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McDonald’s to Close 700 Stores McDonald’s to Close 700 Stores McDonald’s closed 350 stores in the first three months of 2015 and is planning to close an additional 350 by the end of the year
Ford to lay off 700 workers due to slow car sales Ford to lay off 700 workers due to slow car sales US car giant Ford says it is cutting 700 jobs at a Michigan assembly plant to compensate for declining sales
GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To Copyright GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To Copyright Last week, we noted that Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Jared Polis had introduced an important bill to fix a part of the DMCA's broken anti-circumvention laws found in Section 1201 of the DMCA. For whatever reason, some people still have trouble understanding why the law is so broken
Minister: $7 billion of Iran oil money not paid Minister: $7 billion of Iran oil money not paid Sanctions have left $7 billion of Iran's money from crude oil sales stranded abroad, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia said on Thursday
State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds.
House Passes Tax Cut For The Richest 0.2 Percent Of Americans House Passes Tax Cut For The Richest 0.2 Percent Of Americans The House of Representatives voted to give a tax break to the richest 0.2 percent of Americans by eliminating a federal estate tax worth $269 billion over the next 10 years, although the legislation is indefinite
Bankruptcies Suddenly Soar Across Corporate America, Worst First Quarter Since 2009 Bankruptcies Suddenly Soar Across Corporate America, Worst First Quarter Since 2009 “Come down to Houston,” William Snyder, leader of the Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group, told Reuters. “You’ll see there is just a stream of consultants and bankruptcy attorneys running around this town.”
Ron Paul: Watch out. Dollar s in a  huge bubble Ron Paul: Watch out. Dollar's in a 'huge bubble' Despite rising stock prices and a falling unemployment rate, the United States is on the brink of a catastrophic "financial crisis," according to former U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul. And the culprit could be the dollar
Video: Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. not a big deal though Video: Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. not a big deal though Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday
Iran says stands ready to satisfy Europe’s gas needs Iran says stands ready to satisfy Europe’s gas needs Iran says it has what it takes to become a supplier of natural gas to Europe
Mark Zuckerberg vs. Barack Obama: guess who’s winning? Mark Zuckerberg vs. Barack Obama: guess who’s winning? Yesterday the Facebook co-founder announced that, through his Internet.org foundation, he would provide free Internet access across Panama.
Ukraine’s Car-Production Plunges 96%; Many Banks Also Fail Ukraine’s Car-Production Plunges 96%; Many Banks Also Fail On Tuesday April 7th, Ukravtoprome (the Ukrainian Association of Automobile Manufacturers) reported that, in the three-month period January-March 2015, as compared to the same three months of 2014, production of passenger cars plunged 96%, commercial vehicles 23%, buses 43%, for an overall decline of 92%.
The Federal Debt of US Is Worse Than You Think The Federal Debt of US Is Worse Than You Think Of all the failures of recent Congresses and Presidents, none is more important than their failure to deal with the nation's long-term debt. Although Congress tied itself in knots trying to address the problem, the growth of debt remains, in the words of the Congressional Budget Office, "unsustainable."
Proof: The World Is actively preparing to ditch the dollar Proof: The World Is actively preparing to ditch the dollar There is now mounting evidence and undeniable proof that the world is actively preparing for economic life after the death of the Dollar. Collapse of our current financial system is clearly coming. The question is, how bad will it get for those of us trapped in the United States, trapped holding only Dollars? "
We’re Going To Step On A Mine Before End Of 2015 – James Turk We’re Going To Step On A Mine Before End Of 2015 – James Turk Renowned Precious metals expert James Turk thinks this fall is going to be trouble for the U.S. dollar. Turk explains, "I think that is the time frame we should be looking for, and there are a couple of reasons for this
This Could Sink Banks in Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy This Could Sink Banks in Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy Not that much has changed in Spain since the climax of the debt crisis during which its collapsing banks were bailed out. Some of them were recombined into a bank with a new name - Bankia - and sold to the public via an IPO that immediately sank into red ink and scandal. Spanish government debt sported yields that reflected the risks of owning it. At this time in 2012, six-month T-bills yielded over 3.2%.
Iceland considers stripping power to create currency from banks Iceland considers stripping power to create currency from banks Still reeling from the economic catastrophe that struck in 2008, Iceland and its Parliament are debating a plan that would dramatically restructure the tiny nation's monetary system by stripping commercial banks of the legal ability to create currency out of thin air - and handing that power exclusively to politicians and central bankers under what is being labelled a "sovereign money" system
Crops rot as massive farmworker strike continues in Baja California Crops rot as massive farmworker strike continues in Baja California As many as 50,000 mostly indigenous farmworkers have gone on strike in the Mexican border state of Baja California in order to demand better pay and working conditions - bringing agricultural production to a standstill.
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Breaking News U.S. Politicians Are Asked About Saudi Atrocities... Here's What Happened Next New Mothers Tested for Drugs without their Consent by Some Alabama Hospitals STASI-veteran will assist German government in Facebook censorship Jellyfish-lamb Hybrid Ends Up as Meat at French Slaughterhouse Rebel Flag Controversy: Why Not Just Ban Democratic Party For Its Links to Racism?
Business The IMF Just Entered The Cold War – Forgives Ukraine’s Debt To Russia Signs Of Financial Turmoil In Europe, China And The United States 'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers Russia and China Just Put Another Nail in the Coffin of the Bretton Woods Petrodollar System Budget office: U.S. debt picture has 'worsened dramatically'