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  • China forming plans to take away gold market and price discovery power from U.S.
    China forming plans to take away gold market and price discovery power from U.S.
    Since the beginning of the year, and perhaps even going back to the end of the 2008 credit crisis, gold and silver markets in both London and the U.S. have seen a massive amount of manipulation by the bullion banks in an effort to protect the...
  • Markets continue to tumble
    Stock markets continue a downward trend as interest rates to rise soon
    On August 5, stocks in the United States continued on a downward trend, with most major indexes down 1%. After setting record highs, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 have lost all the gains they had made thus far in 2014. Corporate earnings have...
  • Disney World is going to raise its prices again
    Disney World raises prices: Admission hike to $99 per day, unhappy fans open up
    As Disney World raises prices once again this week to $99 per day, a number of unhappy Disney fans are speaking out against the rising admission hike. For the second time in under a year, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom attraction is becoming...
  • Taxes
    What happened to the price of my beer?
    Anno Domini 2014, that's what happened. The new year brought with it some new tax laws, so bear with us as we attempt an explanation. I promise to make this as painless as possible, which means a minimum of math for you.To begin, some basics...
  • East Bay market comes into balance
    East Bay housing markets inching toward equilibrium
    What happens when prices go up, interest rates go up and demand goes down? The housing market comes into equilibrium. It is the basic law of supply and demand.Last year was crazy in the California real estate market. Bidding wars, buyer’s...
  • Black Friday 2013 top 5 Android deals: Which devices, where to get them and when
    Black Friday 2013 top 5 Android deals: Which devices, where to get them and when
    As Black Friday 2013 nears, retailers are pulling out all the stops to lure customers to their stores and websites, including the trend of more Thanksgiving day store openings. This year a number of the big deals will offer Android-based devices...
  • Chocolate lovers dream
    The cost of chocolate is on the rise due to dry weather and high demand
    Unfortunately for chocolate lovers, the price of those favorite sweets is on the rise due to two factors.Extremely dry weather conditions in West Africa where the cacao beans are grown and harvested are creating a lack of crops. Cacao beans are...
  • Richard's store
    Richards Foodporium is local, healthy and affordable
    Though there are many natural food stores throughout Sarasota County, few have as rich a history as Richard’s Foodporium. In 1979 Richard Downey opened his first Richard’s Whole Foods in Sarasota, a store which still stands on the...
  • El "corralito" in Buenos Aires
    What can economic crises teach us?
    Five years ago, I found myself in Buenos Aires, Argentina on a long-awaited vacation to the South American country. The country has a very European flavor with some 97% of its population having Euro roots. Specifically, there is a concentration of...
  • Inflation
    Fast food inflation
    When did fast food get so expensive? Or for that matter, when did gas, groceries, and everything else get so expensive? Is it incongruous to be paying $8-9 for a Burger King meal? Or is that just keeping in step with the rest of our skyrocketing...
  • It's official: Xbox One $499 and PS4 $399 this holiday season
    It's official: Xbox One $499 and PS4 $399 this holiday season
    The E3 conference in California kicked off today with two huge announcements courtesy of gaming's big console producers: Sony and Microsoft.Microsoft took an early morning slot to announce the price of their new Xbox One console as $499 per a...
  • Gas pump
    High gasoline prices mean fewer travelers this Memorial Day weekend
    Filling up the gas tank is going to cost families extra this Memorial Day season, according to reports published by USA Today and AAA on May 24, 2013.Gasoline prices are up across the country but are especially high in California and the Midwest....
  • Prepare for E3 spam.
    Machinima offers CPM bonus and $5,000 cash prize for most viewed E3 2013 videos
    Ever wonder why the "gamer" that you follow on Youtube is suddenly interested in a game he or she may never have played? Ever get confused as to why they suddenly may be focusing on news and events that never had a glimmer of hope in...
  • ice cream
    Ice cream shop increases prices to decrease customers
    A very popular ice cream shop in Germany has increased its prices to decrease customers. Why would they want to do this? Because the shop has so many customers that they are lined up outside waiting to get in and neighboring businesses are...
  • Inflation in United States From 2009
    Gasoline prices in February stir inflation fears
    The Department of Labor February report on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows consumer prices rose 0.7 per cent last month. This is the fastest rise in the index since June of 2009 and would mean inflation of 8.4 percent if it continued for the...