Saturday, December 11, 2010


News Links, December 12, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
China's Nov CPI up 5.1%, a 28-month high
Food prices in China up 11.7 percent
China's Inflation Fight May Widen as Growth Withstands Tightening Measures
Is China About to Slaughter This Bull?
Don't bet against euro: German finance minister
Prime Minister Says Portugal Doesn't Need IMF Help
Ireland may seek to sell troubled banks to Middle East investors
Large firms' sentiment sours as stimulus ends (Japan)
Deflation may lead to pension cut (Japan)
The End Game for the Euro
End of consumerism

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Mexico's drug gangs aim at new target — teachers
Explosions rock central Stockholm
North Korea sends top diplomat to Russia
Russia plans annual arctic conferences
Austria to Cut in Half Armored Vehicle Fleet

-- Energy/resources --
Europe's Low Carbon Goals Dealt a Blow as Clean Coal Plant Goes into Administration
Why China's Oil Producers Love Latin America
OPEC Maintains Current Oil Quotas at Quito Meeting
Saudi restates $70-$80 goal as OPEC holds supply
GCC power schemes need $15-$20 billion funding in 2011
Total Has Yet to Find 'Doable' Shale-Gas Production in Europe
China buying more Saudi oil than US

-- Got food? --
The FDA finally reveals how many antibiotics factory farms use—and it's a sh*tload

-- Intelligence/security/internet --
Attacks Test Firms' Internet Defenses
WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers
'The Fourth Estate is dead,' former CIA analyst declares

-- UK --
Defiant Charles and Camilla: we won't be cowed
Police, schools and coastguards hit in latest round of cuts
Prince William: economic downturn has increased homelessness
New swine flu deaths reported in UK

-- US --
Utah Pipeline's Oil Spill Could Be the Next of Many
*On America's aging pipeline infrastructure.
Chaos In The End Times
States People Are Fleeing
Obama's new tax on...Rainwater!?
Regulators shut down small banks in Michigan, Pennsylvania; makes 151 US bank failures in 2010
Chicago's Mayor Daley Discusses Bankruptcy For City Pensions
Bond Massacre Hits Treasuries, TIPs, Munis, Mortgages; PIMCO Among Biggest Losers; Is the Bond Bull Finally Over?
Deflationists Take Note: Bernanke Succeeds In Offsetting Shadow Banking Collapse
More heating aid released to states

And finally... Woman finds squirrel swimming in toilet

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