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Soros Is Clintons Biggest Financial Backer, Email Leak That Goes Underreported

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Emails leaked from billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundation show the level of influence he has on foreign affairs. Soros has donated over $30 million to Hillary Clinton, making him her largest financial backer. The mainstream media, however, has been silent about the leak. RT America's Alexey Yaroshevsky has the report.




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What We Read Today 25 August 2016

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Fed Chair Yellen's Jackson Hole Speech

Written by Steven Hansen

The following is Fed Chair Yellen's speech in its entirety given at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As an analyst, there was little new - but she did say:

I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months. Of course, our decisions always depend on the degree to which incoming data continues to confirm the Committee's outlook.

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Infographic Of The Day: Celebrities Hotel Habits

As we all know, a hotel's number one priority is taking care of their guests. Most of the time that means making sure rooms are tidy, towels and toiletries have been replenished and that you've got an extra pillow if you need it. But what happens when an A-List celebrity books in?

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Emails leaked from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation show the level of influence he has on foreign affairs. Soros has donated over $30 million to Hillary Clinton, making him her largest financial backer. The mainstream media, however, has been silent about the leak. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the report.


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Gawker Had Its Problems, But Its Death Is Worrying For All Watchdog Journalists

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Jane B. Singer, City University London

So it's farewell, then, to Gawker. After 14 years of dancing on the edge of ethical probity and legal propriety, doing some good journalism as well as some less good, the New York-based website - an online blend of investigation, gossip, commentary and satire - has been forced out of business.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

19 August 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Declines Slightly

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward marginally declined but remains in positive territory for the 22nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar index.

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