Brian Flewelling

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Deutsche Bank Next Lehman Brothers?

DEUTSCHE BANK (NYSE:DB) – HERE BE DRAGONS, NOT Originally at IBankCoin. Reposted with permission<p>“Here be Dragons” means dangerous or unexplored …

Sykes-Picot: 'A kind of tapestry of plans and promises'

One hundred years ago, the Middle East was divvied up between the French and the British. The historian Maurus Reinkowski talks with DW about the …

Want to talk about Jesus? You'll need a permit for that at NC State

A permit is required before students can talk about Jesus at North Carolina State University, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.<p>Grace Christian Life, a registered student group at NC State, filed suit over a policy requiring a permit for any kind of student speech or communication …

Rights & Freedoms

A Senator Just Went on 60 Minutes Claiming the 9/11 Attackers Had "Support from Within the US"

Underneath the visitors’ center in the United States Capitol is a secure room where the House Intelligence Committee stores highly classified files. …

House Intelligence Committee

Bloomberg: U.S. climate 'crazies' are being forced to accept reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> The realities of climate change will force American deniers -- or "crazies" -- to accept reality, Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.<p>"Even the right-wing crazies no longer say climate change isn't real," the billionaire former mayor of New York City declared. "They say it's …

Natural Gas

Nick Merrill: the man who may unlock the secrecy of the FBI's controversial subpoenas

27 November stands to mark a victory a decade in the making for Merrill, who was served with a national security letter in 2004 and said he was ‘terrified’ of revealing the extent of the information he was being asked to hand over<p>For over a decade, Nick Merrill could say nothing about the FBI …

Surveillance

Here's some great news for those who want the stock market to crash ...

Margin debt (red in the chart above) hit a new high in April.<p>Even after adjusting for inflation, margin debt is now higher than it was at the peak of the great bull market in 2000 and the echo bull market in 2007.<p>What is "margin debt"?<p>It's the amount of money stock investors have collectively …

Some gym owners have grown wary of $400 million startup ClassPass: 'It’s the Groupon of exercise studios'

ClassPass sells a membership program lets users pay a $99 monthly fee to take fitness classes at different gyms and studios nearby. ClassPass is in 31 US cities, and it is expanding internationally with 4,000 partnering studios around the world.<p>As a ClassPass member, you can take classes from a …

Do we all have Alzheimer's completely wrong? This man says yes

Throughout his career, Duke University neurology professor Allen Roses has challenged what for decades has been the prevailing orthodoxy in Alzheimer’s research: Namely, the “amyloid hypothesis,” which suggests that a protein called beta-amyloid clogs up the brain, killing neurons and causing the …

Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton Believes Religious Liberty ‘Doesn’t Exist in America Anymore’

Glenn Beck on Wednesday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes religious liberty “doesn’t exist in America anymore if it goes against the collective knowledge.”<p>“[She] has gone further than any politician I’ve ever heard in my lifetime,” Beck said on his radio program. “And …

Immune System Drugs Melt Tumors In New Study, Leading A Cancer Revolution

The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A several-centimeter-sized growth under her left breast went deep into her chest wall. Some of the tissue in the tumor was dying because of lack of blood flow.<p>Doctors at Memorial …

Cancer

DNA Can't Explain All Inherited Biological Traits, Research Shows

Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. …

Larry Summers has a major warning for the US economy, and everyone should be paying attention

On Monday, we published Larry Summers' latest op-ed in The Washington Post, which opened with the former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president writing, <b>"This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system."</b><p>What Summers …

Another interest rate cut will fuel a housing bubble in danger of bursting

The Reserve Bank is walking a precarious tight-rope with interest rates. The economy is weak and cutting interest rates would seem to be a good way to boost economic activity. But with interest rates already at record lows and housing prices and housing debt already at record highs, further cuts …

Canadian Real Estate

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets

Israel cool to Iran deal, may struggle to rally opposition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the international community's framework nuclear agreement with Iran early …

South Asia

'Internet of Things' Accelerator Takes Root In Michigan, With Help From Some Big Names

Grand Rapids, Mich., midway between Chicago and Detroit, is often under-appreciated as a hub of technical expertise and innovation. Dubbed “Furniture City” back in 1876, it’s now a legitimate center for life sciences research, advanced manufacturing and integrated electronics.<p>Now, six of west …

Startups

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

UCLA physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

Courtesy of Alexander Kusenko<p>Alexander Kusenko<p>Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of …