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Reuters

World leaders at the G20 meeting here on Thursday were closing in on a statement calling for new restraints on banker pay, but would not endorse specific monetary caps, a deal-breaker for the United States.

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Nathans Economic Edge

Let me pose a question to you. Let's say you own a $200,000 house free and clear. Let's further say that you would like fire insurance. Just in case you are a klutz in the kitchen, for example.

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Telegraph

The sun is setting on the US dollar as the ultra-loose monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve forces China and the vibrant economies of the emerging world to forge a new global currency order, according to a new report by HSBC.

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Business Wire

The Federal Reserve System has disclosed to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc. that it has gold swap arrangements with foreign banks that it does not want the public to know about. The disclosure, GATA says, contradicts denials provided by th

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Zero Hedge

If GATA's latest dispatch is correct, then yes, and they reach to the very pinnacle of modern financial oligarchy, represented by none other than the US Federal Reserve. GATA believes that the Fed has implicitly confirmed the existence of gold swap a

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Bloomberg

New Frontier Bank, the largest lender in northern Colorado, had a lot to be proud of in early 2007. Assets had grown by 66 percent the previous year and profits by 53 percent. American Banker rated the bank the ninth- most efficient in the country.

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Economic Policy Journal

Following testimony in the morning before the House Financial Services Committee on the Administration’s proposals for regulatory reform, Treasury Secretary Geithner will meet in the afternoon with former vice chairman and managing director of Goldma

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The Market Ticker

Paul Crudele asks: "What did Hank know and when did he know it?" If Paulson passed any of those thoughts on to people who could (and did) profit from it, then that would have been very illegal inside information.

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Seeking Alpha (HT Chris Martenson)

The U.S.'s Ponzi-scheme economy requires massive and rising borrowing (on into infinity) in order to avoid financial implosion on the more than $57 trillion in total public/private debt – which does not include the additional $70 trillion or so in un

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The Market Ticker

There's nothing that rattles a banker's heart like the prospect of credit losses when you're 80% of the market. I mean, that could be a problem, no?

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Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve has started talks with bond dealers about withdrawing the unprecedented amount of cash injected into the financial system the last two years, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Economic Policy Journal

Irving Fisher said, a few days before the 1929 stock market crash that, "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."

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Washington Post

Been holding your breath waiting for government-owned insurance giant AIG to pay back the $120.7 billion taxpayer bailout money? You may want to exhale.

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