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Big Pharma Killing Cancer Patients with Astronomical Prices

An influential group of cancer experts has warned that the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for cancer drugs are effectively condemning patients to death.

The group of more than 100 leading cancer physicians from around the world, including nine from the UK, accuse the drug industry of “profiteering” – making a profit

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Gold Drops 4%

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So much for that weak dollar, huh? The Bitcoin craze may finally be peaking and now another “alternative” currency is plunging too: gold.

Gold, which in its defense is at least a tangible asset, sank 4% Friday and was briefly below $1500 an ounce. Gold has fallen out of

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Record Honeybee Death Expected to Raise Food Costs

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Fifty percent of the domestic honeybee population is dead, the greatest single-year loss of honeybees in the United States ever recorded. The dramatic loss of the bees is expected to affect consumers.

Colony Collapse Disorder has killed half of the honeybees in the United States this year alone.

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Fox Uses Superbowl to Blame Obama for Gas Prices (Video)

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Fox News is once again blaming President Obama for a rise in gasoline prices by pointing to unusually low prices early in his first term. But experts say that market factors, not U.S. energy policy, have driven prices upward since a temporary price drop in early 2009.

To mark President Obama’s “second Super

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Goldman Sachs Bets on Food as Millions Starve

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Goldman Sachs made more than a quarter of a billion pounds last year by speculating on food staples, reigniting the controversy over banks profiting from the global food crisis.

Less than a week after the Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, slapped Goldman Sachs on the wrist for attempting to

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Goldman Sachs: Expect Food Inflation to Soar

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Food Inflation To Surge, Goldman Warns

We have been very active in our discussions of the impact of the pending rise in food prices around the world (from central bank largesse to weather-related chaos). As Goldman notes, food inflation has been one of the most significant sources of

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A World on the Edge of War

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Here is a summary of where the world stands:

Unable to reach a compromise over the weekend, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of More…

Lower Production Due to Drought Yields More Money for Farmers

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Wow, Less Productive equals more money for them, higher prices for us….must be a nice world their living in over there….congratulations on all the cash, if you’ll excuse me I now have to go shopping for my very expensive and toxic GMO filled products.

US farmers are heading for their most profitable year on

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Gas Prices Reclaim “Big Issue” Status

Just in time for the home-stretch of the Presidential campaign, gas prices are becoming a big story again.

According to AP, the price of a gallon of gas is up about 30 cents nationally from a month ago. An average gallon of regular is now $3.71.

Gasoline prices surged in the spring, and

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Fear Spreads Over Food Prices

LONDON — The increase in grain prices is already being felt around the world. In Indonesia, the tofu industry has threatened to strike over rising soybean prices; in Mexico, the cost of corn tortillas is on the rise; and Iran last week witnessed a rare protest over the cost of chicken. But the economic effects

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Sky rocketing Grain Prices Create Risk of Food Crisis

It has become a distressingly familiar question. With the price of agricultural staples such as corn, soybeans and wheat soaring for the third summer in five years, the prospect of another price shock is once again becoming a prominent concern for investors and politicians

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Housing Prices Much Worse Than Expected

U.S. single-family home prices dropped in March, dipping below their 2009 low, as the housing market remained bogged down by inventory and weak demand, a closely watched survey said Tuesday.

The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas declined 0.2 percent in March from February on a seasonally adjusted basis, in line with economists’

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World Food Prices Hit Record, Still Set to Continue Rising

Even though world food prices have reached a record high, they are still set to continue rising for months to come, the UN food agency said on Thursday, warning that the hardest-hit countries could face turmoil.

Rising food prices have been cited among the driving forces behind recent popular revolts in north Africa, including the

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