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The Guardian | Money | Scams - May 31st. 2016: Online Fraud Victims Should Better Protected, Not Blamed.

theguardian.com Patrick Collinson   T here was a grand bargain struck between individuals and banks when we began moving away from cash and towards electronic payments. Transactions would become faster, more efficient and more profitable for the banks, and in return individuals would be protected from fraud. That bargain is perilously close to falling apart.

The Guardian | World | Australia | Australian Elections 2016: Australian Election 2016: Labor Responds to Growth Figure Saying "This is Not a Plan" - Politics Live

theguardian.com Paul Karp   3.29am BST 03:29 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison arrive for a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary offices in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

The Washington Post | World Views - May 31st., 2016: African Diplomats After Egyptian Alledgedly Calls Them " Dogs and Slaves"

washingtonpost.com   By Heba Habib A roundtable discussion at the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi on May 25. (Daniel Irungu/EPA)   An uproar has erupted over allegations that an Egyptian official last week called fellow African delegates at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi “dogs and slaves.”

SEC Litigation Release - May 31st, 2016: JSG Capital Investments, LLC, et al..

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Litigation Release No. 23550 / May 31, 2016 Securities and Exchange Commission v. JSG Capital Investments, LLC, et al. , Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-02814 (N.D. Ca.) SEC Halts Ponzi Scheme Aimed At Middle Class

Kitco News - May 31st. 2016: Gold on Thin Ice this Busy Data Week, HITS 3.5- Mths Low: Veteran Trader.

Kitco NEWS Published on May 31, 2016 Gold prices settled the day nearly unchanged after hitting a 3.5-month low this week, but one veteran investor remains optimistic. The metal is showing some initial signs of a bottom as prices have managed to hold above $1,200 an ounce and settled the day in positive territory, ending a nine-day losing streak.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on May 31st. 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EDT 05/31/16

DealBook P.M. Edition - May 31st. 2016: Deal Professor: Online Shareholder Meetings Lower Costs, But Also Interaction.

      Tuesday, May 31, 2016 TOP STORY Deal Professor: Online Shareholder Meetings Lower Costs, but Also Interaction Done in person, the annual meeting is the sole opportunity that all shareholders have to meet and talk with management.

NYT | Opinion Pages - May 31st, 2016: Is This the West's Weimar Moment?

nytimes.com   Jochen Bittner   Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism.

SEC Press Release - May 31, 2016: Investment Banker and Plumber Charged With Insider Trading.

  Investment Banker and Plumber Charged With Insider Trading 05/31/2016 The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against an investment banker and his close friend, a plumber who allegedly helped remodel his bathroom and put cash in his gym bag in return for illicit tips about upcoming mergers and acquisitions.

The Washington Post | Wonkblog - may 31st., 2016: The Stunning Truth That Explains the Rise of the Far - Right in Britain and Elsewhere.

washingtonpost.com   By Matt O'Brien Former London Mayor Boris Johnson campaigning for the Leave campaign (Reuters/Peter Nicholls) Never have so many risked so much for so little.

SEC | Litigation Release on May 31st. 2016: Momentum Investment Partners LLC (D/B/A Avatar Investment Management) and Ronald J. Fernandes.

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FDIC Weekly National Rates and Rate Caps Update - May 31st. 2016.

Rates updated May 31, 2016 Non-Jumbo Deposits (< $100,000)

The Guardian | Opinion | Economics - May 31st, 2016: You're Witnessing the Deatch of Neoliberalysm - From Within by Aditya Chakrabortty.

theguardian.com Aditya Chakrabortty   W hat does it look like when an ideology dies? As with most things, fiction can be the best guide. In Red Plenty , his magnificent novel-cum-history of the Soviet Union, Francis Spufford charts how the communist dream of building a better, fairer society fell apart.

Gerald Celente - Trends in The News: "Strong Markets + Weak Data = High Volatility" - Originally Published on 8/25/16.

    Trends Journal Published on May 28, 2016 “ECB warns of populist threat to stability”, a rising dollar continues to shake up the equity markets & “Cuba to legalize thousands of small/medium sized businesses”.

FRB Press Release - May 31st. 2016: Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action.

Press Release Release Date: May 31, 2016 The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement action listed below:

FTC Press Release - May 31st. 2016: Federal Trade Commission Announces Agenda for June 15 Start With Security Event in Chicago.

FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen Will Open Event Focused on Building Strong Information Security Programs Industry experts will share their tips and insights on how companies can make security a central part of their business at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security event taking place on June 15 in Chicago. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will give opening remarks at the event, which is designed to bring together information security experts from multiple industries to share their insights with local and regional businesses. The day will feature speakers who have helped build and run security programs at companies across a wide range of industries, including representatives from United Airlines, McDonald’s, Groupon, Microsoft, and Morningstar. Panels will address how companies can create and prioritize a culture of security, how to integrate security into the development pipeline, what security issues to consider when a company works with

Bits | The Business of Technology - May 31st. 2016: Software for Stopping Freedom

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 For the latest updates, go to nytimes.com/technology » Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Daily Report Software for Stopping Freedom | Software is very, very good at reducing costs – including, it seems, the cost of suppressing political dissent.

Bloomberg Politics - May 31st. 2016: Trump Gets Chance for Tax Cut by Moving Trademarks to Delaware.

bloomberg.com Lynnley Browning   As Donald Trump prepared for the Republican primaries, he transferred dozens of his most prized assets, the “Trump” trademarks that adorn everything from hotels to ties to his U.S. golf courses, into a new Delaware-based company -- a move that offers him a chance to cut his income-tax bills.

The Guardian | World | Development - Poverty Matters - May 31st, 2016: Central Africen Republic Special Report, and the IMF's Hype.

theguardian.com Conflict in Central African Republic has left 2.3 million people needing aid and raised fears of a “gradual disintegration of the state” . Clár Ní Chonghaile met midwives attempting to save lives amid the chaos, teachers giving lessons on peace and reconciliation, and the head of the UN mission pledging to end troop abuses.

ESA | Personal Income - May 31st., 2016: Personal income in April 2016 increased 0.4 percent. Nominal Personal Consuption Expenditures Rose 1.0 % While Real Consumption Expenditures Increased 0.6%.

  Personal income in April 2016 increased 0.4 percent. Nominal personal consumption expenditures (PCE) rose 1.0 while real PCE increased 0.6 percent. Nominal disposable personal income (DPI) grew 0.5 percent while real DPI rose 0.2 percent. The personal saving rate as a percentage of DPI was 5.4 percent in April. Personal Income (April 2016).pdf Economics & Statistics Administration

NYT First Draft on Politics - May 31st., 2016: Trump to Hold News Conference on Veteran's Issues, by Maggie Haberman.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 NYTimes.com/FirstDraft » Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Listening to Donald J. Trump at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day event in Washington on Sunday. Zach Gibson/The New York Times Trump to Hold News Conference on Veterans’ Issues By MAGGIE HABERMAN

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - May 31st., 2016: U.S. Stock Future Inch Higher With Action-Packed Week Ahead.

marketwatch.com Anora Mahmudova, Victor Reklaitis   U.S. stock futures trimmed modest gains after better-than-expected consumer spending data on Tuesday, setting the stage for muted market action as investors return from a three-day weekend. Consumer spending leaped 1% in April to mark the biggest gain in almost seven years, as Americans splurged on new cars and trucks. Higher gas prices also contributed.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - May 31st., 2016: How Far Does Corporate Liability Extend? | Swiss Investigate Apparent Suicide of Former Zurich Insurance Chief | Nuns With Guns: The Struggles Between Regulators and Bankers

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG HOW FAR DOES CORPORATE LIABILITY EXTEND? MetLife is being sued by people who lost their money through a Ponzi scheme and say that the insurer ignored or failed to notice signs that agents and brokers were peddling the financing program, Victoria Finkle reports in DealBook. The legal battle has raised questions about how far a company's liability should go.

Bloomberg View - May 31st., 2016: Europe Needs Investment More Than Budget Guidelines

bloomberg.com   The Editors   After vacillating for weeks over the failure of Spain and Portugal to comply with Europe’s budget rules, the European Commission decided recently to vacillate some more . It will review the countries’ excessive borrowing in July -- after Spain’s general election. That’s the trouble with fiscal rules that aren’t enforceable, and that you wouldn’t want to enforce even if you could.

Asian Markets at Close Report, by MarketWatch, on May 31st., 2016: China Stocks Mark Biggest Gain in Almost 3 Months on MSCI Speculation.

marketwatch.com Dominique Fong   Chinese stocks surged Tuesday in the largest one-day gain in nearly three months, propelled by increased optimism that many may soon be included in an influential global benchmark.

The Guardian | Opinion | EU Referendum - May 30th, 2016: This EU Referendum Debate is Farcical. No Wonder I'am Still Undecided, by Suzanne Moore

theguardian.com   Suzanne Moore   T his EU referendum is a serious business, one of the most serious decisions that we will be asked to make in our lifetimes, but there is something profoundly unserious and unreal about what is going on. Sometimes the debate is simply grim, sometimes it’s farcical. Quite honestly I have seen rap battles that involve less daft posturing.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH on May 30th, 2016: Ronan Manly: London Precious Metals Clearing's Objective is Ignorance.

Submitted by cpowell on May 30, 2016 .  Monday, May 30, 2016 Gold researcher Ronan Manly today examines London Precious Metals Clearing Ltd., a conglomerate of the major gold-trading institutions in London, and concludes that its objective is to keep the world ignorant of the manipulation of the price of the monetary metal.

Bloomberg View - May 30, 2016: European Money Doesn't Like Greece.

bloomberg.com   Mark Whitehouse   Greece and its creditors may have averted a crisis by agreeing on the release of another dose of bailout money, but the deal does little to address a deeper problem: Europeans still don't want to put their money there.

Asian Markets at Close Report, by MafrketWatch on May 30, 2016: Nikkei Shoots Up 1.4% After Yellen Comments Trigger Yen Weakness.

marketwatch.com   Chao Deng   Stocks in Japan surged to a one-month high and led most Asian shares up on Monday, as the Japanese yen weakened and investors assessed the latest comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

El Paìs | Economía -May 28, 2016: El FMI Renueva La Lìnea de Crèdito a Mexico Para Apuntalar La Confianza de los Mercados

economia.elpais.com   Víctor Usón   El Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) ha renovado y ampliado a 88.000 millones de dólares la línea de crédito flexible a México por un periodo de dos años. Se trata, a juicio del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, de un aval a la solidez económica del país, que “crece, genera empleo y mantiene bajas tasas de inflación”.

RT Max Keiser Report (E920) - May 28, 2016: Right Price for Surrender

RT Published on May 28, 2016 Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the declaration of war in North Yorkshire and yet without a prime minister vowing the defend the island, no matter the cost. In the second half Max interviews financial analyst, Rick Ackerman, about bonds, gold and pensions.

RT Max Keiser Report (E 916) : Hegemony, Control and Russian Bonds - Originally posted on May 19, 2016.

RT Published on May 19, 2016 Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss how regarding everything beyond their control, central banks have created a financial and economic system not free for its participants. They look at the end of hegemony spotted in the price of Russian bonds and at the Bank of Japan failing, yet again, to get any sign of life from the Japanese economy. In the second half, Max interviews the ‘Silver Guru’, David Morgan of TheMorganReport.com, about the latest in the gold, silver and bond markets.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on May 27, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:33 p.m. EDT 05/27/16

DealBook P.M. Edition on May 27, 2016: Top Story: Steven Davioff Solomon: Hostile Takeovers Abound, but Success Is No Guarantee

  Friday, May 27, 2016 TOP STORY Steven Davidoff Solomon: Hostile Takeovers Abound, but Success Is No Guarantee A look at the most significant deals provides a lesson in how hostile takeovers work and how would-be acquirers often make common mistakes.