CNBC | In March, allegations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, improperly used data of 87 million Facebook users.
CNBC | Oil prices hit $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014.
CNBC | There are now more billionaires in the world than ever before: 2,754.
Mike Shedlock | An agreement reached today between M5S and Lega contains an explosive request: Debt Cancellation!
Mac Slavo | Michael Pento, a money manager and economist says it is no longer a matter of IF our economy tanks, but WHEN.
Westmonster | This coalition could prove quite the headache for Brussels!
Market Watch | Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be replaced by automation, displacing low-wage, low-skilled workers.
Voice Of Europe | The German taxpayer is paying billions for the 1.5 million asylum seekers that arrived into the country. In 2016 already 93 billion euros were reserved for the years to come.
OilPrice.com | Outside Europe, one of Iran’s single biggest customers—China—has already reassured Tehran that it would continue to import its crude.
Wirepoints | An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension event cosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Daily Mail | Apple is working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card that will carry the iPhone maker’s digital wallet logo.
Breitbart | The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013.
Breitbart | Fewer Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed last week than economists expected.
Business Insider | Another Facebook shareholder has called for an overhaul of the way the company is run, saying its current share structure operates like a “dictatorship.”
Zero Hedge | Australia’s government has introduced an economy-wide payment limit of $10,000 for transactions conducted in cash.
Mac Slavo | Nancy Pelosi has promised that Democrats will work to roll back the tax cuts enacted by president Donald Trump if her party takes over after the midterm elections.
Brandon Smith | It is at times frustrating, but also interesting, to witness the progression of the mainstream’s awareness of economic crisis within the U.S. over the years.
Priceonomics | A tidal wave of change is hitting the cannabis industry in both the United States and Canada.
Bloomberg | Behind the guards, the blast doors and down corridors of reinforced concrete, sit the encrypted computer servers — connected to nothing — that hold keys to a vast digital fortune.
Reuters | Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday.
Zero Hedge | A San Francisco company has created a $25,000 robot barista that can crank out 120 allegedly good cups of coffee per hour.
Daily Mail | Apple, Amazon and Google have been racing to reach the $1 trillion milestone.
Reuters | Oil prices jumped to their highest since late 2014 on Monday.
AP | From airplanes to oilfields, billions of dollars are on the line for international corporations as President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull America out of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
CNBC | If the trade spat continues, consumers could spend less and firms could stop investing.
Zero Hedge | The surprise is that the revised $200BN target is already double the $100BN amount that President Trump demanded just two months ago be wiped from last year’s $337BN US deficit in goods and services.
Zero Hedge | “Corporates are more levered than they were pre-crisis, and I think structured products are not going to be the epicenter.”
Louder With Crowder | Time for the workers to gather and let those bourgeoise asshats know they’re coming to make the wealthy’s money their own.
Zero Hedge | This US economic expansion now becomes the outright second longest in history with data going back over 164 years and 34 business cycles.
Bloomberg | For the 26th month in a row, US spending growth outpaced income growth.
Bloomberg | Andurand says on Twitter lack of investment risks price spike.
Breitbart | “We’re going to [these markets] opened up or we’re not doing business with these countries.”
Mac Slavo | Peter Schiff has been saying that even though the stock market is on a slow downward slide, the biggest problem is actually in the bond market.
CNBC | Laffer and Moore (who have both advised President Donald Trump) say the new tax bill will cause a net 800,000 people to move out of California and New York over the next three years.
Newsbusters | “The contributions qualified as donations to the Clinton campaign for purposes of federal campaign-finance law, and … exceeded the legal contribution limits.”
CNS News | ICE also made a $4,000 multiplication error in calculating its fiscal 2018 budget justification, the report said.
Daily Mail | Founding PayPal CEO Bill Harris claims the cryptocurrency is a colossal pump-and-dump scheme that steals money from ill-informed buyers.
Zero Hedge | Bernie Sanders is preparing to release his version of the “jobs guarantee” that has become a fixture of the UK Labour Party’s platform under leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Zero Hedge | “Gold is maintaining an upward pattern above its rising 200-day moving average, which is extremely good.”
CNS News | Gross Domestic Product will grow by 3.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018.
CNBC | Bitcoin surged to its highest level in over a month on Tuesday continuing its post-Tax Day rebound.
Mac Slavo | The nation of Iran has dumped the United States dollar in favor of the European euro amid tensions with Washington.
Breitbart | Bloomberg said President Donald Trump was a real estate developer, and therefore “not really a business person.”
RT | Tehran has announced it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than dollars.
Sputnik | The move is a sign of the impending return to global financial multipolarity.
CNBC | President Donald Trump blasted the oil-producing cartel OPEC on Twitter Friday.
Mac Slavo | Financial analysts and even government economists are now warning of potential doomsday scenarios in financial markets.
CNBC | Oil prices soared to levels not seen since late 2014 on Thursday.
SafeHaven.com | Luck is a tricky thing. And when it comes to those lucky Americans who have won windfalls in the lotteries, it seems to be short-lived. Winners become losers at breakneck speed.
Sputnik | Sweden, which already has some of the world’s highest taxes, may well see them rise further.