Monday, November 29, 2010


News Links, November 30, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
What a Spanish bail-out would mean for investors
The Eurozone Endgame: Four Scenarios
European CDS Bloodbath Increasingly Threatens Core
France, Germany say euro saved but investors skeptical
France seizes €36bn of pension assets
EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard)
"You cannot find a bank safe deposit box in Germany because every single one has already been taken and stuffed with gold and silver."
Dennis Gartman: 'Eventually, the Euro Breaks Apart'
Irish Bailout Brings No Relief: Euro Falls, Shorts Target Portugal and Spain
Irish taxpayers fume bailout is for the elite
Ireland: From rags to riches to rags
Warning Signs Are There for Italy
Roubini: Portugal Should Consider Rescue
European Companies Cut Debt Most Since '03 as Earnings Jump 46%
Irish Rescue May Provide Short Relief for Markets: Euro Credit
Irish to Pay 5.8% for Bailout as Taxes, Senior Debt Protected
ECB Open Market Bond Purchases Nearly Double In Latest Week , Surge In Past Month As Bond Monetizations Spike
Puts bet China's stocks will plunge
Authorities Worldwide Clamp Down on Insider Trading
40% Of Firms Filing Under Corporate Rehab Law Go Under (Japan)
Japan Finance Ministry wants to cut government contribution to pension program

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
North Korea Attack: South Korea Leader Lee Myung-bak Vows Consequences
Workers recalled from abroad as North Korea prepares for war
South Korea cancels Yeonpyeong island drills
South Korean president: no point in being patient with North Korea anymore
Japan to reject China's Korea talk plan: report
WikiLeaks Reveals Iran's Secret, Worldwide Arms Hunt
Wikileaks cables reveal China 'ready to abandon North Korea'
Iranian nuclear scientist killed in bomb attack
Attack on Iranian nuclear scientists prompts hit squad claims
World migrants could total 405 million by 2050
Baghdad needs $100 billion for new homes: mayor
Four years on, drug war bleeds Mexican heartland
Blasts heard in restive Kyrgyzstan city
Emirates, Bahrain seek U.S. rocket systems
Okinawa governor demands removal of US military base in Japan
Egyptians Riot, Burn Cars, Claiming Vote Fraud
Japan's influence fading, 42% of Asians say: poll
Chavez opens his palace to Venezuelan homeless

-- Energy/resources --
Middle East OPEC reserves revisited
Copper: the NEW 'Poor Man's Gold'
Mexican Drug Violence Threatens U.S. Energy Supply, Edmonds Says
"Pemex has abandoned three or four meaningful gas production fields in Northern Mexico as a result of rampant gang violence."
German CDU Wants Curbs on Solar Capacity Growth, FTD Reports
Sunsetting of federal cash grant darkens solar industry's prospects (US)
Reality Check for the Miracle Biofuel Crop Jatropha
Talk of $100 Oil Returns as Options Jump Most in 3 Months: Energy Markets
Mexico, Peak Oil, and Immigration
Slow progress on clean coal projects (Australia)

-- Got food? --
A warning for food supplies (Bangkok Post)
High food prices affect the global poor in surprising ways

-- Environment/health --
Unprecedented tundra fire likely linked to climate change
Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Wikileaks and the failure of cyberattacks as censorship
Top GOP congressman says WikiLeaks should be named terrorist organization
Iran admits cyber attack on nuclear plants
U.S. Chases Foreign Leaders' DNA, WikiLeaks Shows
Israel names Iran expert as new Mossad chief
Italy requiring migrant language skills
English test for UK foreign spouses
DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice

-- UK --
Londoners to Face `Severely Disrupted' Commute as Strike Begins
Lewisham Town Hall protest broken up by riot police

-- US --
He keeps energy flowing, but worries about the future
American exceptionalism: an old idea and a new political battle
*Political pandering is alive and well.
Stunning: Lies Across America
"The sh*t is so deep you can stir it with a stick."
Coupons Make A Comeback Amid Downturn
Debt Forgiveness May Be the Only Way Out for U.S.
Another Week, Another $757 Million Of Insider Sales
Buyers Flock To Ridiculously Small Homes During Downturn (PHOTOS)
Obama proposes freeze in federal worker pay
GDP Is Almost Worthless
Government trying to block cell phones in cars
Eating disorders rising fast among young kids
Should states opt out of Medicaid?
Silver Prices Surging on Near-Record Demand
Foreclosure scandal impact: Sales dry up

And finally... Cost of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' items spikes this year, nearing $100,000

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