Now-retracted chem paper’s problems “should have been noticed by the referees,” group says

Last year, chemist Marcus Tius at the University of Hawaii saw a paper describing the synthesis of some organic compounds, and was “struck by the implausibility” of the reported structures. So he joined up with some colleagues to try to replicate the data. While Tius…

Stocks Plunge, 10Y Yield Tumbles Below 3.00% After Trump Calls Off North Korea Summit

10Y US Treasury notes have erased last week’s losses as yields tumble back below 3.00% – a 10-day low.   The yield curve is flattening once again also… So was last week’s bond bloodbath simply rate-lock-setting amid massive IG issuance? And then The White House…

Caught Our Notice: A paper mistakenly ID’d a patient. Its retraction notice did, too. (Oops!)

What Caught Our Attention: Last year, a journal retracted a paper about a child who developed a rare complication related to the inherited disorder Gaucher Disease, after realizing it had inadvertently identified the child. It wasn’t an immediately obvious mistake — the authors listed the…

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace 56 Times In A Single Day

In the last three months, tensions between two NATO member states have escalated dramatically – Turkey has threatened to invade Greek islands, Greece has responded, and Greeks now see Turkey as the greatest threat to their existence. And while Turkish President Erdogan was busy talking…

Kass: “These Are The Ingredients Of A Toxic Market Cocktail”

Authored by Doug Kass via Seabreeze Partners, Surprise #7: Stagflation Emerges in the Last Half of 2018 and the Fed Tightens Four Times Though economic growth slows, wage growth begins to spike.  When unemployment falls to 3.5% a labor shortage develops and unit labor costs…

WTI/RBOB Plunge After Massive Surprise Crude Inventory Build

WTI and RBOB are trading lower since last night’s API data, but plunged as DOE reported a massive surprise 5.78mm crude build, a surprise gasoline build, and a new record for US crude production. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Energy Analyst Vince Piazza notes that inventory draws…

Danish Minister: “Dangerous For All Of Us” If Muslims Work During Ramadan

Back in March of last year, Erico Matias Tavares , asked Iben Thranholm – one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists on such matters – if Denmark was on the brink? Thranholm is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR),…

Ep. 725 It’s Worse Than They’re Letting On

Summary: A target of the Mueller probe gave an explosive interview to Laura Ingraham last night about the Obamagate spying scandal. I also address some of Ben Shapiro’s questions about the Trump investigation.    News Picks: Was the Papadopoulos meeting a setup the entire time?…

‘Russiagate’ Unveils The Depths Of Corruption In American Politics

Authored by Seraphim Hanisch via The Duran, For the last seventeen months now, the daily serving of American political news has included a generous helping of Robert Mueller, the Russiagate investigation that has morphed into an “is there any way possible we can get rid…

Iran Announces Plan To Stay In Syria As Pompeo Issues Unprecedented Threats

After last Thursday’s relatively brief meeting in Sochi between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad wherein Putin stressed that it is necessary for all “foreign forces” to withdraw from Syria, there’s been much speculation over what Putin actually meant.  Many were quick to point…