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Tuesday morning links

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

TOP STORIES
Fannie, Freddie, and the New Red and Blue - Taibblog
Americans' job satisfaction falls to record low - USA Today
Bernanke Still Does Not Understand Credit Crisis - The Big Picture
Ben Bernanke's Huge Mistake About The Crisis Will Screw Us All - Business Insider
Why a Business Writer Wishes Wall Street Wasn't Such a Big Story - HuffPost
How Visa, Using Card Fees, Dominates a Market - NY Times
Bankruptcies jump 32% to 1.4 million in 2009 - AP
The Futility Economy - Kunstler, CFN

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MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil rises towards $82, cold weather supports - Reuters
Gold Extends Biggest Advance in Two Months - Bloomberg
Why Jim Rogers and Nouriel Roubini fight over gold - Commodity Online
Paul McCulley Discusses PIMCO’s Cyclical 2010 Outlook - McCulley, Pimco
Surprising new trend in gold stocks emerges - StockHouse
Lessons - Saut, Raymond James

ECONOMY
Divergent Views on Signs of Life in the Economy - NY Times
Blackstone's Wien sees strong 2010 U.S. GDP, profits - Reuters
U.S. Economy: Manufacturing Pace Is Fastest Since April 2006 - Bloomberg
Robert Rubin’s absurd economic recommendations - Credit Writedowns
Getting the Economy Back On Track - Rubin, Newsweek

INTERNATIONAL
Iceland plans vote on bank payout - BBC
China raps blame of being crisis causer - China Daily
Mortgage demand at new heights - Times Online
China to control gold prices in 2010 - Commodity Online
China May See ‘Huge’ Inflows on Yuan Bets, NDRC Says - Bloomberg
Greece May Borrow Privately Through Banks This Month - Bloomberg
Spanish Banks Start to Unload Property Portfolios - WSJ
Belarus warns Russia of power cut - BBC

REAL ESTATE
Fed Economist: Housing Is a Lousy Investment - WSJ
Housing Animal Spirits to Be Banished by Prime Foreclosures - Bloomberg
It remains immensely foolish to buy a house: Part 1 - American Compass
Mortgage Modifications: Help or Hindrance? - The Atlantic
What drives house prices? - Salmon, Reuters

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Bernanke’s Ivory Tower Doesn’t Have a Mortgage - Bloomberg
Sorry Ben Bernanke: Your Inflation Fighting Scheme Won't Work - BusinessInsider
Fed's Duke sees low rates for "extended period" - Reuters
Surprise! The Fed says don't blame the Fed - CNN/Money

INTERESTING
Tiger in the Rough - Vanity Fair
Burj Dubai sets records and makes profits - BBC
Scientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons' - Times Online
Caravan's fine for $5 million winner Paul Cousins - Courier Mail

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