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  • Obama Tied Donors Who Trafficked Aborted Baby Parts From Planned Parenthood, Arrested

    02/27/2019 9:24:06 AM PST · by rx · 35 replies
    Explain Life ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Chief Editor of Explain Life
    Two wealthy Ecuadorian brothers, Roberto and William Isaías, who were owners of companies fined and ordered to shut down for illegally trafficking world-wide in aborted baby parts purchased from Planned Parenthood, were arrested by ICE on February 13, 2019. [snip] Roberto and William Isaias, who fled Ecuador to avoid 8-year prison sentences, were principals in California companies DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, and the two career criminals were allowed to stay in the United States by Hillary Clinton’s State Department under “suspicious circumstances” after they donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign fund.
  • Maxine Waters’ “Diversity Committee” May Pressure Banks Into Making Bad Loans

    02/07/2019 11:31:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/07/2019 | Carl Horowitz
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has a habit of redoubling her efforts when her ideas fail. That’s especially true given that she now chairs the House Financial Services Committee. One of her top priorities is bullying banks into boosting mortgage lending to marginally qualified borrowers based on race or ethnicity. And her main vehicle for that now is a proposed subcommittee on diversity and inclusion. In a prepared statement on January 30, she declared, “I am proud to say that this will be the first Subcommittee of its kind in Congress.” One hopes it will be the last. For if she...
  • 91-year-old woman's savings 'disappeared' because she didn't use account

    01/26/2019 6:47:58 AM PST · by bgill · 59 replies
    wfla ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Shannon Behnken
    Dolores Nielsen, 91, kept an emergency savings account for years. But her hands-off approach caused her trouble. Her bank, SunTrust, declared her account dormant in April and closed the account. She's been trying since August to get her money. "I'm terribly worried," Nielsen said. "My savings have lost so much in value since I retired as it is, and it's very stressful for me." The account had more than $72,000. Dolores' daughter, Barbara, turned to Better Call Behnken for help, after trying for months to get the money and getting the runaround. She says the bank told her the state...
  • Could the Yellow Vests collapse the world’s debt-based economy and deal a death blow to globalism?

    01/17/2019 6:32:48 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/17/19 | J. D. Heyes
    After U.S. markets peaked in September nearly two years after Donald Trump’s victory came with the promise (and delivery) of pro-growth policies, investors got a scare in December when several factors combined with interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve to drive down indexes. The Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 all finished the year lower than they were in September. Worse, there are predictions that 2019 could hit markets harder. Bank of America just polled 234 panelists who manage more than $645 billion in investments where they think global growth is heading over the next 12 months, and...
  • The Federal Reserve is PRIVATELY OWNED

    12/30/2018 10:11:53 AM PST · by MNDude · 152 replies
    Dear American: Pursuant to your request, I will attempt to clear up questions you have about the Federal Reserve Bank (FED). I spent much time researching the FED and these are the shocking and revealing conclusions. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution states that Congress shall have the power to coin (create) money and regulate the value thereof. Today however, the FED, which is a privately owned company, controls and profits by printing money through the Treasury, and regulating its value. The FED began with approximately 300 people or banks that became owners (stockholders purchasing stock at $100 per...
  • Need suggestions for banks or credit unions friendly to conservative organizations.

    12/29/2018 5:47:35 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    SAR ^ | 29 December 2018 | Me
    Recently, I was elected treasurer of my local SAR chapter, the older male equivalent of the far better known Daughters of the American Revolution.Thus, I was appalled to learn what a partly rate of interest our existing bank paid on a recently matured CD (0.06%!) and refused to renew it, asking them to deposit it into our checking account instead.Accordingly, I am now actually shopping for another bank our credit union willing to offer a fine, patriotic organization such as our better rates and service. My retirement money, for example, is with Charles Schwab, where I can earn 2.3% (annualized)...
  • New York Times Wants To Have Credit Card Companies Monitor Sales Of Guns And Ammo. What Could...

    12/25/2018 9:44:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Red State ^ | 8:47 pm on December 24, 2018 | streiff
    FULL TITLE: New York Times Wants To Have Credit Card Companies Monitor Sales Of Guns And Ammo. What Could Ever Go Wrong? The New York Times ran an article today that opens a new front in the progressive dream of restricting and eventually banning gun ownership. The story is headlined How Banks Unwittingly Finance Mass Shootings: A New York Times examination of mass shootings since the Virginia Tech attack in 2007 reveals how credit cards have become a crucial part of the planning of these massacres. There have been 13 shootings that killed 10 or more people in the last...
  • Financial industry braces for Maxine Waters’ ascent on key committee

    11/29/2018 3:17:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The banking and financial sectors are anxiously bracing for firebrand California Rep. Maxine Waters to claim the chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee, unsure of what her leadership on the key panel will mean. Waters, a frequent and vocal critic of President Trump and his administration, is seen as one of Wall Street’s biggest adversaries in Congress thanks in large part to her calls for stricter rules on the nation’s biggest banks and opposition to moves from the White House to roll back financial regulations implemented during the last recession. She has toned down her rhetoric since the midterm...
  • "It's super-exciting to be a quant in 2018-2019. Everyone is hiring"

    11/18/2018 3:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    eFinancial Careers ^ | November 12, 2018 | Sarah Butcher
    If, in late 2018, you are contemplating going into quantitative finance, then keep contemplating. Panelists at the recent Quant Conference in London say you’re unquestionably on the right track. “It's super-exciting to be a quant in 2018-2019,” said one panelist (a hedge fund researcher who formerly worked for a large U.S. bank). “Everyone is hiring.” Quants’ enthusiasm for being quants might be dismissed as self-love. Except, they're not the only ones in the zone. Goldman Sachs has proclaimed its pursuit of strats (its own personal brand of quant technologists), while at another conference the week before, the head of recruitment...
  • Weekly Update: Exclusive Reports on the Caravan Crisis!

    10/27/2018 9:29:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 26, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    “Elaborately Planned” Caravan Attracts Human Traffickers and Gangbangers Angry Young Men March to U.S. Yelling ‘Vamos Para Allá Trump!’ Judicial Watch Files Major Ethics Complaint Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers Elaborately Planned” Caravan Attracts Human Traffickers and Gangbangers The caravan moving north toward our border is a serious threat to the sovereignty of the United States. It is a blatant challenge to the rule of law. For this reason we sent our Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell and Judicial Watch Investigator Reporter Irene Garcia to Guatemala to uncover the truth about “caravan.” Here is their first report...
  • COLUMBUS DAY 2018: ARE THE STOCK MARKET, BANKS, POST OFFICE OPEN, CLOSED?

    10/08/2018 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/08/18 | NINA GODLEWSKI
    **SNIP** The post office will be closed so there will be no mail delivery Monday for the holiday. Those looking to send mail also won’t be able to, so anyone looking to mail something should be sure to get to the post office Saturday before it closes, their next chance will be Tuesday. The Department of Motor Vehicles offices in most states will be closed for the holiday as well. Some offices even closed early on the Friday ahead of Columbus Day. Schools aren’t required to close for the holiday, so those wondering whether they should head to the bus...
  • Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono [tr]

    10/05/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Full Title: Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono 'in light of recently uncovered information' "In addition to the evidence I requested in my October 2 letter," Grassley continued in his letter, "in light of recently uncovered information, please turn over records and descriptions of direct or indirect communications between Dr. Ford or her representatives and any of the following: (1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses...
  • Why Does Wells Fargo Still Exist? (The bank isn't just "too big to fail." It's too big to fix.)

    08/25/2018 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 8/25/2018 | Zach Carter
    Wells Fargo executives know that everyone hates them. In the last two years, the bank has launched three separate marketing campaigns hoping to clean up its public image, only to see each effort thwarted by fresh, catastrophic scandals ― like wrongly repossessing 27,000 cars and foreclosing on 400 families for no reason. The bank’s latest quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission dedicates more than 2,000 words to “Additional Efforts To Rebuild Trust,” listing “automobile lending,” “mortgage interest rate lock extensions,” “consumer deposit account freezing/closing,” “certain activities within wealth and investment management,” “foreign exchange business,” “fiduciary and custody account...
  • Louisiana Attorney General Denies $600 Million to Citibank, Bank of America Over Gun Control

    08/17/2018 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state’s Bond Commission denied $600 million to Citibank and Bank of America over the gun control stance adopted by both companies. Citibank and Bank of America were both to be part of a road financing plan in the state, but were omitted from the financial plan after arbitrarily placing new gun controls on banking customers.
  • Here's how much you really earn as an MD (Managing Director) at Credit Suisse and UBS in London

    08/08/2018 9:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    eFinancial Careers ^ | August 7, 2018 | Sarah Butcher
    Do you really earn less working for a European than for a U.S. bank in London? Popular opinion would have it that you do. But popular opinion may be wrong: our analysis suggests that if the European investment bank you work for is either Credit Suisse or UBS, you'll be paid on a par with people at U.S. houses. - Or at least, this appears to have been the case for last year. Both UBS and Credit Suisse issued UK specific remuneration reports for 2017. They're not new, but they are buried on the Swiss banks' websites and we've only...
  • 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...
  • Facebook asking major US banks for financial data: report

    08/06/2018 5:43:44 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Facebook is asking major U.S. banks for financial data in order to provide more online shopping services and to track consumer spending habits, The Wall Street Journal reported. But according to the Journal, financial institutions are reluctant to partner with the social media network over privacy concerns. One bank has reportedly pulled out of discussions with Facebook because of the issue. The news comes as Facebook struggles to fend off concerns that arose from a privacy scandal in which a political consulting firm obtained data on 87 million users without their knowledge.
  • Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

    08/06/2018 9:28:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/2018 | Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and AnnaMaria Andriotis
    The social media giant has asked large U.S. 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. Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends. The company over the past year asked JPMorgan Chase JPM +0.25% & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. C +0.20% and U.S. Bancorp USB +0.40% to discuss potential offerings it could host for bank customers on Facebook Messenger, said people familiar with the matter. Facebook...
  • Some financial companies move to cut off services to firearm companies

    06/17/2018 8:27:31 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    When gun control advocates can’t win on guns, they have tried to either silence those who support self-defense from having their views covered in the media, youtube banning videos intending to sell firearms or accessories or how to use guns or build them, or prevent firearms companies from getting financing. On financing, the first strategy was to use government pressure. With that ended, individual finance companies are making life difficult for those in the firearms industry.
  • Small Business Lending Declined after Dodd-Frank Passed

    06/05/2018 8:09:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and was designed to safeguard the banking system, appears to have made it more difficult for small businesses and entrepreneurs to obtain funding. In The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business (NBER Working Paper No. 24501), Michael D. Bordo and John V. Duca find that the 2010 legislation reduced the incentives for all banks to make small loans. It also raised the benefits of scale in the banking business, tilting the playing field away from small banks which...