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First it was GM, now Ford offshoring its production overseas

After President Obama nationalized General Motors back in 2009, the car company that was once the greatest corporation in American history changed course and began moving its operations out of the once grand city of Detroit, and across the Pacific where they built four new plants over the past six years.  Now on Nov. 30, the Ford Motor Company is following in these footsteps and under a new labor agreement ...

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One of three major black swans could trigger dollar collapse

In this month's commentary from the Hat Trick Newsletter, Dr. Jim Willie reveals three potential black swans on the near horizon that could trigger a collapse of the dollar, and even the entire Western banking system. Nearly all three are tied in some fashion to the price of oil, and the derivatives that are tied to these contracts which are held by most of the major Western banks.  In addition, the decline ...

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Higher inventories, earlier discounts, and consumers saving rather than spending makes for a bad holiday season

For retailers, the period between Black Friday and the end of the year can sometimes constitute 70% of their yearly revenues.  And at a time when the economy desperately needs a boost, this year is turning out to be not so kind to stores that are already discounting items 10 days before Black Friday is set to begin. This week, a number of economic data points are forecasting not just a bad holiday shopping ...

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China creating nearly three times more small businesses per year than the U.S.

Following the 2008 Credit Crisis, banking policies changed as lending to and for small businesses became a risk that these institutions decided was far too costly when they could simply borrow from the Fed, and arbitrage profits from the buying of Treasury Bonds.  And because their primary lending became directed more towards the investment side of their businesses, and to major corporations, small business ...

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Must-Watch: Journalist Loses His Mind, Exposes The Real FKN Economy

(True Activist) Raging reporter Jonathan Pie delivers it raw on UK economy. Wouldn’t it be great if more journalists questioned the enormous lies they are paid to tell on a daily basis? Very few anchors and reporters ever lose their heads on air, but the exceptional few who do dare to speak their minds are quite rightly lauded as heroic voices in the wilderness. This highly entertaining clip of a news repor ...

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Forecast for holiday retail sales down as American’s spending most of their money on rent and Obamacare

We have already seen 3rd quarter retail numbers crash on Wall Street as companies like Macy's, Fossil, and Nordstrom's came in with double digit revenue declines, leading many analysts to forecast a bad holiday retail season leading up to Christmas and the end of the year.  But the reality is that the consumer is spending much less on things like apparel and other discretionary items because they are being ...

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Corporate borrowing and stock buybacks reach the point of diminishing returns

Over the past two years, corporations in the U.S. have been manipulating their EPS (Earnings per share) by focusing on the number of share's side of the equation, rather than increasing sales and revenue.  And while the new normal on Wall Street has been to exceed analyst's estimated earnings per share, more often than not they have failed in beating Wall Street's quarterly forecasts for overall earnings. H ...

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The Goldman Sachs–Federal Reserve Conspiracy Theory

Antony Currie suggests that a cabal of ex-Goldman Sachs bankers may be exerting undue influence over the United States’ de facto central bank, the Federal Reserve. Here’s his op-ed at Reuters: The Federal Reserve has just given Goldman Sachs conspiracy kooks a field day. Neel Kashkari, whose claim to fame is running the U.S. bank and autos bailout fund during the financial crisis, will be in charge of the c ...

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After This There Is No Turning Back: Ex Naval Officer Outlines Key Events Up Until 2018

Ex Naval Officer Outlines key events leading up until 2018 including a third world war, China’s failed nuclear attack backfires…Earth 2…also, the physics of wormholes, ET contacts over the history of Earth, the negative ETs, and more. He recounts how these episodes opened up his receptivity to the visions and visitations—i’m including a visitation by Jesus Christ; and his ongoing “channel” with Pleiadian an ...

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Has GoFundMe and other Crowdfunding sites become the 21st century street corner for begging?

Online funding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter have done wonders in the realm of alternative finance where small businesses, esoteric products and services, and even charitable concerns can get public funding since banks no longer provide these services after the Credit Crisis of 2008.  In fact, crowdfunding has helped many people to do wondrous things over the past few years, with one of the most notab ...

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Since 2010 the U.S. has been in hyperinflation

In layman's terms, the definition of hyper-inflation occurs when you expand a monetary supply to the point where it crosses over from an arithmetic rate of growth to an exponential one in relation to a nation's GDP.  This eventually is followed by price hyper-inflation, which eventually leads to destruction in confidence and a death event for a particular currency. Over the past five years the U.S. central ...

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