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» Paul Volcker, central banker, 1927-2019

Monday, December 9th, 2019, 10:18 AM - by Newman
Jimmy Carter's best appointment, St. George to the "stagflation" dragon, has died.
Paul Volcker was born in Cape May, New Jersey, on September 5 1927 into a family descended from German immigrants. A shy boy, he learnt a devotion to public service and discipline from an early age. Volcker was deeply proud of his father, who worked as municipal manager of Teaneck, New Jersey, from 1930 and who turned the town’s finances around.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter’s economic policy was in disarray. The dollar was weakening again and inflation surging in
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» American graduate held in Iran on spy charges since 2016 to be released

Saturday, December 7th, 2019, 5:46 AM - by Newman
Reported by Fox News.
An American graduate student held in Iran will be released in exchange for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S., officials confirmed.

Iran’s foreign minister and the White House both announced that Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang will be exchanged for scientist Massoud Soleimani.
“After more than three years of being held prisoner in Iran, Xiyue Wang is returning to the United States,” President Trump said in a statement released by the White House on
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» Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, 7:37 PM - by Newman
As reported by Fox News:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for chills and fever, Supreme Court says
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday night after experiencing chills and a fever, the Supreme Court said Saturday night.

Ginsburg, 86, was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before being transferred to Johns Hopkins for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection, the Supreme Court said in a press release.

Her symptoms have abated after intravenous antibiotics and fluids and she is expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning, according to the release.
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