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Thursday morning links

Thursday, January 28, 2010

TOP STORIES
Stock futures rise on upbeat earnings reports - AP
Drawing Fire, Geithner Backs Rescue of A.I.G. - NY Times
George Soros warns gold is now the 'ultimate bubble' - Telegraph
Beware Wall Street: Americans Love Obama’s TARP Tax - WSJ
AIG Scandal: Fed as Chump or Fed as Crony? - Naked Capitalism
Ford Reports Profit for the Year of $2.7 Billion - NY Times
Populism: Just Like Racism! - Taibbi, True/Slant
Apple's Vision of the Future - Time

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MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil rises above $74 on Obama speech - Reuters
Gold Still in an ‘Uptrend,’ Superfund Says: Technical Analysis - Bloomberg
Gold, Oil creating commodity bubbles: Roubini - Commodity Online
Sound Advice still sticks with bullish 'supercycle' call - MarketWatch
Berkshire surges after being chosen for S&P 500 - Reuters
Beyond the S&P 500 - MarketWatch

ECONOMY
First-time jobless claims drop less than expected - AP
Main Street frustration: 'Everything is going to banks' - CNN/Money
Fall in U.S. new home sales fans fears on recovery - Reuters
Get an unpaid internship or wait tables? - Fortune
The Spending 'Freeze' That Isn't - WSJ

INTERNATIONAL
Why rates must stay below 1pc - Telegraph
Banking regulator urges resonable pace in lending growth - China Daily
Europe Lays Plans for How to Bail Out Greece - NY Times
German unemployment rises as cold weather bites - BBC
Construction in China’s Ghost Towns - Credit Writedowns
Davos 2010: Sarkozy calls for revamp of capitalism - BBC
India vs. China: Whose Economy Is Better? - Time
Wen heads 'super ministry' for energy - China Daily

REAL ESTATE
Highest foreclosure rate last year? Las Vegas - MarketWatch
DataQuick on California: Record Notices of Default filed in 2009 - Calculated Risk
Excess Supply of Existing Homes For Sale Equals 600,000 Units - New Observations
Drop in new-home sales fuels concern over recent gains - Washington Post

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
It's time for Bernanke to move on - MarketWatch
The Fed's Anti-Inflation Exit Strategy Will Fail - WSJ
The Pelosi Fed Is the Dollar’s Worst Nightmare - Baum, Bloomberg
Fed holds steady, but is not unanimous - MarketWatch

INTERESTING
Taxpayer Ambush in Oregon - WSJ
Tea Parties shake up political races across the USA - USA Today
Running Shoes Changed How Humans Run - LiveScience
Dinosaur had ginger feathers - BBC

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