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Ali Abdullah Saleh is seeking medical treatment for wounds suffered in a June assassination attempt.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has a stake in helping euro zone countries get through their debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in comments published on Sunday, pointing to Europe's importance as a market and hinting at more possible support for beleaguered exporters.
Unless it's a "sure thing" the last thing politicians want is a voter referendum. Simply put, politicians never stand for democracy.

What voters want is a different thing: 72% of Irish Want Referendum on Fiscal Treaty
The Irish government faces intense pressure to hold a referendum on the eurozone fiscal treaty after a poll that showed almost

Read more: Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

Greece edged toward a deal on a second billion bailout package, as political leaders were set to meet Sunday to weigh critical spending cuts.

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Employers in Canada hired far fewer workers than expected in January, and the jobless rate rose unexpectedly to 7.6%, the highest level since April 2011.

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"Nearly nine months after the Justice Department launched a probe into whether the Wall Street firm misled clients and lied to lawmakers, executives are increasingly optimistic that the bank will avoid criminal charges and focus on what it does best: minting money."

Read more: Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed

Inquiring minds are watching a plunge in Petroleum Distillates and Gasoline usage.

Reader Tim Wallace writes
Hello Mish

As I have been telling you recently, there is some unprecedented data coming out in petroleum distillates, and they slap me in the face and tell me we have some very bad economic trends going on, totally out of line with such things as the hopium market - I mean stock market.

This past week I actually had to reformat my

Read more: Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis


Somebody notify the Bogleheads, they will like this one, or at least Jack will.  Yo, Jack, I met you over 15 years ago at a Philadelphia Financial Analysts Society meeting. How
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From RanSquawk

  • Hopes of a Greek PSI deal have edged away following comments from EU’s Juncker, calling the discussions
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(Reuters) - AMR Corp, the parent of bankrupt American Airlines, wants to slash 13,000 jobs and terminate employee pension plans as part of a cost-cutting strategy the carrier says is necessary to compete with rivals.
KIEV/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather sweeping across Europe claimed more victims on Sunday, brought widespread disruption to transport services, and left thousands without power with warnings that low temperatures would continue into next week.


Goldman recaps the past week's main events in 3 short sentences, and provides a bulletin of the main known global events in the coming days.

Last week's price action was dominated

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PARIS (Reuters) - France's public deficit could come in at 5.4 percent, or even 5.3 percent of gross domestic product for 2011, well below the government's initial forecast, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Sunday.

In the clip below, Austrian economist Jeffrey Tucker, founder of Laissez Faire books, talks with Russia Today’s Lauren Lyster.  A number of free-market related topics are discussed, including: central banks, minimum wages, and interest rates. Worth a watch:


Robert Shiller, professor at University of Yale says he is optimistic about the Indian economy. He also adds that the Indian economy is strong enough to face crisis. Some highlights: Its hard to predict what the next crisis will
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KABUL (Reuters) - A secret NATO report showing the strength of confidence among the Afghan Taliban is raising concerns from Kabul to Washington that the militant group might overrun the country again when foreign combat forces finally leave.
``The suit, filed by the state's Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, charges that the creation and use of a privately national electronic registration system, MERS, "has resulted in a wide range of deceptive and fraudulent foreclosure filings in New York state and federal courts, harming homeowners and undermining the integrity of the judicial foreclosure process."  Further, the lawsuit charges that the employees and agents of the three banks, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, acting as "MERS certifying officers," have repeatedly submitted court documents containing
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“Davidson” submits: The inflation indicator from Dallas Fed (Trimmed mean PCE) reported at 1.8% for past 12mos. Inflation coupled with the historical Real GDP trend create the “Prevailing Rate” which is used to capitalize the market’s return and provide a…
Today Michael Pento told King World News real inflation is running as high as a staggering 9%, and continued inflationary Fed policies are going to wipe out what’s left of the middle class in America. Pento, who founded Pento Portfolio Strategies, said the Fed is creating a bubble which is 10 times greater than the real estate bubble. Pento had this to say about the situation: “The middle class was already on the endangered species list and now it’s moved right to the top of that list.  The reason the remnants of the middle class face even more danger is the Fed is now guaranteeing minimum targets of decline in the purchasing power of the dollar each and every year.”

Read more: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2012/1/29_Pento_-_Gold_Shines_as_West_Continues_to_Destabilize_the_World.html


Editors note: Howard gave a great presentation. Some stated it was the best. Howard spoke faster than David Einhorn AKA lightening speed. Below are our informal notes on two very interesting stocks:… Howard used to work for Dan Loeb’ third

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