America Is not a Democracy, but an Economic Oligarchy

January 22nd, 2015

richTed Baumann:  “What’s in a name?”

Modern life causes me often to consider that Shakespearian question. We’re immersed in a never-ending stream of words, images and ideas deliberately designed to trick us into believing things that are only partly true, or not true at all.

The science of modern advertising is the prime example. In that world, representation and imagery are Read more…

Economy, Government

Ocwen Financial Corp(NYSE:OCN) Appoints Members To The Board

January 21st, 2015

ocwenOn January 20, 2015, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ocwen Financial Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Phyllis R. Caldwell and DeForest Blake Soaries, Jr. to the Board, effective immediately, to fill existing vacancies on the Board and to serve until Read more…

Banking

Acacia Research Corp(NASDAQ:ACTG) Reaches Settlement With Acxiom Corporation(NASDAQ:ACXM)

January 21st, 2015

court rulingOnline News Link LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp(NASDAQ:ACTG), and Acxiom Corporation(NASDAQ:ACXM) have reached a settlement that resolves the dispute between the parties currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern Read more…

Uncategorized

Overseas Shipholding Group Appoints Captain Ian T. Blackley As President and Chief Executive Officer With Huge $675K Salary, $2.5M Stock And Over $1M Yearly Bonuses

January 21st, 2015

osgOn January 20, 2015, Captain Ian T. Blackley was appointed by the Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.(OTCMKTS:OSGIQ) as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective on that date, and in connection with that appointment, will no longer Read more…

Crude Oil

Joe Reagor Of ROTH Capital: ‘Best Of Show’ On The Metals Merry-Go-Round

January 21st, 2015

Merry_Go_RoundKevin Michael Grace:  Metals are like horses in a merry-go-round, believes Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital—as some rise, others fall. In this interview with The Mining ReportReagor explains how looming surpluses, shortages and reduced confidence in central banks will be negative for copper but positive for silver, gold, uranium and, especially, zinc. Read more…

Banking, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver

Obama’s SOTU: ‘Free’ Community College And Other Expensive Goodies For The Middle Class

January 21st, 2015

obamaKurt Nimmo:  In his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama promised a slew of expensive goodies for the middle class. Read more…

Economy, Education, Government, Today's Top News

World War III Will Be A Gorilla Information War And The US Gov Is Ramping Up Efforts To Win

January 21st, 2015

Cyber-WarfareMac Salvo:  Though it has remained officially unsaid, the powers that be have all-but-officially designated the American people as their enemy in a foggy battleground that has become global, nebulous, highly technological and extremely paranoid. Read more…

Economy, Government, Military and Police, Technology, Today's Top News

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Reaches Settlements With The SEC and Attorneys General Of New York And Massachusetts

January 21st, 2015

S&P Rating ServiceNEW YORK, January 21, 2015 – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P Ratings), a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MHFI), today announced it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve the SEC’s investigation into Read more…

Material Events

Micrel, Incorporated(NASDAQ:MCRL) Announces Comprehensive Review Of Strategic Alternatives

January 21st, 2015

NewsOn January 20, 2015, Micrel, Incorporated(NASDAQ:MCRL) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has decided to undertake a comprehensive review of Read more…

Material Events

Alan Grahame Resigns From Ixia(NASDAQ:XXIA)

January 21st, 2015

resignOn January 16, 2015, Alan Grahame submitted his resignation, effective February 16, 2015 (the “Termination Date”), as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales of Ixia(NASDAQ:XXIA). In connection with his resignation and the termination of his employment, Mr. Grahame is Read more…

Material Events, Technology

Duke Energy Corp(NYSE:DUK) Receives Letter Requesting Additional Information In Connection With The Sale Of The Company’s Midwest Commercial Generation Business to Dynegy

January 21st, 2015

dukeOn January 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a letter requesting additional information in connection with the application filed on September 11, 2014, by Duke Energy Commercial Asset Management, LLC (“DECAM”), a subsidiary of Read more…

Energy, Material Events

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(NYSE:FDO) Board of Directors Meets To Discuss Dollar Tree, Inc.(NASDAQ:DLTR) Merger

January 21st, 2015

dollar treeOn January 19, 2015, the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(NYSE:FDO) (“Family Dollar”) met, in consultation with Family Dollar’s financial and outside legal advisors, to consider the press release issued by the Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General”) on January 15, 2015; the Read more…

Consumer, Material Events

Unilife Corp (NASDAQ:UNIS) Enters Into A Global Strategic Agreement With AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV)

January 21st, 2015

strategyOn January 15, 2015 Unilife Corp(NASDAQ:UNIS) entered into a definitive global strategic agreement with AbbVie Inc(NYSE:ABBV) for the customization and supply of its injectable drug delivery systems for use Read more…

Pharmaceuticals

Is Barack Obama Actually Trying To Help ISIS Take Over Syria?

January 21st, 2015

Obama and ISISMichael Snyder:  That headline sounds crazy, right?  It must be untrue, right?  Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn.  As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments.  And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to Read more…

Government, Today's Top News, World News

The Oil Price Collapse Is Causing US Oil Drillers To Cut Operations And Slash Spending

January 21st, 2015

Oil RigNick Cunningham:  U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending.  Read more…

Crude Oil, Today's Top News

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