Rivers of Blood

February 22, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Monday, Feb 21st (below the jump).

02-21 Monday

Libya Violence Escalates as Qaddafi’s Son Vows `Rivers of Blood’


Qaddafi Says He Hasn’t Fled Libya as Regime Unravels
Top Sunni cleric says army should kill Kadhafi
China tries to stamp out ‘Jasmine Revolution’


Libya unrest stops some oil output, firms move staff
Oil shock fears as Libya erupts – Telegraph
Oil Companies Suspend Libya Operations – WSJ.com


Wal-Mart Grapples With Its Worst Sales Slump Ever
Split in Economy Keeps Lid on Prices – WSJ.com


Many Americans See Economy Improving, but Not for Them
How the middle class became the underclass
Bankruptcy and possible foreclosure didn’t stop couple’s spending


Stocks: fastest double ever
On a roll: Equity bulls have taken over
Cash Hoards Shrinking at S&P 500 for First Time Since 2009
Japanese Stock Market Is Getting New Respect


Bernanke Defends U.S. Policies – WSJ.com
Fed Tells Banks to Stress-Test Capital for Recession With 11% Unemployment
Other central banks try to fight the Fed | The Big Picture


Bernanke, You Stupid Bastard…
Silver Bankers May Be Sitting on Big Derivatives Losses


Office rent in Rio is Americas’ dearest
Home Sales Data Doubted – WSJ.com
Banks Demand Bigger Down Payments – WSJ.com


Alabama Sock Town Suffers as Cotton Soars – WSJ.com
Hungry for a Solution to Rising Food Prices – BusinessWeek


Why are WTI and Brent Oil Prices so Different?
BHP to Buy Chesapeake Shale Assets for $4.75 Billion Cash
Russian Energy Czar Warns BP – WSJ.com
BP to Make Big Investment in India – WSJ.com


China Central Bank Raises Reserve Requirement
China loves Louis Vuitton, and your portfolio will too


Moody’s Lowers Japan’s Debt Outlook – WSJ.com
S&P Lowers Bahrain’s Rating One Notch – WSJ.com


Retailers Face Lawsuits Over Zip Codes – WSJ.com
Blockbuster to Sell Itself to Debtholder Group for $290 Million


Thousands flee as Philippine volcano erupts
Strong quake in New Zealand collapses buildings


Weber: Currency Union Damaged
Trichet: Price Stability Vital – WSJ.com
German Business Confidence Soars – WSJ.com


Jeffrey Gundlach Is the King of Bonds – Barrons.com
Carlos Slim: At home with the world’s richest man – Telegraph


Somali pirates seize US yacht
Scientists warn of $2,000bn solar ‘Katrina’
Two Cheers for the Maligned Slacker Dude – WSJ.com
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