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Wednesday morning links

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TOP STORIES
Obama Blueprint Deepens Role in Markets - Wash. Post
Russia calls for revision of SDR currency basket - Reuters
For Boomers, recession is redefining retirement - USA Today
Big Shift in Health Care May Emerge in 45-Day Sprint - Bloomberg
The recession tracks the Great Depression - Wolf, FT
BRICs May Buy Each Other’s Bonds - Bloomberg
More weirdness in the UNG - FT AlphaVille
We're All Technicians Now - GreenFaucet

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil falls to around $70 on mixed economic signs - AP
Gold eases towards $930, ETF steady - Reuters
How US institutions are recalibrating strategies - FT AlphaVille
Unshakeable confidence in gold, silver: Got Gold Report - StockHouse
Making The Case - Butler, Investment Rarities
Obama vs. the oil bubble - CNN/Money

ECONOMY
Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Forecast in May - Bloomberg
Credit card defaults keep climbing - CNN/Money
Bankers' group sees recession ending this year - MarketWatch
MySpace to cut 30% of workforce - CNN/Money
Inflation on the Horizon - Economy in Crisis

INTERNATIONAL
Suitcase With $134 Billion Puts Dollar on Edge - Bloomberg
‘Buy China’ policy set to raise tensions - Financial Times
Much-trumpeted BRIC summit ends quietly - Reuters
Drop in China's FDI Prompts Policy Considerations - China Stakes
Japanese property gets some encouraging news - MarketWatch
Russia 'should join Opec, dictate price' - TreadArabia
Spain’s bank chief warns on deficit - FT
BA asks staff to work for nothing - BBC

HOUSING
Mortgage applications plunge to seven-month low - Reuters
State works to relieve mortgage nightmares - Oregon Live
Bill Calls for $15,000 Any-Time Home Buyer Credit - HousingWire
‘Millionaire Homes’ May Lose Value Until 2012 - Bloomberg

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Fed Weighs Using FOMC Statement to Damp Speculation - Bloomberg
Fed may become systemic regulator, hike capital requirements - MarketWatch
Fed's Warsh expects economic picture to disappoint - MarketWatch
New rules put Fed in hot seat - FT

INTERESTING
Alcohol’s Good for You? Some Scientists Doubt It - NY Times
Wind strength weakening in U.S., new study says - MarketWatch
Gold sold like chocolate from German vending machines - Telegraph
Donald Trump aims to retake control of casinos - AP

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