Lukashenko Says Wagner Chief Prigozhin Is Now In Russia

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Lukashenko Says Wagner Chief Prigozhin Is Now In Russia Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday that Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was now in Russia, raising questions about the deal between Moscow and the mercenary leader that ended his short-lived mutiny. “As for Yevgeny Prigozhin, he is in St. Petersburg. […]

Watch: Biden Wanders Around Lost, Slurs Through July 4 Speech

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Watch: Biden Wanders Around Lost, Slurs Through July 4 Speech Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Joe Biden wandered around lost on stage at July 4th celebrations Tuesday after barely slurring his way through a teleprompter speech. When it was time for Uncle Joe to get back to bed this happened… “I don’t, man! […]

Stellar 7Y Treasury Auction Thanks To Massive Month-End Pension Imbalance

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Stellar 7Y Treasury Auction Thanks To Massive Month-End Pension Imbalance After a stellar 2Y, and a medicore 5Y auction, moments ago the Treasury completed the week’s coupon issuance with the sale of $35 billion in 7Y paper in another impressive auction. The high yield of 3.839% was just above last month’s 3.827%, and the highest […]

Pfizer To Run Out Of Penicillin Solutions In Next Few Months

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Pfizer To Run Out Of Penicillin Solutions In Next Few Months By Paige Twenter of Becker Hospital News Amid a shortage of amoxicillin and penicillin — the two main antibiotics for strep infections, which rose in early 2023 — Pfizer said it has “limited supply and [an] impending stock out situation” for some of its […]

Michigan Economics Professor: Boycotting Target Is “Literal Terrorism”

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Michigan Economics Professor: Boycotting Target Is “Literal Terrorism” Authored by Jonathan Turley, In New York, a pro-life display was declared by a professor to be an act of “violence.” In Colorado, a university site warned that misgendering is violence. It is part of a national pattern on universities where opposing views are declared “harmful” or “violent” as a justification […]

Who Made The Most US Unicorn Acquisitions Since 1997?

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Who Made The Most US Unicorn Acquisitions Since 1997? The elusive unicorn is no longer a myth in the U.S. startup world, with over a thousand private startups reaching a $1 billion valuation in the last 25 years. While some of these startups eventually go public and go on to become household names, it’s also common for […]

GOP Presidential Candidates React To Durham Report: ‘Shut Down The FBI’

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GOP Presidential Candidates React To Durham Report: ‘Shut Down The FBI’ Authored by Savannah Hulsey Pointer and Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Two Republican presidential candidates have responded to news that special counsel John Durham’s report further discredits the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 presidential election, saying […]

Basel IV Rules Are Coming And Will Make Bank Lives Even More Difficult

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Basel IV Rules Are Coming And Will Make Bank Lives Even More Difficult Following up on the earlier Morgan Stanley note predicting that new regulatory rules will significantly and adversely impact new credit creation and will further tighten bank lending standards, Morgan Stanley analysts expect the Fed to publish new bank-capital rules between late May […]

Florida May Dodge Catastrophic Seaweed Bullet, Oceanographer Says

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Florida May Dodge Catastrophic Seaweed Bullet, Oceanographer Says Authored by Dan Berger via The Epoch Times, In what’s become an annual occurrence, seaweed has begun washing ashore from Miami south to Key West. But a Florida oceanographer says that the potentially harmful impact of this season’s sargassum bloom is likely overstated and that most of […]

Top Swedish Pension Fund Fires CEO After Big Losses On US Banks

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Top Swedish Pension Fund Fires CEO After Big Losses On US Banks Sweden’s largest pension fund fired its Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday after a bad bet on US banks led to billions of dollars in losses, reported Bloomberg.  Alecta, which has $115 billion of assets under management and oversees the savings of 2.6 million Swedes, […]

Russia Blames Ukrainian Intelligence For Bombing That Killed Russian Journalist

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Russia Blames Ukrainian Intelligence For Bombing That Killed Russian Journalist Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, Russian authorities on Monday blamed Ukrainian intelligence for the cafe bombing that killed Russian military blogger and war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky in St. Petersburg. Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee claimed the attack was “plotted by Ukrainian special services” and also involved members […]

Unsound Banking: Why Most Of The World’s Banks Are Headed For Collapse

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Unsound Banking: Why Most Of The World’s Banks Are Headed For Collapse Authored by Doug Casey via InternationalMan.com, You’re likely thinking that a discussion of “sound banking” will be a bit boring. Well, banking should be boring. And we’re sure officials at central banks all over the world today—many of whom have trouble sleeping—wish it […]

Railroad Group Issues “Urgent Action” Advisory About Loose Railcar Wheels

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Railroad Group Issues “Urgent Action” Advisory About Loose Railcar Wheels After a series of Norfolk Southern (NS) freight train derailments, the latest accident on Thursday in Alabama, hours before NS CEO Alan Shaw faced lawmakers about the Feb. 3 toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a rare […]

Nasdaq To Suffer Friday As SVB Matters More Than US Jobs Data

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Nasdaq To Suffer Friday As SVB Matters More Than US Jobs Data Authored by Mark Cudmore, Bloomberg, The troubles of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) have become apparent very suddenly and hence matter significantly for that precise reason.  SIVB is down another 45% overnight. The most obvious victims will be Nasdaq and crypto, but the sentiment spillover […]

“Evolve Or Die”: Bridgewater Enters Post-Dalio Era

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“Evolve Or Die”: Bridgewater Enters Post-Dalio Era Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, is undergoing a major overhaul as it seeks to move beyond billionaire founder Ray Dalio’s investment strategies after several years of underperformance. Dalio stepped aside five months ago as CEO Nir Bar Dea told Bloomberg the fund must adapt to a […]

Global Sperm Counts Declining At Accelerating Rate: New Meta-Analysis

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Global Sperm Counts Declining At Accelerating Rate: New Meta-Analysis Authored by David Charbonneau via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A recently published meta-analysis shows that global sperm counts are declining worldwide—at an accelerating rate. The article, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update in November 2022 by an international team of researchers, reviewed 2,936 scholarly […]

Goldman Tumbles After Big Revenue, EPS Miss; Loan Loss Provisions Soar 183%

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Goldman Tumbles After Big Revenue, EPS Miss; Loan Loss Provisions Soar 183% We already knew that Goldman’s consumer-facing group formerly known as Marcus and since renamed to Platform Solutions would have a dismal quarter, after the bank disclosed last Friday that the troubled segment incurred a whopping $1.2 billion loss for the first nine of […]

Not Just Nancy: Lawmakers Have Been Trading Like Drunken Insider Sailors

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  Approximately 3,700 stock trades reported by 97 current lawmakers posed potential conflicts of interest, as their financial dealings intersected with the work of committees on which they serve, according to an extensive analysis by the New York Times of trades spanning a two year period (2019 – 2021). To examine the potential for conflicts, […]

CDC Report Highlights Significant Link Between Substance Use And Psychiatric Disorders

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At least one-third of adults assessed for substance use at treatment centers in 2019 reported severe psychiatric problems, reveals the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) most recent Morbidity and Mortality weekly report, published on June 10. According to the report, in 2019, 65.8 million adults reported engaging in binge drinking and 35.8 […]

Median Drug Launch Price 85 Times Higher Compared To 2008

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A study led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that median launch prices for new drugs have grown 85 times higher compared to prices in 2008 in the United States, resulting in higher pharmaceutical expenditures for consumers. Median launch prices for new drugs have increased from costing $2,115 in 2008 to $180,000 […]

NASA Chief: China Is ‘Pretty Good At Stealing’ Technology

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China’s communist regime is engaged in a campaign to illicitly co-opt American space technologies, according to NASA’s highest-ranking official, who said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was adept at stealing the United States’ most vital technological secrets. “Yeah, they’re pretty good at stealing,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during a May 17 House Appropriations […]

Maryland Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Deploys National Guard After COVID-19 Spike

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Maryland’s governor has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the Maryland National Guard to a jump in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said the 30-day state of emergency will help prevent hospitalizations and deaths after the state hit a record-high of 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of […]

Senate Votes 52-48 To Repeal Biden’s Vaccine Mandate….If Resolution Passes Dem-Controlled House, Biden Will Veto

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  The Senate on Wednesday voted 52-48 to repeal Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses. Democrat Senators Manchin and Tester joined with the Republicans and voted to overturn Biden’s mandate. “I’m not crazy about mandates,” Tester told NBC News before the vote, later calling the federal requirements “burdensome regulations.” However, the resolution will likely […]