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China’s Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos

The southern Chinese city of Macau is the global capital of casino gambling. Last year, revenue rose about 20 percent, [...]

Flurry of China bank deals hints at renewed confidence

By Jennifer Hughes, FT, China’s banks and insurers have more actively sought overseas assets in 2014 than at any time [...]

12 Countries That Hate Their Government Most

By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich Europeans went in May to the polls to vote for their representatives to the European [...]

Charts Show 28 Seriously Troubled Mega-Banks: 24 of Them in Europe

By Michael Shedlock, I have been saying for years that European banks are in far worse shape than U.S. banks. [...]

Banking on BRICS

  In July, leaders of the five emerging market countries known as the “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South [...]

A Year’s Extraction of Metal Shown Next to Landmarks and Cities

JEFF DESJARDINS “One death is a tragedy. One million is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin For thousands of years of [...]

The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise

  The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise Douglas Tompkins—the founder of Esprit and The North Face—is using his fortune [...]

More tools for teaching kids about managing money

By Mark Huffman, Consumer Affairs, Source: smckids.com Financial literacy is a hot topic in the financial industry. Polls show Americans aren’t [...]

The 10 Most Livable Countries

By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall [...]

NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

YouTube Link: NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2  From NASA Goddard, Amazing video from NASA that [...]

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