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  • The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Could Make an Early Debut

    12/08/2016 7:15:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    TIME ^ | December 7, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    U.S. government officials say Treasury Secretary Jack Lew could release early images of redesigned $5, $10 and $20 bills in an effort to pressure the Trump Administration away from reversing their plans. . . . ...in the throes of the primary election, Trump called the move “pure political correctness” and suggested moving Tubman to a lower denomination like the $2 bill. “Andrew Jackson had a great history. I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Trump said last spring.
  • More international homebuyers shopping in Austin (TX)

    11/02/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | kxan
    A study from the Texas Association of Realtors shows international buyers pumped more than $11 billion dollars into the Texas economy between March of 2013 and 2014. One Austin Realtor says people from outside of the U.S. are looking for a secure investment. “An international client can come into the Austin market, get a great value for what they’re buying and almost be insured that there’s profitability in that and that’s unique to the world as a whole,” said J Kuper, owner of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • $500,000 Villa Sold in What May be Biggest Bitcoin Purchase on Record

    03/19/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 25 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | March 19, 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Online bitcoin-only luxury marketplace BitPremier has completed the sale of a fully managed villa at the deLMango Villa Estate in Bali, Indonesia, in what may be the largest reported bitcoin transaction to date.
  • Girl Scouts Receive Counterfeit Bills for Cookies, Woman Sought (Lake Elsinore, CA)

    03/05/2014 9:07:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 4, 2014 | Sarah Burge
    LAKE ELSINORE: Girl Scouts receive counterfeit bills, woman sought Some Inland Girl Scouts got a hard life lesson this week when they discovered their cookies had been paid for with counterfeit bills. Scouts in Lake Elsinore received two fake $20s on Thursday, Feb. 27, and in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday there were two reports of girls selling cookies who were paid with counterfeit $50s. Riverside County sheriff’s officials on Tuesday released surveillance images of a woman they described as a “person of interest” in the Lake Elsinore case and are asking for help from the public to identify her. The...
  • Margin Debt Hits All-Time High

    02/02/2014 12:46:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    In the month of December margin debt on the NYSE surged by over $20 Billion dollars hitting a new all-time high of $444.931 billion. The rise in leverage also sent investors net worth to a negative $149.358 billion which is also a record. This is shown in the chart below.
  • Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent

    01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins
    So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP Photo) During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon,...
  • 13M get unexpected tax bill from Obama tax credit

    12/16/2010 1:56:02 PM PST · by epithermal · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON – About 13.4 million taxpayers may be getting unexpected tax bills because they were awarded too much money under President Barack Obama's Making Work Pay tax credit, a government audit said Thursday. The tax credit, which expires Jan. 1, was designed to increase take-home pay by about $8 a week through new tax withholding tables. The credit was capped at $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly. However, the credit put millions of taxpayers at risk for not having enough taxes withheld from their paychecks, resulting in a tax bill when they file their returns, said...
  • New worry for the US money supply as new $100 bills printed with flaws

    12/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    A new headache may have been created for US and international currency use as it has been determined that a flaw was created in the printing of up to 30% of all new $100.00 bills scheduled for distribution in 2011. In a new report by CNBC today, an official familiar with the problem reported that the new $100 bills are so complex that the printers at the mint have experienced massive problems in the creation of the notes. A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and...
  • Obama says auto bailouts have paid off

    04/24/2010 3:36:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,643+ views
    Obama says auto bailouts have paid off Photo 6:09am EDT By Steve Holland ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Saturday taxpayer-funded bailouts of the auto industry that he approved had paid off, in what amounted to a rejection of conservative arguments against such government help. In his weekly radio and Web address, Obama kept up the pressure for an overhaul of U.S. financial regulations, saying the promising news from the auto industry had not reduced the need for Wall Street changes. Government bailouts of Wall Street, begun by then-President George W. Bush in 2008 and continued...
  • Lobbyist's kin unlikely campaign contributors (Murtha)

    12/23/2009 9:17:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chuck Neubauer
    A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country. Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions. Yet, both were listed as having given dozens of donations to lawmakers, nearly half of which went to members of the House Appropriations Committee - legislators who were especially important to their then-son-in-law, superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who...
  • Of Course We're Not Going To Pay Back The Chinese- Peter Schiff

    08/09/2009 12:26:56 PM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies · 1,101+ views
    The Daily Bail ^ | 08/09/09 | Peter Schiff
    http://dailybail.com/home/peter-schiff-of-course-were-not-going-to-pay-back-the-chines.html?ref=patrick.net
  • Nigerians Recruit FBI For 419 Scam (Yeah, Like The FBI Does That Stuff Alert)

    03/30/2009 3:53:29 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 943+ views
    Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Seattle Division 1110 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101-2904 Payment Code: R5109176K Reg No: 132731593 Date: March 29, 2009 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum of $7,500,00.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor. Therefore, the FBI Seattle Division in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Financial Institution...
  • When Stock Prices Drop, Where's the Money?

    03/16/2009 4:58:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 18 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investopedia ^ | Monday, March 16, 2009 | by Investopedia Staff
    Have you ever wondered what happened to your socks when you put them into the dryer and then never saw them again? It's an unexplained mystery that may never have an answer. Many people feel the same way when they suddenly find that their brokerage account balance has taken a nosedive. So, where did that money go? Fortunately, money that is gained or lost on a stock doesn't just disappear. Read to find out what happens to it and what causes it.
  • Maxine Waters under scrutiny for bank ties

    03/13/2009 1:44:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 131 replies · 9,473+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/13/2009 | Richard Simon and E. Scott Reckard
    Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, has come under scrutiny because of bailout funds that went to a bank in which her husband had owned stock and served on the board. Waters was a senior member of the congressional committee dealing with the financial crisis when OneUnited Bank -- one of the nation's largest minority-owned institutions -- received $12 million in bailout funds. Her husband, Sidney Williams, served on the bank board until early last year and held at least $500,000 in investments in the bank in 2007, the most recent year for which public...
  • Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt [Clinton Foundation Business Helps Reduce Hillary Clinton's....]

    12/24/2008 11:21:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt Clinton Foundation Business Helps Reduce Hillary Clinton's Remaining Campaign Debt By RICK KLEIN Dec. 24, 2008 — Sen. Hillary Clinton's in-the-red campaign committee has found an innovative way to pay down a slice of its debt -- and is getting help from President Clinton's foundation, among other groups, in making it happen. The William J. Clinton Foundation this week became the latest outside group to buy access to the vast e-mail list compiled by the New York senator's campaign. Political insiders believe the list is second only to President-elect Barack Obama's in its size and...
  • DO IT YOURSELF

    12/06/2008 8:51:46 AM PST · by andrew roman · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 6 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    With the economy riding a downward-arrow, and bailout talk getting more airplay then the Beatles did when they invaded in 1964, it may be time to trek to your friendly neighborhood office supply chain and stock up on ink jet cartridges and follow the lead of two Milwaukee, Wisconsin neighborhoods – that is, if the people there decide to follow through on a plan that will have eyebrows flexing John Belushi-style.The plan?To take matters into their own hands.As they see it … When the going gets tough, the tough print their own money.Really.Funny money discussions are set to take place...
  • Schumer advocates $700 billion plan (NUTS! Alert)

    11/23/2008 8:26:25 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 784+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2008 | Klaus Marre
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said an economic recovery plan would have to cost $500 to $700 billion in order to be effective. Noting that the economy is in “serious, serious trouble,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that a recovery plan would need to be “pretty big.” “We’re on the edge of deflation. Once you get into deflation, you almost never get out. That’s what the Great Depression taught us. That’s what Japan taught us,” Schumer said. “So a strong shot in the arm, just the way Barack Obama has conceived it, infrastructure, green jobs,...
  • Are Foreign Donations Powering the Obama Campaign?

    10/02/2008 4:07:44 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 43 replies · 2,091+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Just how much in donations from foreign countries is pouring into the Obama campaign coffers is a question one FEC auditor would like to have answered. The problem is that evidently, his bosses at the FEC are refusing to move on the charges which would almost certainly require them to ask the Justice Department and the FBI to look into the matter. This would, their reasoning goes, take on the appearance of a "criminal investigation" and would impact the coming election. The anonymous investigator (who won't reveal his name for fear of retribution) says that "I can't get anyone to...
  • OBAMA'S FOREIGN DONATIONS: Jagan, Son of chief minister of Andhrapradesh

    10/02/2008 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 25 replies · 543+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 2, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    The donation scandal is oof the rails and the left is so in the tank for uh uh uhbama, there is no accountability. It's sick. Here's an illegal donation for you: (hat tip the ever intrepid Cathy) YS Jagan Mohan Reddy - Indian National donated $500 City: SCH?NECK Occupation: IS IT Employer: NESTL? GLOBE CENTER EUROPE Here's his home page: "Son of chief minister of Andhrapradesh, an industrialist, leader of youth in Andhrapradesh, a deciplined social worker who worked for the development of youth by setting up industries, serving the aged,orphans and widows by means of charitable trusts has become...
  • Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign

    09/30/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Portrait of a Lady · 31 replies · 2,168+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 9:23 PM | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate. But because of Obama’s high expenses during the hotly contested Democratic primary season and an early decision to forgo public campaign money and the spending limits it imposes, all that cash has not translated into a financial advantage — at least, not yet. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee began September...