TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal
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TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal

TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal Details of a highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement long in works have been published by WikiLeaks, and critics say there will be major repercussions for much of the modern world if it’s approved in this incarnation. The anti-secrecy group published on Wednesday a 95-page excerpt taken from … Continue reading

CHART OF THE DAY: American Economic Confidence Has Collapsed In The Past Three Days
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CHART OF THE DAY: American Economic Confidence Has Collapsed In The Past Three Days

It looks like the government shutdown is finally taking its toll on consumer confidence. Gallup’s daily economic confidence index fell 5 points to -32 today, hitting its lowest level since August 2012. Gallup Daily: Economic Indexes Click on above link to go directly to the interactive Gallup index. The index recently climbed as high as 3 on … Continue reading

The Danger of the All-Powerful Federal Reserve – InfoGraphic
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The Danger of the All-Powerful Federal Reserve – InfoGraphic

The Danger of the All-Powerful Federal Reserve The InfoGraphic The Dangers of an All-Powerful Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve is the largest player in the world’s largest economy. It’s a behemoth that affects us all. – “The Federal Reserve is more powerful than Congress.” Ron Paul [3] – And it’s on a runaway train – Things … Continue reading

The Economic ‘Canary In The Coalmine’ Has Hit A High Note
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The Economic ‘Canary In The Coalmine’ Has Hit A High Note

Following up on the article ‘Stand By For A Message From The Global Canary In The Coalmine…‘ posted here at the beginning of August. No need to ‘Stand By’ any longer for what many economists believe is a reliable enough economic indicator to validate its symbolic nickname. SAM RO 2 SEPTEMBER 2013 10:16 PM  The beginning of … Continue reading

Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb – Nafeez Ahmed
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Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb – Nafeez Ahmed

Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety. Melting ice in the Arctic. Photograph: Getty Debate over the plausibility of a catastrophic release of methane in coming decades due to thawing Arctic permafrost … Continue reading

Apple vs Samsung Lobby Spending, Or Spot The Reason For Obamas Unprecedented Veto
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Apple vs Samsung Lobby Spending, Or Spot The Reason For Obamas Unprecedented Veto

See if you can spot, on the chart below, why over the weekend Barack Obama aka the Anti Patent Troll-In-Chief intervened directly in the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Samsung on behalf of the Cupertino company which makes its products in FoxConn facilities in China, resulting in an unprecedented veto of a decision from … Continue reading

Stand By For A Message From The Global Canary In The Coalmine… | Business Insider Australia
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Stand By For A Message From The Global Canary In The Coalmine… | Business Insider Australia

Stand By For A Message From The Global Canary In The Coalmine… | Business Insider Australia Stand By For A Message From The Global Canary In The Coalmine… SAM ROTODAY 9:48 AM At 8:00 p.m. ET, we’ll get South Korea’s July trade report. Exports are estimated to have climbed 2.1% year-over-year. The economists at Societe … Continue reading

IRRATIONAL MARKETS – The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans
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IRRATIONAL MARKETS – The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans

The robots are even more baffled by Bernanke than the humans By Tim Fernholz @ qz.com When will the Fed push the taper button? Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch  The Federal Reserve has spooked markets with its gnomic pronouncements, but human traders should take heart: Currency funds that rely on computer trading have fared much worse in 2013, as markets … Continue reading