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March 31, 2011

Mercenary Links Roundup for Wednesday, March 30th (below the jump).

03-30 Wednesday

Berkshire’s Sokol Quits After Lubrizol Share Purchases – WSJ.com

Hoenig Says Lower And Middle Classes Pay “Dear Price” For Fed Mistakes
Food Commodities Surge Seen Swamping Consumers With Inflation
As Obama and Congress fiddle, America liquidates housing sector
Is QE3 Already Here? | The Big Picture

FT Alphaville » Japan’s hedgie trap

Libyan rebels flee as Obama authorizes covert support | Reuters
Obama in 2002: Toppling Brutal Dictator a ‘Dumb War’ | CNSnews.com
Lybia Foreign Minister To Defect – WSJ.com
Syrian president blames turmoil on ‘conspirators’ – Yahoo! News

Libya: Arab revolts a boost for al-Qaeda says terrorist leader – Telegraph
Washington in Fierce Debate on Arming Libyan Rebels – NYTimes.com
‘Freelance jihadists’ join Libyan rebels – Washington Times

Saudi Arabia Plugs Gap in Europe’s Supply of Libyan Oil – WSJ.com
Libya threatens to sue firms over rebel oil deals – CNBC
Oil slips on inventory rise, supply threats support | Reuters

Private Sector Adds Jobs – WSJ.com
Illinois’s Quinn Says Budget-Slashing U.S. Governors Have It All Backward
Tax Revenue Snaps Back

Cesium Fallout from Fukushima ALREADY Rivals Chernobyl | The Big Picture
Tainted seafood fears spread as Japan plant leaks – Yahoo! Finance
Radiation Traces Found in U.S. Milk
World’s Biggest Shipping Lines Still Sailing to Tokyo Bay Ports – Bloomberg

Water Shortage Looms in Southwest, Despite Steep Rise in Reservoir’s Level
Is That a Bear or a Bull in the Corn Field? – WSJ.com
E.U. Talks Fail on Food Imports From Clone Offspring – NYTimes.com

Gold Heads for Longest Quarterly Winning Streak Since 1979
Are tools, iron in Warren Buffett’s sights? | Reuters
Why the Chinese copper financing scheme is a big deal

Brazil Raises Inflation Forecast – WSJ.com
In India, Doubts Gather Over Rising Giant’s Course – WSJ.com

Rajaratnam made frantic calls on Goldman tip-trial | Reuters
Minkow Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case – WSJ.com

Obama Outlines Energy Plan – WSJ.com
Obama to Set Goal of Reducing Oil Imports by One-Third in Decade
Solar Gains Traction – Thanks to Subsidies
Wind, Sun Power Still Face Hurdles – WSJ.com
U.S., Ethanol Industry May Pare Fuel-Blending Credit – WSJ.com

Stricken Portugal ‘lacks the cash to meet debt payments’ – Telegraph
Irish Bank Stress Tests Set to Trigger More Government Aid – Bloomberg
Bondholder Haircut by Ireland May Shut Italy, Spain Funding – Bloomberg
Ireland Tries Again to Tame Bank Crisis – WSJ.com
Greece May Need to Break Taboo on Selling Land to Slash Debt

In ‘Idea Man,’ Paul Allen Describes an Uneven Partnership With Gates
Microsoft co-founder Allen blasts Gates in book | Reuters

Wintry Storm Aims April Fool’s Day Punch at U.S. Northeast – Bloomberg
Near-record Sierra snow good news to parched Calif

Chinese Scholar Blasts Dollar on Eve of G-20 Conference
U.S., France Signal Openness to Greater Role for Yuan at G-20
Rate differentials curb yen
Yen back in favor for carry trades
Sales Data Push Australian Dollar to Another High – WSJ.com

Irked by Sewer Stink, San Franciscans Turn Up Noses at Cure – WSJ.com
California Estate Sold for $100 Million – WSJ.com
Yuri Milner Mansion

Google Chooses Kansas City, Kansas, as Broadband Mecca
Google Introduces New Social Tool and Settles Privacy Charge

JPMorgan’s Dimon slams CFTC on swaps crackdown | Reuters
Apollo Global Slips in NYSE Debut – WSJ.com
Where Wal-Mart Failed, Aldi Succeeds – NYTimes.com

IT worker misses out on share of $319 million after skipping office pool

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