Today's Top Stories - August 1, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street was seen opening sharply lower on Friday, as global markets dropped and investors awaited the monthly U.S. employment report More

Asian stocks declined on Friday following a global market selloff overnight but upbeat data from the world's second-largest economy helped cap larger losses More

European, Asian Socks Decline After Selloff Halts 5-Month Equities Rally More

Crude fell on Friday, as ample supply continued to drag on prices a day after the Brent posted its worst monthly performance since April 2013 More

Gold held near a six-week low on Friday and was on track for a third straight weekly loss as U.S. economic optimism offset any safe-haven demand from geopolitical tensions More

Feds accept boredom, lack of work as excuses for surfing porn on clock More

Golden Hammer: Railroad board pays $1B in bogus disability benefit; They may work all the live-long day, but railroad workers shouldn’t be receiving at least $1 billion in benefits they don’t qualify for, a top government watchdog says More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water works to ensure that drinking water is safe and focuses on the safety of aquatic ecosystems; But workers caught Playing Kim Kardashian Mobile Game More

The Environmental Corruption Agency COMMENTARY: Michelle Malkin More

Argentina blames US for debt default Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent" More

Thursday on Wall Street:  Man, what an ugly day. But also a strange day; And yet, it's strange. The S&P 500 was down two percent, but Treasuries were relatively flat, after a see-saw day. It is strange More

July's employment report is expected to show a continued strong pace of jobs growth and the lowest unemployment rate since August 2008 good news for the economy, but possibly bad news for markets More


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  Quote OF THE DAY   


If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to reward them with 99 weeks of unemployment checks with no requirement to prove they applied for it ..... then you might live in a country run by idiots


~Junius P. Long 

Julius P. Long




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