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Sunday morning links

Sunday, February 08, 2009

TOP STORIES
Competing stimulus bills divide Congress - AP
‘Put This Plan in Motion,’ Obama Urges Lawmakers - NY Times
Without huge salaries, financial leaders won't try hard? - LA Times
Furloughs in California Close Many State Offices - NY Times
States' only option now is budget pain - LA Times
America's Most Miserable Cities - Forbes
For Bank of America and Merrill, Love Was Blind - NY Times
Fed's Yellen sees dynamics similar to Depression - Reuters

MARKETS/INVESTING
Steve Keen: "The Roving Cavaliers of Credit" - Naked Capitalism
Gauging Uncle Sam's credit risk - LA Times
The rise and (almost) fall of America's banks - AP
Guidance, good riddance! - Fortune
Gold's Shine - Seeking Alpha

ECONOMY
Preview: Retail Sales Probably Slumped - Bloomberg
More co-worker couples losing both incomes at once - AP
Deflation: When low prices buy high anxiety - LA Times
For many plasma donors, extra cash is a bonus - Sentinel
Obama's team of zombies - Salon

INTERNATIONAL
IMF Says Advanced Economies Already in Depression - Bloomberg
It’s No Time for Protectionism - NY Times
China Says 4,000 Toy Companies Close - Bloomberg
Nissan Vies With U.S. Automakers for Federal Loans - Bloomberg
New economic figures rattle Brazilians - Financial Times
Canada’s Employers Cut Record 129,000 Jobs - Bloomberg
Japan’s 10-Year Bonds Post Big Loss - Bloomberg

HOUSING
In Florida, Despair and Foreclosures - NY Times
O.C. has nearly 6,000 properties in foreclosure pipeline - OC Register
$ 15000 tax credit - 3 most frequently asked questions - ZillowBlog
Bailout may omit bad-bank plan, expand Fed, FDIC roles - OC Register

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Geithner Said to Tell Democrats Banks Must Modify Loans for Aid - Bloomberg
In Geithner's Overhaul, Aggressive Use of All Available Tools Expected - Wash. Post
Treasury to approve insurers for TARP funds - Reuters

INTERESTING
Legions facing layoffs turn to parties, Internet - AP
You Try to Live on 500K in This Town - NY Times

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