Chernobyl 'Safe' For Another Century Thanks To World's Largest Moving Structure

Over 30 years after a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering nuclear material across large swathes of Europe, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

Iran Furious After Obama Said To Extend Iran Sanctions; Oil Jumps To 2016 Highs

Until today, the White House had not pushed for an extension of the Iran sanctions act, but that changed moments ago when Reuters reported that Obama is expected to extend the Iran sactions, in effect not only jeopardizing his own Nuclear treaty, but also threatening to cut as much as 1 million barrels in Iranian oil output should Trump reimpose the full Iranian sanctions next year. In response oil jumped to new 2016 highs.

Beyond Income Inequality

Can the current iteration of global capitalism be reformed, or is it poised to be replaced by some other mode of production?

Everything You Need To Know About The Italian Referendum (& Should Be Afraid To Ask)

While the post-Trump euphoria in US stocks has been the perfect distraction from the ugly realities elsewhere, this weekend's Italian Referendum could well be the biggest 'revolt' yet, topping Brexit and Trump. Should Italy vote "no", as polls forecast, PM Renzi may quit, leaving the Italian bank recapitalization would then be in jeopardy and, as Bloomberg's Mark Cranfield warns "we could be looking at a Greece-like market reaction on steroids."

Schwarzman, Dimon, Fink Will Advise Trump How To Create Jobs

Donald Trump today announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum will be called upon to meet with the President "frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again. The Forum will be chaired by Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone." Its members also include Jamie Dimon and Larry Fink.

US Oil Rig Count Rises To 10-Month Highs

From the 316 rig trough in May, American oil drillers have added 161 to 477 - the highest since January 2016. The rising rig count continues to track lagged oil prices higher and US crude production is following that trend to its highest level since June.

Do 1901 Expedition Logbooks Confirm There Is No Global Warming?

"...new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra Nova and Endurance sailed to the continent in the early 1900s, indicating that declines are part of a natural cycle and not the result of global warming."

Intriguing Predictions On Trump's Plan For Federal Reserve

Trump’s picks so far are already garnering a lot of attention, but his choices for appointments relating to the economy could cause the biggest stir of all. As Trump and his new appointments rise to power, the Federal Reserve could be targeted for overdue changes and reforms. Let’s take a look at how the Trump administration may change the Fed.

Multiple Jobholders Hit New All Time High As Part-Time Jobs Soar

A new warning has emerged when looking at the number of Multiple jobholders, or people who are forced to hold more than one job due to insufficient wages or for other reasons: when observed on an actual basis, the number of multiple jobholders just rose to 8.107 million, a new record high print for the 21st century.

VIX Flash-Crashes On Payrolls Print, Stocks Sink

Unraveling the payrolls data details was irrelevant for the algos, a plunge in the unemployment rate appears to have been the trigger for an instantaneous fat-finger VIX slam, which managed to spark a brief upward momentum in stocks, but that did not last...