Asian stock markets were mixed in sluggish, year-end trade Wednesday, following a lackluster session on Wall Street as many investors held back after this year's global rally.
The Chinese renminbi is taking on an increased role in the Asia-Pacific region, and is expected over time to replace traditionally dominant currencies such as the US dollar and the euro for certain transactions.
It is this: Our monetary system must continually expand, forever. The US/world monetary system was designed and implemented at a time when the earth’s resources seemed limitless, so few gave much critical thought to the implications that every singl
The population of homeless students in East Valley school districts continues to grow week after week. Through the federal McKinney-Vento program, students displaced from a permanent place of residence — who are now living with other family members,
Homes are selling at their fastest clip in nearly 3 years, the unemployment rate is falling and stocks are up 66% since their March lows — the best performance since the 1930s. What's not to like? Plenty, according to the CEO of Pimco.
"For all the talk about the need to get spending under control, I don't see any of that," said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a budget watchdog group.
How many more crises must we endure until we realize the root cause of the problem? By fostering the booms and triggering the busts, the real villain is the institution of central banking itself.
There is hope that Americans are not totally economically illiterate, despite the best efforts of the New York Times' Paul Krugman. Acording to Rasmussen, for the first time, a plurality of Americans believe the stimulus bill hurt the economy.
The Obama administration pledged on Thursday to back beleaguered mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.
****pay close attention to what the Army War College and Director of National Intelligence have to say as well as what Zbigniew Brzezinski (Obama's Adviser) has to say about what is coming. Links to other predictions and forecasts by many notables a
The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year.
Charles Goyette, author of The Dollar Meltdown, on CNBC discusses the economy and the dollar.
U.S. state and local governments face more than $530 billion in unfunded public pension liabilities and most do not have funds set aside to pay for them, a government report showed.
Trends Research founder and one of the stars of The Obama Deception, Gerald Celente has an excellent track record of predicting trends. Here's what he sees for next year in this fascinating mp3 interview.
By Giordano Bruno Neithercorp Press - 12/21/2009 One of the most powerful forces in human psychology is the force of habit. Consistency, apathetic comfort, ties men to the ocean bottom to squeeze every ounce of oxygen from their last bRead Letter
I remember the first time I read a specific quote credited to, Henry Ford, the automobile magnate. It wasn’t so much that the quote itself struck me as worthy of using it in my own repertoire, as it was that the subject seemed very misplaced from a
“A nightmare decade for stocks,” says a headline in The Wall Street Journal. “Investors would have been better off investing in pretty much anything else, from bonds to gold or even just stuffing money under a mattress. Since the end of 1999, stoc
The economy grew at a 2.2% pace in the third quarter, as the recovery got off to a weaker start than previously thought. The Commerce Department's new reading on gross domestic product for the July-to-September quarter was slower than the 2.8 percent
Banks that spent more money on lobbying were more likely to get government bailout money. Banks whose executives served on Federal Reserve boards were more likely to receive government bailout funds from Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Myths About Money: For generations America's governing classes have perpetuated myths about the nature of money, credit ans wealth; myths that have enabled them to bring America to the brink of financial collapse! More from Charles Goyette, autho
A growing number of community banks that got federal bailouts are failing to pay quarterly dividends they owe to the government, including 2 banks that got aid after congressional intervention on their behalf, according to data released Monday by the
Regulators on Friday shut down two big California banks, as well as banks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Illinois, bringing to 140 the number of U.S. banks brought down this year by the weak economy and mounting loan defaults.
US lawmakers have introduced legislation to tighten "Buy American" rules that often anger major US trading partners by requiring that public sector projects rely on domestic goods and services.
It's no mistake. This credit card's interest rate is 79.9%. The bloated APR is how First Premier Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations intended to curb abusive practices in the industry. It's a strategy other subprime ca
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday raising taxes or cutting spending would be the "wrong thing to do" next year when the U.S. economy is still fragile and this would be reflected in his budget plan and State of the Union speech.
The Arab states of the Gulf region have agreed to launch a single currency modelled on the euro, hoping to blaze a trail towards a pan-Arab monetary union swelling to the ancient borders of the Ummayad Caliphate.
"We're the beacons. We're it. If the US goes down, where do we go? What other nation do we go to? This is it."
It is getting harder for governments to buy U.S. Treasuries because the United States' shrinking current-account gap is reducing supply of dollars overseas, a Chinese central bank official said. Chinese officials generally are very careful about
China said on Thursday a U.S. pledge to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate funds was a "good step," and signaled Beijing was seeking compromise with Washington on its demand for checks on Chinese emissions curbs.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved drastic service cuts as part of its new budget that must close a nearly $400 million deficit.