Two top managers of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank resigned on Monday following the arrest of a high-ranking cleric with close ties to the financial institution, in the latest of a string of embarrassments for the Holy See.
Thu Jul 4, 2013 10:9AM
The G8 summit of world leaders ended with the usual positive statements about so-called progress on the main agenda items such as the conflict in Syria and a US-EU trade deal.
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:25AM
The US trade deficit with China reached $315 billion last year, a record unsurpassed in the history of such statistics.
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:10PM
According to the European Union statistics nine of the 17 EU countries that use the Euro are in recession, with France a notable addition to the list.
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:31AM
Americans' assessments of the economy's direction slipped slightly last week to a net score of -6 from -4 the prior week.
Thu May 30, 2013 7:2AM
Broadcast Date: 29 May 2013
There is an actual distortion of the real conditions involving employment in the US. In many cases, they do not count people who are underemployed. Besides, unemployed means those who are actively seeking work.
Thu May 23, 2013 5:30AM
Broadcast Date: 08 May 2013
AIPAC is one of the most powerful lobby groups in Washington and is the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the country, as evidenced by the array of high profile politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, who speak at its conference each year.
Thu May 2, 2013 10:40AM
A look at Big Money behind US Congress and its multi-term corrupt Congressmen and Senators lining up their own and their wealthy donors' pockets.
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:4AM
The derivatives market is the Las Vegas of the world’s financial super elite, worth anywhere between 2 to 8 quadrillion dollars compared to about 70 trillion dollars of world GDP.
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:19AM
From the opium wars to today's Afghanistan serving as the world's number one heroin hub providing well over 90% of the World's heroin under the boots of tens of thousands of US-led NATO forces.
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:33AM
Council on Foreign Relations is more than a think tank. It is indeed a major policy making venue where politicians, major policy advisors and business tycoons meet to shape and form policy. The Council's board members include Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and major corporations.
Thu Apr 4, 2013 10:22AM
The Koch family of industrialists and businessmen is most notable for its control of Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the United States.
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:38AM
Broadcast date: 27 Mar. 2013
George Soros is a Hungarian-American Jewish business magnate, investor. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management.
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:20AM
The Carlyle group is one of America’s ten biggest military contracting firms. This firm specializes in what they call ‘crony capitalism’. That means they make money by gaining access to the world’s leading decision-makers.
Thu Mar 7, 2013 11:19AM
In 1954, the most powerful men in the world met for the first time under the auspices of the Dutch royal crown and the Rockefeller family at the luxurious Hotel Bilderberg in the small Dutch town of Oosterbeek.
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:37AM
A brief overview of the Rockefellers, the rise of John D. Rockefeller, and how he made one of the world's largest fortunes in the oil business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:24AM
Capitalism is a cult. It is devoted to the ideals of privatization over the common good, profit over social needs, and control by a small group of people who defy the public's will.
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:9AM
IMF and World Bank policies are opening national markets to US-dominated “multinational corporations” effectively destroying the homegrown economy of poor countries all over the world from Latin America to Africa to Asia.
Thu Feb 7, 2013 10:51AM
A look at how the US has purchased favorable Pro-US “democracies”, plutocracies, kleptocracies around the world through USAID, National Endowment for Democracy and NGOs such as George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:30AM
A brief look at the birth and rise of Corporate-States from the British East-India company to today's Wall Street "Multinationals", from chartered corporations acting on behalf of the Colonial Powers to corporations outweighing and surpassing the state .