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Trump's Deutsche Bank Conflicts of Interest

What makes matters more complicated is that the U.S. government has been investigating Deutsche Bank’s failure to flag trades by wealthy Russians who spirited $10 billion out of Russia.

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Goldman/Bloomberg Use a Pretty Picture to Paint a Not-So-Pretty Picture of the World Economy

Bloomberg is arguably the best source of financial/economic journalism today (and free too!).  However, this week they wrote up a story that seems to be an irresponsible analysis. 507 more words

Towers Full of Oligarchs and their Dirty Money

Bloomberg published an article today entitled, “Behind Trump’s Russia Romance, There’s a Tower Full of Oligarchs.”  It seeks to provide an explanation for Donald Trump’s friendly attitude toward Russia.   4,078 more words

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Facts About Smoking

I surprised by many metrics in this paragraph:

Almost 80 percent of the world’s 1 billion smokers now live in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

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Vista to acquire DH Corp. for $2.03 billion

Vista Equity Partners LLC has agreed to acquire DH Corp. in a deal  valued at C$2.73 billion ($2.03 billion).

The C$25.50 per share cash offer announced yesterday  represents an 11 percent premium above DH Corp.’s closing price on Friday, March 10, 2017 of C$23.04 a share. 51 more words

Five members of Trump's campaign team had contact with Russian ambassador before inauguration

President Donald Trump met last April with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel shortly before a foreign policy address. This revelation comes after it was revealed that at least five members of Donald Trump’s campaign team had contact with Kislyak before Trump took office. 13 more words