McClatchydc.com | As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more.
Prison Planet.com | Ron Paul looks back on the activities of his Institute for Peace and Prosperity in 2016 and looks ahead to a productive new year as the movement continues to grow.
Zero Hedge | US consumer confidence had soared to 113.7, the highest print since August 2001.
London Guardian | Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility.
Daily Caller | President Barack Obama said in an interview published Wednesday that reparations payments for black Americans could be a good idea but simply aren’t politically feasible.
Brandon Smith | Vigilance is needed now more than ever.
Louder With Crowder | We hear it all the time from fervent Obama fans: the Obama admin helped boost the economy.
Bloomberg | Politicians love to criticize the firm but run to it for capital-market expertise.
Washington Examiner | Boeing will build the new Air Force One for less than $4 billion, the CEO told reporters Wednesday after meeting with President-elect Trump.
CNBC | In the Trump era, excess is in and modesty is out.
Mac Slavo | What is the anatomy of a breakdown?
CNBC | Telecoms and financials lead.
Mac Slavo | Forget about tax policies and left-right politics with the coming era of Trump.
Michael Snyder | For many Americans, the quality of Christmas is determined by the quality of the presents.
London Independent | But former French finance minister, who faced potentially one year in jail, will not face any punishment.
Zero Hedge | “The situation is getting worse by the day… people are desperate”
London Independent | It will come into force two days before the President-elect’s inauguration.
Michael Snyder | The collapse of the euro is accelerating, and it looks like we could be staring a major European financial crisis right in the face early in 2017.
Bloomberg | The dollar climbed to the highest level since 2003 against the euro as the prospect of a steeper path for U.S. interest rates next year filtered through markets.
Zero Hedge | This looks eerily similar to some Clinton Foundation budgets we recently reviewed which claimed to have spent “every dollar” of their donations on “charity work.”
Michael Snyder | Now that Donald Trump has won the election, the Federal Reserve has decided now would be a great time to start raising interest rates and slowing down the economy.
American Mirror | It’s almost as if big-time Democrats like Eric Schmidt, Bill Gates, Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos have never even heard of Barack Obama.
Mac Slavo | In the ongoing saga of Venezuela’s sad economic slide into hell, it came as a strong arm move on the part of President Maduro.
Zero Hedge | With the market certain the Fed will hike at 2pm today, there is little room for surprise.
The Hill | The CEO of IBM announced on the eve of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that the company plans to hire 25,000 “new collar” employees.
Mac Slavo | There are scores of organizations working on ways to interpret user data on the internet to help predict future events.
Bloomberg | Small businesses seem to like a unified Republican government.
CNS News | Overall federal tax revenues (in constant 2016 dollars) declined from $424,284,540,000 in October-November 2015 to $421,567,000,000 in October-November 2016.
Mac Slavo | The 21st Century is inching ever closer towards chaos… and the time to get out of the big city is upon us.
Daily Mail | U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took aim at another major defense contractor on Monday, saying the cost of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program was too high.
Bloomberg | U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed that China would soon have to “play by the rules,” as Chinese state media issued its clearest warning yet about its bottom line on Taiwan.
The Last Refuge | Again.
Zero Hedge | This delayed action has come only after $500 million in deposits have been withdrawn since just August.
Zero Hedge | “A multi-year, well-coordinated and wide-ranging conspiracy to rig the prices.”
Infowars.com | Mr. Trump said I’d be tired of winning — I’m not.
Michael Snyder | Is the prepper movement in the United States dying?
Daily Caller | The Obama administration gave the defense industry the go-ahead on plans to build classic American fighter jets in India.
Michael Snyder | If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first.
Daily Mail | The report highlighted some shocking figures.
Zero Hedge | “Everybody cut loose”.. but be prepared to pay for it in Europe. As Martin Armstrong notes, if you dance in a bar in Brussels, you must pay a tax!
Mac Slavo | The real crisis is coming.
Circa | Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, but the president-elect has probably had an impact on your money.
Zero Hedge | Blink, and you missed the “sell off” from Italy’s failed referendum vote.
Zero Hedge | For a nation stuffed full of credit-fuelled potemkin ponzi schemes, ghost cities, and fake Eiffel Towers, why would the construction of theworld’s first 1:1 replica Titanic surprise anyone…
Michael Snyder | Italian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos.
The Hill | The House on Thursday approved an additional $800,000 for the select committee investigating abortion provider practices, doubling its budget for the year.
Magafeed | The Canadian Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as the CBC, recently put out a puff piece about a Syrian refugee family in Canada.
Zero Hedge | For anyone still curious what hyperinflation in real time looks like, here is the visual answer…
Zero Hedge | Corporate tax reform has been a key policy initiative of Trump’s as he has called for slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 15%.
Zero Hedge | India’s demonetization campaign is not going as expected.