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Major Chinese Banks Raise Deposit Interest To 10%

January 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://wealthydebates.com/major-chinese-banks-raise-deposit-interest-to-10/

To attract deposits, many state banks in China have recently raised their deposit interests to a level 10% higher than the official rate, the maximum permitted by the floating-rate scheme.

Coca-Cola: Stolen laptops had personal information of 74,000

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: /Coca-Cola: Stolen laptops had personal information of 74,000

Coca-Cola Co.:Personal information on74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers on laptops, said were temporarily stolen from Atlanta headquarters, told U.S. Canadian employees data on laptops, wasn't encrypted, names, Social Security numbers, addresses, details financial compensation and ethnicity.

Ukrainian opposition continues protests despite PM position offer -Video

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/opposition-ukraine-rejects-proposal-203/

Opposition leaders called for early presidential election following meeting with government, top government posts offered to protest leader, review of the constitution promised. We are not rejecting the offer, nor are we accepting it. We are in the midst of serious consultations between all three opposition parties.

Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds and the Reason Will Surprise You

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Farmers_Abandoning_GMO_Seeds_and_the_Reason_Will_Surprise_You/32331/0/38/38/Y/M.html

growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry, say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable, get better yields, save money.

Medicaid's ability to take away people's assets makes people to withdraw their coverage

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_25/Medicaids-ability-to-take-away-peoples-assets-makes-people-to-withdraw-their-coverage-0781/

Medicaid can take away a house and other assets from people.This fear makes some people defer from signing in, advocates are pressing the Obama administration to cancel the condition regarding the new Medicaid members.

New property tax could leave Greeks homeless -Video

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/new-property-tax-could-leave-greeks-homeless

In Greece hundreds of thousands of homeowners are struggling to pay a new property tax. The tax is one of many introduced by the government, as it tries to balance its crisis-ravaged budget. But the tax could force some people out of their homes.

Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Radioactive_Waste_Dumped_by_Oil_Companies_Is_Seeping_out_of_the_Ground_in_North_Dakota/32320/0/38/38/Y/M.html

oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.

Senate bill would require smartphone ‘kill switch’ in case of theft

January 24th, 2014
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: /Senate bill would require smartphone ‘kill switch’ in case of theft

Senator Amy Klobuchar will introduce a bill to combat smartphone theft, require phone makers to install “kill switch” to prohibit a stolen device’s further use. demand all phones sold in United States have technology that terminate phone’s capabilities, Wi-Fi, games,if reported stolen.

Russia considering 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

January 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/russia-30-percent-import-tax-foreign-online-retailers

Russia considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators. Looking at 30% tax on imports worth more than 7,000 roubles (£123) restrictions number of parcels imported, possibly via limits on delivery services such as DHL or UPS.

Russia Has Too Many Banks – Putin

January 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140122/186810629/Russia-Has-Too-Many-Banks--Putin.html

Dozens of Russian banks have been shut down in recent months after the financial regulator pulled their banking licenses in a campaign to tighten oversight of the country’s lenders. Consolidation could cause flood of new customers for large state-owned banks that dominate Russia’s financial system.

North Korea’s Rare Earths Could be Game Changer

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/North_Korea%E2%80%99s_Rare_Earths_Could_be_Game_Changer/32136/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the discovery would more than double global known sources and be six times the reserves in China, the market leader.

Greek Unpaid Electricity Bills Grow By €4 Million Per Day: Over 700,000 Pay In Installments

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Greek_Unpaid_Electricity_Bills_Grow_By_%E2%82%AC4_Million_Per_Day%3A_Over_700%2C000_Pay_In_Installments/32173/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Debts to utility amount to €1.3 billion growing €4 million per day. Payment plan scheme: do the process over the phone, up to 40 monthly installments with down payment between 20 and 50 percent. For low price of €49.99, payable in 40 installments, you too can have electricity! Many reconnect illegally.

South Korea: Credit card ‘run’ triggers national chaos

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/South_Korea%3A_Credit_card_%E2%80%98run%E2%80%99_triggers_national_chaos/32183/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Thousands, thronged to credit card firms Tuesday to get cards reissued or cancelled. Many more people were frustrated in front of computers, not being able to gain access to their accounts because of server overloads. Some said it took seven hours to take care of their business.“It’s national chaos.

Former West Virginia Miner: We've Been Dumping Those Chemicals In The Water For Decades

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Former_West_Virginia_Miner%3A_We%27ve_Been_Dumping_Those_Chemicals_In_The_Water_For_Decades/32222/0/38/38/Y/M.html

When 7,500 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into Elk River in West Virginia, former miner Joe Stanley was prepared. He hadn’t drank the water for years. MCHM was just one of the chemicals we dumped into old mine shafts, slurry ponds, seeping into the groundwater for years.

GMO-Free Cheerios: Well-Played Marketing, General Mills

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-free-cheerios-well-played-marketing-general-mills/

General Mills announced Cheerios, would be GMO-free. all General Mills had to do was change two relatively small ingredients—corn starch and sugar beets—both of which were used in small amounts. Cheerios are mostly oats and oats are not genetically modified. Smart marketing move.

Canadian Government Bent on Expanding Weapon Sales Globally -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21362-canadian-government-bent-on-expanding-weapon-sales-globally

Canadian government is going to try and support its domestic arms industry by expanding the number of countries with whom it can do arms deal. Organized arms industrysells something in the range of $12 billion a year in weapons sales. Canadian arms industry six biggest in the world

BP Employees, Outraged by Lack of Compensation, Warn Oil Spill Victims

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21295-bp-employees-outraged-by-lack-of-compensation

BP America employees are outraged over - what they describe as their company reneging on their pension plans by up to 75 percent, lying about it, and actively working against them in order not to pay them retirement benefits that were promised. It's become part of BP's internal corporate culture."

Strike shuts down Kashmir amid tensions

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/21/346969/strike-shuts-down-kashmir-amid-tensions/

Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir held a complete shutdown strike amid rising tensions across Himalayan Valley. almost all institutions and businesses remained closed, traffic stayed off the streets in major towns of Kashmir Valley. schools, government offices closed in the Muslim-majority region.

Former Virginia Governor And Wife Indicted On 14 Felony Counts Over Gifts Scandal

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/01/21/3188871/mcdonnell-indicted/

Ten days after he left office, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen were indicted on 14 felony charges on Tuesday. The indictments centered around tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts received by the couple from a wealthy tobacco executive, failed to disclose what he and his wife received.

France prepares $2 billion ‘cyber war’ defense upgrade

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/21/france-prepares-2-billion-cyber-war-defense-upgrade/

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: France will soon launch a 1.5-billion-euro ($2 billion) plan to defend itself against “cyber war” as a strategic priority, cyber attacks against French defence ministry organs have quadrupled in two years. Attacks coming from foreign powers, activist groups, intrusion attempts.

The Rich Own Half the World's Wealth and Robots Are About to Steal Half the Jobs

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Rich_Own_Half_the_World%27s_Wealth_and_Robots_Are_About_to_Steal_Half_the_Jobs/32201/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.

Secretly Record Your Friends and Enemies With Handy Pocket Camera Drone

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Secretly_Record_Your_Friends_and_Enemies_With_Handy_Pocket_Camera_Drone/32208/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Pocket Drone’s flights last as long as 20 minutes, must have an Android phone or tablet to control it. open source software means you can hack it to do whatever you want, able to secretly record meetings, people, etc.

Global unemployment rises above 200 million

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/21/jobs-j21.html

UN International Labour Organization (ILO): Official worldwide unemployment climbed to more than 200 million for the first time last year. Euro zone, percentage of people out of work hovered at a record 12.1 percent in November for the eighth consecutive month. North Africa hardest-hit region.

Las Vegas casinos start accepting Bitcoin

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://rt.com/usa/las-vegas-casino-bitcoin-974/

Two gambling casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada will become the first establishments of their kind to accept Bitcoin as currency starting later this week. Neither facility will accept bets with the digital cryptocurrency in lieu of fiat money, will allow transactions at certain casino-run businesses on site.

Texans angrily protest fracking after 30 earthquakes hit town

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/azle-texas-austin-fracking-979/

Residents from a Texas community demand ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amidst allegations it’s to blame for a spate of recent earthquakes. Man who identified himself as a retired rocket scientist said it doesn’t take someone with his expertise to see that increased fracking is causing the quakes.

Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Hacking_expert_David_Kennedy_says_he_cracked_HealthCare.gov_in_4_minutes/32177/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Hacking expert David Kennedy: gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser,extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself.

As boycott pressure grows, Israeli business leaders plan to confront Netanyahu

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/business-confront-netanyahu.html

Israel’s leading businessmen and businesswomen will fly to Davos next week, with a message for the prime minister: Maintaining a growing and stable economy requires Israel to make peace with Palestinians, the sooner the better, warned him of the looming threat posed by boycotts.

If He Was Around Today, Thomas Jefferson Would Be Considered A Tea Party Extremist

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/if-he-was-around-today-thomas-jefferson-would-be-considered-a-tea-party-extremist

Thomas Jefferson: anti-tax, pro-gun, anti-central bank, loved precious metals. Wanted amendment to Constitution, would ban federal government going into debt. "Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself". Wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.

Rich Chinese continue to flee China -Video

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Rich_Chinese_continue_to_flee_China/32155/0/38/38/Y/M.html

64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination. main reasons rich Chinese are leaving is to pursue better educations for their kids, and to escape the pollution and overcrowding in urban China.

Gas Exporters Group Discussed Forming a Bank, New Head Says

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17633

Members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum discussed setting up a common bank to finance joint investment projects, the new head of the group said. “The idea of helping each other in investment, in financing projects, and in long-term.

High-ranked DEA agent quits job to work for legal marijuana industry

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/former-dea-marijuana-industry-905/

Former DEA agent Patrick Moen After over a decade of working with the federal government to put away drug dealers, recently abandoned his job at the DEA to pursue career with Privateer Holdings, a Seattle, Washington-based investment firm that specializes in the budding marijuana industry.

Turkish lira hits new low amid corruption scandal -Video

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/20/346718/turkish-lira-hits-new-low-amid-crisis/

The value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new record low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal plaguing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, however, has rejected Lira's plunge to be a sign of economic instability.

Militants blow up gas pipeline in SW Pakistan

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/20/346720/militants-blow-up-pipeline-in-pakistan/

Heavily-armed militants have blown up a gas pipeline in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, gas supply to hundreds of consumers in several towns across the troubled region has been suspended as a result of the blast.

Company responsible for West Virginia chemical spill declares bankruptcy

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/20/free-j20.html

Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.

Cows Eat What?! 6 Surprising Things Fed to US Cows

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cows-eat-6-surprising-things-fed-us-cows/

1. Antibiotics 2 Fish Heads 3. Chicken Feces 4. Ground Rock - Limestone, a rock, makes for great calcium 5 Sawdust 6. Candy

Texas cops handcuff man after he gave change to homeless person

January 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/texas-police-handcuff-change-homeless-795/

Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.’ And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.

Teargas, fire, smoke as clashes erupt between police and protesters in Kiev -Video

January 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/ukraine-clashes-protest-law-858/

Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons. Some of the protesters started breaking up the pavement, arming themselves with rubble.

China Blames Smuggled U.S. GMO Corn for Crop Failure

January 19th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/china-blames-us-gmo-corn-crop-failure/

China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.

January 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Health

Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”

China: Industrial Scale Pig Cloning

January 18th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/China%3A_Industrial_Scale_Pig_Cloning/32117/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Some of the animals are clones of clones. Most have been genetically modified. One batch of particularly small pigs has had a growth gene removed – they stopped growing at the age of one. Others have had their DNA tinkered with to try to make them more susceptible to Alzheimer’s.

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