Category: Financial

U.S. demands CNN or DirecTV sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc (T.N) to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), sources told Reuters on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

Ben Silverman Bloomberg One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism. The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold out in a day. So the organizers, a pair of magazines with clear ideological affiliations, socialist Jacobin and libertarian Reason, found a larger venue: […]

Venezuela: Teenage Girls Turn to Prostitution to Fight Starvation

Ben Kew Breitbart (Archive) Growing numbers of young girls in Venezuela are selling their bodies for sex in exchange for food as the crisis-stricken country’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen. A report from the American Spanish-language channel Telemundo recounts a 13-year-old girl’s experience of the sex trade. “Neither my mother nor my father […]

Drone delivers fried chicken to residents of city in Fukushima

The Asahi Shimbun (Archive) MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture–An experimental project using a drone to deliver fried foods has started in this city affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The joint project by Internet company Rakuten Inc. and convenience store operator Lawson Inc. is aimed at spurring the return of elderly evacuees […]

China says insulting anthem now criminal, punishable by jail

The Associated Press (Archive) BEIJING–China’s rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison amid rising nationalist appeals from the ruling Communist Party under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed […]

No cash accepted at Tokyo eatery to deal with labor shortage

Azusa Ushio The Asahi Shimbun (Archive) FUKUOKA–Restaurant chain operator Royal Holdings Co. has cooked up an innovative solution to overcome the labor shortage problem–eliminating cash payments. Cashless restaurant Gathering Table Pantry will open on a trial basis in Tokyo on Nov. 6 with a “No Cash” sign at its entrance. […]

Top Soros Fund Manager Ran Human Trafficking ‘Sex Dungeon’ of Imprisoned Women in NYC—Lawsuit

Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project (Archive) New York, NY — A scathing and massive $27 million lawsuit was just filed on behalf of three Florida models against a former top investment fund manager for George Soros. Howard ‘Howie’ Rubin, 62—who was featured in Liar’s Poker, a book described as ‘defining Wall […]

78 Percent Of U.S. Workers Are Living ‘Paycheck To Paycheck’ And 71 Percent Of Them Are In Debt

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse (Archive) Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Is so, you are just like most other hard working Americans.  As you will see below, 78 percent of full-time workers in the United States say that they are living paycheck to paycheck.  That is the highest figure ever recorded, […]

Google & Soros-backed ‘fact-checkers’ join forces to control news search results

RT Google has partnered with an organization largely funded by billionaire George Soros to “fact-check” news stories, a move that could affect search results for certain news agencies. Erica Anderson, Partnerships Manager at Google News Lab, announced Thursday that the company will partner with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter […]

‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

Cindy Wooden CRUX Pope Francis said on Friday that in societies where profit is allowed to be the only concern, “democracy tends to become a plutocracy, where inequality and the exploitation of the planet grows.” The pontiff said political action “must be placed truly at the service of the human […]