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December 8, 2010

Mercenary Links Roundup for Wednesday, Dec 8th (below the jump).

12-08 Wednesday

Falcon 9 Rocket Is Scheduled for Liftoff –
SpaceX Launches Cargo Spacecraft Into Orbit

Tax Appeals Swamp U.S. Cities, Towns as Property Prices Plunge
States Face Budget Gaps in Billions –
California Deficit May Reach $28 Billion, Brown Says – Bloomberg
Food Stamp Rolls Continue to Rise – Real Time Economics – WSJ

Retail Option Traders Go On Call Buying Frenzy (Again) | tradersnarrative

Soaring US bond yields rattle investors
Higher Interest Rates Could Offset Obama Tax Deal –
Moody’s worried U.S. tax cuts could become permanent | Reuters
Extension of U.S. Tax Cuts Will Prompt Congress to Discard Own Budget Law

German Exports Decline as Production Leaps –
Eurozone debt fears infect German bonds – Telegraph
ECB Steps Up Bond Purchases to Fight Market Tensions – Bloomberg

European Central Bank Plays Cat and Mouse Over the Euro
Dollar advances as Treasury yields surge higher
Big Banks Plan New Currency-Trading Venue –

The EU Is Pushing Ireland to the Brink of Ruin – SPIEGEL

Banks in Europe Failing Market Tests for Stress With No Central Authority
Italy Budget Adds Political Risk to Debt Woes for Berlusconi: Euro Credit

Bank of America Deal in Muni Case May Be `Tip of the Iceberg’ – Bloomberg
The 25-Year ‘Foreclosure From Hell’ –
Toll Brothers CEO Sees Nascent Rebound in U.S. Home Sales – Bloomberg

E.U. Suggests Jail Time for Insider Trading –
U.S. sends more subpoenas in insider trading probe | Reuters
E.U. Fines Five Flat-Panel Screen Makers for Price Fixing –

Southwest Loses On-Time `Bragging Rights’ as Ranking Slips – Bloomberg
McDonald’s November sales weaker than expected | Reuters
Wal-Mart Plans to End Extra Pay in U.S. for Sunday Shifts – Bloomberg

Beware $90 oil – Fortune Finance
Mexico Approves Private Oil Service Contracts –
Offshore Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray, Report Says –

Copper Rises to Record Close in N.Y. on Bets Demand Will Outpace Supplies
Silver 101: Production By Country | zero hedge

Cold Blast Strains Farmers –
Zhang Yue, Chinese Tycoon, Pushes a Green Agenda –

Investors Pile Into Commodities –
Sugar Plus Science Equals $150,000 Tires –

Obama Woos Wary Party on Tax Deal –
Obama Lashes Out at Critics in His Base –

South Korea Trade Deal Unlikely to Add Jobs Soon –
Job Openings Increased in October –

Hackers Strike Back to Support WikiLeaks –
Assange could face espionage trial in US – Crime, UK – The Independent
“Operation Payback” Crashes VISA Website In Under One Minute | zero hedge

The Best of Daniel Loeb’s (Third Point) New Stock Picks – Insider Monkey

The Desperate Battle Against Killer Bat Plague | Wired Science |
Oriental hornets powered by ‘solar energy’
HIV-positive porn performer speaks out –


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