Bin Laden is Dead (and Silver Ain’t So Hot)

May 2, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Sunday, May 1st (below the jump).

05-01 Sunday

Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda Terrorist Who Oversaw 9/11 Attacks, Killed
Silver Futures Plunge Most Since 2008 as CME Group Increases Margins 13%


Osama Bin Laden Is Dead – WSJ.com
Osama bin Laden, the face of terror, killed in Pakistan – CNN.com
Bin Laden galvanises US even in death
Military Tests Apps and Other Digital Training Tools – NYTimes.com


Silver Plunges On China Slowdown Concerns, Dollar Short Covering | zero hedge
Think Or Swim Hikes Silver Margin To Double That Of CME | zero hedge
Silver Dive: “Massive Sell Orders” Coupled With Bolivian Nationalization Halt
Price of Silver Soars as Gold Rises Out of Reach – NYTimes.com


Caterpillar’s Profit Soars on Mining Equipment Sales – WSJ.com
It’s Getting Harder to Bring Home the Bacon – WSJ.com


U.S. mulls making more firms pay corporate tax: group | Reuters
Running in the red: How the U.S., on road to surplus, detoured to massive debt


States’ Pay Cuts Present Mixed Economic Blessing – WSJ.com
Wages high on central bank radars | Reuters


China manuf. growth slows in April, hit by tightening
China Growth May Moderate as Manufacturing Index Slips – Bloomberg
Sleeping in Internet Cafes: The Next 300 Million Chinese Users
China, Home to 300 Million Smokers, Starts Public Smoking Ban – Bloomberg
Where China Outpaces America – NYTimes.com


Toyota May Report First Half-Year Loss Since Financial Crisis – Bloomberg
Many Japanese Factories Have Recovered From Quake – NYTimes.com


Euro Approaches 16-Month High on View ECB Will Signal Rate Rise
Imagining a world without the dollar – The Washington Post


U.K. Home Prices Stop Falling for First Time in 10 Months on Demand Pickup
Investors Doubt Orthodoxy on Greek Debt – WSJ.com


Traders Plow Money Into Single-Day Bets – WSJ.com


Facebook’s growth exceeds expectations: report | Reuters
Facebook Numbers Feed IPO Outlook – WSJ.com


‘Scouts’ to Measure Wheat Crop in Kansas – WSJ.com
Sugar Squeeze in U.S. – WSJ.com
Should food be a protected commodity? – Telegraph
Some Commodities Are Heading Back Down – WSJ.com


Total Buys SunPower Stake – WSJ.com
US Energy: King Coal still rules


George Soros Turns (Semi) Austrian: “Why I Agree With (Some Of) Hayek”
The Destruction of Economic Facts – BusinessWeek
Making Financial Crises Predictable – NYTimes.com


A Contrite Sony Vows Tighter Security – WSJ.com


Treasury to Exempt Currency Swaps From Rules – WSJ.com
Treasury Move on Currency Swaps Brings Relief – WSJ.com
How TIPS Funds Inflate Their Yields – WSJ.com
Mortgage With 0% Down? Ask NASA – WSJ.com


Buffett Scrambles to Limit Damage – WSJ.com
Buffett Disciples Want ‘Oracle’ to Come Clean: Alice Schroeder – Bloomberg


Follow Canada? Only at your own risk. – Fortune Finance


South Struggles With Tornadoes’ Aftermath as Obama Visits – WSJ.com
Battling Nature on the River – WSJ.com


The Casino Next Door – BusinessWeek
Some States Cut Gambling-Addiction Funds – WSJ.com


Texas Bill Would Make Invasive Pat-Downs a Felony – FoxNews.com
What Publishers Don’t Want You to Know About Door-to-Door Magazine Sales
Heard on the Links: PGA Tour Deploys New Putting Stat – WSJ.com
Key Piece of Data Recorder From Air France Crash Is Found
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