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Layoffs And Office Closures In The Subprime Lending Business Confirm What Has Happened

Bob Chapman, August 25 2007
Layoffs and office closures in the subprime lending business confirm what has happened, thousands will be laid off, U.S. Govt. working with Viktor Bout, the real Lord of War, a class action suit for price fixing gasoline prices at the pump

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Goldman-Sachs Cuts Fees

Bob Chapman, August 18 2007
Goldman-Sachs cuts fees, media says everything will be fine, delinquencies in subprime mortgages are at 14% which may be potentially billions if not over a trillion, S&P downgrading issues, Federal govt spends over a billion on PR and propaganda, a drought of debt will follow the flood of liquidity, class action against Countrywide Financial corp., predictions of recession, Wal-Mart feels the consumer fatigue, memories of the hot summer of '34, could it be a bad omen?

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Evidence Of Saudis Funding Insurgents

Bob Chapman, August 11 2007
Evidence of Saudis funding insurgents, Cheney forms new Gulf military organization, Musharraf weakened, BNP fund withdrawls halted, market indicies plunging, threats of mega-inflation will put pressure on metals.

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More Mortgage Fallout As House Prices Decline Sharply

Bob Chapman, July 28 2007
more mortgage fallout as house prices decline sharply, credit problems grow, a sharp decline in steel shipments, declines in building materials, feeding farmers subsidies, a useless campaign contribution cap, keeping oil imperialism on a leash, declines in capital spending, politicians under investigation, domestic spying, paranoia in the homeland. 

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Building Permits Falling Down

Bob Chapman, July 21 2007
Building permits falling down, Bernanke's pill for the economy, OverStock.com suing brokerage firms, jail likely for Conrad Black, Virginia speeding ticket money grab, American assets being scooped up, credit derivatives bought and sold, bank risks

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Interview With Kevin Gallagher

Bob Chapman, July 16 2007

interview with Kevin Gallagher - video on YouTube. 

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Trade Imbalances

Bob Chapman, July 15 2007
trade imbalances, trade deficits, inflation, deprecating dollars,  salvation in exports,  and a corrupt attorney general.

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Surprise

Bob Chapman, July 7 2007
Surprise, Scooter Libby gets pardoned, but George W. Bush will be judged harshly, Real Estate prices down sharply now, copper production boom, foreclosures climb, worker confidence down, federal debt rises, free trade opposed in South Korea.

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Dropping Housing Prices Making An Impact

Bob Chapman, June 23 2007
dropping housing prices making an impact, making a recession, and its potential for impacting the overall economy,how will financial institutions deeply in the mortgage business cope? Leaving our brightest and best behind.

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Loansharks Preying On US Soldiers

Bob Chapman, June 16 2007
Loansharks preying on US soldiers, misaligned currencies, mortgage notes, Samsung price fixing, Wak-Mart suffers from theft, a breakdown in cheap interest rates, raising Arizona utilities through the roof

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Uncertain Numbers For Growth

Bob Chapman, June 10 2007
uncertain numbers for growth, growth in holdings at the Federal Reserve, home sale decline in the future, the return of the markets to fundamental value, the American exit from Iraq, and the president who looks ever more like a 12 year old with a shotgun. 

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A Frenzy That Leads To A Slowdown

Bob Chapman, June 3 2007
a frenzy that leads to a slowdown, Sarkozy's yacht trip, and what he talked about and with whom, ambitions to invade Iran, return to Kosovo, credit scores lowering for municipal bonds; a coming meltdown in credit, speculators selling currencies, slowdowns in US productivity

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A One World Army For Globalization

Bob Chapman, May 26 2007
A one world army for globalization, mortgage index rising, Blair's successor, Guantanamo detainee describes conditions, Ron Paul as the Republican underdog, a coming correction for metals and interest rates

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Congressmen Under Investigation

Bob Chapman, May 21 2007
congressmen under investigation, Low grades for Bush, the imagined war on terror, and the suspension of liberties to come, Phoenix home sales way up, The republican debate sought to sideline Ron Paul, California real estate dreams drying up, Bernanke comments on the Real Estate market  on Mars

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Concentrations Of Risk

Bob Chapman, May 12 2007
concentrations of risk, dizzying heights in the market, fantasies of the Council on Foreign Relations, royalist fantasies of George Bush II and QEII, and the people who run your lives.

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