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Wall Street Traders Turn to ... Astrology?!

Thousands subscribe to star-based finance newsletter

(Newser) - Wall Street is a sophisticated place full of smart, savvy professionals who make decisions based on rational criteria … like whether or not Mercury is in retrograde. An astrology-based financial newsletter has drawn a couple thousand subscribers, reveals. Another has at least 300 traders subscribed, for the low-low... More »

Insiders: Paul OKed Racist Newsletters to Boost Sales

Washington Post report says Paul knew all about controversial passages

(Newser) - Ron Paul absolutely knew about the racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic content in his newsletters—and, indeed, strategically embraced it as a means of boosting sales, sources tell the Washington Post . "It was his newsletter … so he always got to see the final product," says one former secretary... More »

Ron Paul: Ghost Writers Penned Racist Ad, Newsletters

He should have policed mysterious writers, campaign admits

(Newser) - Mysterious "ghost writers" have suddenly popped up in Ron Paul's explanation for racist and anti-gay comments in an investment newsletter and a direct-mail ad that have landed him in the hottest water of his campaign. "Dr. Paul did not write" the ad—which was signed by him—... More »

Ron Paul: I Didn't Write That 'Race War' Letter

Candidate 'disavows its content,' says rep

(Newser) - A rep for Ron Paul would like the clear things up—or at least one thing: The candidate did not pen a 1993 direct mail letter that warns of a "coming race war in our big cities" and a "federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS." The eight-page letter was... More »

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