As warned one month ago after the farcical OPEC meeting in Algiers, the cartel’s latest jawboning ploy to keep prices artificially higher – if only for one more month – is fast falling apart. Just a few hours ago, Bloomberg reporter Daniel Kruger penned the following assessment of the situation:
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The potentially bellicose close encounters above Syria are starting to get awfully close for comfort.
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In a 2011 memo, an aide to Bill Clinton laid out the unethical relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Bill’s sudden wealth. Bill’s personal interests were linked as was Hillary selling influence. The memo details how some foundation donors paid Clinton to speak and provide consulting services.
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I’m a big fan of workplace 401(k) retirement plans. My 401(k) is the largest investment I own. And I’m convinced that part of the reason for the wealth gap in this country is the availability of 401(k)-style retirement plans for the “have” segment and the lack of such programs for the “have-nots.”
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Renovations on the Lethbridge Police Service building are entering their final stages, the Lethbridge Police Commission heard on Wednesday.
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Alberta’s Industrial Heartland continues to see significant investment and development despite the downturn in the energy sector.
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Since the U.S. lifted its restrictions on crude oil exports in December 2015, a dozen new countries have joined its long-term export partner Canada, which had been exempt from these restrictions.
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Few things are scarier than city hall.
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Merkel wants to regulate real estate loans in Germany. The Federal Government is planning to implement extensive regulations on real estate loans. Among other things, debtors will be required under certain circumstances to repay their loans within a given period. The Federal Government said on Monday that the draft law should be followed by recommendations from the German Committee on Financial Stability.
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This year’s proposed 2017 municipal budget forecasts a tax increase of 3.3 per cent for residents and -2.38 per cent for non-residential.
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