Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force
Participation Rate Lowest in 38 Years.
by Susan Jones
Investments Drop at a Record Pace: “Frightened Investors Withdrew Near Record $63 Billion”
It represents another sign that zero percent interest has screwed over the real economy.
by Mac Slavo

California Labor Union That Fought for $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants an Exemption
Hypocrisy of authoritarian left on full display.
by Natalie Johnson

World Set for Emerging Market Mass Default, Warns IMF
Higher US interest rates will expose weaknesses in emerging market corporations which have gorged themselves on cheap debt, IMF warns.
by Szu Ping Chan
Planned Parenthood Had $127M Surplus But Won't Accept Cut in Federal Funding
“If we took $60 million away from you, you could still perform every single service that you gave last year, can’t you?”
by Penny Starr

199 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000
Treasury Secretary says Treasury could continue in a “debt issuance suspension period” through at least the end of October.
by Terence P. Jeffrey
This Is For The ‘Nothing Is Happening’ Crowd…
Without a doubt, some very important things did happen in September.
by Michael Snyder

Central Banks Don't Dictate Interest Rates
Money creation by central banks is a drug.
by Frank Shostak
Fed Chair Yellen had a Health Scare During a Speech
Chairwoman stopped speech earlier after series of long, awkward pauses.
by Sam Ro

Did Janet Yellen Just Shoot Herself In The Foot, Again?
Pressure of micromanaging world’s biggest economy are clearly catching up to Fed Chair.
by Zero Hedge
Recession Countdown: Durable Goods Orders Drop Most Since March, Shipments Tumble
Feel free to admit the US is in a recession any time now
by Zero Hedge

Days Of Rage Are Coming
It’s time to trade in your Mercedes.
by Charles Hugh Smith
Volkswagen Emissions Fix to Lower MPG
Company to pass costs off to owners.
by Bozi Tatarevic

Retail Sales Worst Since 2009 For This Time Of Year
Holiday season is setting up to be a major disappointment.
by Zero Hedge
If Pope Francis Wants to Help the Poor, He Should Embrace Capitalism
So what’s behind the pope’s agenda?
by Stephanie Slade