Slowing Expectations

July 17, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Sunday, July 17th (below the jump).

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Income Expectations Point to Slowdown in U.S. Consumer Spending – Bloomberg


June import prices post first decline in a year | Reuters
Slowing Retail Sales Imperil Growth – WSJ.com
Why Goldman Sachs Just Downgraded The US Economy


Giants hoard cash, small companies starve: study | Reuters


Too Much Debt Means the Economy Can’t Grow: Reinhart and Rogoff – Bloomberg
How the Bursting of the Consumer Bubble Continues to Hold the Economy Back
U.S. May trade gap widens to $50.2 billion Economic Report – MarketWatch



The coming clean tech crash – Fortune Tech


Moody’s puts U.S. ratings on review for downgrade | Reuters
National Debt Ceiling Explained in One Graphic | The Big Picture
China Urges U.S. to Take Responsible Action on Debt – NYTimes.com


Investing in a world of austerity | Credit Writedowns
Why Taxes Will Rise in the End – NYTimes.com


Fed Mulls Options in Face of Moderate Outlook – NYTimes.com
Fed Chief Bernanke Cool on More Bond Purchases – WSJ.com
Fed Official: It’s Time For Rates To Go Up : NPR


Markets braced for falls as EU argues over Greek bailout – Telegraph
Moody’s Downgrades 7 Portuguese Banks | zero hedge
It Isn’t Just Sovereigns Stressing Europe’s Banks – WSJ.com


‘Stress Tests’ Fail to Ease Pressure on Euro – WSJ.com
Forint, Zloty, Rand Are Most Vulnerable in a ‘Lehman II,’ Citigroup Says


8 Banks Fail EU ‘Stress Tests’ – WSJ.com
Spain and Italy top results in stress tests – FT.com
Eastern Europe feels chill of eurozone crisis – FT.com


Trichet Says Europe Can Surmount Debt Crisis – Bloomberg
Greek debt cut won’t solve problem: ECB’s Weidmann | Reuters
From Italy to the US, utopia vs reality – FT.com


Anne Jolis: Greece—Where Profit Is Taboo – WSJ.com
Papandreou Family Shapes History in Greece – NYTimes.com


Investors Boost Bullish Commodity Bets – Bloomberg
Doubts over Chinese steel output – FT.com
Shell to Exit Natural-Gas Project in Canada – WSJ.com
Deal Is Coup for Petrohawk’s Chief – WSJ.com


Return of the Gold Standard as world order unravels – Telegraph
James Grant: The Scourge of the Faith-Based Paper Dollar – WSJ.com
Bernanke Fights Ron Paul In Congress: Gold Isn’t Money
Ben Davies: Gold $2000 In Four Months


Warning to Washington: Don’t mess with the debt ceiling – The Washington Post
Worried About Debt Limit? The Bond Market Isn’t: Caroline Baum – Bloomberg
Why Obama Has Already Won the Debt-Limit Fight: Jonathan Alter – Bloomberg


World Bank chief urges broad global trade accord | Reuters
Japanese Equities Beating World as Industrial Output Rebounds With Toyota


Governors See State Woes Regardless of How Debt Crisis Ends – NYTimes.com
Budget Cuts to S.E.C. Reduce Its Effectiveness – NYTimes.com


Warning Signal? Dow Jones Transports Slumping – MarketBeat – WSJ
S&P 1500 Most Heavily Shorted Stocks


Why Some Home Sellers Are More Delusional Than Others
Fall in Property-Tax Revenue Squeezes Cities – WSJ.com
Consumer Prices Drop as Gasoline Costs Less – WSJ.com


40 Facts That Prove The Working Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out


Netflix Raises Price of DVD and Online Movies Package by 60% – NYTimes.com
Why Netflix Raised Its Prices – NYTimes.com
Google Earnings Top Wall Street Expectations – NYTimes.com
Is Facebook Worth $100 Billion? – WSJ.com


J.P. Morgan’s Results Put Spotlight on Rivals – WSJ.com
Warning Signs in Citibank Scandals in Indonesia – NYTimes.com


Scotland Yard Chief Quits Over Hacking – NYTimes.com
Top British police chief resigns over hacking scandal | Reuters
Dow Jones CEO Hinton Resigns; Move Follows Brooks’s Exit – WSJ.com
Rupert Murdoch apologises for serious wrongdoing at News of the World


U.S. Set to Sell Fighter Jets to Iraq – WSJ.com
Karzai’s Brother Assassinated in Kandahar – WSJ.com
Security Company Provides Athletes’ Protection When They Hit the Town
Mumbai’s Biggest Terrorist Attack Since 2008 Leaves 21 Dead – Bloomberg


Bolton reveals losses at China holdings accused of fraud – FT.com
China Growth Suggests Tightening Ahead – WSJ.com
China quarterly growth tops forecast, boosts inflation fight | Reuters
FT Alphaville » On the matter of misvalued Chinese land
Boston Review — Edward S. Steinfeld: China’s Other Revolution


Top 10 Crazy Facts About Kim Jong Il
An Alarming New Stimulant, Sold Legally in Many States – NYTimes.com
Is Tiger Woods running out of money? – Fortune Features
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