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Forget The Phony Pension Accounting, Here's How Much Your State Pension Is Really Underfunded

The phony assumptions that go into calculating public pension underfundings in the United States are a frequent topic for us.  As our readers are aware, state pension administrators are given fairly wide leeway to simply pick a discount rate out of thin air.  Of course, since pensions are nothing but a massive stream of future liabilities that stretch out into perpetuity, every 100 bps increase can substantially, and artificially, lower the fund's reported underfunded level. 

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Brooklyn Prosecutors Investigating $300 Million Loan To Kushner's Real-Estate Firm

As we pointed out yesterday, the mainstream media made another glaring error in its coverage of President Trump earlier this month when Handlesblatt, a German newspaper, reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank – the country’s largest lender – for records pertaining to Trump’s finances.

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Brooklyn Prosecutors Investigating $300 Million Loan To Kushner's Real-Estate Firm

As we pointed out yesterday, the mainstream media made another glaring error in its coverage of President Trump earlier this month when Handlesblatt, a German newspaper, reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank – the country’s largest lender – for records pertaining to Trump’s finances.

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Hedge Fund Behind Mystery "Bitcoin To $50,000" Bet Revealed

The crypto space was thrown into chaos today as the price of bitcoin and its peers plunged overnight, cementing the pioneering digital currency's worst week since December 2013, only to rebound dramatically into the close, wiping out virtually all losses. Also today, just as the rout was nearing its trough, we shared a story from the Wall Street Journal about a mystery trader who placed a $1 million bet that bitcoin will climb above $50,000 by December 28, 2018.

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