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Wednesday morning links

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TOP STORIES
California voters kill budget measures - LA Times
Is California Too Big to Fail? - The Atlantic
Japan’s economy shrinks record 4% - Financial Times
Obama's new rules will transform US auto fleet - AP
BofA raises over $13 billion in ATM program - MarketWatch
Swiss Gold ETF: Paranoia premium or plain expensive? - trustnet
Lehman Wants Probe of Alleged Barclays Windfall - Bloomberg
Has Gold Been Manipulated? - Green Faucet

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil hovers above $60 as investors watch inventories - AP
Gold demand jumps on higher investment demand - Reuters
Rosenberg: Here Comes The Leg Down - ClusterStock
Stockpiles put oil price's recent rally in question - MarketWatch
Where the big money is betting big - StockHouse
Another Bottom for Stocks Coming: Rogers - CNBC

ECONOMY
Obama economic panel moves into the spotlight - Reuters
Economists Stuck in 1930s Need a Decade Update - Bloomberg
Food marketers turn to value with dollar-per-meal strategy - USA Today
Credit card reform an opportunity to hammer good customers - LA Times
New Orleans asks: 'What recession?' - CSM

INTERNATIONAL
China tightening controls on bank lending - AP
Canada to match U.S. car fuel rules - Globe & Mail
Japan economy shrinks at record pace - MarketWatch
BOE signals it may pump billions more into the economy - Telegraph
Alistair Darling: Recession will be over by Christmas - Guardian
Toronto stocks advance, with energy fronting gains - MarketWatch
Cheaper energy keeps inflation in check - Globe & Mail
In Japan, Secure Jobs Have a Cost - NY Times

HOUSING
Southern California home price falls to $247,000 - LA Times
John Paulson bets on property recovery with new fund - Telegraph
US mortgage applications up as interest rates drop - Reuters
House approves broad housing bill - MarketWatch

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Feds weigh panel to regulate financial products - AP
U.S. Said to Consider Shifting SEC Power to Fed - Bloomberg
Feds to inject $7.5B more into GMAC - Detroit News
Jobs for Bankers Go Begging at Off-Limits Club - Bloomberg

INTERESTING
Prophet Motive - New Republic
Ancient Human Ancestor 'Ida' Discovered - LiveScience
Could President Obama ban citizens from holding gold? - Mineweb
Police: Pittsburgh student used snake as jump rope - AP

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