The Nobel Peace Prize Is A Sick Joke

Authored by Ben Barbour via Off-Guardian.org, The Nobel Peace Prize was founded in 1901 by Alfred Nobel, an arms manufacturer. His family factory first gained notoriety for producing weapons for the Crimean War of 1853-1856. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and various other powerful explosives. These explosives were used to devastate people in conflicts such as […]

America's Newest Most Powerful Submarine Has A Stealth Problem 

The Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine was recently spotted with structural damage to its stealth coating after returning from its first deployment, which brings into question the manufacturing process of the shipbuilder, reported Forbes. The USS Colorado (SSN 788), a nuclear-powered US Navy Virginia-class attack submarine, was recently photographed with large sections of its stealth coating, […]

C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

Federal health officials starkly warned on Tuesday that the new coronavirus will almost certainly spread in the United States, and that hospitals, businesses and schools should begin making preparations. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more of a question of exactly when this will happen,” Dr. […]

Asian shares slump, bonds rally as virus fears grow

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, […]

Ron Paul Blasts Trump's Betrayal Of Julian Assange

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, One thing we’ve learned from the Trump Presidency is that the “deep state” is not just some crazy conspiracy theory. For the past three years we’ve seen that deep state launch plot after plot to overturn the election. It all started with […]

What Will Americans Do If The Democrats Steal It From Sanders Again?

Authored by John Eskow via Counterpunch.org,  “If Hillary gave up one of her balls and gave it to Obama, he’d have two.” –James Carville “Well, you know, James Carville is well-known for spouting off his mouth without always knowing what he’s talking about. And I intend to stay focused on fighting for the American people because what they don’t […]

Hong Kong Embraces Helicopter Money – Govt Gives Every Adult Citizen HK$10,000

Hong Kong just went full monetary-policy retard. In a desperate effort to “do something” about the economic collapse that the region is suffering… Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po is set to unveil a HK120 billion relief deal which includes ‘helicopter money’ – giving every Hong Kong permanent resident over the age of 18 […]

The Real Meaning Of Red Scare 3.0

Authored by Nicholas Klein via Counterpunch.org, The US corporate media, who had such a long run as relative monopolizers of truth, have been discrediting themselves in serial fashion since 9/11. Their lapdoggery to the Bush regime backfired on them during the WMD lie operation and the resulting war of aggression. Then came their participation in […]

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, Marc Benioff to be sole chief

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Salesforce.com is displayed on the Salesforce Tower in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) said on Tuesday Keith Block has stepped down as co-chief executive officer, making Marc Benioff the sole CEO of the business software company, sending its shares down […]

Major LACMA Donor Suspends Longtime Acquisition Program

LOS ANGELES — With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art just weeks away from demolishing four buildings on its campus to make way for a $650 million structure by Peter Zumthor, the Ahmanson Foundation said Tuesday that it is suspending its decades-long program of buying art for the museum over concerns about the effects […]

Oil rises on short-covering despite growing fears over coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Crude prices edged up on Wednesday as investors covered short positions after three sessions of losses, even as fears deepened that the rapid spread of the coronavirus will lead to a global pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December […]

No Financing And No Demand: Chinese Refiners Run Into Trouble

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, International banks are suspending credit lines for some independent oil refiners worried about the growing risk of defaults across industries because of the coronavirus epidemic, Reuters reports, citing industry sources. According to the sources, at least three private refiners, or teapots, have had credit lines to the tune of $600 […]

AI computing startup SambaNova raises $250 million in BlackRock-led funding

FILE PHOTO: The company logo and trading information for BlackRock is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence computing firm SambaNova Systems said on Tuesday it has raised $250 million in a funding round […]

US Plotted To Assassinate Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Attorney Tells London Court

On Monday Julian Assange’s defense team told a London court that the United States plotted to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder.  After describing US intelligence attempts to plant “intrusive and sophisticated” secret surveillance devices in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange had been living under asylum for seven years, Assange’s attorney Edward Fitzgerald told the court according to an […]

Musk's SpaceX rocket production facility approved by Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – SpaceX, the private rocket company of high tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, won final approval on Tuesday to build a research and manufacturing plant for its deep-space Starship project on a tract of vacant land at the Port of Los Angeles. FILE PHOTO: A crowd gathers before SpaceX’s Elon Musk gives an […]

The Art of Managing Small Projects

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Experienced project managers will tell you there is a definite art to managing small projects. However, senior management may show little interest, expecting the team to just get on with it. Therefore, the art lies in winning enthusiasm and support from stakeholders. Even more importantly, a project manager (PM) must approach a […]

Walt Disney's Iger steps down as CEO, parks head Chapek to take reins

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Robert Iger will step down as chief executive officer, handing the reins to Disney Parks head Bob Chapek, the company said on Tuesday, ending years of speculation on who will take over Hollywood’s most powerful studio. Iger is still keeping a significant role at the company. He will assume […]

U.S. airlines, hotels extend rebooking options as coronavirus spreads

(Reuters) – U.S. airlines and hotels are extending options for customers to rebook travel to a growing list of countries, including Italy, as coronavirus cases spiked outside of China and sparked fears of a global pandemic. The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for the coronavirus to spread within the country as […]

Disney C.E.O. Bob Iger Hands Keys to Magic Kingdom to Its 7th Chief

LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, who delayed his retirement four times in recent years, abruptly stepped down as Disney’s chief executive on Tuesday. But he will not be going far. The Walt Disney Company said that Mr. Iger, who has run Disney for nearly 15 years, would be replaced as chief executive by Bob […]

Tesla Autopilot System Found Probably at Fault in 2018 Crash

WASHINGTON — Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance system and a driver who relied too heavily on it are likely to blame for a 2018 crash in California in which the driver died, a federal safety agency said on Tuesday. The agency, the National Transportation Safety Board, criticized several institutions for failing to do more to prevent the […]

Live Blog: Democrat Presidential Primary Debate #11 in Charleston, SC

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (though some say “about 10:30”). Place: Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC Hosts: CBS News, and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Moderators: Norah O’Donnell (CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor) and Gayle King (“CBS This Morning” co-host). They will be joined in questioning […]

Mattel receives SEC subpoena on whistleblower letter

FILE PHOTO: The Mattel company logo is seen at the 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York City, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo (Reuters) – Mattel Inc (MAT.O) had received a subpoena in December from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeking documents related to a whistleblower letter and subsequent investigation, […]

Economic contagion spreads beyond China to other Asian economies: Reuters poll

(Reuters) – The effects of the coronavirus outbreak are likely to reverberate beyond China as most major economies in the region are expected to either slow down significantly, halt or shrink outright in the current quarter, Reuters polls found. FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks rope a container ship at a port in Qingdao, Shandong […]

New Jersey May Raise Cigarette Taxes to Highest Level in Nation

UNION, N.J. — Zahir Shabazz smokes about three packs of cigarettes a week. Each time he runs out, he hands a cashier $10, give or take, and a slim pack of Newports appears, feeding a habit of nearly 30 years. He said he knows it is time to quit. “It’s too much,” he said. But […]

Pivot Power strikes landmark deal to build 100MW of UK battery storage

Artist’s impression of Pivot Power’s plans for an energy storage and EV charging ‘superhub’ near Carlisle | Credit: Pivot Power EDF’s energy storage subsidiary teams up with tech firm Wärtsilä to deliver two 50MW batteries in Oxford and Kent by end of 2020 Large-scale grid batteries comprising 100MW of electricity storage capacity are expected to […]

Italy's Coronavirus Outbreak Heightens Fears Over Global Impact

By the time the deadly coronavirus arrived in Italy’s industrial heartland, shutting down his factory and threatening Europe with economic damage, Antonio Falchetti was already a veteran in the battle to contain the global epidemic. His company, MTA Advanced Automotive Solutions, makes parts for the electrical systems of cars, supplying some of the world’s largest […]

Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6 Billion Deal to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States, has tentatively agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by state and local governments over its role in the opioid crisis. The agreement was endorsed by 47 states and U.S. territories along with a committee of lawyers representing thousands of […]

How to Buy and Run a Successful Gas Station

Photo by Suzanne Emily O’Connor on Unsplash Are you thinking of purchasing a gas station? Depending on which agency you ask, there are between 150,000 to 200,000 gas stations in the US. Moreover, some reports show that the industry is steadily and gradually increasing. Gas stations are opening up everywhere in the country. Many people think managing a […]

Fed Official Says Coronavirus Economic Fallout ‘Could Spill Over’

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is watching developments surrounding the deadly coronavirus closely, but a top official on Tuesday signaled that the central bank is not yet ready to act. Vice Chair Richard H. Clarida said that economic disruptions in China from the virus “could spill over to the rest of the global economy” but […]

Global Shift from Fossil Fuels?

Source: Bloomberg Green Thirty years ago, more than half of all power generation came from coal and natural gas. Thirty years from now, about the same proportion will come from the sun and wind, according to projections. I believe that the countries that make this transition the quickest — Germany, Canada, perhaps the UK and Italy — […]

History says Super Tuesday is last thing stock market needs right now

Things are not going well for the stock market, and even if the pressure from the COVID-19 coronavirus that has wiped out the market’s gain for the year eases in the days ahead, Super Tuesday looms and has rarely been a bullish indicator for stocks. The stock market losses over the first two trading days […]

I Just Graduated with an MBA. Now What?

Featured image by Ekrulila on Pexels Have you just earned your MBA but you have no idea what you want to do? Alternatively, maybe you just started on your MBA journey. In that case, you probably want to consider your career options. The Master of Business Administration degree, or MBA, is popular for a variety […]

Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along

Airports, often hemmed in by neighborhoods, highways or water, already struggle to keep up with the rising number of air travelers. And the number is expected to keep going up — to more than seven billion globally by 2035, an airline trade association says, nearly doubling from 2016. So while airports are expanding their physical […]

Environmental impact statements can do great harm

In pursuit of federal approval for the nation’s first congestion pricing scheme, the one officials suggested would launch in January 2021, the question was this: Should New York State and New York City conduct a quick “environmental assessment” or a full scale “environmental impact statement,” a process that could take years? Federal officials didn’t provide […]

Canine collar markets in everything

There are a lot of great options for dog collars on the market, but none of them will amuse you quite like the Cuss Collar from Mschf Labs. It’s a relatively simple product that combines a patent leather collar strap with an injection-molded speaker that does exactly what you think it does–it swears every time […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/25/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, please return at 7:30pm ET for this evening’s Democrat Presidential debate. –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune Key dates coming fast now, […]

Anne Marion, Texas Rancher, Heiress and Arts Patron, Dies at 81

Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion, a prominent Texas rancher, oil heiress and patron of the arts who helped found the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., died on Feb. 11 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 81. The cause was lung cancer, said Neils Agather, a family representative. Mrs. Marion represented the fourth generation of […]

A Crisis is the Worst Time to Learn Your Risk Tolerance

When I talk to new clients I always tell them “a crisis is the worst time to learn your risk tolerance”. Unfortunately, far too many people do exactly that. They chase returns during a bull market when investing looks easy and then when times get tough they learn that, while they thought they were chasing […]

Tuesday links: manipulated markets

Did you know you can stay up-to-date with all of our posts via our daily e-mail newsletter? Sign up today! Quote of the Day “We have to invest in the markets as they are, not as we wish them to be. That means becoming comfortable with the fact that markets will always feel like they’re […]

The Fall Of Wuhan (Lessons For America)

Authored by Ben Hunt via EpsilonTheory.com, Two weeks ago I wrote about the corrupt political response of China to COVID-19. Last week I wrote about the corrupt political response of the World Health Organization to COVID-19. This week I’m writing about the corrupt political response of the United States to COVID-19. Because it’s happened before. […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran’s President Accuses Enemies of Sowing Panic

Here’s what you need to know:Virus’s spread waning in China, but threatening to balloon in the Middle East and Europe.Stock market decline continues after Wall Street’s worst drop in 2 years.The health official leading Iran’s coronavirus task force has tested positive. A large hotel in Tenerife, Spain, is on lockdown.In Italy, anxiety rises as new […]

GE Cut 78,000 Workers In 2019 Amid Stabilization Efforts To Thwart Bankruptcy  

While it’s too early to write an obituary post for GE, certainly this iconic American company and once darling on Wall Street has stumbled towards the brink of failure.  GE has been a corporate shipwreck for the last decade, where infamous Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos warned in late 2019 that the company’s ‘cash situation’ is a lot […]

‘I Felt Like Crying’: Coronavirus Shakes China’s Expecting Mothers

HONG KONG — The hospital waiting room was filled with dozens of women wearing homemade hazmat suits. Their hair was tucked tightly under shower caps. Their rain ponchos zipped taut over winter coats. All of the women, anxious and pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak, had been waiting hours to see the same doctor. “I don’t […]