Saturday, March 28, 2015

Money News

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Wall Street declined, while the US dollar regained its footing following Wednesday’s tumble, as investors reposition in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest...

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Chuck Collins There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating...

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President Obama is currently pressing members of Congress to pass Fast Track authority for a trade and investment agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership...

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Thanks to three years of organizing, 500,000 Walmart workers will soon get a raise. Scott Klinger Over the last three years, strikes and pickets by Walmart’s...

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Joseph Kishore The combined net worth of the world’s billionaires has reached a new high in 2015 of $7.05 trillion, according to the latest compilation...

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The contracts with Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft damaged by the West’s anti-Russian...

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly...

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Fast-food chain McDonald’s has been accused of avoiding over €1 billion in European...

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The US Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation...

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Thirty-seven percent of Americans have credit card debt that equals or is greater than their emergency savings, according to a new survey, leaving them...

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Bonuses paid by financial firms since the onslaught of the financial crisis will surpass £100 billion in 2015. Campaigners warn that Britain’s finance sector...

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Paul Buchheit, Common Dreams This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. That estimate is based on facts, not the conservative-style emotion that might deny...

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Life is cheaper for the rich. That holds for many reasons – not being saddled with personal debt, for example – but being able...

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Andre Damon On Sunday, international news outlets the Guardian and Le Monde, working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), published articles based on...

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Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, "Our Big Bet for the Future," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest--and worst--trade deal you've never heard of and Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration...

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The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has launched a strong attack on austerity in the eurozone as he warned that he single-currency area...

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Europe won the Cold War. Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States...

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Reprinted with permission of Washingtons Blog The policy of safeguarding Boomer benefits with asset bubbles will lead to the destruction of the unprepared, the unwary...

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There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information...

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On Sunday the leader of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, promised to end five years of austerity, “humiliation and suffering” imposed by international...

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Charles Hugh Smith Rather than being the Monster Under the Bed in central bank nightmares, deflation is the natural result of a competitive economy experiencing...

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Ultimately, this article is written for individuals who are naive enough to believe that 2015 will look and feel like 2014. The banksters have...

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Nozomi Hayase In late 2010, political activist John Perry Barlow tweeted: “The first serious info-war is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You...

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The IRS faces a number of hurdles before its new regulations for social welfare nonprofits can be finalized, including potential opposition from Congress. Theodoric Meyer,...

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The Dot-Com darling Uber has been getting quite a bit of critical press lately, and deservedly so. Uber is a start-up company that connects...

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It is being said today’s FOMC announcement is “the most important of Yellen’s tenure”, I could not disagree more.  In the past I have...

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New analysis from Pew Research Center finds that economic gains of the wealthiest continue to soar as the middle-class and low-income families face chronic...

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Michelle Chen In this uncertain economy, whether you think the glass is half full or half empty, you probably take for granted the fact you...

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Reprinted with permission from Washingtons Blog The 2% target is low enough that the household frogs in the kettle of hot water never realize they’re...

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Many who will read this work have been sitting patiently waiting for the house of cards to collapse.  For me personally, I confess the...

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Steven MacMillan Today’s world is increasingly becoming dominated by private special interests and multinational corporations who usurp political systems around the world, creating vast wealth...

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A new leak of confidential documents expands the list of big companies seeking secret tax deals in Luxembourg, exposing tax-saving maneuvers by American entertainment...

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The typical American is even poorer than his or her equivalent in Greece. The median Australian is four times wealthier. The Canadians are twice...

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Richard D. Wolff Wage growth in the world slowed to an average of 2 percent in 2013. That was less than in 2012 and far...

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Dean Baker Wow, some things are really hard for elite media types to understand. In his column in the Washington Post, Richard Cohen struggles with...

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that large multinational corporations, led by top managers, are behind majority of documented bribery cases Sarah Lazare Large...

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As the holiday season draws nearer, it is nice to know that a present for all Americans and future generations is building as the...

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Debunking the Stubborn Myth that War Is Good for the Economy About.com notes: One of the more enduring myths in Western society is that wars are...

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No, We CAN’T Inflate Our Way Out of a Debt Trap Top mainstream economists have pushed the theory that we can inflate our way out...

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Mike Whitney  RINF Alternative News “The Fed’s ‘need’ to take on an even more active role as foreigners further slow the purchases of our paper is...

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The Federal Reserve’s doors have been open for “business” for one hundred years. In explaining the creation of this money-making machine (pun intended —...

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Peter Dreier Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It's been reported that...

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Pam Martens Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, released an alarming 396-page report that details how Wall...

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John Logan That was the question posed last week by Public Eye, a counter-event to the World Economic Forum, as it sought a worthy winner...

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Paul Craig Roberts RINF Alternative News In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is...

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Bruce A. Dixon For the last three elections now, 2010, 2012 and 2015, corporate media and corporate politicians have ceaselessly assured us that “the economy”...

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Ellen Brown RINF Alternative News The Wall Street Journal reports on the impressive record of the Bank of North Dakota While 49 state treasuries were submerged in...

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In 2013, seven of the 30 largest US corporations paid their chief executive officer more in compensation than they paid in US federal income...

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William R. Polk Permit me to put on a different hat. Admittedly, it is moth-eaten and worn with age, but it may still rank as...

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“If Right, Everything The Fed Has Been Doing To Try To Stimulate The Economy Isn’t Just Useless — It’s Backward” Quantitative easing (QE) was...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel Is corporate CEO pay really out of control? Well, consider Fleecing Uncle Sam, a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies...

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Robert Reich RINF Alternative News The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it...

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Dean Baker MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has inadvertently become a YouTube celebrity as a result of a video of him referring to the public as...

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Paul Buchheit If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of...

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