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Bad News For Trannies: "These Headcount Numbers Aren't Encouraging"





"... let’s be honest about what the cost reductions are telling us, especially the cuts to headcount and therefore, wage and benefit costs. If a company is cutting headcount, it probably means the freight environment isn’t robust. We’ve seen three data points in the last few days that provide a clearer look into the headcount reductions being experienced across the freight transportation sector."

 
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Gold In Vaults Beneath Bank of England Worth $248 Billion?





There is no smell here: metal has none. There is no noise, either, on account of the vaults’ thick concrete walls. What there is, however, is one of the world’s most important traded assets. Deals are still done in gold in almost every country in the world. Its price is a crucial barometer for consumer confidence. Prices rise when markets are uncertain, and before US elections – like now.

 
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Nine Meals from Anarchy





Fear of starvation is fundamentally different from other fears of shortages.

 
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White Lies Matter





How bad is Hillary Clinton’s image? This bad...

 
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White House Set To Release Secret Pages From Sept 11 Report





The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States."

 
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The 'Terrorist iPhone' Snow Job





It all started so “harmless.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted to access the information of a person being investigated for mass murder so, the FBI said, it could try to prevent more terrorist attacks. A couple months later this has morphed into a situation where the FBI is offering to help police departments across America access secured information of any electronic device connected to criminal investigations and where members of the United States Senate are moving forward with legislation to force technology companies to give the government access to secured, including via encryption, electronic devices information.

 
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"A Scramble For Gold Has Begun"





For a century, elites have worked to eliminate monetary gold, both physically and ideologically, and yet, like Banquo’s ghost, gold insists on its seat at the monetary table. After decades as net sellers of gold, central banks became net buyers in 2010. A scramble for gold has begun... When it comes to monetary elites, watch what they do, not what they say.

 
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"We’ve Never Had Anything Like This" - Eight Family Members Killed In "Execution Style" Shooting





In the latest mass shooting event which takes place just two weeks after an armed gundman killed two at a San Antonio air force base, Fox reports that a shooter is on the loose after at least seven people, some of them children, were killed at three different crime scenes in southern Ohio Friday, local news agencies report.

 
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IEA Warns "Saudis, Russians To Pump As Much Oil As Possible"





"In the post-Doha world, when we're still in what is essentially a free market for oil, the Russians will pump as much oil out as the market will absorb and the Saudis have said much the same thing."

 
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It's A "Full-Scale Cash Crisis" In Oil Schlumberger CEO Admits





"The decline in global activity and the rate of activity disruption reached unprecedented levels as the industry displayed clear signs of operating in a full-scale cash crisis. This environment is expected to continue deteriorating over the coming quarter given the magnitude and erratic nature of the disruptions in activity."

 
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Pimco Economist Has A Stunning Proposal To Save The Economy: The Fed Should Buy Gold





"In the context of today’s paralyzed political-fiscal landscape how silly is it to suggest the Fed purchase a significantly large quantity of gold bullion at a substantially greater price than today’s free-market level, perhaps $5,000 an ounce?  Admittedly, this suggestion is almost too outrageous to post under the PIMCO logo, but NIRP surely would have elicited a similar reaction a decade ago. But upon reflection, it could be an elegant solution since it flips the boxes on a foreign currency “prisoner’s dilemma”. Most critically, a massive gold purchase has the potential to significantly boost inflationary expectations, both domestic and foreign."

 
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These SEC Insider Emails Reveal Why No Bankers Have Gone To Jail





Now that we are gearing up to bring a handful of cases in this area, I suggest that we keep in mind that the vast majority of the losses suffered had nothing to do with fraud and the like and are more fairly attributable to lesser human failings of greed, arrogance and stupidity of which we are all guilty from time to time.”

 
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Notorious Short Seller Raises $100 Million To Take Down Unknown Company





Kerrisdale Capital's Sahm Adrangi is no stranger to stirring up notoriety and self-promoting publicity if it helps generate inbound capital or profits. Back in 2013 New York magazine's spellbound Kevin Roose wrote an extended profile of the then-32 year old hedge fund manager and prominent short seller, describing him as "the hedge-fund world’s first full-on social-media-savvy investor can move markets with the flick of a tweet." Fast forward to today when we learn that Adrangi has synthesized all these components into his latest marketing gimmick: as Reuters reports Kerrisdale has raised approximately $100 million from investors to bet against a single stock.

 
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In "Unprecedented Snub", Saudi Arabia Demands "Recalibration Of Relationship" With U.S.





There is going to have to be "a recalibration of our relationship with America," former Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Turki Al-Faisal told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "How far we can go with our dependence on America, how much can we rely on steadfastness from American leadership, what is it that makes for our joint benefits to come together," Turki said in a significant departure from usual Saudi rhetoric. "These are things that we have to recalibrate."

 
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The Saudi 9/11 Blackmail Explained: The K-Street Lobby Racketeers Have It Covered





U.S. officials have warned of “diplomatic and economic fallout from the [looming 9/11] legislation.” So what sort of economic fallout do they envision? Part of the concern is no doubt related to the impact on global financial markets from a Saudi fire sale, but there’s a potentially even bigger concern at play. Specifically, Saudi Arabia pays Washington insiders an exorbitant amount of money to put the monarchy’s interests ahead of what’s best for the American people.

 
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