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...

Afghanistan Audits Reveal Billions in U.S. Taxpayer Waste

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the government watchdog charged with overseeing nearly $100 billion in contracts to reconstruct the country has found almost $2 billion in potential waste, fraud and abuse in the last three months alone — some of which has likely led to the deaths of American servicemen and women, according to the...

Utah Could Lose $100M – According to White House

15,000 civilian defense jobs furloughed. 9,000 fewer students served in Utah schools. Dirtier air and dirtier water. Almost $100 million less in federal dollars. These are all things that the White House has said will happen to Utah if the impending sequester takes place on March 1. Sunday, they White House released a state-by-state report detailing the impact,...