• Due to an avalanche of spam we have closed registration. This part of the site is now read only. No more digging or burying .
  • "Recent" is of course all recent stories sorted by the time they were added, the last items added are shown first.
  • "Upcoming" are stories that will be added to "Recent" after a short time period. (Currently 30 minutes)
  • If you see a page take a while to load, that means we're updating the database with fresh stories. You don't have to wait, you can just browse on.
  • This site doesn't rely on user contributions for its stories, like DIGG etc. All stories here are fetched automatically from RSS feeds.
  • By the way this site is mostly about "Music News", but I guess you already figured that out. There's a few non music things but not too many.
  • In order to keep the database somewhat under control all older stories will be deleted once a week, probably all stories older than one or two weeks or so, maybe a month, we'll see. Nobody cares about yesterday's news anyway I reckon.


Finance


Five Reported Killed In East Ukraine Following Ultra-nationalist Attack
submitted by mephisto 3 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
And to think it was just two days ago when all the USDJPY momentum ignition algos roared to life on flashing headline news of yet another diplomatic "de-escalation" of tensions in Ukraine. What was clearly ignored is that since John Kerry was involved, it was nothing but the latest sham. And the proof came moments ago when Reuters reported, citing Russian state television on Sunday, that five peop
 
The Secret World Of Gold
submitted by mephisto 8 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
In light of the Chinese demand we discussed earlier, the ongoing manipulation of 'rigged' markets everywhere, and rising geopolitical tensions (as the de-escalation continues), we thought it worth dusting off this excellent  and wide-ranging look at the history and present of the barbarous relic, gathering many perspectives (pro and con) on gold.The following documentary moves from historical
 
The 5 Faces Of Income Inequality
submitted by mephisto 8 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management,Since Easter is a time of family, compassion, forgiveness and resurrection, I thought this would be a good weekend to think about the income inequality/wealth gap which will be part of the mid-term election debate. There are many questions that must be answered from not only “how” to solve the issue, but also “should” it be?There is no hi
 
Anti-HFT Trading Platform Comes To "Rigged" FX Markets
submitted by mephisto 10 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
The surge in volume on the anti-HFT equity trading platform IEX - of Flash Boys and TV-fight-night fame - makes it very easy to see how the buy-side (which the US retail investor is one small part of) clearly prefers an un-rigged place to find willing sellers (or buyers). Relatively light regulation and high volumes make the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market a prime target for high-frequ
 
It's Time To Retire Gross Domestic Product As A Measure of Prosperity
submitted by mephisto 10 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,What if we used wellness (Gross Domestic Happiness) as a metric for prosperity rather than GDP? Distilling an economy's success in delivering "prosperity" to a single number has outlived its purpose. Zachary Karabell describes the birth of GDP in far less complex times in (Mis)leading Indicators: Why Our Economic Numbers Distort Reality (Foreign A
 
US, And Global, Military Spending Summed Up In One Chart
submitted by mephisto 12 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
While we previously noted the relative stability (but absolute surge) in US military spending over the past few decades, the scale of what the world's peace-keeping, red-line enforcing, hypocrisy-packed nation spends in context to the rest of the world... Source: AFPWe previously put the US military budget in context over time...  And unless we get some serious military conflict to
 
Everything We Are Told About Deflation Is A Lie
submitted by mephisto 12 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by Tim Price via The Cobden Center blog,“The European Central Bank has given its strongest signal yet that it is prepared to embrace quantitative easing to prevent the euro zone from sliding into deflation or even a prolonged period of low inflation.”- ‘Draghi strengthens QE signal’, Financial Times, April 4, 2014.Yes, heaven protect Europe’s embattled citizens and savers from
 
How Americans Die
submitted by mephisto 15 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
America is growing older.Nowhere is this more obvious than in the conversion of America's age pyramid into a rectangle from 1960 to 2050, as was shown in a recent post highlighting America's two 'slow-motion' social dramas. As the Pew Institute summarized "we'll have almost as many Americans over age 85 as under age 5. This is the result of longer life spans and lower birthrates. It’s uncharted
 
"Timestamp Fraud": A Rigged Market Explained In One Simple Animation
submitted by mephisto 15 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
The topic of High-Frequency-Trading quickly dissolves into a smorgasbord of mnemonics and 'inside-baseball' technical terms - just complicated enough to lose everyone that matters or should care about its implications. Despite the fair-and-balanced defense from the mainstream media business channels (sponsored by the belief in the status quo fair markets that 'America the free' is known for), the
 
David Stockman On 'The QE Follies': Bernanke's Swell Gift To The Big Four Banks
submitted by mephisto 17 hours ago (via zerohedge.com)
Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,I recently pointed out that the Fed’s 5-year campaign to drive the 30-year mortgage rate from 6.5% to 3.3% had accomplished nothing except to touch off another of those pointless “refi” booms which enable homeowners to swap an existing mortgage for a new one carrying a significantly lower interest rate and monthly service cost. Such debt chu
 



News Categories


Video Categories