That’s a Wrap

December 31, 2010
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Friday, Dec 31st (below the jump).

12-31 Friday

Next Year’s Wars (Photo Essay) – Captions by Intl Crisis Group

Millions gathering worldwide to ring in new year
New York City Prepares for Quiet New Year’s Eve Fete

Hedge funds offered weak returns in 2010 | Reuters
Strong Finish Gives Paulson Fund Winning Year – NYT

Overbought The Entire Month of December
Small Cap Meant Big Rise This Year – WSJ.com
Factories and services hummed along in December

Housing Bubble in Norway
Peter Schiff: Home Prices Are Still Too High

Dead Soul Is a Debt Collector – WSJ.com
Faber Says Long-Term U.S. Treasuries Are `Suicidal’ Investment

Commodities Beat Stocks, Bonds, Dollar in 2010 – Bloomberg
Corn, Soybean Prices Head for Best Second-Half in Five Decades
Oil to end the year up 12 percent, average near $80 | Reuters
Copper Advances to Record on Speculation Supply Shortage to Worsen
Gold Eyes 29% Gain for 2010 – WSJ.com


Greece in talks on extending debt repayment: source | Reuters
Cameron Sees ‘Difficult’ Year Ahead – WSJ.com
U.K. House Prices Unexpectedly Rise – WSJ.com

China on warpath against inflation – Telegraph
Skype could be designated illegal in China | Reuters
Singapore economy grows record 14.7% in 2010: PM

Australia floods larger than France strand 200,000
Solar Plant to Generate Power, Rain or Shine – WSJ.com

Lawsuit in VW Bid Is Dismissed – WSJ.com
Rattner Will Pay $10 Million to Settle New York Pension-Fund Probe
Pimco to Pay $92 Million to Settle Treasury Futures Manipulation Lawsuit
Twins’ Facebook Fight Rages On – NYTimes.com

Nintendo Issues Warning for Children Playing 3DS – WSJ.com
For-Profit Colleges Charging More While Doing Less for Poorest

Borders shares dive on cashflow concerns
ArcelorMittal matches rival offer for Baffinland | Reuters

Flier Blames Tabasco Spill For Lewd Act | The Smoking Gun
Real Estate: Albuquerque’s “Castle” – WSJ.com
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