LATEST NEWS: 21 Facts That Prove That Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America

If you could stay home and watch television, play video games and hang out with your friends all day at government expense, would you do it?  Of course most Americans that collect money from the government each month are not abusing the system.  Many truly are incapable of taking care of themselves, and others are […]

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LATEST NEWS : Fed Scrutiny of Leveraged Loans Grows Along With Bubble Concern

The Federal Reserve is stepping up its oversight of high-risk leveraged loans, shifting to a deal-by-deal review after its previous industry-wide guidelines were largely ignored by banks. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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LATEST NEWS : Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying

If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is.  But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administrationright here.  But of course $27,520 a year will not allow you to […]

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Argentines Hit With 35% Foreign Credit Card Tax for Holidays

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner increased a tax on credit card purchases abroad ahead of the southern hemisphere summer vacation period to stem a hemorrhaging of reserves to a seven-year low. The government raised a levy on card purchases in foreign currency to 35 percent from 20 percent, according to a resolution published in today’s Official Gazette. […]

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A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall

“Anyone who remembers the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. little more than five years ago knows what a global financial disaster is. A U.S. government default, just weeks away if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling as it now threatens to do, will be an economic calamity like none the world has ever […]

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Germans Hide Cash in Diapers as Swiss Secrecy Crumbles

“Germans who avoided taxes by keeping money in Switzerland are bringing wads of cash home and hiding it in odd places. With Swiss banks the target of an international crackdown against tax evasion, the government wants the industry to stop managing undeclared funds. This requirement, combined with high-profile cases such as Bayern Munich President Uli […]

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Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle

“As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city’s ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths. Dens of as many as 20 canines have been found in boarded-up homes in the community of about 700,000 that once pulsed […]

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Gold Seen Rallying by End of Year as Physical Demand Gains

“Gold may extend a rally through to the end of December, paring the first full-year loss since 2000, as rising physical demand across Asia helps to counter a selloff in exchange-traded products led by billionaire John Paulson. Prices may reach $1,450 an ounce by the end of the year, according to a median of estimates […]

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Americans Giving Up Passports Jump Sixfold as Tougher Rules Loom

“Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship surged sixfold in the second quarter from a year earlier as the government prepares to introduce tougher asset-disclosure rules. Expatriates giving up their nationality at U.S. embassies climbed to 1,131 in the three months through June from 189 in the year-earlier period, according to Federal Register figures published today. That brought […]

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