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More Evidence of Global Economic Bubbles Bursting… Outlook Has Become More Negative… Fleckenstein: CNBC Is Talking Up A Happy Future ‘When There’s No Shot That That Happens’

JAPANESE GOV’T DOWNGRADES VIEW OF ECONOMY, THIRD LARGEST IN WORLD

More evidence of global economic bubbles

The Japanese government has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo’s April sales tax hike.

The monthly report acknowledged spending at home had stalled, throwing into question Tokyo’s plans to hike sales taxes again next [...]

EBOLA PANDEMIC Forces SIERRA LEONE Into LOCKDOWN with DOOR TO DOOR SEARCH for INFECTED PEOPLE

How surveillance cameras will soon be reading lips

Ahmad Hassanat, a scientist at a University in Jordan, has created an automated lip-reading system with a success rate of 76%. Though he admits there are many hurdles to making the technology perfect, in our surveillance-obsessed society, it’s only a matter of time – especially when you consider the CIA is already seeking out lip-reading services. The Resident discusses.

Microbeads gumming up Lake Erie, your body

While cleaning patients’ teeth, a Phoenix dental hygienist discovered that Crest toothpaste contains tiny plastic “microbeads.” After a public backlash, Crest and many other companies are now removing the environmentally degrading ingredient from their products. RT’s Lindsay France takes a look at why consumers should be worried.

Venture Capital: Sanctions Era

This week, Katie Pilbeam takes the show on the road to Sochi for the annual international investment forum. As the city prepares to host Russia’s first Formula One Grand Prix, she talks to business leaders about working in Russia in the era of sanctions.