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Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and his son Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso

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After years of highly publicized trials in Europe, a new judicial case has been opened on allegedly "ill-gotten gains" by the family of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of Congo-Brazzaville, in the United States this time. Two Florida federal prosecutors have initiated proceedings last month on the behalf of the United States Department of Justice to seize a luxury property in Florida estimated at close to $ 3 million, which they claim was acquired by Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, the son of the Congolese dictator Denis Sassou-Nguesso. 

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Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Ndahiro (left) cited in Panama Papers and Paradise Papers in Rwandan President Paul Kagame's Confidant

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They loot their countries, swim in a sea of wealth and stash funds away from their empoverished homelands,  mostly in Western foreign lands, while their people are starving or dying from easily preventable diseases, and their killing squads are brutally murdering those who dare to speak up against corruption, embezzlement and tyranny.

"They" are tyrants and corrupt foreign leaders and their relatives and confidents. They come from all over the World.  Africa counts many.  After siphoning the economies of their countries, they use the loot to buy mansions, private jets, yachts, rare paintings and artworks, luxury apartments, jewelry, million dollar cars, and other expensive items in the West or hide the money through shell companies. 

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Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Nguema Settled Kleptocracy Case in US in 2014

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They loot their countries, swim in a sea of wealth and orgies farther from their homelands,  mostly in Western foreign lands, especially the United States, while their people are starving or dying from easily preventable diseases, and their killing squads are brutally murdering those who dare to speak up against corruption, embezzlement and tyranny.

"They" are tyrants and corrupt foreign leaders and their relatives. Some of the most notorious are from Africa. The latest case, involving Samuel Mebiame,  the son of the late Gabon Prime Minister Leon Mebiame, highlights the extent of corruption and kleptocracy in Africa.

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AroniSmartInvest in Action: Wal-Mart Stock Crosses a Major Threshold

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On Wednesday July 26, 2017, Wal-Mart crossed a major threshold, going above $79.00 for the first time since the announcement of the acquisition of Whole Foods Markets (WFM) by Amazon.

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Wal-Mart Walking in Amazon Footsteps by Acquiring Jet.Com?

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Jet.com, an online retailer startup has agreed to be bought by the retailer giant Wal-Mart in a deal valued at $3.3 billion.  Wal-Mart had been trying to break into e-commerce, from its traditional brick-and-mortar retail business for more than a decade. Since 2000, Wal-Mart has been trying to build an on-line presence, with Walmart.com,  and hired online executives, such Neil Ashe. It built its own e-commerce to compete against the leaders, especially Amazon. Amazon's growing

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Tim Cook sits with CNBC Mad Money Jim Cramer and shares his thoughts on Apple 's Growth and Innovation and Government's Dysfunction

Tim Cook sits with CNBC Mad Money Jim Cramer and shares his thoughts in this video:

Making Cents International is inviting youths for The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2015 in order to provide a demand-driven Knowledge Management (KM) platform to build the capacity of positive youth development stakeholders worldwide to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships.

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U.S. housing starts fell more than expected in August, but a rebound in building permits pointed to sustained strength in the housing market.

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The 2,320-mile long Mississippi River has been a critical economic lifeline for New Orleans and the nation, for thousands of years.

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Apple September 14, 2021 California Streaming Event

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Apple, Inc ( AAPL ) held, as planned,   the first Fall event today on  September 14, 2021. The event, known as California Streaming, took  an hour and twenty minutes.  Most of  products that were expected to be unveiled, were announced. The most important  product unveiled matched the expectations:  iPhone 13.  Other products, as highlighted in earlier AroniSmart reports included Apple Watch Series 7 and  iPad.  Meanwhile  just before the event  started, Apple stock rose to $151.07, then lost its fuel closing at $148.12.  In fact, as the day of the event  was approaching, Apple stock price had started to fall, significantly, closing at $148.97 on September 10, 2021. The seesaw movement highglights the complex dynamics ahead, especially during the usually challenging September month.

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Apple September 14, 2021 California Streaming Event

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Apple, Inc ( AAPL )  will hold  the first Fall event on  September 14, 2021, starting at 10:00 AM PDT. Many products are expected to be unveiled. One of the most important is iPhone 13.  Others include Apple Watch Series 7 and AirPods 3. Meanwhile after the event was confirmed , Apple stock has reached new records highs with the day range of $154.39 - $157.26, closing at $156.69, reinforcing the new trends uncovered in AroniSmart Analyses. Then, as the day of the event approaches, Apple stock price has started to fall, significantly, closing at $148.97 on September 10, 2021.

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Apple September 14, 2021 California Streaming Event

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Apple, Inc ( AAPL ) has confirmed the date of its annual September event. The event will be held on September 14, 2021, starting at 10:00 AM PDT. Many products are expected to be unveiled. One of the most important is iPhone 13. Others include Apple Watch Series 7 and AirPods 3. Meanwhile after the event was confirmed , Apple stock has reached new records highs with the day range of $154.39 - $157.26, closing at $156.69, thus reinforcing the new trends uncovered in AroniSmart Analyses (see here and ).

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AroniSmartInvest™ in Action: Stocks, Market and Sentiment Analysis September 23, 2021

Money

Fall 2021 started with a rebound amid seesaw dynamics in the US Stock Markets. As expected,  as Fall approached, the stock market momentum  that started in  early May 2021 had  been slowing down, with the increasing volatility and major impact of unexpected news. The factors that  have affected the overal market since early 2021, such as COVID-19 pandemic new waves,  the job market, the growing inflation, Chinese government actions on Tech and e-commerce companies,  and the overall economic policies appear to have finally caught up with the market.  These factors appeared to be the driver of the observed sell-offs. Then two major events happened:  unexpected negative news on China Evergrande Group and  encouraging news from the US FedReserve meeting.  

AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Science, Bayesian Network Analysis, Neural Network Analysis, Text Analytics, and Sentiment and Valence Analysis capabilities of the new improved  AroniSmartInvest™ and AroniSmartIntelligence™,   looked at the stock performance, market sentiment index and events driving the stock market as of September 23, 2021 ( For More on AroniSoft LLC and AroniSmart products click here).  The key stocks driving the market at the end of Summer 2021 were identified.

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AroniSmartInvest™ in Action: Stocks, Market and Sentiment Analysis September 17, 2021

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Summer 2021 is ending. As expected,  the stock market momentum  that started in  early May 2021 appears to finally be slowing down, as the volatility continues to increase. The factors that have affected the overall market since early 2021, such as COVID-19 pandemic new waves,  the job market, the growing inflation, Chinese government actions on Tech and e-commerce companies,  and the overall economic policies appear to have finally caught up with the market. This may be the driver of the observed sell-offs.

AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Science, Bayesian Network Analysis, Neural Network Analysis, Text Analytics, and Sentiment and Valence Analysis capabilities of the new improved  AroniSmartInvest™ and AroniSmartIntelligence™,   looked at the stock performance, market sentiment index and events driving the stock market as of September 17, 2021 ( For More on AroniSoft LLC and AroniSmart products click here).  The key stocks driving the market at the end of Summer 2021 were identified.

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Apple September 14, 2021 California Streaming Event

Investing

Apple, Inc ( AAPL ) held, as planned,   the first Fall event today on  September 14, 2021. The event, known as California Streaming, took  an hour and twenty minutes.  Most of  products that were expected to be unveiled, were announced. The most important  product unveiled matched the expectations:  iPhone 13.  Other products, as highlighted in earlier AroniSmart reports included Apple Watch Series 7 and  iPad.  Meanwhile  just before the event  started, Apple stock rose to $151.07, then lost its fuel closing at $148.12.  In fact, as the day of the event  was approaching, Apple stock price had started to fall, significantly, closing at $148.97 on September 10, 2021. The seesaw movement highglights the complex dynamics ahead, especially during the usually challenging September month.

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