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Bank Bailouts and Property Taxes – Bloomberg

New York TimesBank Bailouts and Property TaxesBloomberg"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change," says the epigraph from Charles Darwin on page 7 of Banco Popular Espanol SA's 2016 annual report. Well, there is change coming at ...ECB triggers overnight Santander rescue of Spain's Banco PopularReutersSantander Rescues Troubled Rival in Test of Europe's New RulesNew York ...

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Trump, on Twitter, upends U.S. relations with Qatar

Trump’s comments on Twitter marked a sharp reversal from the White House’s pledge just one day earlier to “deescalate” a feud in which Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries have formally cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and frozen travel to and from the oil-rich nation, accusing it of financing extremists and supporting Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, Iran.

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How To Make Your Life Completely Miserable

If you are a fan of Charlie Munger and his principle of inversion, you will enjoy this video by CGP Grey* about the 7 Ways to Maximize Misery. Sometimes the best solution to a problem comes by approaching it backwards. Found via Abnormal Returns. Briefly, here are the 7 ways: Stay still. Screw with your sleep. Maximize your screen time. Use your screen to stoke...

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Join Marriott Rewards, Get 1,000 Free Miles + Double Miles

The loyalty program for Marriott Hotels (which recently bought Starwood) is running a promotion for new members. If you enroll in Marriott Rewards through this link, you will earn 1,000 bonus miles from one of the airlines below, as well as double miles on your stays from 6/4/2017 through 9/2/2017 (up to 35,000 bonus miles). Here are the eligible programs: AeroMexico ClubPremier Air Canada Aeroplan Avianca-TALA Lifemiles British Airways Executive Club (Avios) Etihad...

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Philippine authorities search for clues on casino gunman's identity

Philippine authorities said Saturday they still did not know the identity of the gunman who killed 37 people when he torched a casino, but insisted he was not an Islamic State group terrorist. IS claimed responsibility, with a report on its self-styled Amaq news agency saying its "fighters" carried out the attack, but Philippine authorities continued to insist Saturday that a mentally disturbed ...

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Trump's top environment official refuses to say if President believes in climate change

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has refused to answer the question of whether President Donald Trump believes climate change is real, one of several officials to sidestep the question as the fallout continues over the decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement. In a White House briefing, Scott Pruitt repeatedly responded that the Paris agreement “puts the US at an economic disadvantage” when asked about Mr Trump’s views on climate change...

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U.S Payrolls Miss Estimates

The U.S. labor market gave mixed signals in May, with a decline in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low contrasting with below-forecast hiring and wage growth, Labor Department figures showed Friday. HIGHLIGHTS OF EMPLOYMENT (MAY) Payrolls rose 138k (est. 182k rise); March-April revisions subtracted 66k jobs Unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, fell to...

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