President Obama’s administration doesn’t see the need for defense contractors to warn employees about possible layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts, but in 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama railed against employers for failing to notify workers who were in danger of losing their jobs.
“The least employers can do when they’re anticipating layoffs is to let workers know they’re going to be out of a job and a paycheck with enough time to plan for [...]
Finance and economy related, in a way…
Someone is predicting that Mitt Romney will NOT be the nominee…
Prediction: Romney Will Not be the Republican Nominee (July 18, 2012)
“Why would he have closed only the Swiss Account when the Cayman/Bermuda accounts are also abusive tax havens, and he left those alone? Why would Romney have bothered to close the Swiss account at all? I deduced that what was special about his Swiss Account [...]
In Containment: The people of Minamisoma, 15 months after the meltdown – Part 4/5
Camera: Ian Thomas Ash/ Koji Fujita
Published by DocumentingIan
Published: July 17, 2012
Hiroshi: Let’s head towards the mountains.
Ian: It’s getting fairly high right now.
Cameraman: What is it now?
Ian: It’s 5!
Man: It’s 60… 80… This is impossible! It’s 100!! It’s 300!
Hiroshi: It just hit 500!
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(Reuters) – The City of Compton, a city of 93,000 people located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, must decide by September 1 whether to seek bankruptcy, according to its two most senior financial officials.
Such a move would see it join a growing number of deficit-hobbled California cities that have used the filing to restructure onerous debt loads.
Compton, which has an accumulated $43 million deficit and has depleted what had been a $22 [...]
By Eric Schmidt and and Jared Cohen, Published: July 17
A couple of months ago we visited Juarez, Mexico, a city right across our border — yet so far away.
The scene was almost surreal: We got off the plane and were met on the tarmac by a convoy of armored cars and open-back trucks swarming with police. The officers were “policía federal.” Like the ones you hear about, they carried machine guns and [...]
July 17, 2012
The heads of the US and UK central banks have described as “fraud” the manipulation by Barclays of the international lending rate, Libor.
The US Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, said the process for setting the rate was “structurally flawed” and that he could not guarantee its reliability.
Mervyn King, the Bank of England governor, said that deliberately rigging the Libor rate for private gain was “my definition of fraud”.
July 17, 2012
Indian fishermen who survived a hail of gunfire from a US navy boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates disputed US claims that their boat drew fire after ignoring warnings to steer clear of the American vessel.
One Indian was killed and three others injured on Monday when the USNS Rappahannock, a refueling ship, fired on the fishing vessel, which the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said [...]
Ethan A. Huff
July 17, 2012
(NaturalNews) Many Americans right now are reeling in disgust over the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But according to a recent report byMy Way News, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will allegedly be tasked with enforcing the new health insurance mandate in the form of a “tax” for non-compliance, does not actually have the authority or legal standing to [...]
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility have been promising more major revelations since their March 1 press conference, and now another event has been scheduled to unveil new information.
Arpaio told WND a press conference will be held July 17 at 2:30 p.m. local time at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Ariz.
WND will once again provide live Web streaming of the event.
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose above the $3.80 mark Monday, resuming the advance that has plagued drivers throughout the winter.
The average price rose nine-tenths of a cent, according to the survey of gas stations conducted for the motorist group AAA. It was the third straight advance, with prices gaining 3.4 cents a gallon over Saturday and Sunday.
A 27-day run of price increases ended last Tuesday with a [...]
April 28, 2011 – $1,535.90 oz(for now) – $1,537.40 oz
April 29, 2011 – $1,569.30 oz
May 02, 2011 – $1,577.40 oz
July 13, 2011 – $1,594.90 oz
July 17, 2011 – $1,598.60 oz
July 18, 2011 – $1,607.90 oz
July 19, 2011 – $1,609.55 oz
July 24, 2011 – $1,622.99 oz
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July 25, 2011 – $1,624.30 oz
July 27, 2011 – $1,627.73 oz
July 29, 2011 – $1,631.80 oz
Aug 01, [...]
President Obama now earns his lowest level of support yet against a generic Republican candidate in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a generic Republican earns support from 47% of Likely Voters, while the president picks up 41% of the vote. Four percent (4%) favor some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question [...]
Gas pump prices across the country rose to within a dime of $4 a gallon Friday, as weather-related refinery outages tightened supplies and pushed prices up.
The national average increased 2 cents to nearly $3.91 a gallon for regular gasoline. It’s the highest level since July 31, 2008, when pump prices were falling from a record $4.11 a gallon on July 17 of that year.
Drivers in [...]
According to the NYTimes, Prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gas are topping $4 at more service stations nationwide, revisiting the bleak territory of three years ago, when the average price for a gallon of regular gas reached a peak of $4.11 on July 17, 2008. A survey of about 100,000 stations showed gas prices were now averaging $3.77 a gallon nationwide. The average is [...]
We are in late stage capitalism and the crony-capitalists are running the show. The system is broke the problems with the banks booking phantom income continues as it did in 2007.Â We can expect the largest bonuses in banking industry this year yet again and why not after all, these modern thieves with a mandate of “untouchable” have nothing else in their minds to do but to [...]