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Did Congress try to Legalize Foreclosure Fraud?

By Greg Hunter’s 

A bill that will make it more difficult to challenge improper foreclosure is going to be Vetoed by President Obama according to a Wall Street Journal story.  The bill quietly slipped through the Senate last week with a unanimous vote. (The House passed the bill in April.)  There was no public debate.  No one spoke up for the people fraudulently foreclosed on by big banks.  The bill got through because of a special Senatorial procedure.  Both Democratic and Republican leaders thought it was a good idea to make it harder for the average homeowner to fight the banks in foreclosure.  (more…)

Record High Gold all about Fear

By Greg Hunter’s 

There has been one record high after another for gold.  They say the markets are ruled by fear and greed.  In this case, it is simply fear that is driving the yellow metal higher day after day.  There is a perfect storm of doom in the economy right now.  The biggest problem is debt.  It just went parabolic with the revelation that the banks are stuck with trillions of dollars in worthless mortgage backed securities.  I wrote all about this Monday in a post called “Could Foreclosure Fraud Cause a Banking Calamity?”  The U.S. government is going to come to the rescue and bailout the banks once again.  (more…)

Could Foreclosure Fraud Cause Another Banking Meltdown?

By Greg Hunter’s 

This weekend, Bank of America became the latest lender to delay all foreclosures in 23 states because of possible problems with the necessary documents needed to repossess a home.  GMAC Mortgage and JP Morgan Chase have had similar problems recently with documents that prove the bank has the right to foreclose.  (more…)

The Fallacy of ‘Bailing Out’ U.S. Cities and States

I want to revisit something banking analyst Meredith Whitney said this week on CNBC about the huge financial insolvency problems facing many U.S. states.  She said, “You have to look at the states and the risk that the states pose, because the crisis with the states will result in an attempt at least for the third near-trillion-dollar bailout.” I feel there is no way Whitney reveals this possible $1,000 billion boondoggle unless she has some inside information or insight.  This is a lose-lose proposition.  (more…)

When Meredith Speaks, You Should Listen

By Greg Hunter’s 

I was pulling up to a store yesterday in my car, listening to CNBC on XM Radio, when an interview with banking analyst Meredith Whitney came on as a guest.  I shut the car off and listened because, over the years, I have learned when Whitney talks, everybody should pay attention.  There are only two reasons why I think this way:  (1) Whitney has a track record of many good calls on the economy and banking.  (2) Her predictions are usually spot on.


Recession Not Over, Double-Dip or Worse Coming

By Greg Hunter’s 

Just last week, I ridiculed a group of academic economists for calling an end to the longest recession since World War II.   The National Bureau of Economic Research proclaimed the recession we STILL find ourselves in ended in June of 2009.  The NBER is the official arbiter of the timing of the U.S. business cycle.  Well, I’m not the only person who thinks the NBER’s ascertainment of the economy defies all statistical evidence.    (more…)

Is Gold in a Bubble?

By Greg Hunter’s   

With gold hitting all time nominal highs this week, the recurring question is “Is gold in a bubble?”  The yellow metal has been flirting with the $1,300 an ounce mark, and some folks are getting a little worried it has gone too far too fast.  If anything, gold has not gone far or fast enough if you compare it to the U.S. debt and future commitments.  According to Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff, the U.S. is “bankrupt.”  (more…)

The Recession is Over? Really!

By Greg Hunter’s 

I was dumbfounded by the headline “Recession Ended in June 2009” that came out earlier this week.  The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which is a panel of academic economists, called an end to the longest recession since WWII.  (more…)

We Don’t Have Honest Money

By Greg Hunter’s 

My nephew, Luke, called me the other day vexing over the materials used in our coins.  He is a finance major in grad school and was researching money when he discovered that pennies were 97.5 percent zinc and nickels were mostly copper with only a nickel coating.  (more…)

Treasury Bills: The New Opium

Jim Rickards

About this time last year, I heard financial expert Jim Rickards say on CNBC, “Federal Reserve needs to cut US Dollar in half over next 14 years.” He followed that up by saying, “If the market sees that playing out which it probably will, you could have a very rapid collapse of the dollar.” Fast forward to today with gold hitting all-time highs, his scenario may be beginning to play out.  Rickards is a heavyweight in the world of finance.  He is Senior Managing Director for Market Intelligence at Omnis, Inc., and co-head of the firm’s practice in Threat Finance & Market Intelligence.  He is a big thinker that peers into the future for a living. (more…)

Tap Dancing on A Land Mine

By Greg Hunter’s

The economic “recovery” talk picked up some speed yesterday as retail sales for August were announced.  The government said sales were up a whopping .4%. It seemed everybody on financial TV was talking like the worst is now behind us, and there was no chance of a dreaded “double-dip” in the economy.  (more…)

The Elephant in the Room

By Greg Hunter’s

There has been a flurry of proposals this week on how to get the economy growing again.  The President has been giving speeches across the country offering up plans for more infrastructure spending, business tax cuts and credits.  The Republican plan includes keeping all the Bush tax cuts in place and rolling back spending to 2008 levels.  Basically, the Democrats want more stimulus spending and some tax cuts, and the Republicans want more tax cuts and some spending reduction. (more…)

Death By Globalism—Economists Haven’t A Clue

The President is kicking off another new jobs creation campaign this week.  He has just proposed spending more than $50 billion on infrastructure over the next six years and $300 billion in business tax cuts and credits for the future.  The White House says the plan will not add to the record U.S. deficit.  The Obama Administration plans to work with Congress to get it done.  Congress, by the way,  is enjoying a sub 10% approval rating these days.    The Guest Writer today is Paul Craig Roberts.  He was Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, so he knows something about money and stimulus plans like the President is pushing.   Roberts lays out why stimulus plans will not work for the American economy as it stands today.  –Greg Hunter—  (more…)

Job Headlines Paint False Rosy Picture

By Greg Hunter’s

Headlines released after a better than expected jobs report painted a very optimistic picture.  Bloomberg’s headline read “Recession Concerns Ease on August Jobs Data.” The story said, “Companies in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in August, easing concern the world’s largest economy is sliding back into a recession.  (more…)

Skidding Toward Fall

The following article was written by James Howard Kunstler.  Mr Kunstler wrote a book in 2008 about post-oil America called  “World Made By Hand.”  Fossil fuel and issues surrounding it are a natural fit for this writer.    He wrote the article in early August when President Obama was touting General Motor’s new electric car.   –Greg Hunter– (more…)