Tuesday, September 07, 2010


News Links, September 8, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Europe's Bank Stress Tests Minimized Debt Risk (WSJ)
EU agrees new financial supervision framework
Obama's Apology Tour to China
Cuba to expand use of employee-run cooperatives
Afghanistan freezes Kabulbank directors' assets
BOJ warns of downside risks to economy, hints at more monetary easing
Dubai Holding unit delays $555m loan repayment again
Listed Gulf companies are worth $118bn less
Ryanair's O'Leary Mulls One-Euro Toilets, Standing Passengers
Newsflash: Europe's Debt Crisis Isn't Over! Stocks Fall as Old World Worries Resurface

-- Gold --
Time to Get Gold and Oil (Forbes)
Gold glitters on debt jitters
Gold hits record closing high on Nymex
Matterhorn Asset Management Sets Three Gold Price Targets: $6,000 – $7,000 – $10,000
Egon von Greyerz: Gold entering a virtuous circle

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Chinese boat, Japanese patrol ships collide
Coast Guard arrests Chinese ship captain over collisions near Senkaku Islands
Indian states crippled by union strikes against rising prices
George Soros gives $100 million to Human Rights Watch
Al-Qaida and Taliban threat is exaggerated, says security thinktank
Israel, Russia in Drone Deal; Laser Tech Next?
U.S., PNG order non-lethal weapon systems
Europe accuses Nicolas Sarkozy of Roma gipsy 'witch-hunt'
Six killed as violence flares in Thai south
India building reactors for nuclear submarines

-- Energy/resources --
Thorium Reactors — The New Free Lunch
Coal and Oil: The Dark Monarchs of Global Energy
German Energy Watchdog Wants Faster Grid Expansion
Blast Rips Through Mexico Oil Refinery, Kills One
Iran says it is self-sufficient in gasoline: state TV
Brazil Extends Sovereignty Over Oil Drilling Before UN Border Approval

-- Got food? --
17 million in U.S. have low food security
Mozambique reverses bread price rise in wake of riots
Pakistan floods wipe out more than 1 million animals – and farmers' livelihoods

-- Oil disaster --
The Gulf Disaster Will Keep Destroying Lives For Years to Come -- Is There Anything We Can Do About It?
Engineering lab finds dispersant in Biloxi water

-- Environment/health --
Hybrids, recycling, solar won't halt species extinction
Gender bender chemical atrazine widely contaminates U.S. public water supply
Chesapeake Shale Wells May Cause Susquehanna's Bubbles, Pennsylvania Says

-- Intelligence/security --
U.S. at forefront of bio-security
9/11 Koran burning would put US troops' lives at risk, Petraeus warns

-- UK --
Social housing firm 'close to collapse'
Peter Robinson warns of 'prolonged recession'
Most believe 'retirement as we know it is over'

-- US --
The 10 American Industries That Will Never Recover
The 'Great Jobs Depression' worsens. What lies ahead?
Obama's economic plan: Too little, too late
Slim summer workforce heads back to school
Leaving Las Vegas: Has 'Sin City' gone bust?
"Las Vegas's unemployment approaches 15 percent, prompting residents to move out in record numbers."
Obama's Plan May Do Little to Help the Unemployed
Work Until You're Dead? That May Be the Only Option for Many Americans
The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond
U.S. Unemployment May Rise Toward 10% on `Feeble' Growth
Alan Greenspan Admits America Is A Crony Capitalist System
Student loan debt now surpasses total credit card debt

And finally... Man takes dinner table to 130 mph

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