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Did WalMart Close A California Store To Punish Employees Who Protested Wages And Working Conditions?

Presenting the history of the Pico Rivera WalMart store which was closed as part of the company's mysterious, nationwide "plumbing" problem. Could the closure be related to the location's history of protests against low wages, poor working conditions, and retaliation? Read and decide for yourself...



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Japan's "Over 65" Rise To Record 33 Million, More Than Double Number Of Children

With Abenomics seemingly a total failure (aside from managing to collapse the currency and living standards of the population - worst Misery Index in 33 years) the demographic crisis that Japan faces just got more crisis-er. As NHKWorld reports, Japan's population continues to fall (4th year in a row) but what is worse, there are now 33 million people over the age of 65 (a record 26%), more than double the number under the age of 14 (16.2 million). The ministry says the population will likely continue declining for some time as fewer babies are born and society ages. The implications are catastrophic...



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Men Go Mad In Herds

Central bankers in the U.S., Europe and Asia have created another massive bubble. This time it is a bubble in stocks, bonds and real estate simultaneously. There is no place to hide. But we’d put my money on war, chaos, and revolution. There will be no impunity for our gambling.



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Congress Is Trying To Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into 'USA Freedom Act'

June 1, 2015 is a very important day for American civil liberties and the Constitution. On that day, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the most egregious pieces of legislation passed in U.S. history, will expire automatically without reauthorization from Congress. Naturally, this is causing a panic attack within the heart of the NSA, FBI and all the authoritarian lackey legislators in Washington D.C. With the chances of a clean reauthorization next to none, these crafty “representatives” and their puppeteers need to figure out a way to sneak it into another piece of legislation. What better way to do this than making it a part of something that ostensibly appears to be reining in surveillance powers. Enter the USA Freedom Act.



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"We're All Frogs In Boiling Water" Santelli Says After Lacy Hunt Warns "This Is Far From Over"

Global debt has expanded by $35 trillion since the credit crisis and as Lacy Hunt exclaims, "that's a net negative, debt is an increase in current consumption in exchange for a decline in future spending and we are not going to solve this problem by taking on more and more debt."  "This process is far from over," Hunt concludes, "rates will move irregularly lower and will remain depressed for several years." Santelli sums up perfectly, "we're all frogs in boiling water," as we await the consequences of central planning.



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5 Things To Ponder: Aircraft Erudition

The economic data has continued to disappoint on virtually all fronts, earnings are weak and markets are grossly extended. Yet, investors are more bullish than ever...



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Artist's Impression Of This Week's ISIS Terror Attack Planning Meeting

Presented with no comment...



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Well That's Never Happened Before - Exhibit 1

We have never, ever, seen the US equity market so disconnected from underlying macro fundamentals.



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The ECB Is Considering A Parallel Greek Currency

Today, to our dismay, we find that the ECB has not only considered a "parallel currency" alterantive but for Greece this may be a reality before long. According to Reuters, the ECB "has analyzed a scenario in which Greece runs out of money and starts paying civil servants with IOUs, creating a virtual second currency within the euro bloc, people with knowledge of the exercise told Reuters." "The fact is we are not seeing any progress... So we have to look at these scenarios."

 



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RANsquawk Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2015



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When The ECB Starts Buying Corporate Bonds And Stocks Here's Where It Should Look

When the ECB is finally forced, by distortions of its own making, to dive into the corporate bond market, and when, after that, Mario Draghi goes full-Kuroda and throws the ECB’s balance sheet behind European equities, the central bank may want to check in the following places for relative value because according to Bloomberg, these are the countries where the “bargains” are to be found in equities and fixed income...



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Clash Of The Wealth Redistributing Titans: Caption Contest

When Barry met Yanis... "honest broker" Barack Obama left Greek FinMin Yanis Varoufakis disappointed yesterday when, as Bild reports, US will not give financial aid to Greece (but will send advisers to Athens to compile a list of possible savings measures).



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Dow Dumps 400 Points, Gives Up All Post-Payrolls Gains

But bad news is good news, right?



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Stocks Re-Tumble After DOJ Said To Block Comcast-Time Warner Deal

Time Warner is down 5-8% on the news that the DoJ is "leaning against" the Comcast deal:

*DOJ LAWYERS SAID CLOSE TO RECOMMENDING SUIT TO BLOCK CABLE DEAL
*U.S. SAID GATHERING EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT BLOCKING TWC PURCHASE

This has dragged the broad market lower as Comcast hit back stating "there is no basis for a lawsuit to block the TWC merger."



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