Ghislaine Maxwell seeks release on $5M bail
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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks release on $5M bail

Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland October 2013. The Arctic Circle via Reuters Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite criminally charged with facilitating Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage girls, is asking for bail of $5 million, and argues that her prosecution is barred by a non-prosecution deal that the now-dead...

Is This The Right Time To Go Short On Fuel Cell Stocks?
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Is This The Right Time To Go Short On Fuel Cell Stocks?

By Editorial Dept – Jul 10, 2020, 11:00 AM CDT Back in May, I wrote a piece here recommending buying fuel cell stocks, specifically FCEL and BLDP. My logic then was that, while the market hunger for risk made no sense to me given the trajectory of the coronavirus news and the state of the...

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US Supreme Court refuses to bend to Trump’s will

With its decisions on Donald Trump’s financial records on Thursday, the Supreme Court sounded a note it has played more than once this term: it would not simply dance to the president’s tune. The US high court’s rulings in two cases concerning records held by Mr Trump’s accountant and bankers dismissed arguments that he was...

The Bottom’s Falling Out
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The Bottom’s Falling Out

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Imagine you’re standing across the street from a house that’s on the verge of falling apart, a condemned building, an edifice devoured by rot from bottom to top. Now imagine you see a construction crew arriving to repair it, and they start to fix the...

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Students and teachers hit at International Baccalaureate grading

Students and teachers around the world have attacked the International Baccalaureate after receiving grades awarded using a system introduced because of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. Schools this week demanded explanations from the foundation that administers the IB, with thousands of the 170,000 students who entered saying they had received marks below their expected grades...

Penn State Deletes Tweet Welcoming Conservative Students After Outcry
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Penn State Deletes Tweet Welcoming Conservative Students After Outcry

Authored by Jonathan Turley, Earlier, we discussed the formal censuring of a conservative student at Georgetown for his criticism of Black Lives Matter as an organization and his objections to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Georgetown University has remained silent as the student has been declared a racist and the student government called for...

Big Oil’s Petrochemical Bet Has Hit A Snag
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Big Oil’s Petrochemical Bet Has Hit A Snag

As oil markets are slowly recovering from the oil price bust in April, big oil is facing a set of new challenges in the next couple of years. The Covid-19 pandemic has simply magnified what was already plaguing the industry before the downturn. Eyeing the future, the oil majors have made bets on other sectors,...

How illuminating – Measuring luminescence helps to date a remarkable new discovery at Stonehenge | Science & technology
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How illuminating – Measuring luminescence helps to date a remarkable new discovery at Stonehenge | Science & technology

Jul 11th 2020 FOR MORE than 4,000 years Stonehenge has stood on Salisbury Plain in southern Britain. The landscape surrounding the Neolithic monument contains many secrets, with features dating back to much earlier times. Having surveyed more than 18 square kilometres in the vicinity, archaeologists continue to make surprising discoveries. The latest, a series of...

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Oakmark Global Select Fund: 2Q 2020 (MUTF:OAKWX)

The Oakmark Global Select Fund had a strong quarter of absolute and relative performance, returning 23.1%. The benchmark MSCI World Index returned 19.4% for the same period. The Fund has returned an average of 6.4% per year since its inception in October 2006, outperforming the MSCI World Index, which has averaged 5.6% per year over...

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Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reduces share count, suggesting possible buybacks

FILE PHOTO: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett seen at the annual Berkshire shareholder shopping day in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) has reduced its share count by 1.2% since April 23, a regulatory filing shows, suggesting that Chairman Warren Buffett might have become more aggressive in...

“Our Children Should Be Educated, Not Indoctrinated” – Trump Threatens Tax-Exempt Status Of Leftist-Biased Colleges
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“Our Children Should Be Educated, Not Indoctrinated” – Trump Threatens Tax-Exempt Status Of Leftist-Biased Colleges

In a series of tweets this morning, President Trump escalated his attacks on US universities by threatening the tax-exempt status of colleges that are too focused on “Radical Left Indoctrination”… Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…...

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Worldwide bike shortage slams brakes on cycling revolution

It has become the preferred mode of transport and the pastime of choice for millions of people in the coronavirus era. But the cycling revolution has been stopped in its tracks — by a worldwide shortage of bikes. Many stores around the world have been selling out as soon as new bikes are delivered, leaving shop...

Buchanan: The ‘New Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming
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Buchanan: The ‘New Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Before our Black Lives Matter moment, one had not thought of the NBC networks as shot through with “systemic racism.” Yet, what other explanation is there for this week’s draconian personnel decision of NBCUniversal chairman Cesar Conde. According to Conde, the white share of NBC’s workforce, now 74% and...