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Many Lawmakers Personally Invested in JPMorgan Chase

Russ Choma OpenSecrets.org When Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase announced this week that it had lost an estimated $2 billion (now upped to $3 billion) on risky trades, Republican and Democratic members of Congress rushed to make their political cases: … Continue reading

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Carbon Eugenics: Genocide in the name of the environment is still genocide

James Corbett The Corbett Report TRANSCRIPT: The first person to stand up to any great evil is always the most courageous. To be the first one to call out any great injustice is to invite ridicule, scorn, even persecution. It … Continue reading

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Greek bond swap deal to go ahead

AAP Business Speculator Enough private investors have agreed to take huge losses on their Greek bonds, enabling a debt swap deal to go forward, a government source says, clearing a key hurdle for a new bailout package for Greece. As … Continue reading

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Obama administration ‘bailed out’ GM salmon firm

Source: Guardian Campaigners say $500,000 grant was made to AquaBounty despite evidence that the firm could soon run out of cash. The Obama administration awarded a coveted research grant to a financially strapped company working to put genetically modified (GM) … Continue reading

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Why MOST doctors like me would rather DIE than endure the pain of treatment we inflict on others for terminal diseases: Insider smashes medicine’s big taboo

Martin Scurr Daily Mail Should I discover tomorrow that I have advanced, life-threatening cancer, I won’t go rushing to the doctors for a heavily invasive course of medical treatment. No, I will shut up my London surgery, head to my … Continue reading

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Reuters Breakingviews: Bank bonus bonanza

Source: Reuters Breakingviews columnists discuss how Lazard’s approach to compensation could be a model for Wall Street and how Goldman’s stock awards for Lloyd Blankfein stack up.

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Seven charged in $60m stock fraud

Source: 7News Greed on Wall Street set a new record, federal authorities say as they unveil a massive insider trading case charging a hedge fund co-founder with engineering a trade that earned a staggering $53 million in profits. The illegal … Continue reading

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Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power

Source: Independent Over the years I’ve met my fair share of monsters – rogue individuals, for the most part. But as regulation in the UK and the US has loosened its restraints, the monsters have proliferated. In a paper recently … Continue reading

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Psychopathic Economics 101

Source: Financial Sense Psychopaths flew financial weapons of mass destruction (derivatives) into the twin towers of our economy, the housing market and the stock market. Ten trillion dollars of wealth evaporated. Ninety-nine percent of the economic experts—financial planners, economists, economic … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 2: Meeting Families’ Basic Needs Through TANF

Source: OfftheChartsBlog About 3.5 million children and 1.1 million parents receive cash assistance each month from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to help cover their basic needs. Families turn to TANF at times of major economic or … Continue reading

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