European Quantitative Easing Hinges On… German Vacation Spending?

Posted on April 8, 2014

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Whether or not the European Central Bank will take the quantitative-easing plunge is on the minds of investors around the world, including in the U.S. But in the end, the decision, or at least it’s timing, could revolve around German holiday-makers and the prices they pay for their spring vacations, argues Standard Bank’s Steven Barrow. […]

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Global Warming Guru Reverses Himself, Slams U.N. Report

Posted on April 7, 2014

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(Special Report) Green guru and geophysicist James Lovelock, considered one of the pioneering scientists of the 20th century, has officially turned his back on man-made global warming claims and the green movement’s focus on renewable energy. Lovelock conceived the Gaia theory back in the 1970s, describing the Earth’s biosphere as “an active, adaptive control system able […]

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Ukrainian Unrest Continues As Pro-Russian Citizen’s Riot

Posted on April 7, 2014

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Anti-government protesters calling for closer ties with Moscow seized regional government headquarters in two cities in Ukraine’s east on Sunday, in the most serious unrest there in the past month. Around 200 pro-Russian demonstrators broke into the government building in the industrial city of Donetsk, raising a Russian flag and demanding the local council call […]

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Kentucky Congressional Race An Argument Over Illegal Immigration Policy

Posted on April 7, 2014

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Matt Bevin, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger, told a group of Kentucky voters that American workers are less productive than immigrants. “For those who think that all these fifteen to twenty million [illegal immigrant] people are here just to take advantage of us and ride the system, you’re wrong,” he said at a diner in […]

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Chicago Murder Rates Drop After Illinois Passes Conceal Carry Law

Posted on April 5, 2014

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In July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the union to enact a concealed carry law. In January of this year, the state began accepting applications for permits. This week, Chicago police announced that the city’s first quarter murder rate was the lowest since 1958. Via ABC-affiliate Eye Witness News in the Windy […]

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Obamacare Policies Not Available Year-Round, Causes Problems For Latecomers

Posted on April 5, 2014

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Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. With limited exceptions, insurance companies have stopped selling until next year the sorts […]

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Google’s New App Updates Reducing Consumers Privacy

Posted on April 4, 2014

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The latest smartphone update released by Google sounds like it’s engineered to make your virtual life a lot simpler by logging you into all of your Google apps at once. What it actually does is track more of your personal data and allow for better targeting than ever before. In the newest Gmail app update […]

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