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Gold Sales Booming Online
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 03:09 AM

More people are going online to purchase gold.

The Chosun Ilbo reports that, 'Gold continues to sell like hot cakes online. Online mall GMarket on Wednesday sales of pure gold items like rings or bars rose 105 percent from a year ago."

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Kerry Promises to Kick US Troops out of S. Korea
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 02:46 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry has just pledged to the North Korean regime that he intends to eject thousands of U.S. troops out of South Korea.

According to the Chosun Ilbo, "Seoul is reeling from remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that seemed to promise a reduction of the U.S. Forces Korea if North Korea denuclearizes."

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Signs of Deep Recession in South Korea
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 02:28 AM

An alarming trend of a severe slump of money circulation in South Korea is pointing to signs of a deep recessionary economy in the nation.

The Chosun ilbo reports that, "The circulation of money has slowed considerably despite the Bank of Korea frantically printing more, raising fears of a deep recession. The Chosun Ilbo analyzed data in conjunction with the Financial Supervisory Service and LG Economic Research Institute on Tuesday and found that the Korean economy is in worse shape than the Japanese when it entered a prolonged slump in the early 1990s."

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Boeing and China to Build 'Gutter Oil' Planes
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 02:07 AM

BEIJING: Boeing and a Chinese aviation corporation intend to collaborate on airplanes fueled by 'gutter oil.'

According to MarketWatch, "Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil."

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Exxon Mobil HQ Ain't Leaving Irving
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 10:21 PM

CEO Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobil has no plans to move his corporate headquarters to Houston.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Exxon Mobil’s CEO on Thursday dashed any hopes that the multinational oil and gas giant would relocate its headquarters to Houston, saying he plans to continue to honor the company’s “foundational” principles to keep separate its executive suites from its operations."

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Chinese Scientists Testing Cancer-Zapping Virus Drug
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 12:32 AM

BEIJING:  Chinese scientists are testing a new cancer-killing virus drug on monkeys.

China Radio International reports that, "A potential cancer-killing virus discovered by a group of Chinese scientists is scheduled to be tested on monkeys next week. A team led by Professor Yan Guangmei from Sun Yat-Sen University has managed to extract the virus, known as M1, from a certain kind of mosquito."

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Russia Forbids Moldova Meat Imports
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 11:59 PM

Russia is refusing to receive Moldova meat imports.

According to Xinhua News, "Russia's decision to ban the import of meat and meat products from Moldova is unfounded, said Wednesday Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Vasile Bumacov. The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselhoznadzor) decided to ban the import of meat and meat products from Moldova into Russia starting from Oct. 27."

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50K Minimum Wage Job Cuts 'Worth It,' Says Charlie Crist
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 10:20 PM

Charlie Crist, a Democrat, is campaigning for Florida Governor by saying it's "worth it" that over 50,000 minimum wage workers in Florida will lose their jobs.

The Daily Caller reports that, "Last night CNN’s Jake Tapper moderated a debate between Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott and former Republican Governor and current Democratic nominee Charlie Crist."

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Police Officer Unions Endorse Scott Walker for Governor
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 09:59 PM

Law enforcement labor unions statewide have endorsed Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, re-election bid.

According to the Daily Caller, "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign announced several state law enforcement unions have endorsed his reelection, despite the overwhelming opposition of most labor unions."

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Saudi Royal Family Funding ISIS Terror
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 09:23 PM

Alwaleed bin Talal, the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King, disclosed that the Saudi Royal Family has a long history of funding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists.

Press TV reports that, "The Saudi business tycoon, who is a member of the Saudi royal family, told CNN on Monday that “some extremists in Saudi Arabia” provided financial support for the terrorists."

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