WEB Notes: Meanwhile the stock market hit a new high yesterday so that must mean everything is okay. Wrong. None of the fundamentals have changed, nothing has been fixed. We are now seeing the world turn to negative rates to further economic activity, or so we are told. What it will eventually see for the U.S. and what it sees for some nations already is the theft of the money in citizens bank accounts. But hey the DOW is at another all time high so who cares.
WEB Notes: Of course. Roughly 100 million working age men and woman are not a part of the labor force according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. We also know there are roughly 45 million Americans on welfare. It sounds like the economy is doing just fine.
The US Department of Agriculture has said that it will not regulate a genetically modified mushroom designed to be more resilient and resistant to browning. The GMO shroom was created using the gene-altering tool CRISPR.
The terrorist group Islamic State has dramatically increased its presence in Afghanistan and is preparing to expand into other Central Asian countries and Russia, a senior Russian diplomat warned.
Flash flooding and more rain is possible in Houston, a day after record rainfall killed five people.Meteorologists said some 17.6in (44.7cm) of rain fell on the city on Monday alone, levels that national officials said were “historic”.
The nation’s first “transgender” Baptist preacher spoke to a national Baptist gathering on April 8, explaining that the doctor who delivered him as a baby was wrong in declaring him a boy, and that it was an “angel of reason” that caused him to accept his inclinations to identify as a woman.
The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally.
President Barack Obama’s approval of Pentagon efforts to intensify the U.S. effort in Iraq may matter less for the small contingent of troops being added than for the decision to allow them closer to the front lines of the war against Islamic State.
Things in Venezuela keep finding ways to get worse. Because of acute shortages, people can’t find basics like toilet paper. Now, it will be harder to make overseas calls or watch pay TV.
UnitedHealth Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Steven Hemsley said on Tuesday that the company would largely exit the Obamacare exchange market in 2017, following through on a warning he had given late last year that costs appeared to be unsustainable.