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Dow Dumps Back Below 29k, Treasury Yields Hit 7-Week Lows

Dow Dumps Back Below 29k, Treasury Yields Hit 7-Week Lows The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down for the 3rd day in a row, breaking back below the key 29,000 level as Treasury yields tumble to seven-week lows… Dow is down 200 points… Treasury yields are plunging… Source: Bloomberg And for some context… Source: Bloomberg Somebody do something!!! Tyler Durden Thu, 01/23/2020 – 09:39 Tags Business...

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Soleimani’s Replacement Faces Same Fate If He Attacks Americans: US Top Iran Envoy

Soleimani’s Replacement Faces Same Fate If He Attacks Americans: US Top Iran Envoy A top White House and State Department special envoy for Iran has warned Soleimani’s successor that he’ll face the same fate as the slain IRGC Quds Force commander if he begins ordering attacks on Americans.  US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told the the Arabic-language daily Asharq al-Awsat: “If (Esmail) Ghaani follows the same path of killing Americans then he will meet the same fate,” according to Reuters. For over two decades Esmail Ghaani served as Soleimani’s deputy chief before being named to chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) foreign arm which oversees all covert operations and military action abroad.  Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani. Image source: AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA) Hook gave the interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Summit in Davos while accompanying Trump. He said of the president that he has long had a clear policy “that any attack on Americans or American interests would be met with a decisive response.” “This isn’t a new threat. The president has always said that he will always respond decisively to protect American interests,” Hook said. “I think the Iranian regime understands now that they cannot attack America and get away with it.” Ghaani, meanwhile recently vowed he would “continue in this luminous path” taken by Soleimani following threats by leaders in Tehran that “severe” vengeance will continue, which...

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Rabobank: “Imagine London In Full Lockdown”

Rabobank: “Imagine London In Full Lockdown” Submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank Imagine London in full lockdown. Hard? Well, Chinese authorities just decided to issue a Wuhan travel ban, locking down a city with more inhabitants than London. Stopping the spread of the new SARS-like corona virus is the aim, as more and more cases of contagion have been reported, for which the majority are pointing at Wuhan being the place of origination. The WHO delayed its decision on whether to brand the situation as an a public health emergency of international concern and is expected to report on its deliberations today. Meanwhile, China reported 8 new deaths from the Corona virus, bringing the worldwide tally to 17. Whilst broader risk-off sentiment in financial markets seemed slightly less intense than on Tuesday, Asian stocks took a significant beating overnight, with the Chinese CSI index dropping more than 3% as losses mounted during the trading session. Concerns that travel bans will be rolled out more widely are giving investors jitters, even though these bans are intended to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control. Meanwhile, the stepping-down of Five Star movement leader Luigi di Maio, on which the market had been speculating already earlier this week, had relatively little impact on European bonds, with Italy’s spread volatile but even tightening slightly after the widening move yesterday. Italian minister Robert...

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Ghislaine Hacked: Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Claims Email Server ‘Breached’

Ghislaine Hacked: Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Claims Email Server ‘Breached’ British socialite and former Jeffrey Epstein fixer Ghislaine Maxwell claims that her email server was hacked after a court unsealed approximately 2,000 pages of documents last August, according to the Daily Mail. The extent of the intrusion is unknown, including whether her emails were obtained – which might include embarrassing or evidentiary details concerning Epstein’s alleged victims, co-conspirators or other participants in his underage sex trafficking operation. In the newly released court document from a different lawsuit (originally filed in early December), Maxwell’s attorneys argue that a trove of communications to remain sealed, and that insufficient redactions in the August release, in which “serious mistakes” were made, leading to the breach. “For example, it redacted a non-party’s name in one location but not another; so the media immediately gained access to that name. As another example, it redacted Ms.Maxwell’s email address (which linked to her own domain name) in one location but not another; shortly afterward hackers breached the host computer.” -Giuffre v. Ghislaine Maxwell No evidence of the alleged intrusion was contained in the filing, which notes the ‘difficulty and complexity’ of redacting over 8,600 pages, adding that it ‘could not be accomplished by scanning or speed-reading’ and that each page required careful analysis to protect the identities of non-parties and other information. Perhaps we’ll be treated to...

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