MSM: JPMorgan profits surge six fold

(CNN) – JPMorgan Chase’s profits increased more than six fold in the latest quarter, the company said Wednesday, allowing the bank to handily beat Wall Street estimates. Continue reading

MSM: Dollar Reaches Breaking Point as Banks Shift Reserves

(Bloomberg) – Central banks flush with record reserves are increasingly snubbing dollars in favor of euros and yen, further pressuring the greenback after its biggest two- quarter rout in almost two decades. Continue reading

MSM: Iran says shift from US dollar to euro brought ‘big profits

(JPost) – Iran’s central bank governor says the country gained “big profits” by shifting its foreign currency reserve basket from the US dollar to the euro. Continue reading

DHS: Expect your computer to be seized without suspicion

In what was presented to the public this week as a clarification of its privacy policy, the US Dept. of Homeland Security published a paper referring to new guidelines for its immigration and customs agents regarding how they may conduct border searches of travelers’ computers and electronic media. Continue reading