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Europe’s Green Deal Is Bad News For US LNG

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, U.S. LNG producers have had a tough few months, what with the pandemic and plunging prices because of an oversupplied market. Now, prices have improved substantially as production declines while exports have been rising for three consecutive months. The future, however, contains some storm clouds. French utility Engie recently pulled out of…

PNC Buys BBVA’s US Arm For $11.6BN In 2nd-Biggest Banking Deal Since Collapse Of Lehman

With the Fed expected to continue suppressing lending margins for the foreseeable future, the slow creep of consolidation in the banking industry continued Monday morning when Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial announced that it had agreed to buy the US business of Spanish banking giant BBVA for $11.6 billion. According to Reuters, the deal is the second-biggest…

Newsmax Buyout Eyed By Trump Allies Seeking ‘Fox News Killer’; CEO Denies Deal

The CEO of conservative pro-Trump cable channel Newsmax has denied rumors that a Trump-allied private equity firm Hicks Equity Partners has ‘held talks in recent months’ about acquiring them, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Newsmax never had any deal with the Hicks group, and if it’s true they were using our name for the…

Another Brexit Deal Deadline Blown As Boris Johnson Stands His Ground; Extension Expected

Yet another Brexit trade-deal deadline is about to be blown, as PM Boris Johnson and the EU27 contemplate an extension, the latest sign that talks will inevitably go down to the wire as the UK is set to complete its departure from the EU on Jan. 1. British Environment Secretary George Eustice said Sunday it…

DOJ Rules No Charges For Prosecutor That Gave Epstein “Sweetheart Deal”

By John Vibes Former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was one of the powerful figures who helped Epstein avoid serious jail time from behind the scenes in the 2007 case where he opted to register as a sex offender to avoid serious jail time. One of the strategies that Epstein used to stay above the law…

Iran’s Rouhani Invites Biden To Return To Nuclear Deal Commitments

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, In weekend comments, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on President-elect Joe Biden to return to fulfilling commitments under the P5+1 nuclear deal, saying Iran would continue its resistance to the US until they return to the deal. There have been indications that Biden wants to return the US to the deal,…

Hamas Leader Calls On Biden To Abandon Trump’s “Deal Of The Century”

Via AlMasdarNews.com, The head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Movement, Ismail Haniyeh, said that new president-elect Joe Biden, should change the course of the Palestine-Israeli conflict and abandon the policies of Donald Trump. Haniyeh said in a press statement on Saturday: “The unjust policies against our people have made the United States a…

Why Changing CHAZ to CHOP Is Actually a Very Big Deal

I just wanted to share with you a couple of thoughts that have been on my mind lately and see how it resonates with you out there. It has been very interesting for me in tracking the rioting that’s predominately been going on in the US. It’s obviously happening in other countries as well in support…

Italy, Germany, France & Netherlands sign deal for up to 400 million Oxford Covid-19 vaccines – Italian health minister

Four EU countries have signed a contract with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to produce enough Oxford University vaccines to rid the continent of Covid-19 infections, the Italian health minister said. Under the agreement, British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will produce up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough for “the whole population of Europe,” Roberto Speranza wrote on…