Today’s AM fix was USD 1,323.75, EUR 999.20 and GBP 870.29 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,331.50, EUR 1,002.79 and GBP 875.35 per ounce.
Gold fell $3.50 or 0.26% yesterday and closed at $1,322.80/oz. Silver gained $0.10 or 0.51% and closed at $19.72.
Gold rose in early Asian trading, then fell back to lose some of its early gains in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s statement. The statement, […]
In the early 21st century, it’s become clear that air pollution can significantly reduce the amount of sunlight reaching Earth.
Evidence of the previously unknown phenomenon of Global Dimming, one that scientists believe could dramatically alter global temperatures
Climate scientists have discovered a phenomenon that threatens to disrupt our world. It may already have contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands through drought and famine.
Unchecked, it will strike […]
Senator Marco Rubio appeared to wipe away sweat during his rebuttal from the Speaker’s conference room in the U.S. Capitol following the President’s State of the Union speech.
At one point, he reached out with his left hand and took a small swig from a Poland Spring water bottle. As the incident generated heavy attention on Twitter, Rubio later tweeted a photo of the water bottle.
He delivered the […]
Completely useless entertainment. Is that the London Whale?
From the Bible of Paul Krugman:
“Print money. If it works, I was right. If it doesn’t work, it wasn’t big enough.”
Here’s Krugman’s latest column:
Hating on Ben Bernanke
COMEDY: Bernanke’s QE3 Rebuttal
Ctrl-P in the house.
Just for a mindless laugh. Profanity warning. Created by William Banzai.
Esther George, Kansas City’s voice at the Federal Reserve in Washington, sampled barbecue with a business crowd Wednesday and feasted on their views and concerns about the economy.
After all, she told her audience, they’re the ones “who really know what’s going on.”
And then, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City delivered a stinging rebuttal to the mounting expectations that the Fed should do more to […]
Editor’s Note: In Foreign Policy Magazine, which is a publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard professor Stephen Walt writes that he thinks the media is irresponsibly promoting the idea of a war with Iran over the non-existent threat posed by their nuclear weapons program. This article is a rebuttal to Stephen Walt’s March 2012 piece that appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine.
In responding to Professor Walt’s many different […]
If Japan Is Broke, How Is It Bailing Out Europe? – It is interesting to note that as the International Monetary Fund wound down its semi-annual meeting in Washington yesterday, the Japanese government emerged as by far the largest single non-eurozone contributor to the latest euro rescue effort. Yes, this is the same government that has been going round pretending to be bankrupt (or at least offering no serious rebuttal when benighted American and […]
Mitt Romney used a shuttered drywall plant in Ohio as a backdrop for his message that President Obama has failed to create jobs, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The only problem: The plant closed four years ago during President George W. Bush’s administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly four years after National Gypsum shuttered its drywall plant in Lorain, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will reuse the facility on Henderson Drive as […]
April 15, 2012
by Bruce Schneier Chief Security Technology Officer, BT firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.schneier.com
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