Blame the Speculators

May 26, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Wednesday, May 25th (below the jump).

05-25 Wednesday

CFTC to market manipulators: We’re gonna get you | Reuters
Speculator Ghosts in the Oil Machine | Gregor.us


Euro Crisis Looms for Group of 8 – NYTimes.com
Greece: Police Clash With Doctors
Greek restructuring would not bring down Europe, says Nouriel Roubini
Marshall Auerback: To Save the Euro, Germany Has to Quit the Eurozone


Asian demand for bail-out bonds boosts euro
Euro Surges On News Chinese White Knight To Make Repeat Appearance
The euro is tracking commodities
Euro Rises on Speculation China Will Support Bond Demand, Easing Crisis
ECB Won’t Try to Weaken Euro – WSJ.com


Following Currency Devaluation, Belarus Economy Implodes
Moody’s Downgrades Bahrain


Taliban Strike Raises Concerns Over Safety of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons
Qaddafi Reportedly Stashes Billions in Western Institutions – NYTimes.com
Libya sovereign fund suffers big losses
Top Serbian War Crimes Suspect Caught – NYTimes.com


Einhorn Says Microsoft Should Replace Ballmer – Bloomberg
Interview With Jeffrey Gundlach, The Best Bond Manager In The World


Koo: China Will Try Busting A Bubble, And Sustaining A Boom Simultaneously
China Dealmaker Warns of Private-Equity Cooling – WSJ.com
Japan Grows Leery of Luxury – WSJ.com
U.S. Falls Behind Overseas Markets in Stock Listings – WSJ.com


Commodities Gain as Goldman Turns Bullish; Treasuries Advance, Stocks Fall
U.S. Stocks Drop as Industrial Slump Offsets Home Sales Report – Bloomberg


Foreclosures Weigh on Home Prices – WSJ.com


Palin Buys Arizona Home for Nearly $1.7 Million – WSJ.com
Sarah Palin’s Moves Suggest She May Run After All – NYTimes.com


Top Colleges Overlook Low-Income Students – NYTimes.com
Guest Post: Why the Rich Love High Unemployment | zero hedge


Saudi Aramco looks at restarting its first ever oilfield – Arab News
Oil Prices Boost Lukoil Profit – WSJ.com
Exxon Says ‘Fracking’ Safe as Industry Mounts Defense – WSJ.com
Oil industry losing the shale PR battle | Energy Source


Switzerland Decides on Nuclear Phase-Out – NYTimes.com
Coal India in Talks to Buy Stake in Indonesian Mines – WSJ.com


Russia Criticizes E.U. Rules to Open Up Energy Market – NYTimes.com
Russia Is Invited to Join O.E.C.D. Anti-Bribery Pact – NYTimes.com
Criticism of State-Owned Air India Grows – NYTimes.com


Hunt for tornado survivors looking bleak


Lagarde Says She Is Seeking Top Job at I.M.F. – NYTimes.com
Lagarde Preparing Global Tour for IMF Bid – WSJ.com
Blood at Scene Becomes Pivotal for Strauss-Kahn Defense – Bloomberg


Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go | Reuters
AIG stock dips after $8.7 billion share sale | Reuters


In HBO’s ‘Too Big to Fail,’ the Heroes Are Really Zeroes – ProPublica
“Too Big to Fail,” the Movie: 4 Things We Learned – MarketBeat – WSJ


First images from Great Pyramid’s chamber of secrets
Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? – NYTimes.com
How to De-Crapify Your Home: A Start-to-Finish Guide – Lifehacker
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