BWU Makes Its Latest Lemon Award To The UK


from William K. Black, New Economic Perspectives

Bank Whistleblowers United (BWU) makes its non-coveted Lemon award to the United Kingdom (UK) for actions harming whistleblowers and the world. BWU's three principals are highly experienced financial experts with combined practical and academic experience of over 120 years. We are each unemployable in finance because we warned internally at are places of work and then externally about grave misconduct by the most senior financial and regulatory leaders that would (and did) produce terrible losses.

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What We Read Today 27 June 2017

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For Syrian Refugees Celebrating Eid In Lebanon, The Environment Is Increasingly Hostile

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Billie Jeanne Brownlee, University of Exeter

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it has been a struggle to find enough food to break their fast each evening after sunset. This is not what Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, the festival at its end, should be about. It is a chance to give Muslims a spiritual boost, by reading the Holy Quran, avoiding malicious behaviour and contributing to charity work and donations for the less fortunate.

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Infographic Of The Day: New Word Of The Day - Electropolishing

Electropolishing is one of those things that most of us have no idea exists, and yet is all around us.

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A meteorite, which landed in Holland could help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.

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27Jun2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Sharply Down, DOW Off 99 Points, Nasdaq Off 1.6 Percent, Crude Rises Almost 2 Percent, Senate Delays Health-bill Vote

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Does Technology Overwhelm Low Interest Rates For Inflation Dynamics?

Written by Gene D. Balas

I need not even mention that policymakers are frustrated, puzzled even, why inflation has not risen to the Federal Reserve's 2% target despite almost rock-bottom interest rates, low unemployment, and steady (although perhaps not robust) economic growth. I explored this conundrum in a recent column; in this follow-on piece, we'll examine why companies' pricing power faces constraints.


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June 2017 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Down, Remains Optimistic

Written by Jill Mislinski

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through June 15. The headline number of 118.9 was an increase from the final reading of 117.6 for May, a downward revision from 117.9. Today's number was above the consensus of 116.0.

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