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A rough September: Shemitah, blood moons and the U.S. economy

Blood moon.

Special to The world goes on after Shemitah 2015 and a rare four blood moons. But global warnings of economic stress intensified in September. “I believe a great shaking is coming to America and the world. I believe a […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Volkswagen and Germany’s lost virtue


Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Arrogance is the art to take pride in its own stupidity,” says an astute German aphorism allegedly coined by Goethe. Arrogance comes to mind as the most charitable attribute when considering Volkswagen’s breathtakingly stupid […]

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Obama welcomes Xi: A matter of ‘optics’ and not much else


Special to By Donald Kirk, WASHINGTON ― China President Xi Jinping’s meeting with President Obama Friday is sure to be an exercise in double-and-triple talk that will sorely test the skills of both of them in papering over, […]

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Rise of the have-nots: Inequality will bring the next financial crisis

According to the Guardian, hedge fund managers are reportedly buying airstrips and farms in remote areas because they think they need a getaway. / Ken Lambert / AP

Special to By Norman Bailey It doesn’t grab headlines like refugees and war, but growing global inequality poses the worst threat to economic and political stability. Just when you think things couldn’t get worse, they do. As chaos, civil […]

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Head of the line: Microsoft opens first store in Teheran

Microsoft has launched a new retail store in Teheran.

Special to Microsoft has opened its first retail store in Iran and may soon be joined by Apple and McDonald’s, according to Iranian media reports. Press TV, citing the Tasnim News Agency, said on Sept. 17 that the American technology […]

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IMF: Israel’s economy strong, high growth projected based on high-tech

Shoppers at a crowded Israeli mall.

Special to Driven by a thriving high-tech industry, Israel’s economy enjoyed a high rate of growth this past year and that momentum is expected to continue through the coming year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Excessive Saudi oil output puts the squeeze on U.S. shale energy industry

Saudi Aramco oil field.  /Reuters

Special to Saudi Arabia’s continued flooding of the crude oil market has ushered in cheap prices that could stop the U.S. shale energy industry’s growth in its tracks, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). High-cost producers like U.S. […]

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Taking ‘Trump Seriously’: What Rolling Stone’s interviewer learned about the man


Special to By Sheda Vasseghi Thanks to a weak and mediocre Mainstream Media, the only thing that people learned about the presidential contender, the Republican candidate Donald Trump, from a Sept. 9, 2015, interview by the Rolling Stone’s Paul […]

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American voters reap what they sowed: Obama’s policies unleash not only Iran but . . . Moscow


Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy “The prospects are bright, but the road has twists and turns”. These are the words of Mao Zedong, but they could have belonged to Barack Obama. Unfortunately, “twists and turns” will be so numerous, […]

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