Mahmoud and The Donald

May 17, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Monday, May 16th (below the jump).

05-16 Monday

Ahmadinejad Steps In as Oil Ministry Chief – WSJ.com


Iran president takes over oil ministry temporarily – Yahoo! News
Trump Not Running: ‘Decision Does Not Come Easily Or Without Regret’


Geithner Emerges as Obama’s Indispensable Man: Albert Hunt – Bloomberg
Debt Ceiling Reached, Geithner Declares “Debt Issuance Suspension Period”
Treasury Acts to Keep From Going Over Debt Ceiling – WSJ.com
Ignore Geithner’s Debt Ceiling Scare Tactics


UPDATED: Debt Ceiling Limits (1939- 2011) | The Big Picture
Debt Ceiling Discussion, 1958 | The Big Picture
Paul Ryan Speaks On The “Catastrophic Trajectory” Of US Debt
The Silliness of Spending Caps « The Baseline Scenario


Chinese Treasury Holdings Decline For Fifth Month In A Row


IMF head’s arrest hits debt talks
E.U. Presses Ahead With Bailout Talks Despite I.M.F. Chief’s Absence
The World from Berlin: ‘Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Finished’
Strauss-Kahn to Spend Night at N.Y.C.’s Rikers Island – Bloomberg
Dominique Strauss-Kahn to face fresh sex assault complaint


Foreclosure Mess Remains Banks’ Biggest Worry – NYTimes.com
Foreclosures Weigh on Homebuilders’ Outlook – WSJ.com
Australia Real Estate Bulls Trot Out Every Cliché Known To Man


Europe’s Banks and the Greek Debt – WSJ.com
Greece Reality Check: Euro Crisis Worsens as EU Leaders Play for Time
Greek Aid Level Hinges on Asset SalesGreek – WSJ.com
Euro zone backs Portugal aid, private sector role eyed | Reuters
A Loan and a Prayer by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm


Speculators Make 15% Cut in Bets on Higher Commodity Prices Following Rout
It wasn’t the ‘froth’ that caused the commodities rout


Natural-Gas Trucks Face Long Haul – WSJ.com
Gasoline futures slide as US operations withstand floods
Obama oil plan aims to hush rancor in Congress | Reuters


Geithner Issues Warning on Debt Ceiling – WSJ.com


Deadline Looming, BP Tries to Salvage Rosneft Deal – NYTimes.com
Hedge Fund Boosts Stake in El Paso – WSJ.com
BP Won’t Meet Deadline for Arctic Deal With Russian Partners – WSJ.com


Google Makes $3 Billion Bond-Market Debut – Bloomberg
Netflix Reaches Deal to Stream Miramax Films – WSJ.com


Felix Zulauf turns bearish, expects major correction and QE3
Warning signs on market liquidity risks | Journalist Profile | Reuters.com
Earnings Estimates Fall Most Since 2009 in Europe as Bull Market Shows Age


Economists in Survey Discount Inflation – WSJ.com
NY manufacturing growth slowest in 5 months in May | Reuters


Russia to Charge Browder With Tax Evasion, May Seek Extradition
Data Read From Air France Black Boxes – WSJ.com


How China boomed by trial and error
Two Chinese Bond Auctions Fail | zero hedge
SocGen On A Chinese Slowdown: Buy China CDS, Sell Hard Commodities
Scandal in China Felt on Wall Street – WSJ.com
Chinese Company Rides to Saab’s Rescue, Again – NYTimes.com


Louisiana Flood Forces Choices on River Family, Threatens Ruin – Bloomberg
Long Arm of the Law Penalizes Texans Who Nab Catfish by Hand – WSJ.com


Apparent Immunity Gene ‘Cures’ Bay Area Man Of AIDS « CBS San Francisco
Facebook Inspires Baby’s Name | NBC Bay Area
Obama Holding Assets of Up To $11.8 Million – Bloomberg
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