Bristow Group Inc(NYSE:BRS) Adds Board Seat, Appoints The Honorable David C. Gompert

February 6th, 2015

bristow-group-inc-squarelogoOn February 4, 2015, the Board of Directors of Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) determined that it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to increase the size of the Board from ten to eleven directors and has appointed The Honorable David C. Gompert to fill the vacant Board position, effective February 4, 2015. Read more…

Energy, Material Events

First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ:BUSE) Board of Directors Approves Stock Repurchase Plan

February 6th, 2015

First Busey CorporationOn February 3, 2015, First Busey Corporation’s Board of Directors approved a repurchase plan under which the Company is authorized to repurchase, from time to time as the Company deems appropriate, up to an aggregate of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.  The repurchase plan has no expiration date and replaced the repurchase plan that was originally approved in 2008. Read more…

Banking, Material Events

Michael Savage: Global Elites Forced Romney Out To Ensure Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Victory

February 5th, 2015

hillary clintonKurt Nimmo:  Radio talk show host Michael Savage believes Massachusetts Republican and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney was told by the global elite to step down as the Republican presidential candidate in order to allow Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Politics

Smart Oil is Cheap Oil

February 5th, 2015

Oil leackingPeter Byrne:  Even a global economic growth slowdown will not seriously impact the future of the shale oil patch, Rudolf “Rudy” Hokanson tells The Energy Report. The Barrington Research analyst’s job is to think long and hard about the target prices he assigns to the best and brightest junior firms playing in the Bakken and other shales. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Investing

Germany: A Sign of Hope for Europe?

February 5th, 2015

Euro Doom FlagJeff Opdyke:  I went strolling through Münich’s Marienplatz this morning. It’s the center of the city, and has been since 1158. Chunky snowflakes dumped on me as I went in search of a big German pretzel and a coffee. I soon discovered that Marienplatz (and consequently the economy of Germany) seem to be in no need of the ECB’s quantitative easing. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Europe, Investing, Stocks, World News

2016 Elections: Terrorism Will Overshadow Worries About The Economy

February 5th, 2015

TerrorismKurt Nimmo:  Propaganda and the endless horror of ISIS sensationalized by the establishment media will overshadow worries about the economy during the next election.

According to McClatchy, terrorism is the number one issue dominating the political debate leading into next year’s election. Read more…

Economy, Government, Military and Police, Politics, World News

We Are On The Verge Of A Crisis, And The Global Currency Wars Are Triggering It

February 5th, 2015

currency-collapse1-1Mac Salvo:  In financial circles, it is widely acknowledged that the Federal Reserve was about to raise interest rates, but has since changed course and decided to hold firm.

Why? Because currencies are tanking all across the globe, and a stronger U.S. dollar – a double-edged sword – is making export goods more expensive and hurting international business. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Markets, World News

Oil Wars: Rise Of The Vulture Investing Class

February 5th, 2015

Oil BarrelNick Cunningham:  The oil markets are showing some life, having rallied 11 percent over a two-day period. But if a bigger rebound is not around the corner, it won’t just be oil companies that will be feeling the pain: their lenders will also face some steep losses if drillers can’t come up with the cash to cover debt payments. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Investing, Today's Top News

Armored Ambulance With 11 Gun Ports, Rotating Gun Turret, And Battering Ram Approved By City Counsel In California

February 5th, 2015

swatambulanceAdan Salazar:  Police in a Bay Area town will soon be receiving an armored rescue vehicle amid opposition from protesters who fear cops will misuse the gear.

On Monday night, the San Leandro City Council voted 6-1 in favor of purchasing a Bearcat Medevac, an armored vehicle designed for SWAT and Tactical EMS teams. Read more…

Economy, Government, Military and Police

Five Names to Love from the LD Micro Conference

February 5th, 2015

investingStreetwise Reports:  The conference circuit can be a brutal one, with scores of companies vying for investor attention, but some vendor halls hold more opportunities than others. In this interview with Streetwise Reports’ Special Situations, Jim Collins, author of The Portfolio Guru, shares his finds from the productive LD Micro Conference Read more…

Energy, Investing, Technology

Global Elites Plan To Survive By Uploading Their Cloned Brains To Cyber Space

February 5th, 2015

brain chip technologyPaul Joseph Watson:  Dead elites are planning to live on in cyberspace by uploading their cloned brains to computer systems which will eventually take the form of artificially intelligent robots. Read more…

News Of The Weird, Technology

U.S. Banks And Gold: A Critical Juncture

February 5th, 2015

gold-dollar-billsGary Tanashian:  It’s all about confidence, right?  Right.

In 2011, when the commodity and ‘inflation’ trades blew out, the Federal Reserve was completely discredited, with gold bugs out front poking them in the eye with taunts of “Helicopter Ben”.  Markets rebelled against the Fed by sending silver to $50 and commodities in general to an all-time high. Read more…

Banking, Commodities, Gold, Investing

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) Repurchases $300 million Of The Company’s Common Stock

February 4th, 2015

InformaticaOn February 3, 2015, Informatica Corporation(NASDAQ:INFA) entered into two separate accelerated share repurchase agreements (the “ASR Contracts”) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as agent for Merrill Lynch International (“BAML”) and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as agent for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) (“JPM”), respectively, to repurchase an aggregate of approximately $300 million of the Company’s common stock.

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Marvin P. Loeb Resigns From Trimedyne, Inc. (OTCMKTS:TMED)

February 4th, 2015

SurgeonOn January 30, 2015, Marvin P. Loeb, Sc.D, notified Trimedyne, Inc.(OTCMKTS:TMED) of his decision to resign from offices of CEO and Chairman and the Board of Directors of the Company, effective immediately. This resignation was not a result of any disagreement with the Company, its management or the Company’s Board or any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Read more…

Manufacturing, Material Events

This Is What Gold Does In A Currency War, Australian Edition

February 4th, 2015

Australia-Map-FlagJohn Rubino:  Australia just fired a serious shot in the currency war by cutting its overnight lending rate to a record-low 2.25%. Read more…

Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Gold, Investing

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