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  • Democrat who 'almost died' in May has huge lead over Republican Dr. Oz

    06/15/2022 9:55:30 PM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 15 June A.D. 2022 | Sebastian Haller
    Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman held a huge lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate race in a USA Today Network/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday. The poll showed Fetterman led his political rival by 9 points despite the Democrat suffering a stroke in May that hospitalized him just days before the state’s primary. He has yet to return to the campaign trail and has acknowledged that he “almost died.” Fetterman had an overall favorability rating of 45% compared to 28% for Oz, according to the poll. Half of the respondents viewed Oz unfavorably, while only 27% were unfavorable...
  • Biden to address inflation as economists predict Fed will set aggressive interest rate hike

    06/14/2022 8:13:32 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 53 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/14/2022 | By Kate Sullivan and Arlette Saenz, CNN
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday will seek to reassure the American people that tackling the worst inflation the nation has seen in decades remains his “top priority” when he addresses the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, a White House official tells CNN. The speech comes a day before the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as much as three-quarters of a percentage point as it attempts to get inflation under control. The issue has been bedeviling Biden and his White House for months after they downplayed inflation concerns last year. But without many options to fight price hikes, the President is...
  • University Study Finds Higher Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses Among COVID-19 Patients

    06/07/2022 7:08:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 7 June A.D. 2022 | Naveen Athrappully
    A recent study published by Oregon State University discovered that COVID-19 infected individuals have a higher chance of developing psychiatric disorders within about four months of contracting the virus. For the study, published in World Psychiatry on May 7, researchers used data from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C). They matched 46,610 patients infected with COVID-19, which can trigger a respiratory tract infection (RTI), with control patients diagnosed with a different RTI. This allowed researchers to specifically look into how COVID-19 affected the mental health of infected individuals. No patients with any history of mental illness prior to 21 days...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Americans Say Depression Ahead

    06/07/2022 4:10:18 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-7-2022 | Charlie McCarthy
    A majority of Americans said they believe the U.S. is headed for another Great Depression, according to the latest Rasmussen survey. A total of 55% of respondents said another 1930s-like depression was likely over the next few years — the highest finding since 2009, Rasmussen Reports said. Of that total, 25% said they thought another depression was very likely. The Rasmussen survey found that 34% don't think another depression was likely, and 11% were not sure. The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted May 11-12. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said the U.S. faced the "very real risk of...
  • ‘Everybody Should Be Concerned’ About Monkeypox, Biden Warns

    05/22/2022 11:14:50 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 102 replies
    new york times ^ | 5/22/2022 | By Russell Goldman
    President Biden raised the alarm on Sunday about monkeypox, a viral infection fast spreading around the world, and warned that the disease, which can be spread as easily as through handling a contaminated object, is something “that everybody should be concerned about.” Monkeypox, rarely seen outside Africa, has been found in recent weeks in Europe and the United States. As of Saturday, 92 cases and 28 suspected cases had been identified in 12 countries outside of those African nations where it is endemic, according to the World Health Organization. There has been one confirmed case in the United States —...
  • Recession is ‘likely,’ former SEC chief economist says. Here’s his advice for how to prepare

    05/20/2022 11:25:49 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies
    cnbc via msn ^ | 5/20/2021
    It's very hard to stop inflation without a recession," says Larry Harris, former chief economist of the SEC. While the impact may be felt broadly, every household will experience it to varying degrees. Still, there is advice that is universal. By nearly every measure, the U.S. economy made a stunning recovery after the coronavirus pandemic spurred mass shutdowns and layoffs nationwide. The labor market has added back millions of jobs and wages have gone up substantially, even among lower-paying positions. But soaring inflation and rapidly rising interest rates have most Americans worried that the good times will be short lived....
  • Exclusive: China quietly increases purchases of low-priced Russian oil

    05/20/2022 11:02:20 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | 5/20/2021 | Reuteurs
    SINGAPORE, May 20 (Reuters) - China is quietly ramping up purchases of oil from Russia at bargain prices, according to shipping data and oil traders who spoke to Reuters, filling the vacuum left by Western buyers backing away from business with Russia after its invasion of Ukraine in February. The move by the world's biggest oil importer comes a month after it initially cut back on Russian supplies, for fear of appearing to openly support Moscow and potentially expose its state oil giants to sanctions. read more China's seaborne Russian oil imports will jump to a near-record 1.1 million barrels...
  • Why You’re Hearing About Stagflation Right Now, and What You Can Do to Prepare for It

    05/18/2022 10:57:40 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    https://time.com ^ | May 13, 2022 | Jason Stauffer
    With inflation over 8% and the threat of a recession on the horizon, there are global concerns about stagflation, a combination of low economic growth and soaring prices. But is it something the average American needs to be concerned about? “At this point, we can’t say that we’re yet in a period of stagflation,” says Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel Financial, a financial investment firm. However, given the current economic situation, “it is a very real risk.” The Federal Reserve is in the process of raising interest rates to combat inflation that’s coming in at 40-year highs month after...
  • The stock market will fall another 25% if job growth slows and an economic recession materializes, DataTrek says

    05/12/2022 12:26:11 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies
    business insider via yahoo ^ | 5/11/2022 | Matthew Fox
    Matthew Fox Wed, May 11, 2022, 7:45 AM·3 min read Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)David Dee Delgado/Getty Images An economic recession would send the S&P 500 another 25% lower to 3,000, according to DataTrek Research. DataTrek believes the Fed is trying to drive a slowdown in job growth to contain rising inflation. Slowing job growth could cascade into a recession, but for now the S&P 500 is proving resilient. The stock market could fall another 25% if interest rate hikes from the Federal...
  • A wave of layoffs is sweeping the US. Here are firms that have announced cuts so far, from Carvana to Wells Fargo

    05/12/2022 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/11/22 | Ben Gilbert and Avery Hartmans
    Layoffs are sweeping across American businesses in the first few months of 2022. Recent startups like Peloton have already laid off thousands of employees this year. Even traditionally layoff-resistant companies like Netflix are making cuts. Now, online car dealer Carvana plans to slash 12% of its workforce. The reason, broadly, is twofold: Business growth is slowing, while labor costs are increasing. The combination is causing American companies across a variety of industries to slash headcount.
  • The Fed wants a ‘soft landing’ for the economy. The market says get ready for a crash

    05/12/2022 3:16:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 5/11/22 | Will Daniel
    A soft landing is better than a hard one, especially when it comes to the economy. It’s the difference between turning the booming Biden years—even with 40-year-high inflation—into a sustainable trend, instigating a mild recession, or something even worse. The Federal Reserve, the institution caught between a rock and a hard place, got even more bad news on Wednesday: inflation remains an issue. Although the Consumer Price Index saw a deceleration in April, consumer prices are still increasing at an 8.3% annual rate. The Fed famously has a dual mandate to promote price stability and maximum employment, and the central...
  • Russian Gas Flows To Europe Via Ukraine To Stop Wednesday

    05/11/2022 12:59:13 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies
    https://oilprice.com/ ^ | May 10, 2022, | By Julianne Geiger -
    Russian gas headed to Europe through Ukraine will stop flowing on Wednesday, Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (GTSOU) said on Tuesday. The flows will stop at 7 a.m. local time after Russia’s occupying forces disrupted gas transit operations in the area. According to the operator, Ukraine will no longer be able to accept gas transit from Russia via Sokhranivka. The move has the potential to disrupt supplies to Europe if an alternative path isn’t found. Ukraine has voiced its criticism of Europe’s reliance on Russian gas since Russia invaded, with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky accusing Europe of paying for Russian...
  • Study finds Mediterranean diet improves depression symptoms in young men (In 12 weeks: 14.4 points better on a 0 - 63 point scale for the Beck Depression Inventory - “significantly” better)

    Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. The 12-week randomized control study was recently published. Lead researcher Jessica Bayes, said the study was the first randomized clinical trial to assess the impact of a Mediterranean diet on the symptoms of depression in young men (aged 18-25). "We were surprised by how willing the young men were to take on a new diet," Bayes said. "Those assigned to the Mediterranean diet were able to significantly change their original diets, under the...
  • We could be staring at global depression unless world leaders negotiate, warns expert

    05/09/2022 5:59:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    sinar daily ^ | 5/9/2022 | SITI NURFATIHAH PIRDAUS
    HAH ALAM - An economic expert has warned some countries may face hyperinflation or out-of-control inflation where price of goods and services rise at an annual rate of 1,000 percent or more and urged for more discussions and negotaions are needed over the issue. Universiti Malaya Asia-Europe Institute Economic Professor Datuk Prof Dr Rajah Rasiah said this could lead to economic depression unless world leaders address the issues. “What we are facing now, in some countries, is that inflation is already here. “The stagnation would lead to rising unemployment and hyperinflation,” he said during Wacana English Edition on May 9....
  • Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says we’re in the fifth great bubble of the modern era—and warns the economy won’t ‘skate through’ a housing crisis

    05/08/2022 5:08:05 AM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | 5/6/22 | Will Daniel
    “2000 showed you can just about skate through a stock market event, but Japan and 2008 showed you can’t skate through a housing crisis,” Grantham says. Wall Street titan Jeremy Grantham has been warning of a “superbubble” in the U.S. since last year, arguing the S&P 500 is set to be cut in half as an era marked by exceedingly risky investor behavior begins to fade. Now, the cofounder and chief investment strategist of the Boston-based asset management firm Grantham, Mayo, and van Otterloo (GMO) is warning the U.S. may be headed toward a housing crisis as mortgage rates soar,...
  • Biden is close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy

    05/05/2022 6:14:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5/22
    President Joe Biden and his administration appear perilously close to an irreversible severing of public confidence in his capacity to deliver prosperity and financial security as stiff economic challenges balloon into huge political liabilities. A CNN poll released Wednesday shows that the President's repeated efforts to highlight undeniably strong aspects of the economy's post-pandemic rebound and to offset blame for its bad spots aren't working. The main culprit is inflation, a corrosive force that the White House initially underestimated and has failed to tame. It's been decades since Americans have experienced this demoralizing cycle of spiraling costs for basic goods...
  • “The US Destroyed Trust” Jim Rickards Says “The World Is Turning To Gold”

    05/01/2022 2:40:22 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-1-2022 | Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,
    Five-time, best-selling financial author James G. Rickards says, “We could be in a recession right now,” but the title of his most recent book “The New Great Depression” says where we are definitely going soon. Rickards says, “The current crisis is not like 2008 or even 1929. The New Depression that has emerged from the COVID pandemic is the worst economic crisis in U.S. history…”“Most fired employees will remain redundant. Bankruptcies will be common, and banks will buckle under the weight of bad debts. Deflation, debt and demography will wreck any chance of recovery, and social disorder will follow closely...
  • Lockdowns Drove Tens of Thousands of Kids into ‘Clinical Depression’ – Study

    04/28/2022 5:07:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2022 | Peter Caddle
    Tens of thousands of kids in the United Kingdom have been driven into clinical depression by coronavirus lockdowns, a study has found. Lockdowns hoping to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus have driven tens of thousands of kids in the United Kingdom to clinical depression, a study published on Wednesday has suggested.
  • Antidepressants DON'T make people any happier, major study claims

    04/20/2022 11:04:20 AM PDT · by algore · 83 replies
    Antidepressants are no better at making people feel happier than taking no medication at all, a study claimed today. Patients on the drugs did not have a significantly better quality of life compared to depressed people who were not on the pills, the analysis found. Researchers looked 17.5million US adults with depression over 10 years, with around half on medication and half not. Results showed a slight improvement in mental health in both groups, regardless of whether they were on antidepressants. The researchers from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, called for more long-term studies on patients on antidepressants to evaluate...
  • CDC Survey: 44 Percent of US High School Students Felt Persistently ‘Sad or Hopeless’ in 2021

    04/04/2022 9:18:09 PM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    epoch times ^ | 4 April A.D. 2022 | Ivan Pentchoukov
    More than four in ten U.S. high school students felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021, according to a CDC field survey released late last week. The number of high school students with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness has grown steadily from 26.1 percent in 2009, to 36.7 percent in 2019, according to CDC data. The results of the new CDC survey (pdf) taken between January and June 2021 show the trend continuing, with 44 percent of the students reporting feeling persistently sad or hopeless. “We know from other research that youth with poor mental health are more likely...