For Richer or Poorer

December 16, 2010
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Thursday, Dec 16th (below the jump).

12-16 Thursday

It’s a Great Time to Be Rich – BusinessWeek

FedEx Boosts Full-Year Forecast as Cost `Headwinds’ Decline – Bloomberg
U.S. Economy: Drop in Firings Points to Improving Job Market – Bloomberg
Philadelphia Factory Index Rises to Highest Since April 2005 – Bloomberg

Special Report: Is America the sick man of the globe? | Reuters

U.S. Charges Five in Alleged Insider-Trading Ring – WSJ.com
CFTC holds off on releasing commodity limits rule | Reuters
FDA Cites Problems at J&J Plant in Pennsylvania – WSJ.com

Euro fears keep Swiss franc strong
European Central Bank to Nearly Double Its Capital Reserves
ECB boosts capital; EU leaders meet on debt crisis | Reuters

“Europe And US Have Learned Nothing From Japan’s Lessons”…
“How Can A Positive Forecast Coexist With Calls For A Recession?”

Spain Borrowing Costs Jump Ahead of E.U. Summit – NYTimes.com
Spain debt auction pushes borrowing costs to decade high – Telegraph
IMF approves Ireland loan; open to re-negotiation | Reuters
Ireland Approves $90 Billion Rescue – NYTimes.com


House tax vote could be delayed – TheHill.com
Obama’s History of Compromise Brought Him to Tax-Cut Deal

Phone-Wielding Shoppers Strike Fear Into Retailers – WSJ.com
Fed to Roll Out Debit-Card Rule – WSJ.com
Visa Plunges Following Fed Announcement On Interchange Fees

Banks Push Fed to Curb Borrowers’ Right to Rescind Mortgages
Home Prices Will Soon Be Latest Shoe To Re-drop

Has The Great Bond Selloff Begun?: A Couple Thoughts – MarketBeat – WSJ
Investors Pull Cash – WSJ.com
Gross’s Pimco Total Return to Invest Up to 10% in Equity-Linked Securities

As Year Ends, BRICs Are Not So Solid – Barrons.com
Luxury Stocks Flying High – WSJ.com

General Mills to Raise More Prices – WSJ.com
Sand Berms Captured Little Oil, Panel Finds – WSJ.com
Chevron Pursues New Deepwater Gulf Oil-Field – WSJ.com

China Agrees to Intellectual Property Protections – NYTimes.com
Groupon Said to Seek New Funds After Rebuffing Google – Bloomberg
Ex-Google Chefs Cook Up Their Own Start-Up – WSJ.com
Google Goes to the Cloud for a New Idea in PC Operating Systems

Britain in for worst blizzard in 100 years

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Ordered Free on Bail – NYTimes.com
U.S. Tries to Build Case Against WikiLeaks Founder – NYTimes.com
Intelligence Reports Offer Dim View of Afghan War – NYTimes.com

New Advice for Nuclear Strike – Don’t Flee, Get Inside – NYTimes.com

Larry King to host one last show | Television & radio | The Guardian
Lessons in Sumerian Math on Display – NYTimes.com
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