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Ukraine's new president to sign EU pact-Video

June 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/19/367723/ukrainian-president-to-sign-eu-deal/

Ukraine’s new president says he will sign economic portion of association pact with the European Union next week, political part of the agreement was signed by interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. One condition set by EU economic deal is Kiev lift import barriers.

Cambodia slams Thailand as workers flee out of fear of military junta

June 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.repost.us/article-preview/hash/56677ffb402a74abaf0db46cfb8ce785/

Cambodia accused Thailand's new military rulers of fomenting exodus of migrant workers,economic hardship for both countries. 188,000 Cambodians who help keep major Thai industries afloat lack official work permits streamed across border since junta warned illegal foreign workers face arrest.

Mother dies in jail while being punished for kids missing school

June 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mother_dies_in_jail_while_being_punished_for_kids_missing_school/36002/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Eileen DiNino, 55, found dead in cell June 7th, 2014, Berks County Jail. Her children had habit of skipping school, government imposed truancy violations on her. Fines, court costs, over $2,000.00. Unable to pay fines, sentenced to 48 hours, debtor’s prison. passed away day into her sentence.

Ukraine set to buy gas from European firms

June 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/16/367260/ukraine-to-buy-gas-from-european-firms/

A Ukrainian delegation is set to travel to Hungarian capital Budapest in attempt to purchase gas from European firms after Russia cut off gas supplies to Kiev. Russia turned off gas to Ukraine Monday. Kiev refused to pay for natural gas upfront as protest to Russia’s decision to double gas prices.

Russia stops supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine: Moscow

June 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/16/367186/russia-halts-gas-supply-to-ukraine/

Russia has halted supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine as a deadline for Kiev to pay its debt passes without a payment, Russian energy giant Gazprom says. Decision was taken as Ukraine had paid nothing of its debt. Russia warned Europe of possible supply disruptions if Ukraine drains off gas.

Ukraine PM Warns “Prepare For Russian Gas Cutoff On Monday”

June 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine_PM_Warns_%E2%80%9CPrepare_For_Russian_Gas_Cutoff_On_Monday%E2%80%9D/35933/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Having set a deadline of June 16 (next Monday) for pre-payment of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, it appears Ukraine officials are willing to take the pain of no energy instead of paying what Gazprom is asking.

On Supporting Middle East Peacemaking—From the Presbytery of New Covenant

June 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism, Economic

Link: https://www.pc-biz.org/PC-Biz.WebApp_deploy/(S(4cu3b0wb5aeiiyc0ku1e53vq))/Explorer.aspx?m=ro&id=4595

By a Vote of 310 to 303, the Presbyterian Church (USA) Voted Today to Divest from 3 American Companies whose operations support the Israeli Occupation.

The Loan You’ll Pay Till You’re 105

June 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://sorendreier.com/the-loan-youll-pay-till-youre-105/

Financial institutions are offering borrowers aged up to 75 home loans leaving them with debts that they will be paying off until they are 105. Increasing number of retirees getting into financial difficulty and taking on mortgages later in life.

New York Times Says "Lack Of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth"

June 14th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-14/new-york-times-says-lack-major-wars-may-be-hurting-economic-growth

Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."

Ukraine gets ready for Russian gas cut

June 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/13/366815/kiev-prepares-for-russian-gas-cut/

Ukraine’s prime minister ordered gas companies to prepare for possibility of Moscow cutting off gas supplies in next three days over disputed bills. EU-mediated talks failed after Ukraine refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of price of USD 385 per 1,000 cubic meters.

Spain will include money from drug trade and sex work in calculating GDP

June 13th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/12/spain-will-include-money-from-drug-trade-and-sex-work-in-calculating-gdp/

The measure, complies with new European Union rules meant to ensure that all member states use the same methodology to estimate the size of their economy. Britain and Italy announced they would start including revenues from drug trafficking and prostitution in their GDP calculations.

US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto's GMO seeds

June 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/165128-us-pressures-salvador-monsanto-gmo/

As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.

Without Donetsk rest of Ukraine would be bankrupt and much poorer - political analyst

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_06_10/Without-Donetsk-rest-of-Ukraine-would-be-bankrupt-and-much-more-poorer-political-analyst-2801/

Donetsk makes 23% of GDP and 13% of industrial production in Ukraine. This means that without Donetsk Republic the rest of Ukraine would be bankrupt and much more poorer than it is now, essentially could be called the economic engine. Why does Donetsk need the rest of Ukraine?

Australian pensioners and savers have bank accounts raided by government

June 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Australian_pensioners_and_savers_have_bank_accounts_raided_by_government/35842/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.

Chase to Charge Customers Fees For Handing Cash Deposits

June 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Chase_to_Charge_Customers_Fees_For_Handing_Cash_Deposits/35822/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Beginning August 1st of this year, JP Morgan & Chase Co. will charge their customers for depositing cash into their accounts. According to an internal document sent to account holders, in less than a month from now “the fee for all types of Cash Deposit Processing (CDP) will be $0.25 per $100.

Pakistan High Court Bans GM Crop Licenses for GMO Corn, Cotton

June 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/pakistan-high-court-bans-gm-crop-licenses/

This decision will result in a complete stall of all supply and sale of GM seeds in Pakistan, especially those which are altered with high pesticide and herbicide resistance. Considering that these crops have elsewhere been found to cause super bugs, super weeds, and human and animal illnesses,

Merkel: G7 leaders abstain from further sanctions against Russia

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/734823

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the Group of Seven most industrialized countries (G7) decided to abstain for the moment from imposing further sanctions against Russia, intend to discuss Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France this week .

International Labor Organization details impact of global austerity

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/ilo-j05.html

United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO): More than 70 percent of world’s population lack adequate income, health care, old-age pensions, other social protections, Governments continue to slash social safety net as unemployment, poverty grows, result of the global economic crisis.

McDonald's CEO: 'We Will Support' A Minimum Wage Hike

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014819419

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson recently suggested his company would support a bill, proposed by President Barack Obama, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25. "I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward."

Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More than Construction

June 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Infrastructure_Sticker_Shock%3A_Financing_Costs_More_than_Construction/35632/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. A general rule for government bonds is that they double the cost of projects, once interest has been paid.

US set to slap $10bn fine on BNP Paribas over alleged violation of sanctions-Video

May 30th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/31/364847/us-set-to-slap-10bn-fine-on-french-bank/

France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, facing $10 billion fine over charges it violated US sanctions against Iran and other countries. US Justice Department pushing bank to plead guilty to charges, pay one of biggest penalties imposed on a financial institution

National disaster': Spain sees 500% rise in ‘very long-term unemployment’

May 30th, 2014
Categories: World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/162640-spain-unemployment-rate-increase-report/

Over one million people in Spain - the eurozone's fourth largest economy - haven't had a job since 2010, according to a report by Spain's National Statistics Institute. Although this number continues to rise, the government says it's witnessing recovery.

Hungary Kills The Rothschild Banks: Ordered To Vacate Country.

May 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/08/28/hungary-orders-rothschilds-imf-to-vacate-the-country-now-issuing-debt-free-money/

Prime minister told IMF Hungary neither wants nor needs further “assistance” from Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve Bank. Hungarian government assumed sovereignty over its currency issues money debt free. The nation’s economy, formerly staggering under deep indebtedness, has recovered rapidly.

Ukraine making 1st gas payment to Russia

May 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine_making_1st_gas_payment_to_Russia/35592/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ukraine said Friday that it ordered a $786 million payment to Russia in a first step toward paying off its gas debts, and another round of talks aimed at resolving the two countries' dispute over gas prices and preventing a possible supply cutoff was set for Monday.

Big Banker: New federal database will track Americans' credit ratings, other financial information

May 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Banker%3A_New_federal_database_will_track_Americans%27_credit_ratings%2C_other_financial_information/35598/0/38/38/Y/M.html

227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.

U.S. House of Representatives Slams Sanctions on Venezuela

May 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://nsnbc.me/2014/05/29/u-s-house-representatives-slams-sanctions-venezuela/

U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for sanctions. Appeal by Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 13 other progressive Democrats who opposed sanctions, called for restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations was ignored.

INTERVIEW: Economic Sanctions to Hurt EU, Benefit Russia

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140528/190197888/INTERVIEW-Economic-Sanctions-to-Hurt-EU-Benefit-Russia.html

Economic sanctions against Russia, the European Union will hurt its own importers, while Russia will only benefit from the restrictions which will stop capital outflow, reorganize its financial system and stimulate import-substituting production, Russian presidential aide Sergei Glazyev told RIA Novosti.

Putin Says Russia, China Need To Ensure Security Of Their Gold Reserves

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Putin_Says_Russia%2C_China_Need_To_Ensure_Security_Of_Their_Gold_Reserves/35543/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Russia dumping record amount of Treasurys, buying gold, 900,000 ounces continues to purchase gold, certainly won't be storing its physical metal with any of the western Central Banks. China and Russia consider further steps to shift to national currencies in bilateral transactions.

Exxon, BP Defy Obama; Extend Partnership with Russia

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Exxon%2C_BP_Defy_Obama%3B_Extend_Partnership_with_Russia/35529/0/38/38/Y/M.html

largest oil companies in the world ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft – Russia’s state-owned oil companyto extend and deepen their relationships for energy exploration. Partnership to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Russia’s pacific coast.

Judges Approve USDA Confiscating Farmers' Harvests

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Judges_Approve_USDA_Confiscating_Farmers%27_Harvests/35542/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.

New Ukraine government launches airstrikes, prepares austerity measures

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/ukra-m27.html

Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.

Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Government_Plan_Would_Transform_Israel_Into_The_World%E2%80%99s_First_Cashless_Society/35500/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.

Central Bank of Russia shuts offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/733276

Russia’s central bank has prohibited the offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea to continue their operations. The banking authority said this in a statement on Monday. Depositors will be compensated by recently established fund to protect rights of depositors in Crimea, the central bank said.

EU ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_26/EU-ready-to-sign-free-trade-zone-agreement-with-Ukraine-3150/

European Parliament delegation head Goeran Faerm: European Union ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine, continue talks on visa-free travel, provide Ukraine with foreign political, financial assistance.

The Road to Recovery Must Pass Through Tax Reform

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/32889

Our tax system is incredibly burdensome, costing Americans millions of dollars and wasting money that could be spent paying the bills. Our corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world, making us less competitive in the global marketplace.

Transatlantic Trade Pact: Literally and Figuratively Toxic

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/news/2014_05_24/Transatlantic-Trade-Pact-Literally-and-Figuratively-Toxic-9937/

WASHINGTON (VR)— This week saw the fifth round of secret negotiations between the US and the EU on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is designed to cement the hegemony of multinational corporations, in part by providing channels for them to avoid environmental, safety, and labor regulations that could impinge on their profitability.

Amid More Recalls, GM Sees Strong Sales

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/news/2014_05_24/Amid-More-Recalls-GM-Sees-Strong-Sales-0672/

There is more trouble for auto giant General Motors. Nearly two-hundred thousand cars made by the Detroit giant for Japanese automaker Suzuki are being recalled as steering columns in the Suzuki Forenza and Reno models manufactured between 2003 and 2008 could catch on fire. The cars were made in South Korea by GM, for Suzuki, but sold in the US.

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-robots-are-coming-and-they-are-replacing-warehouse-workers-and-fast-food-employees

Amazon will be using 10,000 robots in its warehouses by end of year to fulfill customer orders. UBR-1, 4-foot tall robot could perform tasks done by human workers. Can work alongside humans or autonomously in workspace filled with people. Costs $50,000, can work all day and all night.

Barclays Fined For Manipulating Price Of Gold For A Decade; Sending "Bursts" Of Sell Orders

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Barclays_Fined_For_Manipulating_Price_Of_Gold_For_A_Decade%3B_Sending_%22Bursts%22_Of_Sell_Orders/35418/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Financial Conduct Authority announced that it fined Barclays £26 million for manipulating "the setting of the price of gold in order to avoid paying out on a client order, by placing, withdrawing and re-placing a large sell order for between 40,000 oz and 60,000 oz of gold bars.

Sanctions will have boomerang effect on West - Putin

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

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014810135

Criticising the United States, he said the vision of a "unipolar" world had failed and hailed European companies for taking a more "pragmatic" approach to Russia. The European Union, heavily reliant on Russian gas supplies, has been more reluctant than Washington to impose tough sanctions on Russia.

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