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  • Camp Fire Homeless Families Deserve US Charity First; Millions not for Foreign Invaders

    11/18/2018 6:46:34 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Pure Vanity | November 18, 2018 | self
    With at least 52,000 people now homeless as a result of the California fires, shouldn't they be our top priority of financial and humanitarian concern? Why are unknown foreign invading young men assumed more entitled to American tax payers' money than our own unfortunate people. These Californians are tax-paying American families who have lost everything and are survivors of a traumatic calamity. They are Our People. As in "We The People." They deserve to be first in line, along with American Veterans struggling to survive and other suffering Americans We have thousands of Americans struggling with mental health issues and...
  • Candidates Worthy of Some Last Minute Financial Support - Help Keep the House / Senate Red

    10/24/2018 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 41 replies
    self ^ | 10/24/18 | Self-Vanity
    The time is short - please list here candidates who are worthy of our last minute support - financial if at all possible. I will start: Dean Heller for Senate from Nevada: https://www.deanheller.com/ Corey Stewart for Senate in VA: (against the vile Tim Kaine) https://www.coreystewart.com/home Ted Budd for Congress in NC: Incumbent Repub against highly financed Dem. Lawyer. https://tedbudd.com/
  • Germany considers providing financial lifeline to Turkey

    08/28/2018 9:20:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    marketwatch ^ | Aug 28, 2018 9:49 a.m. ET | BBojan Pancevski
    Berlin fears a meltdown of the Turkish economy could spill over into Europe, cause further unrest in the Middle East and trigger a new wave of immigration toward the north. “We would do a lot to try to stabilize Turkey,” a senior German official said. “We don’t have much choice.” Other European governments have grown equally concerned. Hosting his Turkish counterpart in Paris on Monday, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said it was important to support Turkey’s efforts to repair its economy.
  • Facebook Wants Banks to Hand Over Your Financial Information

    08/07/2018 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/18 | Charlie Nash
    Facebook has been asking banks in the United States for their customers’ financial data, including account balances and transactions, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal revealed that the social network has been asking major banks to “share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.” The banks asked by Facebook included JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and U.S. Bancorp, while one “large U.S. bank pulled away from talks due to privacy concerns.” “Facebook has talked about a feature that would show its...
  • [Cath Cauc] Leaked docs raise question of Pope’s personal role in new Vatican financial scandal

    02/20/2018 1:44:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2018 | John-Henry Westen
    Leaked documents obtained by LifeSiteNews connect the Pope himself to a new Vatican financial scandal and raise serious questions about his global reputation as the “pope for the poor.” LifeSiteNews has obtained internal documents of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, a charity with a stellar history of assisting the world’s poor, showing that last summer the Pope personally requested, and obtained in part, a $25 million grant to a corruption-plagued, Church-owned dermatological hospital in Rome accused of money laundering. Records from the financial police indicate the hospital has liabilities over one billion USD – an amount larger than the national debt...
  • Britain warns of Russian threat to undersea communications cables

    12/15/2017 9:01:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2017 | By L. Todd Wood
    Undersea cables carry 97% of financial, digital transactionsBritish defense officials have warned that Russia, in addition to possibly Iran and China, pose an existential threat to the Western way of life by developing capabilities to target undersea communications cables that carry 97 percent of all digital traffic and $10 trillion in daily financial transactions. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defense staff, in speaking to the Royal United Services Institute defense think tank, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication. He said it would “immediately and potentially catastrophically” hit the economy...
  • White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 11:14 PM EDT
    The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday — a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees’ finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not give a full account of how those people are disentangling from business assets that could pose possible conflicts of interest. President Donald Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, and Vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor, are not legally required to file new financial disclosures until next year....
  • 17 Years Later, Microsoft Corp. Is Worth $500 Billion Again (Business is good, but different)

    01/29/2017 6:23:13 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | Jan 29, 2017 | Anders Bylund
    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is putting some pep back in its step these days. On Friday, Reuters pointed out that the software giant's market cap has risen above $500 billion for the first time since March 2000. I'm all for celebrating neat milestones, including this 17-year benchmark. And it's no secret that Microsoft really is doing a lot of things right these days. Large-cap stocks don't post market-crushing 55% returns in two years for no reason. That being said, I would like to argue that the Microsoft you see today is miles removed from the $500 billion beast you knew 17...
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says

    11/16/2016 1:02:01 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 15 2016 | Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC
    Embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim who has been "totally attacked," venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. Holmes has been under fire since a series of reports by The Wall Street Journal suggested the blood-testing start-up's testing devices were flawed. "Elizabeth Holmes is a great example of maybe why the women are so frustrated. She is a woman entrepreneur who built a fabulous company, did great things for consumers and she got attacked," the founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson said in an interview with "Closing Bell." "This is a great entrepreneur who...
  • CFPB “Structurally Unconstitutional” – US Court of Appeals

    10/11/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | October 11, 2016 3:47 PM | by IAIN MURRAY
    the US Court of Appeals from the DC Circuit today found that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was “structurally unconstitutional.” The offending structure consists of an independent agency with a single, all-powerful executive director. The Court found that structure fell between two stools – an agency with a single head needs to be accountable to the President, while an independent agency needs to have internal checks and balances by having a multi-member commission format like the SEC and others... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s lack of checks and balances violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. Its director is like a...
  • Public Country-By-Country Reporting / Corporate tax transparency

    With the rules on country-by-country reporting, the EU has created a framework where businesses in the extractive and logging industries have to publish their payments to governments relating to the exploitation of natural resources. This will assist populations of resource-rich countries to hold their governments accountable for these proceeds. In addition, a country-by-country reporting is also required from EU credit institutions (banks). This will ensure that trust in the financial sector is regained. On 12 April 2016, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive which imposes on EU and non-EU multinational groups the publication of a yearly report on...
  • Report: Blockchain to Rewrite the Financial Infrastructure’s Future

    08/13/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by amorphous · 5 replies
    CryptoCoinsNews.Com ^ | 13 August 2013
    Blockchain technology is expected to change the way financial organizations conduct business with banks implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects by 2017, according to the World Economic Forum. After 12 months of research which saw the WEF engage over 200 industry leaders and subject matter experts through interviews and multi-stakeholder workshops, the organization compiled a 130-page report on the impact distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain, will have on the financial infrastructure’s future. WEF’s ‘The Future of Financial Infrastructure’ report found that ‘applications of DLT will differ by use case, each leveraging the technology in different ways for...
  • NYTimes Writes Sob Story About Clintons’ Financial Struggles — (T)

    08/10/2016 10:33:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    The New York Times published a piece Wednesday detailing Bill and Hillary Clinton’s financial struggles in the 1980s — when the couple was making the equivalent of $144,000 today and had a nanny to care for their infant daughter. In a piece titled “When Her Family Needed Money, Hillary Clinton Faced Stark Choices,” Amy Chozick writes that after Bill Clinton lost the Arkansas governor’s race in 1980, money troubled Hillary. She “worried about saving for Chelsea’s college, caring for her aging parents, and even possibly supporting herself should the marriage or their political dreams dissolve.” [dcquiz] The couple “stretched their...
  • We should nationalise German banks' Warning Deutsche Bank teetering on edge of CRISIS

    08/09/2016 7:06:46 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    UK Express ^ | 08/09/2016 | SIMON OSBORNE
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/698305/Deutsche-Bank-financial-crisis-EU-Angela-Merkel 'We should nationalise German banks' Warning Deutsche Bank teetering on edge of CRISIS A TOP economist has warned that Germany's biggest bank is teetering on the edge of crisis and they only way to protect it against future shocks is to nationalise it. By SIMON OSBORNE 20:03, Tue, Aug 9, 2016 | UPDATED: 21:00, Tue, Aug 9, 2016 Germany central bank, the Deutsche Bank, would be hit hard in a new financial crisis Martin Hellwig said stress tests carried out by the European Central Bank revealed the Deutsche Bank would be left in a precarious position in the event of...
  • Countrywide Mortgage Devastation Lingers as Ex-Chief Moves On

    06/25/2016 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gretchen Mogensen
    Angelo Mozilo can finally get on with his life. This month the Justice Department told Mr. Mozilo, the former chief executive of Countrywide Financial, once the nation’s largest subprime mortgage lender, that he was no longer under investigation in connection with civil mortgage fraud. The government’s criminal inquiry into Mr. Mozilo’s role in the financial crisis was dropped previously, so he is now in the clear. At least that’s the view from Washington. On Main Street, where the pain of Countrywide’s reckless lending and abusive foreclosure practices still throbs, it’s safe to say that Mr. Mozilo is still identified as...
  • Brokerage mistakenly transferred shares...legal recourse?

    04/19/2016 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 56 replies
    https://www.google.com ^ | 04/20/2016 | Vanity
    I have a brokerage account. A person with the same name as me passed away and the broker transferred all of my shares to his heirs. What legal actions can I take? What rights do I have? Anybody in the financial industry that can weigh in...it would be appreciated. Thanks
  • Central bankers 'don't have a clue' - Jim Rogers (CNN BUYS CLUE?)

    02/15/2016 3:22:26 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 15 replies
    CNN Money ^ | First published February 15, 2016: 9:03 AM ET | CNNMoney (London)
    Famed investor Jim Rogers is warning that financial Armageddon is just around the corner, and it's being fueled by moronic central bankers. "We're all going to pay a horrible price for the incompetence of these central bankers," he said Monday in a TV interview with CNNMoney's Nina dos Santos. "We got a bunch of academics and bureaucrats who don't have a clue what they're doing." The Singapore-based American investor said central bankers are doing everything they can to prop up financial markets, but it's all for naught. He predicts their unconventional monetary strategies will lead to a stock market rally...
  • World faces wave of epic debt defaults, fears central bank veteran [Situation worse than 2007]

    01/20/2016 7:06:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Davos
    The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned. "The situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight downturns is essentially all used up," said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD's review committee and former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). "Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Anyone know a good conservative business/finance website?

    11/29/2015 10:00:13 AM PST · by con-surf-ative · 31 replies
    Looking for substantive business and financial content.