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Hillary Clinton To Face FBI Interview Within Weeks, CBS Reports

A source has confirmed that Hillary Clinton will be interviewed by the FBI within the coming weeks, in connection with the investigation into her private email server. As reported last night, Hillary's top aide, Huma Abedin was interviewed by the FBI at its Washington field office in April.


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Treasury Introduces New Rules To Stop Tax Evasion, Kind Of

In the wake of the Panama Papers being released, the U.S.Treasury announced that it will use existing powers in order to make two rule changes that are intended to stop tax evasion. However, as Lew admits, "despite these efforts, bad actors will continue to seek new ways to exploit the system."


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How Did Nate Silver (And Everyone Else) Get Trump So Wrong: The Flip-Flopping Polster

How poor have the election forecasters been this year?  It is a topic many are discussing given the large number of upsets we've had during the Primaries.  For example, statistician Nate Silver (who started the campaign season proclaiming Trump had <2% chance of being nominated) by March 1 predicted with 94% probability that Trump would win Alaska (he lost). 


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California Fault Lines Are "Locked, Loaded, & Ready" For The Big One, Expert Warns

The San Andreas fault is one of California's most dangerous. While the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, as LA Times reports Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, explained this week "the springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go."


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Zimbabwe To Print Its Own US Dollars Amid Severe Cash Shortage

Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar, as an ailing economy fuels a severe cash shortage in the southern African nation. John Mangudya, Zimbabwe’s central bank governor, said Thursday the so-called bond notes will be backed by $200 million in support from the Africa Export-Import Bank. The specially designed dollar notes will come in denominations of two, five, 10 and 20. They will also have the same value as their U.S. dollar equivalents. The bond notes are an extension of so-called bond coins of one, five, 10 and 25 cents which the central bank introduced in 2014 and are pegged to the value of the U.S. dollar.

 


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Trumped! Why It Happened And What Comes Next, Part 2 - The Peace Deal

When it comes to the economic future, a Trump presidency could bring either a shitstorm or salvation. Regrettably, the odds of the former are immensely the higher. That’s because Trump is a welcome, but extremely unguided missile.


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Jeb Bush: "I Will Not Vote For Trump Or Hillary"

"Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.  Hillary Clinton has proven to be an untrustworthy liberal politician who, if elected, would present a third term of the disastrous foreign and economic policy agenda of Barack Obama.  In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton."


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RNC Tells Staff To Resign By "End Of Week" If Unable To Support Trump

Spawning a hurricane of controversy this week, the New York Times claimed, “the question of whether to embrace Mr. Trump is not merely an intellectual exercise. Some staff members at the Republican National Committee were told Wednesday that if they were unable to get behind the nominee, they should leave by the end of the week.But the RNC quickly shot down the claim, with Communications Director and Chief Strategist Sean Spicer responding on Twitter, simply, “100% not true.” As with any explosive claim, undercurrents and nuance - and outright differing perspectives - often create staunch disagreements on the veracity of a story.


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Weekend Reading: Should I Stay Or Should I Go

“Bull markets bail you out of your mistakes. Bear markets make you pay for them.


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"What Are You Laughing At?"

...you're next!


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Ohio Teen Excited About His Older Unemployed Brother's Return Home After College

"Man, it’ll be great having Derek around all the time,” Joey said of the depressed and frustrated economics major, who, despite expanding his job search far beyond his areas of interest and sending applications all over the country, cannot find even part-time work among the present supply of entry-level positions.  “I can’t wait to help him unload all his stuff and move back into his room,” Joey continued.


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