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Daily Digest 5/30 - Wine Country Faces Fiscal Crisis, Drought Emaciates Cattle In NM

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:49 AM
  • Back to Basics – Gold, Silver, and the Economy
  • "Major Shocks Will Become The Norm From Now On"
  • US targets digital currency in huge fraud probe
  • OECD: Europe's Recession Threatens Entire Global Economy
  • ‘A disaster in slow motion’: Wine country latest California region to face fiscal crisis
  • How Islamist militancy threatens Africa
  • China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen and hog farmers
  • Portland, Maine Doctor Forgoes Insurance To Provide Affordable Care To Community
  • GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations
  • Weather disasters increasing, insurance industry warns
  • GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes
  • Oops: Europe’s green mandates have resulted in more imported coal and wood consumption
  • Harper government nixed reviews for some oil sands projects following warnings of water disruption
  • Corn Growers Turn to Pesticides After Genetically Modified Seeds Fail
  • In China, 'cancer villages' a reality of life
  • Officials: NM ranch had 1,000 emaciated cattle
Podcast

Indigenous: Sourcing Our Clothing Sustainably

Consider Fair Trade standards when buying your next shirt
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:16 PM

When you buy a piece of clothing, how much thought do you give to how it was made?

Few shoppers do. But they should. In many respects, where our clothes comes from is nearly as important as where our food comes from.

The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 sweatshop workers died in a building collapse, provides a stark reminder of this. 

In this podcast, I talk with retail entrepreneurs Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of Indigenous Designs, to get a better understanding of the notoriety the textile industry has earned (much of it well-deserved) and learn about new business models that promise to transform it for the better. » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/29 - BOJ Has Room For More Stimulus, Spain's 'Lost Generation'

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:46 AM
  • Spain's 'Lost Generation': Youth Unemployment Hits 57 Percent
  • Euro shares edge higher after ECB stimulus vow
  • Senior citizens struggle with mounting debt
  • Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks'
  • Pension liabilities worry city bond-rating agency
  • Next NYC Mayor facing $7.8B fiscal cliff from unions who haven't received a raise in years
  • BoJ boss puts faith in Japan's 'resilience'
  • Euro leaders unite to tackle soaring youth unemployment rates
  • D.C. speed light cameras bring in millions for the District
  • BOJ has room for more stimulus, top Abe adviser says
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Daily Digest 5/28 - Tragedy At Midway Atoll, America to Lose Everything Because of This Crisis

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:22 AM
  • New report indicates private industry interested in building moon base
  • Swedish riots: if instability can happen here, what might unfold elsewhere?
  • 'Horror movie in a pill’: Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria
  • Worse-Than-Cyprus Debt Load Means Caribbean Defaults to Moody’s 
  • Peter Schiff: America to Lose Everything Because of This Crisis
  • The jewellery designer who turns profits into aid for the poor
  • Canada Putting Too Many Eggs in Oil Basket
  • VIDEO: An Environmental Tragedy
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Daily Digest 5/26 - Gardening For Mental Health, How Safe Are U.S. Road Bridges?

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 1:14 PM
  • Suddenly bankrupt: People with great credit scores are hurtling into crisis
  • Growing appetite for American whisky straining supply
  • Who, what, why: How safe are US road bridges?
  • Sewage tech lets companies sort profit from Dubai poo
  • U.S. Shift Poses Risk to Pakistan
  • In California, Gardening For Mental Health
  • Breeding The Nutrition Out Of Our Food
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Daily Digest 5/25 - Wealth On A Plane, On The Front Lines Of Food Safety

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:50 AM
  • Wealth On A Plane
  • Doomsday investors betting on market crash
  • Gold & Silver – Markets Provide Us The Best Information
  • Dispute Over Budget Deepens a Rift Within the G.O.P.
  • States’ Policies on Health Care Exclude Some of the Poorest
  • Bison-Loving Billionaires Rile Ranchers With Land Grab in American West
  • On The Front Lines Of Food Safety
Blog

Reality-Check Time

How prepared are you for the future (really)?
Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:28 AM

Let's take a quick break from detailed analysis for a moment and zoom up to the birds-eye view.

What motivates us to spend time here at PeakProsperity.com? » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/24 - Scandals And Economic Disasters, Toxic Rice Causes Concern In China

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:47 AM
  • Elizabeth Warren Grills Treasury Secretary on Too Big to Fail
  • Thanks To QE Bernanke Has Injected Foreign Banks With Over $1 Trillion In Cash For First Time Ever
  • Hyperinflation – 10 Worst Cases
  • 1/3 of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque, survey suggests
  • Scandals & Economic Disasters
  • Greek Prostitution Soars By 150% As Youth Unempoyment Hits 75% In Some Areas
  • Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage
  • Will It Be Inflation Or Deflation? The Answer May Surprise You
  • Harvard Economist: 'The Crisis Isn't Over in the US or Europe'
  • Stockholm riots throw spotlight on Swedish inequality
  • Tax avoidance: Developing countries take on multinationals
  • Straw bale homes for LILAC co-housing residents
  • Toxic Rice Causes Concern In China
  • Siblings' Victoria company boosts shellfish sector with algae-producing reactor
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Daily Digest 5/23 - Big Wind’s Trail Of Wings, Living Buildings For Tomorrow's Cities

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:22 AM
  • Gold ETFs Are Liquidating By The Ton
  • Schizophrenic investors expect slump: bet on boom
  • Clients Denied Gold At Major Banks As Shortage Intensifies
  • Thanks To QE Bernanke Has Injected Foreign Banks With Over $1 Trillion In Cash For First Time Ever
  • Gramm and McMillin: The Debt Problem Hasn't Vanished
  • Want to Save the Environment? Build More Cities
  • Republic of Ireland calls for international tax action
  • US Treasury secretary says he has begun tapping federal retiree pension fund to avoid default
  • Millions falling into poverty in recession-racked Italy: report
  • Seven Ways Today's Economy Is Like The NHL Playoffs
  • PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary "Citizen Koch" To Appease Koch Brothers
  • Court upholds B.C. mining company’s use of temporary foreign workers from China
  • Big Wind’s trail of wings
  • Living buildings for tomorrow’s cities
  • Food swapping: The movement taking off in the UK
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Daily Digest 5/22 - Hard Times In Vallejo, Class Of 2013 Has Largest Debt Ever

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:39 AM
  • Bankia compensation qualms signal loss of faith in Spain's banks
  • IMF says Washington cutting budget deficits too quickly
  • Cleveland will double red-light cameras
  • China Starts Unit to Diversify Reserves From U.S. Debt, WSJ Says
  • In post-bankruptcy Vallejo, services few, times hard
  • Class of 2013 has largest debt ever
  • Officials tinker with lights, produce more ticket fines (Florida)
  • Chicago-area pension funding gap jumps to $32 billion: report
  • ICE Joins CME Warning of Splits in Global Derivatives Rules ($633 trillion)