The Intercept | Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders this week assailed rival Hillary Clinton for taking large speaking fees from the financial industry since leaving the State Department.
Washington Free Beacon | Executive order could drive millions to donors, including major defense contractor.
Wall Street Journal | Signs of weakness in the iPhone.
Mac Slavo | Many experts fear it could be even worse.
Zero Hedge | Volatility is surging everywhere…
Michael Krieger | One of the most pernicious financial schemes of the post crisis era relates to a practice most Americans are entirely in the dark about, but may end up harming retirement plans down the line.
Bloomberg | Chinese stocks in Hong Kong fell to the lowest level in four years.
Michael Snyder | For the second time in four days, a massive stock market crash has caused an emergency shutdown of the markets in China.
Business Insider | The price of oil on Wednesday morning plunged to another recent low as global geopolitical tensions grow.
Business Insider | The Financial Conduct Authority quietly decided months ago not to take any formal action.
Butler Shaffer | Suppose that a physician told you that you needed important brain surgery, and that the operation would be very expensive.
Michael Snyder | The financial turmoil of the last 24 hours is making headlines all over the globe.
Zero Hedge | $1088 is perhaps the next target (50DMA) for gold and $14.46 (50DMA) for Silver.
London Independent | Chinese stock markets were suspended on the opening day of trading in 2016 following a plunge of 7 per cent.
Mac Slavo | Well known investment billionaires like George Soros and Carl Icahn are rushing into gold.
Zero Hedge | All assets are mispriced as a result of central bank intervention.
Charles Hugh Smith |The consequences will be catastrophic to individuals, households and national economies.
Washington’s Blog | The year before elections is almost always the best year for stocks.
Mac Slavo | While the band plays on and Americans celebrate New Year’s many have no idea what may be in store in 2016.
Michael Snyder | Overall it was the worst year for the Dow since 2008.
Market Watch | Thursday’s end-of-the-year slide for stocks comes even as oil prices are in positive territory.
Buzzfeed | The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn’t supposed to deprive any American of a job.
CNS News | The amount of government money Planned Parenthood reported that its affiliates received increased in the latest annual report.
Judicial Watch | These new expenses bring the total for the Hawaii Christmas vacation trip to $8,098,060.33.
Zero Hedge | Stocks – buy ’em, you’ll love ’em…
Michael Snyder | If you have a bank account anywhere in Europe, you need to read this article.
Bizpac Review | It’s incredible to think that a man who knows so little about economics could potentially be the leader of the free world.
Charles Hugh Smith | Less than 50% of adults are members of the Great American Middle Class.
FT | Not one world power is optimistic and even in America, which should be cheering, the mood is sour.
Prison Planet.com | Hundreds of Dallas homeless will spend Christmas Eve like Cinderella at the ball.
London Guardian | Utrecht takes step towards paying people a salary whether they work or not.
NY Times | Parishioners text tithes to their churches. Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers.
Michael Krieger | BuzzFeed News has just published a hard-hitting, extremely sickening investigative report which shines further light on the shady and unethical practices of Warren Buffett.
Market Watch | Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.
Alt Market | There is one predominant reality that must be understood before a person can grasp the nature of the Federal Reserve.
Campus Reform | An economics professor at the University of California, Irvine estimates that state and local minimum wage increases have cost up to 200,000 jobs since the Great Recession.
Zero Hedge | Despite every effort by The Fed to convince the world that everything is awesome, it’s not.
Zero Hedge | The takeaway here is that the Saudi gambit failed to wrench market share away from the Russians.
New American | Each Christmas season, the American people showcase their generosity with incredible stories of charity and giving.
Charles Hugh-Smith | The injustice of central-bank enforced neofeudalism cannot be suppressed like interest rates.
Bloomberg | The average price of gasoline at the pump has dropped below $2 a gallon for the first time in more than six years as global oil supply continues to surge.
Reuters | Brent crude prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Monday, hounded by a relentless rise in global supply that looks set to outpace demand again next year.
Michael Krieger | This represents a primary driver in the transformation of the American economy into a neo-feual wasteland of broke debt serfs.
Michael Snyder | On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 367 points after finishing down 253 points on Thursday.
Bloomberg | “It’s not going to be a pretty picture.”
Peter Schiff | The image of W on the flight deck comes to mind in much of the reaction to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
Charles Hugh-Smith | The Fed’s hubris has led it to the Dark Side.
Zero Hedge | For those wondering what are the main components of the spending bill, here is a quick summary.
Zero Hedge | So tune in tomorrow when, if the JPM “Gandalf” is right again, things are about to get very exciting.
Paul Craig Roberts | It means that the Fed has had time to figure out that the effect of the small “rate hike” would essentially be zero.