"When the government lies to We The People, it becomes an unconstitutional and hence illegitimate government, and we are not obligated to obey said government’s dictates, pay said government’s bills, or sacrifice our children in said government’s wars!" -- Michael Rivero

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Dollar Tree is causing commotion with its recent price update. True dollar prices are a thing of the past in Dollar Tree. The discount giant is raising prices again, with some items as high as $7. The company also announced that the sister brand Family Dollar will close nearly a thousand stores starting this year. Are you still going shopping at Dollar Tree when prices rise to $7 an item?

Meta's stock plunges over 16% after earnings report, wiping out $240 billion market cap. alexmark

The aftermath of Meta's earnings report sends shockwaves as its stock nosedives over 16% in after-hours trading. With a staggering $240 billion market cap loss, the company faces scrutiny amid concerns over rising costs and revenue forecasts.

The Illegal Housing Cartel Driving Up Your Rent alexmark

Landlords are being sued for using illegal price-fixing to drive up rents across the country. They allegedly conspired with RealPage, a tech company, to use non-public data to artificially inflate rents. Rents have spiked by 26% since the pandemic.

Texas Instruments' woes deepen with 6th consecutive revenue decline, despite AI boom expectations alexmark
  • Gold experiences remarkable surge, up over 15% year-to-date, outperforming S&P 500.
  • Break in inverse relationship between gold price and US dollar signals exceptional market dynamics.
  • Gold’s resilience despite rising real interest rates suggests anticipation of inflation exceeding yields.

Amidst bustling restaurants and bullish equity futures, a deeper scrutiny reveals a market propped up by buybacks and misplaced optimism. JPMorgan’s conservative year-end target for the S&P 500 hints at underlying unease, suggesting a potential downturn ahead. With Goldman Sachs highlighting tightening financial conditions, the facade of market stability may be giving way to underlying pressures, raising questions about the sustainability of current market exuberance.


A YouTube millionaire, determined to prove he could build a million-dollar fortune from scratch in a year, has been forced to abandon the self-imposed challenge due to declining health.

Aiming to build a $1 million (£808,000) dollar fortune in a year, Mike Black fell short after ten months due to health concerns. Despite reaching $64,000 (£51,700), he prioritised his well-being, citing "health and family come first."