Sucker’s Delight

January 27, 2011
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Mercenary Links Roundup for Thursday, Jan 27 (below the jump).

01-27 Thursday

Macleans: ‘The stock market is for suckers’


S&P cuts Japan sovereign rating | Reuters
S&P Cuts Japan Rating As Budget Woes Linger
Japan gets called out | The Big Picture


U.S. manufacturing profits suggest stronger economy
Mixed data points to growth momentum | Reuters
Durable-Goods Orders Decline – WSJ.com
Business Investment in U.S. Climbs, Housing Stabilizes


Caterpillar Worries About Central Bankers, Global Divergence


Food Retailers Counter Inflation With Higher Prices
Commodities – Goverments stockpile food staples


Costs Pull Down Amazon’s Profit – WSJ.com
Amazon fourth-quarter revenue up 36 percent


Sudden shift in euro catches traders off guard


Microsoft profit falls as PC sales sputter | Reuters
Defense companies’ profits beat Street view | Reuters


Will Junior Mining Stocks Be the Investment of 2011? – Seeking Alpha
European Commission Plans to Recycle Rare Earths – NYTimes.com
Potash Corp. Profit More Than Doubles, Sales Soar – WSJ.com


Spanish Bank to Group Assets for Share Listing – NYTimes.com
Spain to Raise Retirement Age to 67 – NYTimes.com


Foreclosure for Reservist on Active Duty Prompts 4-Year Legal Battle
Financial Crisis Panel’s Report Has Stern Warning on Repeating Collapse


Opposition in Egypt Gears Up for Major Friday Protest – NYTimes.com
Thousands in Yemen Protest Against the Government – NYTimes.com
Mideast turmoil should spur rethink of old certainties


The Three-Trillion-Dollar War | The Big Picture
The Times’s Dealings With Julian Assange – NYTimes.com


Bat uses carnivorous plant as a toilet
College Freshmen Stress Levels High, Survey Finds
Baseball Player Quits, Says “I Don’t Deserve $12M”
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