Slowing Expectations

July 17, 2011

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


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 –
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 –

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

Fed Mulls Options in Face of Moderate Outlook –
Fed Chief Bernanke Cool on More Bond Purchases –
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 –

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

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

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 –

Anne Jolis: Greece—Where Profit Is Taboo –
Papandreou Family Shapes History in Greece –

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

Return of the Gold Standard as world order unravels – Telegraph
James Grant: The Scourge of the Faith-Based Paper Dollar –
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 –
Budget Cuts to S.E.C. Reduce Its Effectiveness –

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 –
Consumer Prices Drop as Gasoline Costs Less –

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

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

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

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

U.S. Set to Sell Fighter Jets to Iraq –
Karzai’s Brother Assassinated in Kandahar –
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 –
China Growth Suggests Tightening Ahead –
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 –
Is Tiger Woods running out of money? – Fortune Features

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