Wednesday, August 25, 2010


News Links, August 26, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
China's Stimulus May Be A Curse In Disguise
Lufthansa Says Intercontinental Airline Mergers to Increase
Morgan Stanley Says Governments Will Default, Only Question Is How
Gold Spikes As World Gold Council Says Gold Demand Surges 36% In Q2, Sees Ongoing Demand Out Of China And Europe
It Pays to Riot in Europe
Roubini Says Q3 Growth in U.S. to Be `Well Below' 1%
Dubai to sell prized assets to cut debt
BOJ Gov Shirakawa To Attend Jackson Hole Symposium In U.S.

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
Canadian Fighter Jets Intercept Two Russian Bombers Approaching Airspace
Dozens of bodies found at Mexico ranch
Iran says it test-fires new missile
U.S. Weighs Expanded Strikes in Yemen
Dozens killed in wave of bombings across Iraq
German military may drop draft
Ban: More must be done to combat piracy
Officials: CIA drones may target Yemen terrorists
Military Aid to Yemen Doubles as U.S. Aims to Boost Fight Against Al-Qaeda
US fires on civilian Bagram protest

-- Energy/resources --
Japanese delegation to visit Africa amid resource competition
Peak Oil Workhorse Matt Simmons: 1943-2010
Vancouver: Fourth blackout in four days
Norway's gas future uncertain
BP frozen out of Arctic oil drilling race
Egypt announces site of planned nuke plant

-- Got food? --
Sating China's growing appetite for frozen foods
*Note China's increasing reliance on the cold chain.
Wheat Rises, Erases Decline on Forecast for Smaller German Grain Harvest
Eggs from Iowa farms could come to table near you (US)

-- Oil disaster --
Gulf oil spill: Engineers grapple with new complications
Concerns Over Gulf oil Waste Destined for Landfill
Conservation Groups to Attorney General: Count Gusher's Oil AND Gas
"When calculated in equivalent units of weight, the magnitude of discharged oil plus gas is equal to one and a half times the oil alone."

-- Environment/health --
Whooping cough outbreak could be worst in 50 years

-- Intelligence/security --
Secret US military computers 'cyber attacked' in 2008
Insiders Doubt 2008 Pentagon Hack Was Foreign Spy Attack
Private Military Contractors Experiencing an Industry Boom in Iraq
The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS (US)
ACLU Report: Spying on Free Speech Nearly At Cold War Level
US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears' for two weeks, changes orbit

-- UK --
Child poverty 'will rise as cuts hit families'
British Nightclubs Shut as Economy Forces Revelers to Stay Home

-- US --
Credit Card Debt Drops To Lowest Level In 8 Years
Consumers Paying Credit Card Debt Instead of Mortgage
Small business loan programs need cash ASAP
The Hindenburg Omen IS Scary, but So Are the Fundamentals
In Emergency, Iowa Turns To National Guard Retirees
Existing Home Sales Plunge 27%, Worse Than Every Economist Forecast
South Florida foreclosures surpass 100,000
Why Housing Is Even Worse Than You Think
The tale of U.S. Interstate 69, the Canada-to-Mexico super highway, unfinished as globalization runs low on gas.
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System Enters The Death Spiral
For America's Middle Class, the Hits Just Keep on Coming
"Contained Depression"
America's 10 Dying Cities: From Detroit to New Orleans
Students prepare for homeland security careers
Right-Wing Christian Militia Vows To Protect Florida Church Burning Qurans On September 11

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