"Bob harrison has a ton of goldman stock and makes decisions on goldmans engagement/role in cgi, Bruce was paid by his law firm for years and may still be, People sit on boards, for profit ones and not for profit ones...I am sure there are many others we don't know about."
For the first time since Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, German tanks are once again advancing on Russia’s border. You probably haven’t heard this extraordinary piece of news. That’s because the mass media has basically ignored and obscured it. They’ve been busy covering far more important things… like transgender issues and Kim Kardashian’s latest stunt.That’s why you need to know about Operation Anaconda 2016.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he had no information about Robert Cramer's 42 meetings with Obama but cautioned that it was highly unlikely that Creamer had “one-on-one” meetings with the president. Asked to describe Obama's relationship with Creamer, Earnest said, "I’m not sure that I can describe it, because, I’m not sure there is much of one.”
So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”? It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.”
CNBC's Bill Griffeth asks should we buy this dip... Tudor Jones replies - so ironically on this 29th anniversary of the Black Monday collapse in the US equity market - "we should see massive Federal Reserve and Government intervention in the FX and debt markets to stem what has unquestionably been a panic."Nothing ever changes!
"They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War," a NATO diplomat said on condition of anonymity. "This is not a friendly port call."
Iranian news sources close to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, which has been handling prisoner swaps with the United States, reported on Tuesday that Iran expects “billions of dollars to release” those U.S. citizens still being detained.” “We should wait and see, the U.S. will offer … several billions of dollars to release” Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer, who was abducted by Iran after the United States paid Iran a $1.7 billion ransom.
"...we surely do not want to unnerve markets by saying anything that would suggest your Treasury Department would undo this modification after January 20. However, the combination of the questionable terms of the original Fed lending and failure to increase the effective stake of taxpayers as part of this deal means that we should avoid saying anything that would identify us with this move."
The California DOJ has launched a criminal probe into Wells Fargo on allegations of identity theft over its creation of millions of unauthorized accounts, according to a search warrant sent to the bank’s San Francisco headquarters this month. As Reuters adds, the AG warrant seeks to seize documents at Wells, and cites probable cause that felonies were committed at the bank.
"Trump represents what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring real change to a government that is bloated and self-serving. Reasonable people can disagree on policies and priorities. But Trump is the bigger agent for change, if that’s what you think the country needs. I want voters to see that choice for what it is... And it isn’t a pink elephant. "
With former Fox News boss Roger Ailes facing his own sexual harrassment scandal over the summer, some questioned his proximity to Donald Trump - now facing his own allegations - but as Vanity Fair claims the long-time allies have reportedly parted ways. The reason for the fall-out depends on who is asked...
The ink wasn't even dry yet on the just concluded historic, upsized and dramatically oversubscribed bond sale by Saudi Arabia which raised $17.5 billion and Saudi Arabia was already begun spending the money. Roughly at the same time as the wire transfers were taking place, the Saudis were busy repaying debts to state contractors, after long delays that squeezed company finances and hurt investor sentiment.
So-called "forward guidance" is aimed at trying to fool the marginal investor into believing “there is no need for worry, central bankers have everything under control”. Unsurprisingly, as with all psychological conditioning, forward guidance has lost its effect as more and more market participants lose confidence in central banks and their promise that everything will eventually mean revert to happier days... However, this unfortunate practice is making in-roads into the most important of commodity markets: crude oil.
Every "revolution" has it: the moment when the sequence of events unleashed by the initial decision ultimately boomerangs and takes down the very people who started the revolution. For Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, that moment came today when he was arrested early on Wednesday as part of a sprawling graft probe involving state oil giant Petrobras.