Sunday, December 05, 2010


News Links, December 6, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
The roof falls in on Ireland's Millionaires Row
China Is `Scared' of U.S. Monetary Policy, Rogoff, Rickards Say
French jobless rate hits 25 pct for young
Bad Credit Risks U.S. Global Role
Debt crisis is changing Europe's currency union
A New Record: Six Chinese IPOs to Hit U.S. Markets in a Week
IMF Tells Eurozone To Buy More, More, More Bonds
Skyscraper building goes on (China)

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Brazil army to take up 'peacekeeping' in Rio slums
Covert war against Iran's nuclear aims takes chilling turn
As Europe cuts military budgets, some worry about its clout
UAE looks to upgrade missile defense systems
Iran unveils use of locally mined uranium for the first time
Carmakers weigh costs of keeping plants open in Japan
China's air defences get mobile and multiply (Jane's)
Japan defense policy to outline more active stance

-- Energy/resources --
Branson Says Oil May Hit $200 a Barrel Without New Clean-Energy Policies
Middle East crude rises on speculation refiner demand will rise
Iran Exports Gas to Argentina and Cuba

-- Got food? --
Supermarkets urged to buy from food producers (China)
Australian Floods Prompt Cuts in Wheat Export Forecasts, Cause Evacuations
Drought and warmer weather threaten wheat, water supplies (China)

-- Environment/health --
Louisiana oyster beds remain empty after BP disaster
Oceans Threatened by Rising Acidity and Overfishing

-- UK --
Truckers to work longer to clear food and fuel backlog
Welfare reforms could push many disabled people into poverty
Farmers fight back against turkey theft
Students plan mass protest at university
Early police cuts will hit front line, ministers are warned

-- US --
The Next 442 Banks That Could Fail
One Scary Chart: The Spiraling U.S. Debt
Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis
NJ laying off hundreds of police officers, firefighters
Camden police cuts bring fears of chaos
*Embrace chaos. Here's a frightening snapshot of the future.
New York closes 6 Interstate rest areas
Documents Reveal One Bank's Plan to Squeeze Customers for More Overdrafts
Gas Prices Close In On $3
Bernanke on 60 Minutes: Grim outlook for jobs

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