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  • Florida’s boondoggle bridge carries a curse for all who touch it

    09/12/2021 4:53:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Florida Phoenix ^ | August 12, 2021 | Craig Pittman
    For years, I have heard that the only constants in this life are death and taxes, but I suspect this is not true. I think there’s at least one other constant, at least in my life — the Garcon Point Bridge. I have been writing about this Panhandle boondoggle for more than 20 years. Every time I’ve written a story about it, I have been convinced that that would be the last. Then something else happened that made me shake my head and start writing another bridge story. I’ve gotten more mileage out of that bridge than the motorists who...
  • One Bank Spots A Bizarre Market Divergence: Stocks Are At All Time Highs Yet Investors Are Bracing For Crisis

    09/04/2021 9:42:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 09/04/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Something strange is going on.On one hand stocks are trading at all-time highs, levitating every day without an apparent care in the world, with traders seemingly complacent that any air pocket in the market will simply mean more accommodation by the Fed which may not taper and which, according to some, may even to more QE. On the other, traditional bear-market signals such as the CNN fear and greed indicator, are deep in neutral territory, having dipped in "fear" territory as recently as one month ago...... while the SKEW index which many view as an indicator of crash preparation, is...
  • How Democrats Are Using Economic Chokeholds To Restrict Your Gun Rights Without Passing Any New Laws

    09/01/2021 7:20:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 30, 2021 | Justin Haskins
    How Democrats Are Using Economic Chokeholds To Restrict Your Gun Rights Without Passing Any New LawsThe State Department announced new sanctions banning the importation of ammunition and firearms from Russia, a decision that comes in the midst of a large ammunition shortage.President Joe Biden’s State Department announced new sanctions banning the importation of ammunition and firearms from Russia, a decision that comes in the midst of a large ammunition shortage that has forced U.S. retailers to depend on foreign suppliers to meet demand. Since 2019, ammunition imports have increased by about 225 percent.President Biden and his elitist allies in woke...
  • Stock Futures Extend Losses, Investors Spooked By Inflation (CPI) Surging 4x The Expected

    05/12/2021 6:01:13 AM PDT · by wrrock · 35 replies
    TG ^ | 5/12/2021 | Evan
    - CPI surged 0.8% MoM (4 times the +0.2% expected) and exploded 4.2% YoY. That is the biggest YoY jump since Sept 2008 (and biggest MoM jump since June 2008). - The core CPI rose 3.0% over the past 12 months; this was its largest 12-month increase since January 1996. - This spooked investors. Contracts for the Nasdaq 100, which is dominated by technology, fell sharply, while those for the benchmark S&P 500 also declined significantly.
  • Don't start doubting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines — after 185 million doses, there are no red flags about blood clots

    04/14/2021 5:24:29 AM PDT · by Stingray51 · 120 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aria Bendix
    ... Both AstraZeneca's and J&J's shot are viral-vector vaccines, which introduce a coronavirus gene into the body using a genetically engineered common-cold virus. Some scientists are wondering whether the platform itself could be linked to clotting. ... At an American Medical Association webinar on Tuesday, Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said the US has identified just three CVST cases among the 68 million people who got the double-dose mRNA vaccines. In a Tuesday statement, Moderna also said it had carried out its own comprehensive analysis and found no association between its shot and...
  • Telegram App Raises $1bn by Selling Bonds

    04/05/2021 5:03:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Business Recorder ^ | 26 Mar 2021
    The encrypted messaging app Telegram has raised over $1 billion by selling bonds to foreign investors, its Russia-born founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday. Durov, 36, wrote on his Telegram channel that the bonds were sold to “some of the largest and most knowledgeable investors from all over the world”. He added that this will allow Telegram to grow “while sticking to its values and remaining independent”. Durov said the funds will fuel the app’s monetisation strategy that was outlined in December, according to which the platform will launch paid services this year.
  • Founders of poop-testing uBiome, reportedly on the run, charged by SEC with defrauding investors

    03/19/2021 8:39:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    endpts.com ^ | Max Gelman
    The SEC charged Jessica Richman and Zachary Apte, the co-founders of the poop-testing startup uBiome, with defrauding investors out of $60 million through misleading statements and false representations of the company’s prospects. [T]he charges stem from a 2018 Series C round valuing the company that once appointed ex-Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez to its board at nearly $600 million. Regulators submitted their filing in federal court in San Francisco, and are seeking to bar Richman and Apte from serving in future officer and director positions. Thursday’s indictment describes Richman and Apte as fugitives... Founded way back in 2012, uBiome burst onto...
  • The “Most Important Question” For Investors: Where Will Biden’s Trillions In Stimmys End Up?

    03/14/2021 6:48:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 03/14/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Now that the $1.85 trillion Biden stimulus is officially being deployed with tens of millions of stimmy checks being sent out this weekend to household across the nation, BofA's Jared Woodard writes that the "most important question" in for investors in 2021 is "what will US households do with their extra money as the economy fully reopens?" or in other words, where will all those stimmy checks go. And while the consensus is that the record “savings glut” will be spent, will the consensus be wrong again? Here, BofA sees two possible outcomes:Big Spending: a sustained real-economy consumption boom, higher...
  • Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Calls Reddit Investors ‘Russian Disruptors’

    02/01/2021 10:28:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/01/2021 | Pam Key
    ABC’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel speculated Reddit investors are “Russian disruptors” Friday night during his opening monologue on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Kimmel said, “GameStop, if you don’t know, is a video game store, and like a lot of businesses, they’ve been struggling because of COVID but also because most people buy games online now.”
  • Exxon Removed From the Dow After Nearly 100 Years: What It Means for Investors

    08/28/2020 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    Motely Fool ^ | 8/28/2020 | Daniel Foelber
    The silver shimmer of Silicon Valley is replacing the oil slicks that once gilded the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in black gold. That silver shimmer is Salesforce.com, and it's replacing the longest-tenured DJIA component: ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), effective Aug. 31. Exxon's removal adds another red flag to a series of headwinds that have pushed its shares down over 40% for the year. Is there more pain ahead, or is there reason to believe Exxon can turn it around? The fall of ExxonMobil Going back a few years further to 2007, Exxon was the largest company by market capitalization. Limited supply...
  • South Korean currency tumbles as unconfirmed report indicates that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is seriously ill

    04/20/2020 9:00:16 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 20, 2020 | Eustance Huang
    KEY POINTS The Korean won weakened sharply on Tuesday against the dollar on unconfirmed reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seriously ill. As of 0239 GMT Tuesday, the Korean won fell 1.54% to trade at 1,239.35 per dollar. The moves came after CNN reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed U.S. official with direct knowledge, that Washington is “monitoring intelligence” that Kim is in “grave danger after a surgery.”
  • Chinese investors seek forced bankruptcy of North Texas developments

    04/18/2020 5:49:28 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 18 April 2020 | Steve Brown
    Chinese investors who agreed to provide millions of dollars in funding for a series of North Texas land development deals are moving to put the projects in bankruptcy. The forced bankruptcy attempts involve suburban land developments in several locations. The developers of the projects say the Chapter 7 filings have no merit and are part of long-running legal disputes. The development projects — including WALL017 LLC, WALL012 LLC, WALL016 LLC, WALL009 LLC, WALL010 LLC and WALL011 LLC — were launched by companies organized by Dallas-based JMJ Development. Chinese investors agreed to provide millions of dollars in funding for the hundreds...
  • U.S. investors unwittingly fueling China's massive military buildup

    02/08/2020 10:03:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 8, 2020 | Bill Gertz
    A Commerce Department official warned Congress recently that China is raising billions of dollars in U.S. capital markets and the activity could undermine American security. Nazak Nikakhtar, assistant secretary for international trade at the Commerce Department, testified last month that Chinese companies raised $48 billion from American capital markets from 2013 through the end of last year. Ms. Nikakhtar told the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that 172 Chinese companies in September were listed on the three largest U.S. exchanges — Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange and the NYSE American — with a total market capitalization of...
  • Study claiming new coronavirus can be transmitted by people without symptoms was flawed

    02/03/2020 4:37:28 PM PST · by bobk333 · 64 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    “They told us that the patient from China did not appear to have any symptoms.” Afterward, however, RKI and the Health and Food Safety Authority of the state of Bavaria did talk to the Shanghai patient on the phone, and it turned out she did have symptoms while in Germany. According to people familiar with the call, she felt tired, suffered from muscle pain, and took paracetamol, a fever-lowering medication.
  • Dead man lies on an empty street at China's virus ground zero

    01/30/2020 9:03:26 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | January 31, 2020 | AFP
    A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand...there are only a few passersby and they dare not go near him...A woman standing near the man...said she believed he had died from the virus. "It's terrible," she said. "These days many people have died."...In the two hours that AFP observed the scene, at least 15 ambulances passed by, attending other calls. Finally, a white van with blacked-out windows arrived to take away the man. The body was zipped into a yellow surgical bag,...
  • Study: Proposed Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop would be highly profitable

    12/20/2019 5:39:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Development of a proposed hyperloop transportation system linking Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago would not only be a boon to communities along the travel corridors but also would be a strong business investment. That’s the conclusion of a 157-page feasibility study released Monday in Cleveland by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a California-based company developing the technology to move passengers and freight at more than 500 mph through low-pressure tubes. Consultant Transportation Economics and Management Systems performed the $1.3 million study of the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System. For the first time, the study estimated...
  • Washington Post: For the first time, workers are paying a higher tax rate than investors and owners

    10/17/2019 9:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | By Christopher Ingraham
    Most Americans have to work to earn a living. But the rich are different: They get most of their income not from labor but from what they own — companies, stocks, real estate and the like. These income-generating assets are what economists call capital. And because capital is heavily concentrated among the rich, the U.S. government taxed earnings derived from capital at a higher rate than earnings made through labor for the entirety of the 20th century. But that’s no longer the case, according to economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley. In their...
  • Gallup Poll: 75% of US Investors Think Bitcoin Is 'Very Risky'

    08/03/2018 4:21:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 07/30/18 | Madeline Meng Shi
    Three-quarters of U.S. investors with more than $10,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds think bitcoin is a "very risky" investment, a new survey revealed Monday. A poll conducted by Gallup and Wells Fargo asked U.S.-based investors about their views on bitcoin, finding that just 2 percent currently own any and more than 70 percent "have no interest in ever buying bitcoin." A further 26 percent are "intrigued" but do not plan to purchase any in the near future, the poll found. The poll surveyed nearly 2,000 adults in the U.S. who have invested either in a retirement savings account...
  • Report: Facebook Investors Consider Coup of CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    06/28/2018 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    According to a recent report, some Facebook investors are becoming tired of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s style of running the company and may be considering a coup. Just a few months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Shortly before this, during a call with members of the media, including Breitbart News, one reporter asked Zuckerberg whether or not there had been a discussion amongst board members about replacing Zuckerberg as chairman of the company. Zuckerberg paused shortly and gave a short, clipped answer: “Not that I’m aware of.” According to a recent report...
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...