Reuters | Government has urged bank pay damages after a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold.
NewsMax | “People struggle to pay their bills at the end of the month, and now we’re going to ecotax them,” one protester claimed.
Rasmussen Reports | Americans still overwhelmingly favor a public audit of the Federal Reserve.
L.A. Times | News on wages is even less encouraging.
AFP | Goldman Sachs raised market ratings citing “optimism over political change.”
Michael Snyder | The death of the dollar is coming, and it will probably be China that pulls the trigger.
Michael Snyder | Did you know that40 percent of all American workers make less than $20,000 a year before taxes?
CNBC | The largest bank in the United States will stop making student loans in a few weeks.
Wall Street Journal | Bitcoin is about to get some time in the Capitol Hill spotlight.
businessinsider.com | Market participants have become increasingly interested in the policy views of current Fed vice-chair Janet Yellen.
Reuters | Over $1300 an ounce.
blogs.wsj.com | By 2018 to 2020, 36% said China would be number one, compared with 43% for the U.S.
Thomas R. Eddlem | Federal Reserve Bank’s Open Market Committee blamed the soft economy on a lack of government spending.
Mike Adams | What if China unleashes a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid?
Michael Snyder | The unemployment rate in the eurozone is higher than it has ever been before.
Paul Craig Roberts | A drop in the dollar’s value can occur in one of two ways.
Michael Snyder | If you believe that there is high inflation in the United States, you are just imagining things.
Infowars.com | Sen. Paul aims to hold Obama to his promise of most transparent administration ever.
CNBC | To the surprise of virtually no one…
The Firearms Blog | Plant closing due to the EPA likely to influence lead bullet prices.
AP | Affects benefits for more than one-fifth of the country.
zerohedge.com | QE’s purposes is to distort markets. When QE ends, those distortions begin to unwind.
Michael Snyder | It is hard to find the words to adequately describe how much of a disaster Obamacare is turning out to be.
The Detroit News | Taxpayers pick up the cost as usual.
Zero Hedge | Will Yellen once again turn a blind ear to warnings that come from “respected” legacy financial institutions?
CNBC | Marked remained frozen for nearly an hour.
Paul Joseph Watson | “Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food”.
Paul Craig Roberts | To inform people is hard slugging. Everything is lined up against the public being informed, or the policymakers for that matter.
zerohedge.com | “Unemployment, food stamps, social security, edd, disability” and so forth.
Eric Peters | Politicians are capable only of stealing other people’s money.
Michael Snyder | Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs?
CNN Money | Largest ever seizure of Bitcoins.
Reuters | Euro is currently favorite “anti-dollar” trade.
Reuters | Lawyers specializing in bank mergers are looking for ways to protect their clients from big losses in similar cases in the future.
Michael Snyder | The 25 statistics that you are about to read are solid proof that the middle class in America is being systematically wiped out.
Washington Times | The IRS said this week it is delaying the start of the tax filing season.
AFP | Spending cuts with more sensible reductions that will not retard economic growth.
businessinsider.com | At least nine banks face probes by the U.S. Department of Justice into their sales of mortgage-backed securities.
Paul Craig Roberts | The year 2014 could be shaping up as the year that the chickens come home to roost.
businessweek.com | Idea is to promote value at additional price tiers.
Paul Joseph Watson | Cavuto links DHS armed guards with food stamp cut.
Mac Slavo | If there’s one thing that should be clear, it’s that nothing the government or their banking partners have done to solve the economic crisis has been for your benefit.
Bloomberg | The economy is stalling.
Washington Times | Over the last decade, the IRS could have paid out as much as $132.6 billion in improper payments.
Michael Snyder | 47.6 million Americans are about to have their food stamp benefits cut.
Michael Snyder | Did you know that the U.S. national debt has increased by more than a trillion dollars in just over 12 months?
CNBC | “The question is not tapering. The question is at what point will they increase the asset purchases to say $150 [billion]“
Bloomberg | Current and former executives at Barclays Plc knew that the bank submitted lower-than-accurate Libor rates as early as 2007.
Michael Snyder | The collapse of American society is accelerating.
Reuters | Deal includes $4 billion for unspecified consumer relief and $9 billion in fines and other payments.