Eight weeks to a better brainarticipating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan.
Senate Report: Scale of Wall Street Holdings Are “Unprecedented in U.S. History”Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, released an alarming 396-page report that details how Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks have quietly, and often stealthily through shell companies, gained ownership of a stunning amount of the nation’s critical industrial commodities like oil, aluminum, copper, natural gas, and even uranium.
Bank of America settles with government in mortgage bond caseA final judgment against Bank of America Corp. in a mortgage-bond lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was signed by a federal judge, helping clear the way for the lender to complete a $16.7 billion global settlement of claims it misled investors about risk. The judgment signed Tuesday by U.S.
Co-conspirator of 9/11 attacks says Saudi prince financed operationReuters / Sara K. Schwittek A former self-described Al-Qaeda collaborator serving a life sentence in prison now says he wants to testify in court about what he claims to know about a Saudi Arabian prince’s alleged role in financing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Starved for Time? Here’s a Surprising-and Easy-SolutionAlthough I think I spent most of my childhood daydreaming, I seldom do it anymore. Occasionally, I’ll catch myself spacing out in the shower, just standing there, and I’ll try to hustle myself back on track, lest I waste any more time or water. Rarely do we just let ourselves stare into space these days.
The criminalisation of American businessWHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The kleptocracy in the Kremlin? If you are a big business, all these are less grasping than America’s regulatory system.
World Socialist Web SiteBy Gabriel Black 10 November 2014 The failure of the insurance giant American International Group (AIG) at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 “would have been catastrophic for the broader economy” and led to “mass panic on a global scale,” according to recent court testimony by Timothy Geithner, President Obama’s first-term Treasury Secretary and former President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
UPDATE 1-BofA, US Bancorp settle first bond trustee class actionBy Jonathan Stempel and Nate Raymond NEW YORK Nov 7 (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp and US Bancorp have reached a $69 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over their roles as trustees for securities backed by risky mortgages from Washington Mutual Inc, which failed in 2008.