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Deutsche Bank Lawyer And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Back on January 26, a 58-year-old former senior executive at German investment bank behemoth Deutsche Bank, William Broeksmit, was found dead after hanging himself at his London home, and with that, set off an unprecedented series of banker suicides throughout the year which included former Fed officials and numerous JPMorgan traders. Following a brief late summer spell in which there was little if any news of bankers taking their lives, as reported previously, the banker suicides returned with...

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Saturday Humor: How Social Media Reacted To The Queen's First Tweet

The Queen unleashed her first tweet on Friday from the official account of the British Monarchy, explaining her pleasure at opening a new exhibit at The Science Museum. The news media were exultant and instantly went to Social Media for their reaction... Unfortunately for The BBC, they live broadcast a less-than-BBC-esque remark from one @WolfgangDikface...

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Al Franken's low-profile strategy has him poised for victory | WashingtonExaminer.com

Al Franken has positioned himself for re-election with the same low-profile approach he has used throughout his six years in the Senate. The first term Democratic senator from Minnesota leads his opponent, the businessman Mike McFadden, by an average of 10 points in the polls, according to the RealClearPolitics average, and is considered the overwhelming favorite by most political forecasters to win the race. That's a significant turnaround from his election six years ago. The former comedian...

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Back To The Future Was Right: Hoverboards Are Just Around The Corner

We are now less than a year away from the day when Robert Zemeckis and Michael J. Fox inspired an entire generation to expect nothing less from 2015 than flying cars. Sadly, as a result of the past 6 years of human "progress" being redirected to finding creative ways of preserving crony capitalism, the failed way of Keynesian life and masking insolvent banks as lipsticked pigs, the only automotive question we have of 2015 is whether there are any GM cars that haven't been recalled; cars which...

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"Whatever We Decide Is A Disaster For Us" France Admits Putin Is Winning, Europe "Blinked"

While the analogy of Vladimir Putin playing geopolitical chess (while the rest of the world plays checkers) has been a popular one, the French ambassador Gerard Araud has a different - somewhat stunningly honest  - persepctive: Putin "is more a poker player really, putting all the money on the table; saying, 'Do the same' and of course we blink. We don't do the same." As Bloomberg reports, Araud goes on to express entirely un-Juncker-like, how Putin has outmaneuvered his opponents and humiliated...

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New York Fed's Conference Evokes Violent Thoughts Against Wall Street

"What everyone wants to believe is that when things reach a tipping point and go from being merely crappy for the masses to dangerous and socially destabilizing, that we’re somehow going to know about that shift ahead of time. Any student of history knows that’s not the way it happens. Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly."

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California – A Food Powerhouse In Peril

Ffuture production losses could extend to a wider variety of staples: California represents almost one-fifth of all US States’ milk exports, a third of all vegetable and rice exports, almost half of all fruit exports and over 90% tree nut exports. What is equally striking is how distant the #2 States are in some cases in terms of production volumes. So if the drought continues into the foreseeable future (and this is a real possibility), here’s a really interesting question: who will make up for...

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Kuwait urges Gulf reforms as oil prices fall

Kuwait's oil minister on Saturday called for economic reforms by energy-dependent Gulf states to cope with a drop in oil prices that has hurt their public finances. Saleh said the Gulf states must diversify their economies and "reduce dependence on oil". "Implementing these policies has become inevitable," Saleh told the meeting, which International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde was also attending. Forecasts indicate a healthy economic growth for the six nations of the Gulf...

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Fannie Mae settles lawsuit from shareholders for $170 million | WashingtonExaminer.com

Fannie Mae settled a shareholder lawsuit for $170 million Friday, ending litigation involving accusations that it misled investors about its safety before failing in 2008. Reuters reported that the settlement, which was filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, will distribute funds to investors who held shares of the mortgage business between 2006 and September 2008, when it failed and was taken into possession by the federal government along with Freddie Mac. The chairman of Boston...

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On The Coming Collapse Of Copper

The recent slowdown in Chinese property sales, prices and early-cycle new starts has most impacted physical demand for (and sentiment towards) commodities exposed to the earlier stages of China’s construction cycle – steel and iron ore – which have underperformed commodities more exposed to latter stages of the construction cycle, such as copper. However, as the recent slowdown in new starts flows through to late-cycle, copper-intensive construction completions, we expect copper to come under...

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