"It’s become an enormously damaging industry that very few people are looking at seriously...Just as with ‘blood diamonds,’ the gold issue ... brings together money laundering, forced prostitution, drug traffickers, human trafficking and child slavery..."
US District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday indicted the former assistant of Goldman Sachs Group co-President David Solomon accusing him of stealing more than $1.2 million in rare wine from his boss...
"If they [the public and investors] don’t think there’s going to be inflation, they’re wrong. Those expectations are totally wrong. People are ignoring what is going on... I don’t know if this is going to unravel very quickly. But it is close.."
Crude edged higher as OPEC showed increased determination to curb production and tighten markets ahead of inventory data tonight, but extended gains after API reported a bigger than expected crude draw (9th in a row).
In late December, CDC said it would conduct a briefing on January 16 regarding the “public health response to a nuclear detonation” over the skies of the United States. Now, the CDC has canceled the nuclear briefing and focused on something much more important: the flu epidemic across the continental United States.