Barclays, Weighed Down by Litigation Charges, Reported Loss in 2014

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:55 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — Barclays said on Tuesday that it fell to a loss in 2014 as the British bank’s annual results were dragged down by charges related to potential fines and litigation costs for past conduct by its employees, and lower income in its investment bank as the lender continues to shrink that business. The bank’s […]

Rick Scott’s Corruption Spiral

by The Huffington Post // February 18, 2015 // Updated 17:48 GMT // 0 Comments

Withholding evidence. Government business carried out in secret. Potential criminal investigations. Read the whole story at Salon

CCTV, China’s Propaganda Tool, Finds Itself at Center of Antigraft Drive

by The New York Times // February 13, 2015 // Updated 19:43 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — As President Xi Jinping accelerated his sweeping campaign against government corruption, political enemies and Western influences in China, he deployed the Communist Party’s most powerful propaganda tool, the state television network, like a hammer. Wang Qinglei, a former producer who worked at China Central Television, or CCTV, from 2003 until he was fired […]

Air Force UFO files land on internet

by CNN // January 20, 2015 // Updated 16:44 GMT // 0 Comments

The Project Blue Book Collection consists of files from Project Blue Book, Project Sign and Project Grudge, the names given to official investigations into unidentified flying objects by the United States military. – Not that they’ve had to. Thanks, Internet!