Bloomberg | Gold is getting more attractive to hedge-fund managers even as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says the metal’s surprising rally this year will soon fizzle.
Bloomberg | The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion.
Zero Hedge | It would appear the fecal matter is starting to come into contact with the rotating object in China.
Mac Slavo | It’s no secret that the U.S. government is in serious fiscal trouble.
Washington Post | Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles.
Prison Planet.com | David Knight talks to callers about how the IRS is now just a tool to control Americans.
Prison Planet.com | Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged Bitcoin founder who was outed yesterday by Newsweek, did classified work for the U.S. military and major corporations.
Paul Craig Roberts | Over the decades various administrations, seeking to improve their economic record, monkeyed with economic statistics to the point that the statistics are no longer meaningful.
Zero Hedge | London property prices will continue to soar.
Adan Salazar | Americans’ wallets begin feeling the employer mandate sting.
London Telegraph | The World Health Organisation advises halving the amount of sugar that people consume daily, after Britain’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies said a sugar tax may be needed to curb obesity rates.
RT | A young American woman who ran the First Meta bitcoin exchange was found dead in her Singapore apartment last week. Police are investigating the “unnatural death”.
Mac Slavo | In 2012 an elite insider claimed that on or around March 4, 2014 the doomsday clock would ring, the effect of which would be a complete collapse of the U.S. economy.
Michael Snyder | Is the U.S. economy steamrolling toward another recession?
Zero Hedge | “Our Ukrainian colleagues informed us that they would not be able to pay in full for February gas deliveries,”
RT | US lawmakers are already threatening Russia with economic sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.
Zero Hedge | Now that Ben Bernanke is no longer the head of the Fed, he can finally tell the truth about what caused the financial crash.
Michael Snyder | The Obama administration and the hotheads in Congress are threatening to hit Russia with “economic sanctions” for moving troops into Crimea.
Washington Times | The Obama administration said Tuesday it is working with Congress on $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine.
Business Insider | This chart from Morgan Stanley gives a breakdown of how much each country depends on Gazprom.
Zero Hedge | The inter-connectedness of Ukraine and Russia is becoming any increasingly problematic part of the current crisis.
Reuters | Moscow might be forced to drop the dollar as a reserve currency.
Zero Hedge | Gold prices are up almost 2% today, the biggest single-day jump in over 4 months as spot prices cross $1,350 for the first time since October 2013.
London Independent | Apple’s chief executive was responding to conservative think tank National Centre for Public Policy Research that has challenged the company’s sustainability goals.
RIA Novosti | Russia’s currency fell to a historic low on Monday.
Real Clear Politics | “No one recognizes them as a real currency.”
Washington’s Blog | Price Fixing – and Central Bank Number-Fudging – Stories Starting to Go Viral.
Prison Planet.com | Saying you had seen bitcoin in a bag would be like saying you had seen email in a bag — it makes no sense.
Zero Hedge | Itar-Tass reports that Ukraine’s national bank has imposed temporary limits to withdraw money from foreign currency deposits.
Zero Hedge | Gold price may have been manipulated for a decade by the banks setting it, researchers say.
bizpacreview.com | The national debt “is a much bigger problem than most people believe,” Carson said.
Business Insider | The Chinese yuan fell 0.9% to a 10-month low of 6.1808 per dollar in Shanghai.
Zero Hedge | Did you know that the cost of Obamacare is slowly metastasizing to other places?
RIA Novosti | The United States has said it plans to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees.
Zero Hedge | “The extent of unproductive investment in China today is much greater than was the case for Japan at a comparable phase of development.”
Mike Adams | Just two days ago, the largest bitcoin exchange MTGox suddenly and without warning shuttered its doors.
Zero Hedge | The Russian Ruble has weakened almost 1% today.
London Guardian | Papers show firm accepted gold from customers walking in off the street with no paperwork.
Zero Hedge | Gold manipulation is not only not surprising, but accepted and widely appreciated.
Michael Snyder | Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has no intrinsic value.
Zero Hedge | Russia’s earlier “default” warning (or threat) has not just impacted Ukrainian bonds but the currency is crashing.
Zero Hedge | If it’s all so great why is the Fed still printing billions of dollars each month?
Sky News | The virtual currency’s value plummets after hundreds of thousands of Bitcoins are apparently stolen in a cyber attack.
Prison Planet.com | Alex Jones and Max Keiser discuss the central bankers motives in creating more chaos, this time in the Ukraine.
Zero Hedge | The dismal trail of dead bankers continues.
Next Gov | The cost of the computer cloud that supports back-end data sharing for HealthCare.gov and state Obamacare marketplaces grew to $60 million.
London Telegraph | Amid fears Russia could send troops into Ukraine and mystery over its ousted president, George Osborne says Britain will be ready ‘with a chequebook’ to help ‘rebuild’ country.
Zero Hedge | One can only imagine the squeeze that is about to occur.
Washington’s Blog | Central Banks Go to Great Lengths To Prop Up Insolvent Banks … and Put Lipstick On a Pig.
Michael Snyder | If the economy is really “getting better”, then why have millions upon millions of formerly middle class Americans been pushed to the point of utter despair?