Walmart/Wild Oats to destroy Organic Foods Markets

GMO is probably organic according to these clowns.

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/behindthestorefront/2014/04/10/wal-mart-wild-oats-team-up-to-disrupt-organic-food-industry/?link=instory

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Irish Jurists take payoffs from Banksters ?

 The jury in the trial of former officers at Anglo Irish Bank Corp., the big Irish lender that crashed during Ireland’s banking crisis, on Wednesday found former chairman Sean FitzPatrick not guilty on all counts.But the jury is still deliberating over two other former senior executives over charges they illegally provided money to prop up the bank’s shares as the lender faced difficulties in 2008.Anglo Irish, which has been liquidated, was the bank most closely linked to the Ireland’s property crash six years ago. The trial marks the first prosecution of officers who were involved with broken lenders that had been bailed out at huge cost by taxpayers. MW

Too many poor people in in Ireland, willing to take a bribe. Still it is possible the prosecution was told to throw the case, by the Anglozionist govt of Ireland. Ireland is just a summer home for the English now, and little else.

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Why I hate the Republican Party

San Jose raised wages recently. Studies showed there was NO impact to hiring. Only the bank shares, and CEO salaries, and govt workers salaries are allowed to ‘appreciate’ , not the lowly worker at Prince Charles Mart, AKA Walmart, or Starbucks or McDonalds. These rats just don’t get it. The democrats are worse.

http://rt.com/usa/oklahoma-cities-minimum-wage-ban-776/

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WASP Overland Kansas Shooter, Fed payrollee, ADL ‘predicts’ shooting

Nothing makes any sense in this current escapade of the NWO. If he were deranged and hate filled, why only shoot a few gentiles? The press said he had shotguns, pistols and an automatic weapon. That the ADL ‘predicted’ this likely says this is another Masonic scam. Regardless of Mind Control, Mason, or being deranged or a Crown loyalist , Miller, Cross or whatever his name is deserves life in prison without parole. What a bunch of nuts these so called Nazis are in the USA, they are never German and always WASPs or Jews at the top of the American ‘Nazi’ movement. The American Nazis of course reinforce the desired cultural stereotype of the Nazi party member, that Anglozionist run Hollywood wants programmed in people’s minds.

 

Miller did, for a time, take cover in the Witness Protection Program but eventually came out of hiding and took up a job as a long-haul truck driver. He spent his spare time running for public office and leaving thousands of inflammatory comments on online message boards.

Now 73, the former US Army Green Beret, neo-Nazi, and Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon could be facing the death penalty for killing three people in front of a Kansas Jewish community center, although none of the victims were in fact Jewish.

Just days before the shootings, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) warned that while anti-Semitic crimes are near an all-time low in the US, the Passover holiday could stoke racial tension.

http://rt.com/usa/kkk-shooter-federal-informant-760/

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Ireland/UK among leading War Hawks on Russia

 

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/matspersson/100027053/the-eu-remains-a-long-way-off-agreeing-tougher-sanctions-on-russia/

 

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Coincidence? Tiny Anglosaxon and Ashkenazi Trolls Emerging as new Global Power

Not photo-shopped. Hillary ducking a shoe being thrown at her. Anglosaxon-Satanic Troll

 

 

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War Criminals Brennan and Sawer what’cha going to do, when the Russians come for you?

Yats troops deserting. Refuse civil war.

Piece of of demonic excrement Sawer and Brennan, Anglo-satanist trash.

 

Men wearing military fatigues sit by a Russian flag and a white flag reading "People's volunteer corps of Donetsk" as they ride on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)

Photo from Twitter/@oivshina

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-troops-withdraw-slavyansk-940/

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Starbucks worships at the feet of the Crown

Coffee giant Starbucks may be putting a fork in the notion that multinationals almost invariably site their head offices where local authorities want them most — i.e., tax them least. In reportedly relocating its European regional headquarters from the the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, the company looks likely to face higher corporate taxation.While, according to the consultancy KPMG, the U.K. corporate tax rate of 23% is two percentage points lower than that of the Netherlands, a Starbucks executive, in the midst of a parliamentary inquiry into the company’s payment of taxes, told British MPs last March that he was “bound by confidentiality on [its tax rate in Holland].” (A Dutchdenial of preferential tax treatment, however, soon followed.)…

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/behindthestorefront/2014/04/16/starbucks-moving-regional-headquarters-from-amsterdam-to-london/

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USA/UK/NATO continue to provoke and threaten Russia

To say nothing of this economic war.

Russia should give it one more day and present its demands for the Eastern Ukraine where it has many military -industrial factories,  after that if they get the same war like belligerence ,Russian tanks should roll and they should take out the current regime for good measure after securing southern and Eastern Ukraine .

Shame on the German people for supporting this. We can expect no better of the congenital evil UK govt or the foul Anglosaxon people, , but of course these are not your fathers or grandfathers Germans, they throw porn parties for 10-14 year olds now in Germany, are the #2 whore capitol of Europe after London/UK, have paedophile/LGBT ‘cruising’ beaches and let the Zionist mafia run the country and the fanatical Islamists are moving into German Parliament.

Putin next needs to start the resistance on the steps of the Kiev parliament to these Zionist -Nazis illegally running the Ukraine for London/DC/Berlin.

Gazprom told the Ukraine they needed to prepay for their gas in May. So Russia for now is using its economic might to bring equity to this dire situation.

Separately,

EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine. There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian military involvement in the unrest in the region.  RT

 

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Wednesday it would increase its flights over the Baltic nations and send ships to the Mediterranean and Baltic seas in response to Russia’s threat to Ukraine.NATO will also dispatch military personnel to intensify training and exercises in Eastern Europe, the organization’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after a meeting of representatives from the alliance’s 28 members in Brussels.“We will have more planes in the air, more ships in the water, and more readiness on the land,” Mr. Rasmussen said. “More will follow, if needed, in the weeks and months to come.”The actions, which are relatively limited, reflect an attempt to signal NATO’s ongoing resolve while avoiding overly aggressive measures the day before a crucial four-party diplomatic meeting in Geneva.That meeting is to bring together Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia, making it the highest-level encounter so far between Moscow and the new government in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are also slated to attend. WSJ

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Market-updated

Asia, Europe and US equity markets made gains after China managed to meet y/y Q1 GDP growth expectations China Stats Bureau tossed water on any attempt by traders to run and gun the Asian markets when it said, traders  can no longer expect double digit growth; Q1 GDP slow down is also due to govt reform efforts, such as cutting overcapacity. After the Asian session, China’s government said Wednesday that it will reduce the share of deposits that some rural commercial banks need to hold as cash at the central bank, without saying how much the level would change.A statement posted on the website of the State Council, China’s cabinet, said that the cut in the reserve requirement at rural banks is aimed at stimulating growth in some parts of the country. The cut will apply to banks that “meet certain standards,” the statement said, without elaborating.

The positive market action has been supported in the US session by some satisfactory industrial production data, while the Nasdaq has been propped up by Yahoo’s earnings gains and INTCs forecast after hours yesterday.

We continue to see a buy down in Italian bond spreads. Conversely, and perversely the worse things get in Italy the more the ECB/ESM have been willing to buy the bond futures markets down in Spain and Italy as they are both too big to fail or bail. On a big rebound day in equity in Europe you would expect bonds to come off , not rally. We have very strange buying out of Belgium again this month of UST per the TIC, and China boycotting USTs again- that trade surplus has to go somewhere. Gold has absolutely been hammered on the TIC reports which were at crisis levels the last several months, despite reports of much greater gold demand from China and stronger economic growth overnight, and for the Troll Yellen’s speech today.

The March industrial production report beat expectations and the prior February gain was doubled in revisions. More importantly, capacity utilization rebounded much higher, to 79.2% from 78.4% in February, putting utilization at its highest level since the very beginning of 2008. This is only 0.9 percentage points below the long-run (1972-2013) utilization average. Unfortunately mfg is a small part of the USE anymore thanks to shipping so many factories overseas by the SP500.

Both permits and housing starts missed expectations in March data out earlier this morning. The February housing starts were revised slightly higher and the March starts still showed growth from the revised Feb data. Analysts highlight the slowdown in multi-family starts after a spike higher at the end of 2014. Housing stocks are ignoring the report and are gaining in line with broader equity markets.

The Chinese Q1 GDP data fired risk appetite in the FX markets, and  weakening the greenback.EUR/USD moved gradually higher before jumping to 1.3850 in the European session. The pair is back around 1.3810 presently. The weakening yen has run into resistance around 102.30, where USD/JPY has been stalled since early this morning.

Shares of Bank of America are down more than 3% this morning as investors struggle to parse the caveats in the bank’s first quarter earnings. The firm reported a headline loss of $0.05, well below expectations, but this was after $6.0 billion in litigation expense ($0.40) related to the FHFA legal settlement and reserves for mortgage-related matters. Much like JPMorgan and WFC last week, BoA’s consumer residential mortgage originations were horrible, down 65% y/y.

Yahoo gained around 8% in the premarket, extending the after-hour gains seen yesterday evening, however the name has given up some territory mid-morning to trade +6%. While Yahoo’s metrics were modestly positive, it was the Alibaba disclosures ahead of the Chinese firm’s IPO that really juiced YHOO. Alibaba made $1.4 billion in profit for its fourth quarter, more than double the amount it made during the same period a year earlier. Intel met expectations and modestly boosted its FY14 margin outlook. Shares of INTC are flat to positive in morning trading.

Shares ofTexas Instruments TXN -1.24% and other chipmakers fell sharply on Wednesday as Wall Street reacted to downbeat reports from two companies that appear to signal slower-than-anticipated growth in the semiconductor market. Linear Technology LLTC  shed 5%  in the early going after the maker of analog semiconductors reported weaker-than-expected revenue. ASML Holding  which manufactures equipment for making semiconductors, also spooked chip investors by cutting its outlook, suggesting lower demand from chip makers. ASML shares were down  more than 5%.  The sell-off appeared to hit TI, a major player in the analog chip market, the hardest. TI shares were down more than 2%. Also in the red in the moring  were shares of Broadcom Corp.BRCM + , Intel Corp. INTC  and Advanced Micro Devices AMD -and SanDisk Corp. SNDK , before rebounding . The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index gave up 1.5%, even as the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP was up.

Canadian gold companies Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. said they have reached agreement to buy Osisko Mining Corp. for C$3.9 billion ($3.6 billion), in what could prove be one of the largest mining deals so far this year.The joint offer consists of around C$1 billion in cash, C$2.3 billion worth of Yamana and Agnico-Eagle shares, and the creation of a company, New Osisko, with an implied value of about C$575 million, the companies said.The offer represents an 11% premium to a rival, hostile bid for Osisko from mining giant Goldcorp Inc.Following the completion of the transaction, Osisko shareholders would own about 14% of Yamana and around 17% of Agnico-Eagle, the companies said.The deal would give Yamana and Agnico-Eagle control of Osisko’s flagship Canadian Malartic gold mine in northern Quebec. Investors will receive shares in New Osisko, which will hold a small portfolio of Osisko’s assets and liabilities.

Yellen was giving her speech as talking up the USE as this report went to print. Gold always gets hammered when the FED , FOMC chair person speaks. It’s like an occult ritual with these satanic and perverse market riggers. Really its beyond shameless into the area of criminality. Yellen belongs behind bars along with her algorithmic husband for ‘rigging’ markets along with Dudley, Bernanke and Sir Alan Greenspan. The FED deserves no impunity and has none from a moral perspective. Everything they do benefits the FED and the Federal/Pentagon govt at the expense of the working class. Here is what the evil Zionist troll had to say today. 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/text-of-janet-yellens-speech-2014-04-16

The Federal Reserve will likely not begin raising interest rates until the second half of 2015 as it waits for confirmation that its forecasts for stronger U.S. economic growth bear out, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said.“My base case outlook is that we will see growth reconverge at around 3%,” Mr. Lockhart told reporters during a press briefing. “On the basis of that forecast, with its implications for inflation and continuing progress in terms of employment,” he said, the Fed would begin raising interest rates, which have been at effectively zero since Dec. 2008, in the “latter half of 2015.” Separately, resident FED Hawk Fisher said he was ‘comfortable’ with lowflation (low on paper, 5 % in reality).

 Credit Suisse sees Q1 profit lower due to weak investment banking, private banking/wealth management saw improvement. CSGN.CH: Reports Q1 Net profit CHF859M v CHF1.16Be, Pretax profit CHF1.4B v CHF1.63Be, Rev CHF6.47B (core) v CHF6.83Be . Russia Foreign Min Lavrov said he is still planning to attend Geneva talks tomorrow despite recent escalation in Ukraine situation  UK’s Tesco saw its FY13 statutory profit decline, Rev ex-VAT slightly higher y/y to £63.6B. UK LFL ex fuel/VAT -1.4%. Retailer Burberry, reports H2 Rev £1.30B v £1.29Be; SSS +12% (in line with their expectations). Like most other companies expects a material negative currency impact. France’s Danone had Q1 Rev slower than expectations at €5.06B v €5.15Be. LFL organic growth was in line +2.2%, and had a nearly 9% negative impact from currency.

EU Military chiefs have said the Ukraine crisis is a “wake-up call” for EU countries’ defense spending, as the US backed Ukraine’s use of violence in eastern regions against dissidents and protesters.EU countries are to expand their Russia and Ukraine blacklists and to send a small team of security experts to Kiev.The decision, by foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday (14 April), came after pro-Russian separatists seized local government buildings, erected barricades  in nine cities in east and south Ukraine in recent days.US and EU diplomats had previously said the heavily-armed separatists are Russian forces in disguise something Russia has denied. The EU’s Luxembourg communique was less black and white, referring instead to “actions undertaken by armed individuals”, after Finland vetoed a reference to Russia’s responsibility. Russian reports of course have the CIA Brennan meeting with the Coup Regime and reliable reports of an entire floor of the Kiev govt given to military special ops people from the USA to wage war, illegal in Eastern Ukraine.

Polish FM Radek Sikroski said the additional sanctions move would cover “entities” – Russian firms – while Ireland’s Eamon Gilmore said it would cover extra “individuals as well as entities”.The ministers agreed to add four names to another blacklist of 18 Ukrainian officials. But this move is designed to help Ukraine claw back stolen state funds rather than to hold back Russia.

Escalating violence in Eastern Ukraine could be a blow to Russia’s economy, with 0 percent growth a possibility according to the Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.The economy of Crimea could expand by 6-7 percent annually through 2017, says Russia’s business advocate Boris Titov. Most of the growth is expected to come from tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.

Meanwhile, ministers gave partial support to a joint British-Polish-Swedish proposal to send an EU police-training mission to Ukraine.Sikorski said the mission “got the green light” and “will go in June”. But the Luxembourg communique referred only to sending a small team of EU diplomats to Kiev in the next few days to prepare for “a possible … mission, with a view to a decision on further EU action at its next meeting”.Ireland’s Gilmore added the mission will only be deployed “if it becomes necessary”.

Looking ahead to a high-level meeting in Geneva on Thursday, the ministers also tasked EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton with delivering a far-reaching set of demands to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.Ashton is to urge Russia to: “repudiate” the actions of the Ukraine separatists; voice “strong support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity; “call back its troops” from the Ukrainian border; and “immediately withdraw the mandate” of the Russian senate for a broader Ukraine invasion.

The ministers noted the European Commission has almost completed work on what the EU calls “tier three” sanctions – measures designed to hurt the Russian energy, financial, and arms sectors.French FM Laurent Fabius said EU leaders might call a summit next week to implement the measures if the Geneva talks fail.Britain’s William Hague indicated the EU is still undecided on what would trigger the step. “The situation can develop in many ways, so it [the trigger] is not laid down in any more detailed way,” he told press.He added that it is “very hard to believe” that Russia will come round to the EU’s demands in Geneva given its recent actions.The White House said: “The President emphasized that all irregular forces in the country need to lay down their arms, and he urged President Putin to use his influence with these armed, pro-Russian groups to convince them to depart the buildings they have seized.”But the Kremlin noted in its statement on the call that the new wave of violence is “the result of the Kiev authorities’ unwillingness and inability to take into account the interests of the Russian and Russian-speaking population”.He met the same day in Moscow with Sergei Aksyonov who led the separatist movement in Crimea prior to its annexation by Russia – to formally appoint him as “acting governor” of the territory.

Ukrainian soldiers have retaken an airbase in the Eastern city of Kramatorsk, following the opening of what the Ukrainian government describes as ‘counter-terrorism’ operations against pro-Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine. Reports have varied from no deaths, with several severely wounded to 4 deaths to 11 deaths.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said yesterday, “Russia should stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution.” UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has claimed that Russia has “violated the fundamental principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the right of every democratic country to choose its own future. If we do not defend those principles in Ukraine, including over Crimea, they will be threatened elsewhere in Europe and around the world.”  This is sheer and satanic hypocrisy  as the UK/US funded the overthrow of the legitimate govt through violence, and this present govt is not elected. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a phone call that “the Russian side expects a clear condemnation from the UN and the international community of these anti-constitutional actions” in Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, “Blood has once again been spilt in Ukraine. The country is on the brink of civil war.”

Separately, FAZ reports that, according to a new Allensbach poll, only 15% of Germans believe that Russian-German relations are in good order compared with 76% who believe that they are damaged. A separate article in the paper reports that RWE yesterday became the first European energy company to deliver gas to Ukraine, after Moscow increased gas charges by 80%.

Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides told a German newspaper Wednesday that economic sanctions against Russia by Europe would destroy the Cypriot economy, adding that every EU state should decide separately whether they want to cut ties with Moscow.

The European Parliament yesterday gave the green light to a number of key measures needed to set up a banking union in the eurozone. MEPs approved the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for eurozone banks, new EU-wide rules for the winding down of failed banks – the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive – and upgraded rules to protect deposits up to €100,000. The rules now need final approval from EU finance ministers.

According to a new OpinionWay/Le Figaro poll, French President François Hollande would not make it to the second round of a presidential election if the vote took place now. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy would finish ahead in the first round, with 29% of votes, followed by Front National leader Marine Le Pen on 25%.

NRC Handelsblad reports that the Dutch Senate yesterday passed legislation that will make it possible for Dutch citizens to trigger a non-binding referendum on the EU Treaties or other EU-related issues, provided that at least 300,000 signatures are collected.

The Portuguese government said yesterday it will cut spending and continue to lower the number of public sector workers to meet its deficit targets. The government’s estimate of the required spending cuts has fallen from more than €2bn to €1.4bn.

A study by Spain’s second biggest bank BBVA says unemployment will take over a decade to recover to pre-crisis levels, as workers in the country earn 20 – 40 percent less than those in leading European countries.

MEPs yesterday approved the upgraded Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), which will introduce stricter rules on the trading of financial instruments. The new Directive needs formal approval from EU member states, and is scheduled to come into force in 2016.

The National Bank of Ukraine dropped its currency’s de facto peg to the dollar in February. It no longer throws its depleted reserves at trying to support the hryvnia. But it clearly hasn’t given up on the beaten and bruised currency entirely.In a statement on its website Tuesday, the day after a particularly ugly slide in the hryvnia prompted it to jack up interest rates by three percentage points, the central bank said it had temporarily barred 14 local banks from the interbank FX market.The decision is aimed at limiting the “destabilizing effect on of the hryvnia exchange rate,” it said, urging banks to “make sound managerial decisions” about how they behave in the market.The barred banks are thought to be small and local. Analysts reckon this is more of a band-aid for the currency than a magic cure-all pill. The market is close to impossible to navigate now anyway.“Given that you’ll find more liquidity in the Sahara, I am not sure the net impact is going to be all that significant,” said Peter Kinsella, a currencies strategist at Commerzbank.“The [central bank] wants to restrict FX deals to only certain banks and therefore get an idea of what the actual FX flows are and to prevent banks from manipulating the exchange rate as a means of showing more weakness than is actually justified,” Mr. Kinsella added.The currency has weakened by around 35% against the dollar since the start of the year after political tensions with Russia resulted in a reluctance by foreigners to invest in the country and an abrupt urge by locals to get out.Forecasting what comes next “is a puzzling exercise,” said a Moscow-based analyst who preferred not to be named, adding that the central bank’s next steps are very hard to predict.For now, greater support is coming from the interest-rate rise, and from signs of forthcoming help from the International Monetary Fund. The dollar rushed as high as 13 against the Ukrainian currency Monday, but it is nowdown at 11.80. That still marks a grim drop for the hryvnia, but accentuating the positive, it’s an improvement.The IMF’s executive board should approve a bailout program for the country by early May, as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on April 10.

After a slight slowdown last year, Peru’s economy is rebounding, leading to forecasts that it could be a star performer in Latin America this year. Peru’s government said Tuesday that gross domestic product expanded 5.72% in February, led by strong gains in mining, fishing, banking, and construction.

“We find that the New Zealand dollar can help predict sheep prices, the Australian and Canadian dollar can predict coking coal, while the Canadian dollar also has predictive power over the Bank of Canada metals index.” -Deutsche Bank strategists http://on.wsj.com/P37Qan

Argentine inflation eased last month as the surge in consumer prices following January’s currency devaluation appeared to have run its course toward the end of the first quarter. http://on.wsj.com/P4NHk9

There’s a debate heating up at the European Central Bank, writes Mohamed El-Erian in a Bloomberg View column: “Whether the bank should engage in its own version of quantitative easing, the extraordinary bond-buying that central banks in the U.S. and U.K. have employed in their efforts to boost growth and avoid crippling deflation. Although consensus is shifting in favor of the ECB making such additional policy moves within a few weeks, it’s unclear whether they will be fully effective.”http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-15/what-draghi-can-t-promise

Empty seats on the Fed’s board of governors pose a constitutional crisis because they potentially give regional bank presidents a policymaking majority, writes Peter Conti-Brown in Politico Magazine. “The Reserve Banks’ representatives can now, if they act in concert, take control of the nation’s monetary policy. The public has no say on their appointment. Neither does the president. Nor the Senate.” http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/federal-reserve-constitutional-crisis-105663.html

As far as the rest of the trading day we have

11:30 (US) Fed’s Lockhart gives closing remarks on Financial Markets

12:15 (US) Fed’s Yellen speaks to Economic Club of New York
13:25 (US) Fed’s Fisher speaks on the Economy in Austin, Texas
14:00 (US) Fed Beige Book
20:30 (JP) BOJ Gov Kuroda speaks at Branch Managers’ Meeting

Econometrics

(US) Mar Housing Starts: 946K v 970Ke; Building Permits: 990K v 1.010Me
(US) Mar Industrial Production M/M: 0.7% v 0.5%e; Capacity Utilization: 79.2% v 78.7%e; Manufacturing Production: 0.5% v 0.6%e

(US) DOE Crude: +10M v +1.5Me; Gasoline: -155M v -1.5Me; Distillate: -1.3M v 0Me

(CA) Bank of Canada (BOC) left Interest Rates unchanged at 1.00%, as expected

(CA) Canada Feb Int’l Securities Transactions: C$6.1B v C$3.0Be

(BR) Brazil Apr Prelim IGP-M Inflation (2nd Preview): 0.8% v 0.8%e
(ZA) South Africa Feb Retail Sales M/M: -0.2% v -0.5%e; Y/Y: 2.2% v 3.8%e
(BR) Brazil Feb Economic Activity Index M/M: 0.2% v 0.3%e; Y/Y: 4.0% v 3.9%e
(PL) Poland Mar CPI Core M/M: 0.3% v 0.3%e; Y/Y: 1.1% v 1.0%e
(PL) Poland Mar Average Gross Wages M/M: 4.2% v 3.2%e; Y/Y: 4.8% v 3.9%e
(PL) Poland Mar Employment M/M: 0.1% v 0.1%e; Y/Y: 0.5% v 0.4%e

(JP) Japan Feb Final Industrial Production M/M: -2.3% v -2.3% prelim; Y/Y: 7.0% v 6.9% prelim; Capacity Utilization M/M: -2.6% v 5.9% prelim
(CZ) Czech Mar PPI Industrial M/M: -0.2% v 0.0%e; Y/Y: -0.8% v -0.6%e
(CZ) Czech Feb Export Price Index Y/Y: 4.4% v 4.7% prior; Import Price Index Y/Y: 2.9% v 2.9% prior
(AT) Austria Mar CPI M/M: 0.9% v 0.2% prior; Y/Y: 1.6% v 1.5% prior
(EU) ECB €0.0M borrowed in overnight loan facility vs. €0.0M prior; €24.9B parked in deposit facility vs. €21.5B prior -
(EU) ECB calls for bids in 7-day USD Liquidity Tender (Note: it has been 29 weeks without an allotment (last was back on Sept 18th)
(NO) Norway Mar Trade Balance (NOK): 31.4B v 33.1B prior
(IT) Italy Feb Total Trade Balance: €2.6B v €2.5Be; Trade Balance EU: €1.3B v €1.3B prior
(EU) Euro Zone Feb Current Account (Seasonally Adj): €21.9B v €25.3B prior; Current Account NSA (unadj): €13.9B v €6.4B prior
(ES) Spain Feb Trade Balance: -€1.6B v -€2.8B prior
 (UK) Mar Jobless Claims Change: -30.4K (17 straight month of improvement) v -30.0Ke; Claimant Count Rate: 3.4% v 3.4%e; (lowest since Jan 2009)
(UK) Feb Average Weekly Earnings 3M/Y: 1.7% v 1.8%e; Weekly Earnings ex bonus 3M/Y: 1.4% v 1.7%e
(UK) Feb ILO Unemployment Rate: 6.9% v 7.1%e; Employment Change 3M/3M: +239K v +90Ke prior
(EU) Euro Zone Mar CPI M/M: 0.9% v 1.0%e; Y/Y: 0.5% (lowest since Nov 2009 v 0.5%e; CPI Core Y/Y: 0.7% v 0.8%e
(CH) Swiss Apr Credit Suisse ZEW Expectations Survey: 7 v 19 prior
(IT) Italy Feb Current Account Balance: +€0.3B v -€1.3B prior

Major Stock Indexes

12:06 PM EDT 4/16/2014

LAST CHANGE % CHG
 
DJIA 16377.74 115.18 0.71%
Nasdaq 4071.75 37.59 0.93%
S&P 500 1856.07 13.09 0.71%
Russell 2000 1126.04 6.54 0.58%
UK: FTSE 100 6584.17 42.56 0.65%
Germany: DAX 9317.82 144.11 1.57%
France: CAC 40 4405.66 60.31 1.39%
Stoxx Europe 600 330.82 4.24 1.30%
Hang Seng 22696.01 24.75 0.11%
Japan: Nikkei 225 14417.68 420.87 3.01%
DJIA 16379.25 116.69 0.72%
Europe Dow 2065.19 29.54 1.45%
Global Dow 2492.18 22.54 0.91%

Currencies

12:05 PM EDT 4/16/2014

LAST(MID) CHANGE
Euro (EUR/USD) 1.3822 0.0008
Pound (GBP/USD) 1.6798 0.0069
Swiss Franc (USD/CHF) 0.8812 0.0010
Yen (USD/JPY) 102.34 0.43
Australia $ (AUD/USD) 0.9381 0.0019
WSJ Dollar Index 72.97 0.01

Government Bonds

12:04 PM EDT 4/16/2014

PRICE CHG YIELD
German 10 Year -4/32 1.488
France 10 Year 0/32 1.958
Italy 10 Year 4/32 3.101
Spain 10 Year 6/32 3.067
U.K. 10 Year -8/32 2.637
U.S. 10 Year -3/32 2.641

Futures

11:55 AM EDT 4/16/2014

LAST CHANGE % CHG
Crude Oil 103.32 -0.43 -0.41%
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Dr. Janet Squires, WASP, Sending Innocents Parents to Jail on Bogus Medical Theories ?

Dr. Janet Endress Squires

BW illuminati outfit. Check. Royal WASP name check. WASP surname middle name. Check.

WASP in the USA are a cult along the lines of the Talmudist, and for sure the AMA crowd is a cult. See ‘Murder by Injection” by  Eustace Mullins.

Never go to a WASP or Jewish doctor if you’re a Gentile and in particular avoid all women Doctors as many are feminists and men haters and often LGBTs. The odds of running into a Dr. Janet Squires or her equivalent from the other members of her tribe is too high.

No one is this ‘stupid’. This WASP-mason cult from what I have seen of them are baby stealers.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/15/5604886/shaken-baby-syndrome-criminal-cases-controversy

Vaccines cause many of these SIDs and SBS deaths or symptons.

Pray for this apparently innocent man, that Dr Squires/AMA gang framed, and that he is freed. Pray he will be recompensed.

Why do you think there are all these Lesbian written TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and Lawyer/Cop shows like ‘Law and Order’ trying to portray Lawyers and Doctors as the ‘gods’ of our society, when more often they are devils.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/11/children-vaccine-reactions.aspx

http://www.mercola.com/article/vaccines/neurological_damage.htm

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Swiss Bankster , CSG, fails to hold up enough Sheeple

 Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday that first-quarter profit fell to 859 milion Swiss francs ($975.47 million) from the 1.3 billion francs it reported for the same period a year earlier, as net revenue fell 8% to 6.47 billion francs.Analysts had expected the bank to report a profit of 1.13 billion francs for the period.Zurich-based Credit Suisse, like its larger Swiss rival UBS AG, is in the process of trying to squeeze more profit from a slimmed-down operation. The bank has steadily shed assets and employees, while shuttering some businesses it deemed were too risky or not worth the costs involved.Credit Suisse has also recently disclosed significant

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Market rigging Fink, is well paid

Laurence Fink, chairman and chief executive of BlackRock Inc., brought home $22.9 million in total compensation during 2013, a 14% increase from the prior year’s pay of $20.2 million, according to a proxy filed by the company Tuesday.Mr. Fink’s bonus of $9.9 million is an increase of about 14.5% compared with $8.6 million in 2012. Mr. Fink’s salary of $500,000 remained unchanged.Under another metric provided by the company, which values Mr. Fink’s stock awards differently, Mr. Fink made $24 million in 2013, including an $18.75 million bonus, according to the proxy.BlackRock, based in New York, is the world’s largest money manager with $4.32 trillion of assets under management.

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Asia

 

(CN) CHINA Q1 REAL GDP Q/Q: 1.4% V 1.5%E; Y/Y: 7.4% V 7.3%E; YTD: 7.4% V 7.3%E
(CN) CHINA MAR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Y/Y: 8.8% V 9.0%E

(CN) CHINA MAR YTD FIXED URBAN ASSETS Y/Y: 17.6% V 18.0%E
 (CN) CHINA MAR RETAIL SALES Y/Y: 12.2% V 12.1%E
(CN) CHINA Q1 BUSINESS CLIMATE INDEX: 128.0 V 124.3 PRIOR
 (NZ) NEW ZEALAND Q1 CPI Q/Q: 0.3% V 0.5%E; Y/Y: 1.5% V 1.7%E
(AU) AUSTRALIA MAR WESTPAC LEADING INDEX M/M: 0.0% (3-month high) V -0.1% PRIOR

 YHOO: Reports Q1 $0.38 v $0.37e, R$1.09B v $1.08Be; +6.8% afterhours
IBKR: Reports Q1 $0.34 v $0.29e, R$355M v $216M y/y; +3.2% afterhours
INTC: Reports Q1 $0.38 v $0.37e, R$12.8B v $12.8Be; Raises FY14 GM guidance; +1.5% afterhours

CSX: Reports Q1 $0.40 v $0.38e, R$3.01B v $2.99Be; increases quarterly dividend by 7% to $0.16/shr; reaffirms FY guidance; +0.6% afterhours

(US) The Federal Reserve should tie its forward guidance closer to its two mandates of stable inflation and low unemployment, said Eric Rosengren, the president of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, on Tuesday. In a speech at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, Rosengren said the Fed should pledge to keep short-term interest rates close to zero until the Fed believes it is within one year of reaching its targets. Rosengren said that a 5.2% unemployment rate would be close to full employment. At the moment, the unemployment rate is 6.7%. The Fed’s annual inflation target is 2% while actual inflation, measured by the personal consumption expenditure index, is running below 1% in February. Rosengren said the recent data was consistent with a slowly improving economy but added he was worried about scars from the recession that have changed consumer and business spending habits. Rosengren said that the Ukraine crisis could hurt the fragile European banking sector. “All told, in my view, monetary policy should remain highly accommodative until the domestic and global economies are on more solid footing,” he said

(US) TIC

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/15/belgium-is-buying-up-tons-of-u-s-treasurys/

(US) GLD

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/15/china-physical-gold-demand-to-rise-25-by-2017-world-gold-council/

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Geopolitical Summary

-Israels 300 Nuclear Weapons…

 
Israel possesses at least 300 nuclear warheads: Jimmy Carter
Source: Tehran Times

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says that Israel has at least 300 nuclear warheads which is far more dangerous than estimates that are being hypothetically made about Iran’s potential access to nuclear weapons.

“Well, you know, if they [Iran] got one nuclear weapon, Israel has, what, 300 or more, nobody knows exactly how many,” Carter told MSNBC in an interview earlier this week.

The veteran U.S. politician said that the United States should not launch an attack on Iran over its disputed nuclear program even in the event the country succeeded in building a nuclear bomb.

Carter also commented on former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally and said, “I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel.”

“The only country on earth that has that capability would be the United States, and I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the United States to bomb Iran over this issue,” he added.

Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes but the U. S. and its Western allies believe the Islamic Republic could use the technology for military purposes.

Iran and the P5+1 powers – Britain, France, China, Russia, Germany and the United States – are in talks to resolve the longstanding dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.

The P5+1 group is offering to remove years-old sanctions if Tehran agrees to limits on its nuclear activities.

Israel is the sole country in the Middle East believed to have nuclear weapons.

-The US’s Invasion of Africa That Nobody Knows About

John Glaser, April 15, 2014

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Meehan observes Kenyan trainees

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Meehan observes Kenyan trainees

The U.S. is assembling the rudiments of imperial infrastructure throughout Africa, and hardly anybody knows about it. Hardly anybody knows about it because the government and military refuse to divulge much of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa. You see, U.S. foreign policy is really none of our business.

The Obama administration has been slowly – and very quietly – peppering the U.S. military throughout the continent and putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of government contractors to build the necessary infrastructure for a permanent U.S. military presence.

Washington has been increasing its support for African regimes, many with records of human rights violations, and boosting efforts to train African militaries to keep them dependent on the Pentagon. The U.S. is training and equipping militaries in countries including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – not to mention operations in Libya, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Djibouti, et al.

Reporter Nick Turse has been at the forefront of reporting on America’s gradual infiltration of Africa. He writes this week about, among other things, the difference between what military officials say about Africa policy when asked by reporters and what they tell U.S. contractors looking to do business for taxpayer money. To journalists, the Pentagon maintains that we’re hardly doing anything in Africa beyond “humanitarian assistance.” To the military industrial complex, they say America is “at war” in Africa and is looking for a “permanent footprint” throughout the continent.

Captain Rick Cook, the chief of US Africa Command’s Engineer Division, was addressing an audience of more than fifty representatives of some of the largest military engineering firms on the planet—and this reporter. The contractors were interested in jobs and he wasn’t pulling any punches. “The eighteen months or so that I’ve been here, we’ve been at war the whole time,” Cook told them. “We are trying to provide opportunities for the African people to fix their own African challenges. Now, unfortunately, operations in Libya, South Sudan, and Mali, over the last two years, have proven there’s always something going on in Africa.”

Cook was one of three US military construction officials who, earlier this month, spoke candidly about the Pentagon’s efforts in Africa to men and women from URS Corporation, AECOM, CH2M Hill and other top firms. During a paid-access web seminar, the three of them insisted that they were seeking industry “partners” because the military has “big plans” for the continent. They foretold a future marked by expansion, including the building up of a “permanent footprint” in Djibouti for the next decade or more, a possible new compound in Niger, and a string of bases devoted to surveillance activities spreading across the northern tier of Africa. They even let slip mention of a small, previously unacknowledged US compound in Mali.

Turse sums up some of the activities the U.S. is known to be engaged in: “Over the last several years, the US has been building a constellation of drone bases across Africa, flying intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions out of not only Niger, but also Djibouti, Ethiopia, and the island nation of the Seychelles.”

[The US military] now averages far more than a mission a day on the continent, conducting operations with almost every African military force, in almost every African country, while building or building up camps, compounds, and “contingency security locations.” The US has taken an active role in wars from Libya to the Central African Republic, sent special ops forces into countries from Somalia to South Sudan, conducted airstrikes and abduction missions, even put boots on the ground in countries where it pledged it would not.

Meanwhile, CNN is preoccupied with its 500th hour straight of the missing Malaysian airline coverage. Fox is busy with its perennial Benghazi conspiracy theories and antagonistic coverage of Russian policy in Ukraine. And MSNBC doesn’t dare cover anything but Obama’s benevolent domestic social policies. In the newspapers, one can find the occasional report of U.S. missions in Africa, but they hardly question the wisdom or legitimacy of such interventions (and hardly anyone reads the newspapers anyhow).

Mix this deficient news media environment with the Pentagon’s utter refusal to answer straight questions about U.S. interventionism in Africa, and you have a public that is completely uninformed about a growing chunk of U.S. foreign policy that will soon (as it already has) render dangerous unintended consequences.

-Gazprom Puts Yats the Yid on Notice , cash and carry terms only.

MOSCOW, April 16. /ITAR-TASS/. On Wednesday, Gazprom may avail itself of its right to switch the Naftogaz Ukraine over to prepayment for May deliveries of gas. This follows from the contract signed by Gazprom and Naftogaz on January 19, 2009.”If payment is not made by the 7th of a month following the month for delivery, the seller has a right to switch deliveries over to prepayment. Not later than the16th of a month preceding the month of delivery, Gazprom makes out a preliminary bill which the buyer should foot in full prior to the beginning of the month for delivery. If the buyer fails to fulfil the obligation or does that improperly, the seller has a right partially or fully to terminate the fulfilment of its obligations,” says Article 5 of the contract dated January 19, 2009.Itar-Tass reported earlier that Naftogaz had failed to pay $500 million for the March supply of Russia’s gas. Ukraine’s aggregate debt as of the beginning of April is up to $2.2 billion.On Tuesday, RWE and Nafrogaz Ukrainy announced a reverse supply of gas to Ukraine via Poland. Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Permanent Representativeve at the European Union, when referring to a technological possibility of reverse supply, pointed out, “speaking in plain, not technological language, gas cannot be pumped in opposite directions via one and the same pipe”. “Therefore, an attempt at arranging a reverse supply, be it from Slovakia or from Hungary, to Ukraine, that would mean that the supply of gas from east to west (to the European Union) will diminish,” he said. Neither the RWE nor Naftogaz Ukrainy do not disclose a diagram for reverse supply of gas.

 

-Putin: Ukraine on the Brink of Civil War

Expresses Concern Over ‘Anti-Constitutional’ Moves Against Protesters

by Jason Ditz, April 15, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin today issued multiple statements condemning the Ukrainian government’s military offensive against eastern protesters, warning they were “anti-constitutional” and bringing the nation to the brink of civil war.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made similar comments, saying he hoped Ukraine’s interim government, which he reiterated Russia won’t recognize as legitimate, “has brains to avoid driving the country to such shocks.”

Ukraine has presented the offensive against its eastern provinces as an “anti-terrorist” operation, but is really targeting protesters, many of them ethnic Russians, who are calling for either increased autonomy or outright secession from the Ukraine.

After the secession of Crimea, many in the Ukraine interim government believe they need to be pro-active top prevent future secession, though as has been seen elsewhere, military offensives against protests have a tendency to increase resentment and drive the demonstrators to more militant stances.

-Poland: NATO Must Ignore Russia, Send Ground Troops

Insists Western Europe Is ‘Safe’ Because of US Troops

by Jason Ditz, April 15, 2014

Continuing to play up the idea of a ravenous Russian bear racing across the continent devouring all it sees, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak is pushing for NATO to send “significant” amounts of ground troops to his country as soon as possible.

Siemoniak insisted that the threat to Europe was palpable, and that Western Europe was safe because of the number of US ground troops in the area, saying he expected the same for Eastern Europe’s NATO members, and Poland in particular.

“We believe that NATO should not be limited in anything which concerns the security of its members,” Siemoniak added, saying it was important to ignore any objections Russia might raise about an escalated NATO deployment on its frontier.

Since the Russian annexation of Crimea, which occurred more or less without any military conflict, Polish officials, along with other NATO nations in the region, have insisted a Russian invasion of the rest of the Ukraine is imminent, and though weeks have passed since they started saying that, they insist it is still imminent.

NATO has already agreed to additional air patrols in the region, and Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove has been pushing hard the idea of US ground troops in Poland, though as the days and weeks go by and Russia’s “imminent” invasion never happens, the sense of urgency seems to be fading.

-White House Endorses Ukraine Crackdown on Protesters

Insists Offensive Needed for ‘Law and Order’

by Jason Ditz, April 15, 2014

Despite several days of claiming support for negotiation, the White House quickly and loudly endorsed today’s Ukrainian military offensive against eastern protesters, insisting the operations were needed in the name of “law and order.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted that force had not been the “preferred option,” but that provocations had obliged Ukraine to attack the city of Kramatorsk earlier today.

US officials also indicated that they hold Russia wholly responsible for any casualties resulting in Ukraine attacking protesters in eastern Ukraine, and threatened “additional sanctions” against Russia to punish them.

Though the narrative continues to be that the US didn’t want the offensive and Russia “forced” Ukraine into it, Russia has repeatedly called for a negotiated settlement, and condemned the use of force as unacceptable. By contrast, the US seems more or less satisfied with the idea of Ukraine conquering its eastern provinces through military force of arms, and was going to rail against Russia no matter what unfolded just on general principle.

 

News www.antiwar.com
Updated April 16, 2014 – 12:21 AM EDT
White House Endorses Ukraine Crackdown
Poland: NATO Must Ignore Russia, Send Ground Troops
EU Sanctions Push Stalls Over Russia Not Invading Ukraine
Ukraine Pounds Eastern City, Killing Four
Putin: Ukraine on the Brink of Civil War
Video Shows Large al-Qaeda Meeting in Yemen
New Zealand, Australian Men Killed in Yemen Strike
Death From Above: How US Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen
Abu Ghraib Closed Over al-Qaeda Expansion
55 Killed, 44 Wounded Across Iraq as Abu Ghraib Prison Shut Down
Gitmo Judge Halts Hearing Again Over FBI Spying
FBI’s Alleged Attempt to Flip Gitmo Defense Attorney Stalls 9/11 Trial
US Air Strike Kills Three Afghan Civilians in East
Syrian Rebels Show Off US Missiles in Videos
US Invasion of Africa That Nobody Knows About
Viewpoints
The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow’s Blowback Today by Nick Turse
Death From Above: How US Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen by Vivian Salama
Can We Trust What Israeli Leaders Say on Iran?  by Ali Gharib
Ukraine – The Acid Test by Justin Raimondo
Russia in Crimea: Not ‘Munich 1938′ Yet Again  by Ivan Eland
Dick Cheney, Rand Paul, and the Possibility of Malign Leaders by Conor Friedersdorf
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