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Wednesday morning links

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TOP STORIES
Consumer prices drop record 1 percent in October - AP
Bernanke's Cash Injections Risk Eclipse of Fed's Benchmark Rate - Bloomberg
Detroit Chiefs Plead for Aid, to Little Avail - NY Times
Big 3 carmakers beg for $25B, warn of catastrophe - AP
Lawmakers, Treasury lock horns on foreclosures - Reuters
What if GM goes broke? - MSN Money
GOVERNMENTS CAN'T HANDLE GLOBAL RUN ON GOLD COINS - NY Post
Median Housing Prices About to Fall Back Below $200K - iStockAnalyst

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil continuing toward $50 - CNN/Money
Harvard's Investment Errors - Slate
'Gold ETFs bullish; Silver will outshine Gold' - Commodity Online
Investing in the Era of “–Flation” - Pimco
The Six Biggest Myths about Gold - 24 Hour Gold

ECONOMY
Consumer prices drop at record pace in October - Reuters
US home construction sinks to new record low - AP
Target to slash prices as sales slide - MSN Money
Home builders distraught over economic crisis - MarketWatch

HOUSING
Home Prices Tumble in 80 Percent of U.S. Cities - Bloomberg
The Star of a Real Estate Reality Show Takes a Housing Hit - AP
S.D. home prices fall but sales are brisk - Sings on San Diego
More negative signs for US housing market - Forbes
Viewpoint: Questions Arise Over IndyMac Loan Mods - HousingWire

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Paulson resists Democrats' call to rescue homeowners - LA Times
A Conversion in 'This Storm' - Washington Post
Bernanke Says Federal Reserve Won't Reveal Details on Loans - Bloomberg
Paulson, Democrats Clash on Bailout for Homeowners - Bloomberg

INTERNATIONAL
BASF Cuts Profit Target a Second Time on Demand Slump - Bloomberg
Russia Suffers Plunging Reserves as Ruble Struggles - Bloomberg
China Passes Japan as Biggest U.S. Treasuries Holder - Bloomberg
Facing a Slowdown, China’s Auto Industry Presses for a Bailout From Beijing - NY Times
House rents fall as unsold properties flood market - Times Online
UK pubs warn of meltdown - Financial Times

INTERESTING
Medicare coverage gap vexes patients, survey says - AP
Mass. woman's 1 cent debt paid in full - AP

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