Diet Coke Sales Plummet
Coca-Cola said that global sales of Diet Coke fell 7% on the same quarter last year.
by Hazel Sheffield

Washington Post: Gold is Doomed
“When you think about it, a bet on gold is really a bet that the people in charge don’t know what they’re doing.”
by Matt O'Brien
Clinton Backs Massive Wage Hike that Threatens Small Business
“The national minimum wage needs to be raised.”
by Bill McMorris

China's Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless
Let us paraphrase: how soon until QE 4?
by Zero Hedge
The BRICS Countries Just Launched a Rival to the IMF and the World Bank
The bank’s opening comes two weeks after a BRICS summit hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
by AFP

Central Banks and Our Dysfunctional Gold Markets
Central banks are manipulating gold markets.
by Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna

Gold touches 5yr low, as China suspected of heavy selling
Gold recovered after the biggest drop in more than five years.
by RT
China Reveals Nearly 60% Gold Reserves’ Growth in Six Years
China positioning itself for dollar collapse.
by RT

Lloyd Blankfein Is Now a Billionaire
“Most people won’t have as long of a career at a high level, and it’s certainly unusual to keep as much of that stock that you’ve been granted.”
by Michael J Moore & Pamela Roux
China’s GDP Growth Is a Total Lie
World’s second largest economy is definitely faking their suspiciously consistent growth numbers.
by Joshua Krause

Texas Launches Gold-backed Bank, Challenging Federal Reserve
New depository could help supercharge the growing movement for an honest and sensible monetary system founded on real money rather than debt-based paper notes conjured into existence by a private banking cartel.
by Alex Newman
Goldman Sachs' bankers set to share £5.3BILLION in pay and bonuses despite profits slump
US-based investment bank made £670million in the three months to the end of June but that was down by 53% on the same period last year.
by Graham Hiscott

McDonald's Franchisees are Terrified for the Future
Six-month outlook for McDonald’s business is the worst in the 12-year history of new survey.
by Hayley Peterson
How Student Loans Create Demand for Useless Degrees
A degree may not be the great deal many higher-education boosters seem to think it is.
by Josh Grossman