Tuesday, March 16, 2010


News Links, March 17, 2010

Moody's fears social unrest as AAA states implement austerity plans
Moody's Muni Bond Ratings Will Move to Global Scale

'Wall Street' sequel is an omen of U.S. collapse

India Said to Propose Sovereign Fund to Acquire Energy Assets
Mumbai police arrest terror suspects

The Ties That Bind: Why Russia won't help on Iran
China takes over from West as Iran's main economic partner
"Britain's Financial Times said in a report this month that Chinese companies are now supplying one-third of Iranian imports of petroleum products following the withdrawal of major Western suppliers."

China: the coming costs of a superbubble
Google appears to drop censorship in China
Rio Tinto expects China's resources demand to rise

Yemen seizes Arab satellite TV gear over southern unrest

Hamid Karzai held secret talks with Mullah Baradar in Afghanistan

Riots rock Jerusalem as Hamas calls for new 'intifada'

Thai protesters pour their blood onto streets

Russian arms score big in North Africa

Dept. of Scams: The Case Against Biofuels: Probing Ethanol's Hidden Costs

UK: Government rejects EU call to cut deficit faster
Shell to cut a further 1,000 jobs
UK tuberculosis cases rise by 5.5 per cent

Japan: Shirakawa May Expand Lending Program by At Least 5 Trillion Yen
JAL Adds Pilots To Early Retirement Plan

Canadian Credit Bubble In Pictures

Mexican police implicated in killings, kidnappings

US: Sacramento, we have a problem (with California debt)
Drug cartels unite rival gangs to work for common bad
FedEx Chart Means Double-Dip for Economy
Housing Market Sure to Double-Dip: Whitney
Loans Going Bad Faster Than the Fixes
Ted Kaufman: The Rule of Law and Wall Street
FBI using Facebook in fight against crime
Cyber crime losses in US almost 'double' during 2009
AG Holder: Bin Laden will not be caught alive (coz he's already dead?)
Corporations face wall of bonds coming due
$1 Million Doesn't Cut It for Retirement
Retirement: An Outdated Concept?
Do Oil Price Moves Signal Trouble Ahead for the U.S. Economy?
American Air Attendants Ask U.S. Board for Clearance to Strike
The Snitch in Your Pocket
"Law enforcement is tracking Americans' cell phones in real time—without the benefit of a warrant."
Crumbling infrastructure: Mayors Seek $50 Billion to Upgrade U.S. Water, Sewer Systems
Colorado Springs asks residents for money to turn streetlights back on
Chart of Day: How The Fed Backed Itself Into A Corner, And Is Doomed To Pumping Cheap Money Forever (Note: Related to this item from yesterday.)

And finally... Ethical consumers less likely to be kind and more likely to steal, study finds

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