Israeli Company to Build Surveillance Towers on Arizona’s Border with Mexico

Israeli defense firm Elbit has been awarded a $145 million contract by the US Department of Homeland Security to construct a series of surveillance towers on Arizona’s border with Mexico, the company announced on Sunday.

A Florida County Spent Over $5 Million Jailing Homeless People. It Could’ve Spent Less On Shelter

Florida county has spent more than $5 million over the past nine years throwing chronically homeless people in jail, when it could have spent considerably less finding them shelter. In its annual report on the state of homelessness in Osceola County, Fla., Impact Homelessness — a local advocacy group — found that the county continues to spend a...

Two Top American Bankers Commit Suicide in London

Two top ranking American bankers working in senior positions in London have committed suicide in the space of two days. Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan bank executive, died early this morning after he jumped 500ft from the top of the bank’s European headquarters. His body was discovered on the ninth floor roof, which surrounds the 33-story Canary Wharf...

Look At This Number: 91.8 Million…That’s How Many People Are Not Working In America

This morning the Bureau of Labor and Statistics issued their latest non-farms payroll report. The good news is that the unemployment rate dropped from 7.0% to 6.7%, the lowest it’s been since 2008. The bad news is that this statistic is predicated on illusory machinations in how the government calculates the numbers.

Physical Gold Demand Booms Despite Sharp Price Decline in 2013

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of gold coins are booming even as the metal’s price is falling. The demand for gold coins rose 63% to 241.6 metric tons during the first three quarters of 2013, according to the World Gold Council.

Edward Snowden named the “Person of the Year” 2013

Edward Snowden, who has become the most famous whistleblower in the US history and who was granted a temporary asylum in Russia, has been nominated as the “Person of the Year” 2013 by the Euronews. More than 47% of the viewers have voted for him in the contest of the mass media. He was won over Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...