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Tuesday morning links

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TOP STORIES
WSJ: Regulators urge BofA, Citi to boost capital - AP
Daimler Reaches Deal to Unload Chrysler Stake - NY Times
Mortgage "cramdown" laws needed: Warren - Reuters
Chrysler and General Motors Make New Bids to Survive - Time
Iraqi Oil: Black Gold or Black Hole? - The Oil Drum
Fiat Currency: A 38-year experiment in inflation - Credit Writedowns
Condé Nast to shut Portfolio magazine - MarketWatch
The Joker - Kunstler, CFN

MARKETS/INVESTING
Gold extends falls to below $900, ETF unchanged - NineMSN
Easing bottleneck shifts the bet on oil futures - MarketWatch
Hitting the Personal Financial Reset Button - BusinessWeek
Target funds miss the mark - Fortune
Dangerous Parallels - Butler, Investment Rarities
“9½ Weeks” - Saut, Raymond James

ECONOMY
People With Service Jobs Feel Economic Pain Early - NY Times
Raised pandemic risk fuels fears for world economy - Reuters
Treasury needs record $361B April-June borrowing - AP
Home Vacancies Rise in U.S. to Record Amid Recession - Bloomberg
Newspaper circulation declines 7% in last six months - MarketWatch

INTERNATIONAL
Asian Stocks Fall on Bank Capital Concern; Ping An, JFE Slump - Bloomberg
Tipping Point for U.S. Treasuries, From China's Perspective - Seeking Alpha
China's oil demand fell by nearly 6% in Q1 of 2009 - Business 24/7
China Demand Means Asia Exporters May Be Past Worst - Bloomberg
Economist sees urbanization as leading growth engine - CHINADaily
London Bankers Look for Exits After ‘Last Straw’ Tax Increase - Bloomberg
Japan's March retail sales decline less than feared - MarketWatch
About 20% of Asia Hedge Funds Shut Since January 2008 - Bloomberg

HOUSING
Mortgage Modification Bill Faces Trouble in Senate - Wash. Post
Santa Clara Co. Prices vs. Foreclosures - View from Silicon Valley
Home Prices Set to Fall to 2002 Levels - The Truth About Mortgage
Robert Shiller - Psychology and the Housing Market - Seattle Bubble

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Fed to maintain support for struggling economy - AP
U.S. faces too many regulators: executives - Reuters
The Fed: Our Next Troubled Bank? - iStockAnalyst
FDIC's Bair: No bank is too big to fail - CNN/Money

INTERESTING
Spain plans to build casino city - BBC
The Pipe Organ That Steve Jobs Destroyed... - Silicon Valley Insider
New Evidence of Torture Prison in Poland - Spiegel Online
Nebraka police arrest naked and reckless driver - AP

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