zerohedge January 17, 2019

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, We’re all familiar with the term, “quantitative easing.” It’s described as meaning, “A monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply.” Well, that sounds reasonable… even beneficial. But, unfortunately, that’s […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

Authored by Eduardo Neret via Campus Reform, A Villanova University marketing professor blasted Gillette for the razor company’s “The Best Men Can Be” ad, which referenced “toxic masculinity.” The professor, Charles Taylor, criticized Gillette’s new “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign, in an op-ed for Forbes. A spin-off of the company’s old “The Best a Man […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

One may not know it by looking at banker bonuses last year, but 2018 was a banner year if only for bank shareholders and upper management: this is the year when the 6 biggest banks generated (well) over $100 billion in profit. They can thank Trump’s tax cuts, the Fed’s payment of interest on reserves, […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Hey, at least it wasn’t telling children to kill their foster parents. In the latest gaffe involving Amazon’s supremely popular but incident prone digital assistant, Alexa experienced a mass outage on Wednesday morning, “ignoring” requests of its users. According to the Sun, the outage tracker Down Detector was flooded with hundreds of reports about Alexa […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Georgia man in a terror plot involving using an anti-tank rocket in an attack against federal buildings, including the White House, according to the Springfield News-Sun.  21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming, Georgia was arrested in Gwinnett County, after which he appeared briefly in a downtown Atlanta courtroom […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, signaled during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he may put the screws to tech monopolies.  When asked by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) whether he thought antitrust laws were there “to protect consumers,” Barr responded that he is interested in “reassessing” Justice Department antitrust policies when it comes […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Stocks were hit just after 3:30pm when the WSJ reported that Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China’s Huawei Technologies – whose CFO was arrested late last year and is pending extradition to the US – for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners, “including the technology behind a robotic device called […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

As conflicting reports about the EU27’s willingness to compromise keep hitting the tape (Ireland’s prime minister has said there’s no room to negotiate or add any limits to the Irish backstop, but elsewhere officials appear to be open to the idea of some more concessions), Continental leaders are reportedly stepping up their planning for Brexit […]