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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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:
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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26Aug2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Fractionally Down, US Dollar Falling, Gold Rising, WTI Crude Testing The 50 Handle Before Yellen's Speech
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.
The Ongoing Collapse Of Turkey's Secular Democracy And... The Backstory To The Attempted Turkish Cou
Written by Gary
US stock future indexes edged lower this morning (SPY -0.1%), the dollar edged down as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Fed Chair Ms. Yellen regarding U.S. interest rates. GDP readings earlier, showed the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 1.1%.
25Aug2016 Market Close: Markets Close Down, Mixed And Flat Ahead Of Ms. Yellen's Rate Speech Tomorro
25Aug2016 Market Update: US Markets Mixed And Flat, Crude Prices Have Regained 75% Of Morning Losses
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.