Transparency

Gawker Settles With Hulk Hogan For $31 Million

With Gawker no longer operational, and both Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan having proven their point, former Gawker CEO Nick Denton said in a blog post that the media company is settling its case with Hulk Hogan. Denton did not disclose the terms of the settlement, however court documents revealed the case was settled for $31 million plus a portion of the website's sale proceeds.

Ukrainians "Shocked" At Vast Wealth Amassed By Their Corrupt Politicians

"I personally feel unwell. Or rather, like someone who has been beaten and is therefore unwell. I had no illusions about our political and official elite. But all the same, what's come out is beyond the pale," Roman Donik, a volunteer to Ukraine's frontline troops, said on Facebook.

Why They Keep Trade Deals Secret

Thousands of people recently demonstrated in Brussels against free trade deals negotiated by the EU. This happened just days before a meeting of EU trade ministers in Bratislava last month, which was considered the last push to salvage the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States. Not only is Europe divided on the deal, but the talks have been extremely secretive.

Deutsche Bank Stock Slides As Short-Term Funding Cost Rises

As the powers-that-be play whack-a-mole with various systemic risk indicators, desperately tamping down contagion concerns, amid no progress in strengthening the world's most systemically dangerous bank; we warned two weeks ago of yet another canary in the coalmine of Deutsche Bank's demise (that no one was looking at). This week, that canary... died.