Analysis: Portugal the Next Financial Domino

Once upon a time there were five European PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) who were considered to be living in a financial structure made out of straw or wood. Along came the big bad credit markets that threatened to collapse that threatened financial structure by making debt refinancing too prohibitive. The more responsible […]

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Dont Give a Fig for Turkey on Tu B’Shvat

You bought from Turkey, you financed the next flotilla,” says a group that will launch a campaign on Thursday against buying fruits, especially figs, from Turkey for the upcoming Tu B’Shvat holiday. Almost all of the figs in Israel are imported, creating a problem for Jews who want to keep the holiday Zionist and also […]

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The Government Spending Threat to Economic Freedom; USA Now “Mostly Free”

This morning, The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal released the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom, and while the news is good for many countries, it is depressing for the United States. All told, 117 countries, mainly developing and emerging market economies, improved their Economic Freedom Index score. Meanwhile the U.S. dropped to 9th […]

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Report: Soda Tax Chases Jobs Out of Baltimore

(CNSNews.com) – The Pepsi plant in Baltimore will no longer make soda, and the company plans to lay off 77 people — a decision blamed in part on a controversial new beverage tax in the city, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. Kristine Hinck, a company spokeswoman, cited the 2-cent tax on bottled beverages passed […]

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IDF Eliminates ‘Ticking Bomb’ Terrorist in Gaza

Israeli Air Force missiles struck and killed a wanted Islamic Jihad terrorist and seriously wounded another as they were riding on a motorcycle in southern Gaza Tuesday afternoon, Hamas stated. The IDF said it is investigating the report. Indicating the increasing presence of terrorist groups competing with Hamas, the burial of two other terrorists without […]

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