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

May 2, 2011

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 –
Osama bin Laden, the face of terror, killed in Pakistan –
Bin Laden galvanises US even in death
Military Tests Apps and Other Digital Training Tools –

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 –

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

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 –
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 –

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

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 –

Traders Plow Money Into Single-Day Bets –

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

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

Total Buys SunPower Stake –
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 –

A Contrite Sony Vows Tighter Security –

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

Buffett Scrambles to Limit Damage –
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 –
Battling Nature on the River –

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

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

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