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New Class of Drugs Shown to Slow Aging and Age-Related Diseases
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By FS Staff – Scientists have discovered a new class of drugs that appear to slow the aging process. So far, the research has been very promising and there's a good chance many of us will be taking an anti-aging drug in the not too distant future. Sound far-fetched? It's not...

Two Key Indicators Show the S&P 500 Becoming the New ‘Cash’
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By FF Wiley – Pension plan administrators do it. Their actuaries and consultants do it. Professional endowment and foundation investors do it. Financial advisors do it. Private investors may or may not do it, but they...

The Federal Reserve's Unspoken Truth
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Patrick O'Hare – The Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement has generated a lot of opinions about its implications for the capital markets. What it didn't generate is a lot of movement in the stock market.

Equifax Breach Is a Reminder of Society’s Larger Cybersecurity Problems
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By The Conversation – The Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is another reminder that the modern world depends on...

Trump’s October Surprise Supports Oil
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By Kurt Kallaus – In mid-October President Trump will be required to certify the Iranian Nuclear compliance once again or push to nullify the multi-nation Nuclear Arms Treaty. Already the US has presented evidence of an unrelated UN Security Council resolution...

The Demise of the Dollar: Don't Hold Your Breath
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By Charles Hugh Smith – The demise of the US dollar has been a staple of the financial media for decades. The latest buzzword making the rounds is de-dollarization, which describes the move away from USD in global payments.

China Blazes a Trail in Mobile Payments
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By Guild & Danaher – In June, we wrote about how China’s world-leading innovation in social commerce is being driven by one of the greatest transformations in history: two decades of unprecedented economic growth...

Gold Bullion Fails to Recover $1300 Even as Dollar Retreats Post-Fed, Kim + Trump Trade Insults
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By Adrian Ash – Gold bullion rallied almost $10 per ounce on Friday from yesterday's 4-week lows against the Dollar but failed to recover what analysts called the "key pivot" of $1300 despite claims of safe-haven buying...

Bay Area Sues Big Oil for Billions
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By Oil Price – The cities of San Francisco and Oakland have filed lawsuits against Chevron, Exxon, ConocoPhillips, BP, and Shell for the effect of their activities on climate change: higher sea levels. The cities seek billions in...

Iraqi Kurdistan Prepares for a Vote That Will Shake Nations
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By Stratfor – In less than a week, the largest nation in the world without a state of its own — the Kurds — may finally hold a vote on whether to declare one. The approaching independence referendum, which Iraqi...