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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Banks Holding Up in Tests, but May Still Need Aid - NY Times
Bank of England keeps interest rates at 0.5pc - Telegraph
How Bernanke Staged a Revolution - Wash. Post
CA Foreclosures About to Soar - Field Check Group
RBS cuts 9,000 jobs - days after boss denies staff are at risk - Guardian
Short sellers unjustly Wall Street's whipping boy - LA Times
Energy-spending cutbacks spark price-spike talk - MarketWatch
Pentagon preps for economic warfare - Politico

Gold edges up as dollar weakens - Reuters
Oil above $51 on signs of higher US consumption - AP
State, feds offer more help for the jobless - SF Gate
Bears, bulls and the hazards of gurudom - Globe & Mail
SEC OKs effort to limit short sales - MarketWatch
Gold mine output in 2008 lowest in 12 years - Commodity Online

Trade Deficit Plunges to Nine-Year Low as Imports Slump - Bloomberg
Initial jobless claims dip; continuing claims hit new record - MarketWatch
Apartment rents fall in Southern California - LA Times
The Lost Decade May Only Last Three Months - Time
Student debt and defaults surge - CSM

BOE holds at 0.5% as quantitative easing continues - Guardian
EU warns China over increasing steel exports - Telegraph
Japan Drafts $154.4 Billion Stimulus - NY Times
China March Car Sales Rise 10% on Stimulus, Tax Cuts - Bloomberg
Canada's jobless rate hits seven-year high - Globe & Mail
ING to Sell as Much as $10.6B in Assets - Bloomberg
Boom to bust to blip - Globe & Mail
Germany launches Hypo Real Estate takeover bid - AP

Can This Man Fix The Housing Market? - Forbes
Banks aren't reselling many foreclosed homes - SF Gate
The Case for Buying a Home Right Now - MarketWatch
1819: America's First Housing Bubble - Mises

Treasury Weighs Investment in Life Insurers - Wash. Post
U.S. Imagines the Bailout as an Investment Tool - NY Times
Worsening economy forced FOMC's hand: minutes - MarketWatch
Government crackdown on mortgage-help scams - SF Gate

Fox to make reality TV show out of company layoffs - AP
US finance pundit Cramer a 'buffoon' says leading economist - Guardian
Colorado investment manager accused in Ponzi case - USA Today


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