Zero Hedge | S&P claims move not “politically motivated.”
USA Today | Yet another IPO broke below its offering price.
SFGate | Rate is still 6.2%.
Reuters | Investors scared of geopolitical conflicts.
Bloomberg | Federal Reserve on Wednesday rejected Citigroup Inc’s plans to buy back $6.4 billion of shares and boost dividends.
Sovereign Man Blog | Bitcoin taxes were inevitable.
Investing.com | Silver climbs as U.S. jobs data disappoints.
Jon Rappoport | The old movie line, “stop me before I kill again,” comes to mind. In this case, however, it’s “stop me before I kill myself.”
Zero Hedge | The dismal list of financial executive deaths has recently increased to 11 in the last few months.
Fox Business | The answer: Obamacare.
L.A. Times | Retail continues to decline.
Seattle Times | Seattle follow nationwide decline.
Pam and Russ Martens | Program is known among regulators as Bank Owned Life Insurance or BOLI.
Bloomberg | Concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry.
Michael Snyder | You will be shocked at what some Americans actually believe.
Zero Hedge | One could see this one coming from a mile away.
TheStreet.com | Silver gains ground.
Jon Rappoport | There is already evidence of NSA financial snooping.
Michael Snyder | There are millions of American families that once lived very comfortable middle class lifestyles that have lost it all.
Mac Slavo | Necessary steps for recovery require an improvement in the jobs market.
Michael Snyder | Will this be the year when the Fed’s quantitative easing program finally ends?
Washington’s Blog | The Bank of England Corrects a Widespread Myth.
CNBC | A disaster for millions of Americans.
CNBC Staff | New survey reveals the truth.
Infowars.com | Alex welcomes the founder of economic forecasting firm Dent Research, Harry S. Dent, Jr.
Zero Hedge | Not a week seems to pass without some banker or trader committing suicide.
rasmussenreports.com | Most voters continue to think the economy is unfair to those who are willing to work hard.
bloomberg.com | Russia’s economy facing weakest growth since a 2009 recession as consumer demand failed to make up for sagging investment.
Fox Business | An increase of 28% from 2013.
Bob Adelmann | U.S. government owes debtors, both private and public, foreign and domestic, more than $17 trillion.
Bob Adelmann | Owed $53 million to bondholders and another $220 million in unfunded liabilities.
Reuters | Many retirees haven’t saved enough to cover expenses for the rest of their lives.
testosteronepit.com | Possible retaliatory measures if Washington adds economic sanctions to the political sanctions.
bbc.com | Repayment could be ordered in the event of bankers’ “misbehavior”, big losses at their bank or bad risk management.
Michael Snyder | You can’t get blood out of a rock.
Mac Slavo | The U.S. economy is in a tail spin and won’t be recovering any time soon.
Reuters | State of the world boosted the appeal of real money.
Alt Market | The public thought the grand mortgage casino was going to go on forever.
Bloomberg | Attempt to address potential money-laundering and terrorist-financing risks.
reuters.com | Fallout will likely be more damaging than many investors anticipate.
Peter Morici | Latest polls indicate a weak economy continues to drag down President Obama’s job approval rating.
Zero Hedge | Intraday gold surged in Asian trading and is now well above the pre-Putin levels…
Valentin Schmid | U.S. economy is really all screwed up.
Michael Snyder | None of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been fixed.
Zero Hedge | A curious story.
Jonathon M. Trugman | JPMorgan has been hardest hit, with three untimely deaths in just the last few weeks.
Ron Paul | Officially, US debt stands at more than $17 trillion. In reality, it is many times more.
Mac Slavo | It’s no secret that the U.S. government is in serious fiscal trouble.
Washington Post | Bitcoin weathers its current mayhem.
Reuters | Stocks lose previous gains.