Thursday, March 18, 2010


News Links, March 19, 2010

UAE banks need $40 bln injection
Dubai World to Propose $26 Billion Debt Repayment Plan

Portugal Prepares To Sell $1 Billion Of Dollar Denominated Bonds In Goldman-Led Deal
Greek PM gives European leaders a week, threatens to go to IMF

Drought Creating Drinking Water Shortage in China
Concern over Hong Kong real-estate bubble warranted
Africa expands oil production capacity, demand from China strong

Al Qaeda websites present growing threat, FBI's Mueller warns

Miners cash in on iron ore boom

Spammers survive botnet shutdowns

Marc Faber: We Have a New Gold Standard

South Korea utilities to buy SA coal to meet demand

UK: University budgets to be slashed by up to 14%
Government borrowing in February less than expected (only £12.4bn)
UK can cope with cyber attack, says Lords committee

Japan: FY10 Domestic Auto Sales Seen Plunging As Subsidies End
Land prices fell nearly everywhere in '09 as downturn hit demand

US: Man accused of disabling 100 cars over Internet
"The dealership installs GPS devices that can prevent cars from starting. The system is used to repossess cars when buyers are overdue on payments."
Downsizing Detroit
"One-third of Detroit's residential parcels are vacant lots or empty homes."
U.S. sees more multigenerational households
Prescription-drug heists for black market on the rise
Toyota to hand off $131m pension bill to U.S.
U.S. schools in 'category 5' budget crisis
Two-track economy: 9.7% unemployment, $200K cars
If The Economy Is Recovering.... (CAT)
Neuromarketers get inside buyers' brains
McCain and Lieberman's Nightmarish Detention Bill
"The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act would empower the U.S. military to arrest anyone, U.S. citizen or otherwise, who is suspected of terrorist associations and detain them indefinitely, without right to a trial."
Military 'Global Trends' Report Raises More Red Flags About U.S. Financial Trainwreck
Decline of the Empire: When Will "Full" Employment Come Again?
Wind farm plans stir up storm over military radar
Energy Concentration Revisited
Stimulus Runs Out, So States Beg Congress For More Money; Will They Get It?
Newsweek: US in Terminal Decline
Idaho's plan to downgrade the dollar
"A bill to allow citizens to pay their taxes with silver medallions gains support. Goldbugs are watching closely."

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