decide on measures for the national economy.

They Are Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks In Venezuela

June 24th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/they-are-putting-armed-guards-on-food-trucks-in-venezuela.html

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. Police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl shot to death as street gangs fought over food..

Britain Won't Be Able to Leave EU For Another Four Years

June 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160624/1041918515/britain-eu-four-years.html

UK is unlikely to immediately leave the European market and stop financing the EU funds. At the same, they are likely to immediately cancel control of the European Supreme Court over their national security as well as undertake decisive measures to limit immigration. To leave the EU, the UK also needs to undergo a number of procedures. In particular, it must inform the European Council about its intention to withdraw from the Union. The European Council will then decide on the principles on the basis of which the UK's withdrawal will be discussed.

Sterling pounded in market bloodbath as UK votes to leave EU, Cameron quits

June 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/348121-global-stocks-plunge-brexit/

Stock markets from Tokyo to London collapsed on Friday as Britons voted to leave the European Union and David Cameron announced plans to resign as prime minister. The British pound suffered its biggest plunge since 1985, while the euro saw its biggest fall ever. More than £100 billion was wiped off the FTSE 100 as the index plunged almost eight percent at the start of trade in London. It was the biggest market fall in UK history. Germany's DAX and the CAC 40 in Paris were down as much as eight percent.

UK vote to leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis

June 24th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/brex-j24.html

Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) in yesterday’s referendum by a narrow margin—51.9 percent to 48.1 percent on a turnout of 72 percent. In response, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was standing down, but not until the Conservative Party conference in October. The referendum result has sent a seismic shock, not only through Britain but Europe and the world. It confounded the expectations of the financial markets, hedge funds, bookmakers and the political establishment. The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe.

Families Flee California Over Endless Taxes, Housing Costs And Traffic

June 23rd, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://thomasdishaw.com/2016/06/families-flee-california-endless-taxes-housing-costs-traffic/

During the 12 months ending June 30, the number of people leaving California for another state exceeded by 61,100 the number who moved here from elsewhere in the U.S., according to state Finance Department statistics. The so-called “net outward migration” was the largest since 2011, when 63,300 more people fled California than entered.“The main factors are housing costs in many parts of the state, $2,100 a month in rent, $1,900 a month for child care.

Russian Food, Agricultural Exports Hit Record High Over Last Few Months

June 23rd, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160623/1041835579/russian-food-exports.html

"Agricultural production results: over last four months,a five percent growth in exports of agricultural products […] and an increase of 30.5% in physical volumes of agricultural products' supplies abroad,"; Russia's First Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev, many other sectors of Russian economy demonstrated significant slowdown.

Israel Military Industries to sell ammo to US civilians

June 22nd, 2016
Categories: Middle East, Economic

Link: http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-imi-to-sell-ammo-to-us-hunters-sportsmen-1001133975

Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI Systems)announced it would sell 150 million worth of small caliber ammunition to the US civilian market. The agreement involves IMI's Yitzhak plant, where IMI manufactures light ammunition, and three major distributors of premium ammunition in the US market. IMI said that the types of ammunition involved, which were used by armies and were relatively expensive, were designated for sportsmen, firing ranges, and hunters.

Trump: "This Election Will Decide Whether We Are Ruled by the People, or by the Politicians" - Video

June 22nd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=55052

Trump: "Here is my promise to the American voter," said. "If I am elected President, I will end the special interest monopoly in Washington, D.C." "The other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests – and taking money from special interests."She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash."Together, she and Bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, CEOs, and foreign governments in the years since 2001."The choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests, or surrendering our last scrap of independence to their total and complete control.

On eve of Brexit referendum, mounting warnings of global trade war

June 22nd, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/econ-j22.html

On the eve of Thursday’s referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union (EU), an event that threatens to substantially destabilize the world economy, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has warned that protectionism is on the rise as world trade stagnates. The threat by Britain to leave the EU is only the most visible expression of growing tendencies toward economic nationalism and autarchy, expressed in the rise of right-wing nationalist politicians such as Donald Trump in the United States, Nigel Farage in Britain, Marine Le Pen in France, and similar figures in other countries.

IMF warns US on poverty, cuts its growth forecast

June 22nd, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/06/22/471694/us-poverty-imf-christine-lagarde-economic-growth

The International Monetary Fund is warning the United States to tackle poverty, downgrading its forecast for the country’s economy this year. IMF released an annual assessment of the US economy Wednesday, saying approximately one in seven Americans live in poverty. The US was urged to raise the minimum wage and offer women paid maternity leave in an effort to deal with poverty."Not only does poverty create significant social strains, it also eats into labor force participation, and undermines the ability to invest in education and improve health outcomes,” said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Run on banks? Brits rush to buy euros, dollars ahead of Brexit vote

June 22nd, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Run_on_banks%3F_Brits_rush_to_buy_euros%2C_dollars_ahead_of_Brexit_vote/52092/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Thousands of Brits have rushed to buy foreign currency during the last week over fears the pound will drop more than 20 percent if the UK votes to leave the EU.The Post Office reports sales of currencies are 74 percent higher this week than they were during the same week last year while online purchases jumped by 381 percent. Royal Mint – which produces gold and silver coins – says its sales soared by a third in June.

The Rise of the Corporatocracy

June 21st, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/the-rise-of-the-corporatocracy/

Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147 organisations now controls 40 per cent of global trade..

Maine’s Tea Party Gov. has another tantrum — and this time he might eliminate food stamps for good

June 21st, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/maines-tea-party-gov-has-another-tantrum-and-this-time-he-might-eliminate-food-stamps-for-good/

Maine Gov. Paul LePage threatening to completely eliminate Maine’s entire food stamp program unless the United States Department of Agriculture allows the state to restrict food stamps from being used to buy sugary foods and drinks; state has cut more than 40,000 people from receiving SNAP benefits between 2014 and 2015

IRS Just Admitted it Stole Millions From Innocent People — Here’s the Catch: They’re Giving it Back

June 21st, 2016
Categories: Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/irs-admitted-it-stole-millions-from-innocent-people-giving-it-back.html

Civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of “structuring” violations; depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity. Between 2007 and 2013, the IRS seized $43 million in over 600 cases where only “structuring” violations were committed.

Gun Shop Sells 30,000 AR-15s in Week Following Orlando Attack

June 20th, 2016
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/19/gun-shop-sells-30000-ar-15s-in-week-following-orlando-attack/

Hunter’s Warehouse Owner Tom Engle told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney Saturday that his online gun shop, which carries an inventory of 300,000 to 400,000 weapons, has sold 30,000 AR-15s since Sunday. The Islamic State-supporting killer was actually armed with a Sig Sauer MCX carbine during last Sunday’s attack. The semi-automatic AR-15, which is routinely confused as being a “machine gun” or fully automatic weapon, is one of the most popular rifles in the United States. Engle noted that the price for AR-15s ranges from $350 to $8,000.

Dozen Arrested For Feeding Homeless In Orlando

June 20th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/dozen-arrested-for-feeding-homeless-in-orlando/

Since June 1, a dozen members of the group Food Not Bombs. an international political organization that protests war, poverty and the destruction of the environment, have been arrested for violating a new Orlando city ordinance that prohibits sharing food with large groups in downtown parks more than twice a year. The mayor of Orlando branded them “food terrorists.”

Rio State Declares Financial Emergency Ahead of Olympics, Requests Funding

June 20th, 2016
Categories: News, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20160618/1041551985/brazil-rio-emergency-olympics.html

Francisco Dornelles, the interim governor of Rio, has declared a state of emergency over lack of funds, less than two months before it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games, local media said. Dornelles said the state’s financial difficulties stemmed from slumping oil prices and could prevent it from delivering on its commitments to prepare for August’s Olympic Games. The city has recently faced concerns over the Zika virus outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s chief Margaret Chan said last week that a special committee would assess whether it was safe for Rio to host the games.

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Fukushima rice to be sold in Britain

June 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/347459-fukushima-rice-japan-meltdown/

Rice harvested in Japan's Fukushima region, heavily affected by a nuclear meltdown in 2011, is returning to the EU, starting with Britain next month, the Japan Times reports. 1.9 tons of Fukushima rice called Ten no Tsubu will be sold in London, UK the first EU nation to import the region’s produce after the nuclear disaster.

Are You Eating Fake Olive Oil?

June 20th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/you-might-be-eating-fake-olive-oil-6117/

One main ‘fake food’ stocking store shelves is olive oil –with fake olive oil being exported from Italy. With first-pressed, real olive oil going for as much as $50 a gallon, food fakers have been adding cheap additives like sunflower or canola oil to real, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to produce the same gallon of ‘olive oil’ for as little as $7.

French government threatens ban on protests against labor law

June 16th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/fran-j16.html

On Wednesday, following the broad mobilization of workers in Tuesday’s protest against the Socialist Party (PS) government’s regressive labor law, President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls threatened to impose an outright ban on further protests against the law.

Exposed: Pesticide Industry Deployed Aggressive Lobby Effort to Quash Bee Protections

June 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/15/exposed-pesticide-industry-deployed-aggressive-lobby-effort-quash-bee-protections

Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous decline of pollinator populations, state and federal lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful protections for bees. The reason, according to the findings of a new investigation, is that pesticide giants such as Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta have deployed an aggressive lobbying campaign to dilute and suppress attempts to regulate their multi-billion dollar industry—with great success.

St. Petersburg Economic Forum opens to investors worth $10trn, businesses and Brussels top brass - Video

June 16th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/346754-st-petersburg-economic-forum-ready/

Russia’s annual international economic forum, SPIEF, has opened, marking its 20th anniversary. Among the guests are European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and executives from the world’s leading companies. Top managers from 230 foreign companies will also be represented. Among them are the UK’s HSBC and PwC, Germany’s Siemens and Volkswagen, Italy’s Enel and Pirelli, Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell.

Drug Companies to Pay $67 Million for ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’

June 13th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Health

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2016/06/12/drug-companies-pay-67-million-exaggerating-claims-misleading-doctors/

Two drug companies, Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $67 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing them of misleading doctors about the effectiveness of a cancer drug called Tarceva. – By agreeing to the settlement, neither company admitted any guilt..

New criminal gadget can clone up to 15 contactless bank cards a second from victims who are simply standing nearby

June 13th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637553/New-criminal-gadget-clone-15-contactless-bank-cards-second-victims-simply-standing-nearby.html

Hi-tech device steals info such as the card number and name and address. Details then written onto a blank card which is used on for speeding spree. Ready-made con kits sell for £500 on London and south east black market.

Violent Riots And Looting Are Now A Daily Occurrence In Venezuela - Video - Photos

June 13th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-12/violent-riots-and-looting-are-now-daily-occurrence-venezuela

Citizens in Venezuela so desperate for food that angry mobs looted all of the supermarkets.
Enormous social unrest in the country. Despite hours in lines, Venezuelans increasingly find supplies of subsidized flour and rice run out before they can buy them. Many people getting by on mangoes stripped from trees, rushing stopped food trucks and stealing whatever food is available. Armed gangs organizing lootings, sometimes reportedly to re-sell the goods.

Citigroup trademarks “THANKYOU” and sues AT&T for thanking clients

June 13th, 2016
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/citigroup-trademarks-thankyou-and-sues-att-for-thanking-clients/

Banking giant Citigroup has trademarked “THANKYOU” and is now suing technology giant AT&T for how it says thanks to its own loyal customers. This is “unlawful conduct” amounting to wanton trademark infringement, Citigroup claims in its federal lawsuit..

US 'Having Hard Time' Forcing EU to Deploy Troops Near Russian Borders

June 13th, 2016
Categories: World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160613/1041265225/us-hard-time.html

German magazine Focus Online: The attitude of NATO countries toward the planned deployment of troops in the Baltic States is far from united. There is a fierce debate going on in the alliance, with the United States literally struggling to coerce European states to strengthen military presence in the east. Pressure is aimed at obtaining military budgets, creating a zone of instability around Russia and undermining the relations between Russia and the European Union,

New Machine Turns Food Waste into Energy - Video

June 13th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-machine-turns-food-waste-energy-6233/

Israeli company, HomeBioGas, created easily portable machine that turns food waste into renewable energy for cooking or electricity; its by product can be used as plant fertilizer. Available for $995 to help create sustainable energy as well as provide electricity and gas for cooking in parts of the world where it is lacking. Accepts plants, meat, dairy, fats, oils, and used kitty litter. The machine will compost it and release biogas of about 6 kilowatt hours of energy; enough gas for about three hours of cooking..

Homeowners Not Allowed to Activate Solar Panels that are “Too Powerful”

June 12th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Homeowners_Not_Allowed_to_Activate_Solar_Panels_that_are_%E2%80%9CToo_Powerful%E2%80%9D/51862/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Retired Southern Californian couple, Ron and Sarah Hall, found out the hard way that the state frowns upon homeowners installing powerful solar panels. SoCal Edison did not allow the Halls to activate their solar system because “it exceeded state standards for energy production. The panels they installed, would have generated too much power: 28% over the amount a homeowner is allowed to produce.The state is concerned homeowners who produce too much power with their solar systems could sell the excess power and therefore potentially be energy retailers.

Sanctions no obstacle for investing in Russia — Italian ambassador

June 11th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/881479

The current sanctions should not be seen as an obstacle for investing in the Russian economy, Italian Ambassador to Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini said on Friday. "Italy believes that Russia is an important country at the global level," he said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel. "Sanctions, both Europe’s and Russia’s, should not be used as a pretext or an alibi not to invest in Russia."

California governor signs bill allowing undocumented immigrants to buy insurance

June 11th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/california-governor-signs-bill-allowing-undocumented-immigrants-to-buy-insurance/

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, making the state the first in the country to offer that kind of coverage.The law lets the state request a waiver from the federal government that will be needed to allow unauthorized immigrants to purchase unsubsidized insurance through Covered California, the state’s healthcare exchange.

Severely mild winter triggers US coal production drop to lowest in decades

June 11th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/usa/346185-coal-production-lowest-decline/

US coal production has plunged to its lowest since the 1980s miners strike, and it’s all due to an abnormally warm winter. In just three months, the coal industry has seen a 17 percent drop in production, making it the steepest decline in decades.

Brazil’s pseudo-left in crisis after ouster of PT government

June 10th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/braz-j10.html

The new government, led by Rousseff’s former vice president Michel Temer, has formed most reactionary cabinet since the fall of US-backed military dictatorship in 1985. Investigation of bribes-for-contracts scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras, the cabinet has lost two key ministers. The government,pledges to impose full burden of Brazil’s economic crisis on working class, with budget cuts and scaling back of social rights and poverty relief programs. Temer, is deeply worried about provoking a social explosion. Workers and youth are showing the first signs of resistance, teachers, university professors and staff strikes against salary and budget cuts,school and campus occupations..

Russia’s Agriculture Minister expects grain to be main export revenue source

June 9th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/881136

Russia’s Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev expects grain to be the country's main source of export revenues."I think that Russia is a grain country. This will be the main source of its export revenues," he said, adding that he considers grain to be a "traditionally export item.""We used to import 40 mln (tonnes of grain) while this year around 30 mln (tonnes) will be exported,

Brazil Opposition Has No Grasp on Importance of BRICS - Rouseff

June 9th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20160609/1041090594/brazil-rousseff-bricks-opposition.html

Creation of BRICS has very much frightened a number of states.To think that this bloc of countries would collapse means to commit a strategic and an unforgivable geopolitical error…I am sure that those who want to seize power in Brazil have no understanding of the world order. I am assuming they have stalled in the 1980s or even 1970s in terms of their perception of the world," Rousseff said in an interview with the Russian Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

92,000 Coloradoans to Lose Health Insurance as More Companies Quit, Hike Rates Because of Obamacare - Video

June 9th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/92000-coloradoans-to-lose-health-insurance-as-more-companies-dropping-out-because-of-obamacare_062016

92,000 individual plan holders of four health insurance companies in Colorado are going to have to start looking for new health insurance coverage in 2017 thanks to Obamacare. According to the Colorado Division of Insurance, Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will no longer be offering individual coverage in that state.Other companies are proposing rate hikes in Colorado of up to 40%. One health care provider, Golden Rule, is seeking a 40.6 percent rate hike, Rocky Mountain HMO wants to raise its rates by 34.6 percent Colorado Choice asking for a 36.3 percent jump.

Oklahoma law blamed for Hispanic exodus

June 8th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/22845808/ns/us_news-life/t/oklahoma-law-blamed-hispanic-exodus/#.V1h1w-QrVOY

The law, billed by its backers as the toughest U.S. legislation against illegal immigration, took effect Nov. 1. It bars illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs or state assistance and makes it a felony to harbor or transport illegal immigrants. The crackdown has caused Hispanics to leave for neighboring states, with as many as 25,000 leaving northeastern Oklahoma alone, according to the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "I feel like I'm in some kind of Nazi country where if they see your color, you'll be stopped," said Maria Sanchez, a 22-year-old student who is looking to leave Oklahoma rather than risk waiting the seven years it will take to get her papers. "I can't work, I can't study, I can't go out, there's no point of me staying here."

French rail workers threaten continued action over labor reforms

June 8th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/06/08/469563/France-Paris-CGT-FO-Euro-2016-soccer-tournament

Over the past few months, France has been witnessing violent demonstrations and strikes over contentious labor reforms put forward by the country's government. In another development on Wednesday, French trash collectors and waste treatment workers went on strike..

Cops Now Using a New Device Allowing them to Steal Cash From Innocent Citizens Like an ATM

June 8th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/cops-using-device-as-atm-steal-money-from-citizens.html

New device allows the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to steal money directly from your bank account.The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data Machine, known by the acronym ERAD, can scan your bank account and prepaid cards, giving OHP instant access to the balance — and the funds — if a trooper believes the money is tied to a crime. Controversy over civil asset forfeiture (CAF) surrounds the fact law enforcement is under no obligation to prove the property it seizes tied to criminal activity. Once police have your property, most departments are free to essentially divvy it up amongst themselves..

Netanyahu invites Russia to develop Israel's gas fields

June 8th, 2016
Categories: Middle East, Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/345829-putin-netanyahu-israel-russia/

Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow. They discussed economic cooperation including energy ties. Our doors are open for every company from any country that has vast experience in the development of gas fields, including Russia, of course," said Netanyahu at a joint news conference, adding that there are no legislative barriers stopping Russian companies working in Israel.

Humana seeks huge rate hike after losing $219M on Obamacare

June 7th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/print-edition/2016/06/03/humana-seeks-huge-rate-hike-after-losing-219m-on.html

Many Georgians could face huge increases in their health premiums next year from insurers still struggling with health-care reform six years after passage of the Affordable Care Act.

A Marijuana Land Rush Is Underway in Northern California

June 7th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/marijuana-land-rush-northern-california

The voter initiative that would legalize marijuana in California isn't officially on the ballot yet,, but the prospect of legal weed is already driving a real estate bubble from the San Francisco Bay on up to the state's pot cultivation heartland in Northern California's Emerald Triangle.The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) would open up the nation's single largest marijuana market, and investors with are moving fast to snap up rural properties up north, as well as Bay area warehouses and office space.

Despite Voicing Criticism, Susan Rice Promises Israel 'Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History'

June 7th, 2016
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141479775

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”, Rice said the new decade-long aid package, expected to provide Israel between $37.5 billion and $40 billion to update Israel’s aircraft fleet and strengthen missile defenses.

'Free Trade' Will Kill Climate Movement, Hundreds of Groups Warn Congress

June 6th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/06/free-trade-will-kill-climate-movement-hundreds-groups-warn-congress

Warning against dangers to "workers, communities, and our environment," more than 450 environmental advocacy groups called on Congress to reject the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)."These deals harm workers, communities, and our environment,."allow multinational corporations sue nations in private, clandestine tribunals for passing laws they don't like.

Chile Producing So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving Electricity Away for Free

June 6th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Economic

Link: http://www.alternet.org/environment/chile-producing-so-much-solar-energy-its-giving-electricity-away-free

The country’s central grid has increased four-fold to 770 megawatts since 2013 with many solar power projects under development. Chile now has 29 solar farms and another 15 in the pipeline. With so much clean power available, the price of solar has cost absolutely nothing for certain regions in recent months. As Bloomberg stated: Spot prices reached zero in parts of the country on 113 days through April, a number that’s on track to beat last year’s total of 192 days, according to Chile’s central grid operator.

VISA Launches Cashless Pay Wearable at 2016 Olympic Games

June 6th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/06/visa-launches-cashless-pay-at-2016-olympic-games.html

When the 2016 Olympic games begin in Rio, Brazil this August, employees and partners of Visa will debut a new method of cashless payment. Visa has designed an as of yet unnamed wearable ring that will allow the user to pay for purchases without a card, wallet, or cellphone. The unnamed band is pretty simple in design. The interior contains a secure microchip from Gemalto and an embedded antenna;

Finnish spending spree in St. Petersburg because of weaker ruble

June 5th, 2016
Categories: Economic

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/345291-finland-russia-tourists-ruble/

Attracted by the depreciating ruble, tourists from Finland are heading to St. Petersburg to shop in record numbers. Located less than 400 kilometers from the Russia-Finland border, the flood of Finnish visitors to the city has increased by 30 percent. Finns are buying gasoline, which is a third the cost in Russia, as well as food, alcohol and cigarettes, clothes, shoes and jewelry..

Families Of Death Squad Victims Allowed To Sue Chiquita Executives

June 4th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Families_Of_Death_Squad_Victims_Allowed_To_Sue_Chiquita_Executives/51678/0/38/38/Y/M.html

U.S. judge ruled in favor of allowing Colombians to sue former Chiquita Brand International executives for the company’s funding of a paramilitary group that murdered plaintiffs’ family members. Chiquita poured $1.7 million between 1997 and 2004 into the outlawed far-right paramilitary group AUC,”“which operated as a death squad in Colombia.”The lawsuit alleges that Chiquita executives at the time, including the former CEO and COO, were fully aware that they were funding a terrorist group that was engaging in “a systematic campaign of terror; killings, torture, rape, kidnappings, forced disappearances and looting against the Colombian civilian population. Chiquita pled guilty to funding an organization designated by the U.S. as a global terrorist group in 2007, paid a $25 million criminal fine.

"We're Hungry And Tired" - Protesters In Venezuela March Toward Presidential Palace Demanding Food - Video - Photos

June 4th, 2016
Categories: World, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/%22We're_Hungry_And_Tired%22_-_Protesters_In_Venezuela_March_Toward_Presidential_Palace_Demanding_Food/51666/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Angry citizens took to the streets yesterday to march on the presidential palace, Chanting "No more talk. We want food!". Once protesters were within about a half dozen blocks of the palace, police in riot gear blocked the road and began firing tear gas. There's no more food in the shops and supermarkets. Miguel Perez, government's top economic official:"we know this month has been really critical. It's been the month with lowest supply of products. We guarantee things will improve in the next few weeks.; Crisis worsens every day in Venezuela, people aren't going to wait weeks before they can get food..

Russian Jets Crush Daesh-Controlled Oil Facilities Near Syria's Raqqa

June 4th, 2016
Categories: Middle East, War, Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160603/1040759776/russian-jets-oil-production-facilities.html

Russia's Defense Ministry: Four illegal oil production facilities controlled by terrorist group Daesh destroyed by Russian fighter jets. Russian Su-34s have carried out a series of airstrikes against terrorist oil operations in Syria throughout the week. Wednesday, jets took out a facilities in al-Hasakah Province. Strikes were carried out on installations near Raqqa.Tuesday. Raqqa is the self-proclaimed capital of Daesh, and believed to be a major waypoint for illegal oil making its way into Turkey.

New Obama scheme could damage 90% of U.S. cars

June 4th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/new-obama-scheme-could-damage-90-of-u-s-cars/

Environmental Protection Agency wants to raise the amount of biofuels in America’s gasoline, an energy industry executive says the move could severely damage most of the vehicles in the U.S., reduce the amount of energy per gallon and add to the national economic uncertainty.

BOOM: Blue Cross Blue Shield Requests Whopping 60% Rate Hike in 2017 Thanks to Obamacare

June 4th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/boom-blue-cross-blue-shield-requests-whopping-60-rate-hike-in-2017-thanks-to-obamacare_062016

Blue Cross Blue Shield requested a 60% rate increase in 2017 in Texas following complaints from the company it is “losing money in the federal heatlh exchanges because some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated”.“United Healthcare reported losses of $650 million. Humana reported a 46% loss in the first quarter of 2016. Health insurance companies complain of profit losses, pull out of states who refuse to hike rates to unaffordable levels, it is likely the situation will become unsustainable..

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Hit With Federal RICO Lawsuit For Flint Water Disaster

June 4th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027863698

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder now the subject of a federal racketeering (RICO) lawsuit filed by hundreds of Flint residents.The lawsuit alleges that the state of Michigan ran Flint’s day-to-day operations through an emergency manager, who attempted to partially balance the city’s budget through a cost-cutting measure: Switching Flint’s water source from Lake Huron, which had been the source of water in the city for more than 50 years, to a local, heavily polluted river.

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