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November 23, 2010

Mercenary Links Roundup for Tuesday, Nov 23 (below the jump).

11-23 Tuesday

Corporate Profits Were the Highest on Record Last Quarter

Focus shifts to China as North Korea tensions escalate | Reuters
North Korea Attack Prompts Calls for Calm –
S.Korea says it test-fired in area before N.Korea firing | Reuters
North Korean attack: What are US options for response? –
US has no good options over Korean clash

China Inflation `Volcano’ May Prove Too Hot for Controls After Cash Surge
Growth in Thailand, Malaysia Slows, Heralding Caution in Asian Rate Moves

U.S. Home Sales Fell Sharply in October –
GDP Growth Revised Up –
Growth faster but not enough to dent joblessness | Reuters

Payrolls Grow as Employers Gain Confidence in Recovery – Bloomberg
Incomes Signal U.S. Jobs, Spending May Accelerate – Bloomberg
State Tests Limits of Spending Cuts –

Fed pondered radical steps amid weaker outlook | Reuters
Fed Weighed Setting Inflation Target, Minutes Show –
Fed Officials Disagreed Over Benefits of $600 Billion Stimulus – Bloomberg

Dollar is haven as troubled euro slides
Yuan begins trading against the rouble
Gideon Rachman – How Germany could come to kill the euro

European Bloodbath Intensifies As Spanish Bond Yield Hits All Time Highs
Spanish central bank chief Miguel Ordonez warns of contagion risks
Merkel Points to `Serious’ Bailout Risk as Spanish Bonds Drop – Bloomberg

Investor Concern Persists in Euro Zone –
Ireland Said to Need $114 Billion for Rescue – Bloomberg
Political Turmoil Deepens in Ireland –
Bust Is Better Than Bailout for Irish Patient: Matthew Lynn – Bloomberg

J Crew OKs $2.86 billion buyout, may get other bids | Reuters
Some Americans choose shopping over turkey | Reuters

Ex-SAC Capital Traders Implicated in U.S. Probe – Bloomberg
FBI Raids Hedge Funds as Insider-Trading Probe Widens –
The 5 Biggest Holdings of Loch Capital, Raided in Insider Trading Probe – WSJ

F.D.I.C. Says Hundreds of Small Lenders Remain at Risk –
Risk buffers thin at US banks as new council meets | Reuters

For Air Travelers, Security Rules Are Just the Latest Affront –

Hewlett-Packard Reports 5% Increase in Net Income –
Adobe, Sans Apple, Chases Growth in Asia –

Zion Nuclear Plant to Decommission in Novel Way –

For Poor Russians, Blond Hair Is a Snippet of Gold –
Fugitive CEO to Pay $53 Million to Settle U.S. Charges –
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction –
Staten Island’s Wild Turkeys


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