The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

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While it’s certainly true that a number of factors (drug use, mental health, economic adversity) contribute to the high rates of gun violence in the U.S., a comparison of state laws versus rates of shooting deaths does show a ‘correlation’. As The Atlantic notes, the states that impose the most restrictions on gun users also […]

Sunday Evening Links!

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[Bloomberg] Asia Stock Rally Builds as Yen Slips, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Downturn Seen as Clear Risk for Taiwan’s New Monetary Chief [Reuters] Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

Crisis: Poverty Pay, Food Stamps At American Airlines

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American Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, is enjoying a boom in business. Everything is fantastic, as the company made almost $2 billion in profits in the fiscal year 2017 alone. The airline lobbied hard for tax cuts, which its executives are now receiving increased stock options and millions in bonuses. Meanwhile, in the tale of […]

A Bond Short-Squeeze Is Coming

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Authored by Jesse Colombo via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Rising U.S. interest rates have been the main topic of discussion among financial market participants over the past several months. The mainstream narrative goes like this: “the economy is doing quite well, unemployment is low and job growth is steady, the housing market is improving, and interest rates will […]

Oakland Mayor Tips Off Illegal Immigrants: ICE Raid Within Next 24 Hours

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Last week, President Trump suggested the idea of pulling federal immigration officers and Border Patrol agents out of California over the states “lousy management” in providing adequate support to federal agents in enforcing immigration policy. As a “sanctuary state,” California has snubbed the Trump administration and refused to comply with federal immigration laws, which ignited […]

Why BofA Is Becoming Increasingly "Concerned About A Global Policy Error"

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With traders, analysts and pundits growing increasingly worried that an inflationary burst is just around the corner and threatens to spoil the Goldilock narrative, here is a contrarian piece from the equity strategy team of BofA’s Ritesh Samadhiya, who says that contrary to expectations for a few behind the curve on rising inflation, the real […]

The Arctic Doomsday Seed-Vault Is Getting Some Major Upgrades

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The Norwegian government is planning to allocate 100 million kroner ($13 million) in technical improvements to enhance a doomsday seed vault situated on an Arctic island, built nearly a decade ago to protect the world’s food supplies from an apocalypse, a government press release said Friday. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed […]

South Africa's NUM union says 1,722 jobs to go at Evander Gold Mine

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JOHANNESBURG, Feb 25 (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday said that Pan African Resources would cut 1,722 jobs at its Evander Gold Mine in the country’s Mpumalanga province. The NUM said the company, which has a total workforce of 1,812 people at the mine, informed the union that the job […]

Nickel-copper-cobalt find vaults Vancouver junior to top of TSX-V ranking

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Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX-V:GGI), a Vancouver-based explorer with projects in British Columbia and Mexico, topped the TSX Venture Exchange’s Top 50 rankings in 2017 with a 2,351% year-over-year gain in market value in 2017. More than 150,000,000 of Garabaldi’s shares were traded throughout the year, while its share prices appreciated 1,722% over the course of […]

Rick Rule: "Water Is The Most Mispriced Commodity In The World"

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As any Apple or Tesla analyst would tell you, the increasing popularity of lithium ion batteries present certain risks to manufacturers and their suppliers, who need these metals to build batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Reports on the trend bubbled to the surface last week following reports that Apple is in […]

InfoWars Receives YouTube Termination Warning Over "Crisis Actor" Video

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The InfoWars YouTube channel received a “first strike” warning over a video suggesting that the survivors of the Parkland school shooting were coached and given lines for interviews with various media outlets following the Valentines Day massacre which left 17 dead. The video, uploaded to the InfoWars channel with over 2.2 million subscribers, was removed for […]

The Retirement Apocalypse Looms

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Authored by John Coumarianos via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Financial Advisor Larry Swedroe recently wrote an essay called “The Four Horsemen of the Retirement Apocalypse” that should be required reading for anyone embarking on retirement and all advisors helping retirees. Basically, retirees, whether they and their advisors realize it or not, are staring four problems squarely in the […]

Bitcoin Slides As Coinbase Informs 13,000 Customers Of Imminent Data Handover To IRS

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Having neared $12,000 last week, Bitcoin prices have dipped back into the red for February, accelerating below $10,000 this weekend as news that the US’ largest cryto-exchange, Coinbase, will be turning over 13,000 customers’ information to The IRS. As CoinTelegraph reports, US-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase sent an official notice Friday, Feb. 23 to approximately 13,000 of […]

How Tesla and Google jets could enrich a money-losing gold miner

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(Bloomberg) — Long-struggling Comstock Mining Inc. may finally have its mother lode. The penny stock gold miner — which hasn’t made an annual profit in 13 years as a public company — is selling a 98-acre patch of land next to the Silver Springs Airport outside Reno, Nevada. Located near Tesla Inc.’s gigafactory, the desert runway […]

North Korea Warns Washington "Running Amok" Heralds "Dark Cloud Of War"

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In a suspiciously soft response – particularly after its ally China accused the US of “long-arm jurisdiction – North Korea criticized Washington’s decision to impose sanctions on marine vessels supplying North Korea with banned goods that could help support its nuclear program, but said it would still be open to talks with its longtime geopolitical […]