Biological Hazard in Spain on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 at 16:44 (04:44 PM) UTC.
Beaches across Galicia and Asturias on Spain’s northern Atlantic coast were affected as hundreds of thousands of the gelatinous creatures were washed towards shore. At least a hundred Portuguese man o’war have been spotted floating close to the shore across the region as well as enormous blooms of Pelagia Noctiluca – mauve stinger jellyfish – that more [...]
May 23, 2012
Foundations have always enjoyed a cozy relationship with government, but the Gates Foundation has taken the game to a whole other level. In the past tax exempt foundation influence was more subtle and hush hush; Now they are openly acting as extensions of government.
President Barack Obama has recruited at least four high-ranking officials from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Gates Foundation has reached its tentacles into every significant [...]
In an article that is about three years overdue, “JPMorgan’s practices bring scrutiny” the FT finally takes aim at that other “vampire squid”, JP Morgan, which technically is incorrect: because if Goldman is a nimble and aggressive creature, with infinite tentacles in every governmental office, and unencumbered by massive liabilities, JPMorgan is just as connected, but unlike Goldman, it is a behemoth in every other possible capacity, and with its trillion in [...]
By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Washington BureauMarch 16, 2012, 5:11 p.m.
Reporting from Fairfax, Va., and Washington—
As President Obama tore into another campaign-ready speech on gas prices in Maryland this week, the real work of his reelection campaign was happening across the state line, far from the spotlight.
In a strip mall in Fairfax, Va., a group of suburban women gathered in an Obama campaign office to work the phones, trying to lure more volunteers, [...]
by Linette Lopez
It’s Bank of America’s turn to get chewed up and spit out by Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi.
This month’s issue of Rolling Stone (to hit stands Friday) contains a piece called, ‘Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail’. It’s Taibbi’s account of the bank’s most ruthless activities since its expansion in the late 1970s and 1980s.
In those bad old days, Hugh McColl Jr. and Ed Crutchfield, of North Carolina National Bank (which would [...]
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that his country would not recognize any ruling by a World Bank tribunal in a multibillion-dollar arbitration case with Exxon Mobil Corp.
Exxon took Venezuela to the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, or ICSID, seeking as much as $12 billion in compensation after Chavez ordered the nationalization of the Cerro Negro oil project in 2007.
“I tell you now: we will not [...]
First it was Goldman, now it is Barclays lamenting what is painfully obvious: what has gone up violently, will go down doubly so, once the market realizes that what the Fed and the global central banks have done is applying a band aid to a severed artery. Naturally, the disappointment will be substantial, and while Goldman is angry that its tentacles have to be retracted for a few more weeks [...]
Amazon has its hands in all parts of the book publishing chain. Smaller publishers say it’s a near-monopoly, but authors argue that Amazon simply offers a better deal.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Amazon’s low-priced bestsellers and Kindle e-reader are famous for changing the book industry. What’s not so well known is how deeply Amazon’s tentacles reach into all parts of the industry, including its growing [...]
With the Greek crisis approaching surreal proportions, now that everything from this point on is a carbon copy of events from May 2010 onward, and the only question is whether Europe will succeed in kicking the can down the road for another year (not with the 2 Year at 28% it won’t and the 30 Year priced at 40 cents on the dollar) all one [...]
With the market having entered its topping formation, China on the verge of a fresh bear market, and liquidity around the world scarce courtesy of a few food-price based revolutions here and there which do more for cash printing resolve than anything else, the HFT algos are starting to be rather concerned just when Chaircreature Ben will announce the QE 2+ expansion (if ever). Below, [...]