August 24th, 2010 LINKS

"Enron Accounting" Has Bankrupted America: U.S. Deficit Really $202 Trillion, Kotlikoff Says

Is another market crash coming? 10 reasons to watch out

Illinois worse off than Greece?

Housing in 'Double-Dip': Economist Zandi

Israel Knesset Member Declares "We Are Preparing For War"

8 Bold New Forecasts for 2010

Why You Need To Own Gold Now (Forbes)

Iran threatens to attack U.S. interests around the world if provoked

The decline of organic food encourages rise of grow your own (UK)

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'

Housing Slide in U.S. Threatens to Drag Economy Into Recession

Commercial Real Estate Prices Tank; Late Mortgage Payments Spike

August 20th, 2010 LINKS

Indian outsourcing company to move jobs to US

Death of the 'McMansion': Era of Huge Homes Is Over

Jobs Outlook Isn't Just Bad, It May Be Getting Worse

Greek crisis refuses to go away

Western Economies Face Hyperinflation: Gold Bull

Broke States Should Save Themselves By Selling Off Roads, Colleges, And Other Assets, Says Altucher

California close to running out of cash; more IOUs on the way?

Unemployment insurance claims hit 500,000 last week, the worst in 2010

U.S. Budget Deficit Forecast Increased by CBO to $1.066 Trillion for 2011

South Africa: Million state workers strike

Young will have to change names to escape 'cyber past' warns Google's Eric Schmidt

Senior U.S. scientist rescinds previous claim that 3/4 of oil from spill is gone, says most is still there

BP oil spill: Undersea oil remains in Gulf of Mexico

August 12th, 2010 LINKS

Is this finally the economic collapse? (Fortune)

According to Technical Indicators, Meltdown is Possible

U.S. Is Bankrupt and We Don't Even Know

Taleb Says Government Bonds to Collapse, Avoid Stocks

It's a debt train about to collide with federal obligations (David Stockman)

Unemployment is a global problem (Fortune)

Markets dive as depression fears grow

Ice island that fell off Greenland glacier could pose threat to oil, shipping

Think this summer is hot? Get used to it

Growing Federal Debt Threatens To Strangle Recovery (Forbes)

Stocks fall sharply as investors' gloom grows

U.S. Trade Deficit Unexpectedly Widens to $49.9 Billion in June

Iraq army will not be ready to take control until 2020, warns Iraqi general

Major leading indicator in free fall!

Bank of Ireland reports £1bn loss

Has the Oil Well Really Been Capped?

Ditching your cellphone is a power move

August 3rd, 2010 LINKS

BP executive 'absolutely' would eat Gulf seafood

Criminals To "Run Wild" After East St. Louis Slashes Its Police Force

Desperation Grows as Unemployment Benefits End

Wendy's robber complains about skimpy haul

Jim Rogers: The Next Bubble Is the Bond Market

As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico

Greenspan: Double-dip recession possible

Banks on Europe's Edge Face $122 Billion Refinancing Bill

Manufacturing Slows for Third Straight Month (China)

Key WikiLeaks Figure Detained, Phones Seized by US Customs

Beware The Son of Subprime (muni bonds)

The China property bubble

BP executive 'absolutely' would eat Gulf seafood

Criminals To "Run Wild" After East St. Louis Slashes Its Police Force

Desperation Grows as Unemployment Benefits End

Wendy's robber complains about skimpy haul

Jim Rogers: The Next Bubble Is the Bond Market

As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico

Greenspan: Double-dip recession possible

Banks on Europe's Edge Face $122 Billion Refinancing Bill

Manufacturing Slows for Third Straight Month (China)

Key WikiLeaks Figure Detained, Phones Seized by US Customs

Beware The Son of Subprime (muni bonds)

The China property bubble

July 29th, 2010 LINKS

Sheriffs Roam Ireland Seizing Cars From Debtors After Collapse

Cities' plea: We need $75 billion or we'll lay off 500,000

Doomsday shelters making a comeback

California Declares State Of Emergency Over State Finances

Banks Failing at Fastest Rate Since 1992

U.S. Fiscal Woes Are Worse Than Greece

Gen Y: No jobs, lots of loans, grim future

It Looks Like This Recovery Is Already Over

More On China's Trillions In Unrepayable Project Loans

Many fear job loss, but have no savings for it

It Looks Like This Recovery Is Already Over

Sixteen Years in Prison for Videotaping the Police?

State budget gaps to total $84 billion for fiscal 2011: study

July 21st, 2010 LINKS

Greek journalist investigating corruption shot dead at his home

Six million to lose homes in next two years

Arctic Ice `Melting Fast,' May Reach All-Time Low This Year, Russia Says

7 Steps To Survive the Coming Economic Collapse – From Water Shortage to Cannibalism

Niall Ferguson: Ignore Low Bond Yields, The US Debt Crisis Will Come Suddenly

Lack of Sales Leaves Dubai Property Buyers Guessing on Prices

The US Will Collapse Before Moody's Gets Around To Downgrading Its Debt

July 20th, 2010 LINKS

Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash

A Daily Fight To Find Food: One Family's Story

Top Secret America

China should cut U.S. Treasury holdings: economist

Moody's downgrades Ireland rating

China Passes U.S. as Top Energy User

40 North Carolina banks seen as 'troubled'

Wanted by the CIA: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Rich Americans Voting With Their Feet To Escape Obama Tax Oppression

Report: Israel convinces Obama to plan for Iran strike

BP's Deepwater Oil Spill - (Breaking) Anonymous Official Expresses Concern about Seeps and Pressure

July 19th, 2010 LINKS

Mexico car bomb: 'Colombianization' of Mexico nearly complete

Report: Afghan, Iraq wars teaching US gang members military combat

Official: Seep, possible methane leak found near BP's blown out oil well in Gulf of Mexico

Freeway streetlights pilfered for their copper wire

WikiLeaks founder: Site getting tons of 'high caliber' disclosures

Dow May Crash to 7,500 If 10,600 Not Breached

Watch This Video Before You Go Swimming On The Gulf Coast

Batteries are the shocking truth about electric cars

Stocks and bonds are now hazardous to your health

Hungarian Assets May Fall After IMF, EU Abandon Negotiations

July 18th, 2010 LINKS

Olive oil shock as consumers feel effects of Greece's financial crisis

Police layoffs hit Oakland, one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities

The US banking recovery is a sham

The Solar 'Katrina' Storm That Could Take Our Power Grid Out For Years

Regulators close six banks; year's total is 96

Army reports record number of suicides for June

Charles Nenner: "Expert suspects BP has ulterior motive behind oil well cap"

Price cuts galore on mega-mansions

July 16th, 2010 LINKS

U.S. Economy "Rolling Over," China at Risk of "Greek-like" Debt Crisis, Nenner Says

China Housing Bubble: 65 Million Vacant Homes Uncovered

An Attack on Iran: Back on the Table

Banks Repossess U.S. Homes at Record Pace

World at Risk of Folding in on Itself: Deputy Doom

Budget cuts 'threaten 60,000 police jobs'

Charles Nenner: "Long-Term Investors Should Wait Until Dow Hits 5,000"

Obama in a "Lose-Lose Situation" as U.S. Economy Struggles, Holly Bailey Says

Economic Recovery Showing New Signs of Losing Steam

BP says oil has stopped leaking into Gulf of Mexico

UAE banks using police as 'debt collectors'

July 10th, 2010 LINKS

George Soros on the euro crisis

45 percent of South Florida home sales are for a loss

Debt collectors sock it to consumers

Housing Double Dip Appears To Be Underway

Sell Bonds, Buy Precious Metals, Rice on Supply Shortages, Jim Rogers Says

US Will Announce New Drilling Moratorium Soon

Las Vegas Puts Sustainability In The Spotlight

July 9th, 2010 LINKS

Legal noose tightens on Europe's monetary union

Texas Budget Mess Now as Bad as California's

Mexico schools teach lessons in survival

Housing Double Dip Appears To Be Underway

Fresh austerity strikes hit Greece

Florida Governor Calls for Constitutional Ban on Drilling

Las Vegas Puts Sustainability In The Spotlight

Looming food crisis might send you straight to garden

July 8th, 2010 LINKS

U.S. Banks Risk `Untold Problem' as Muni Debt Swells

Lobbyist: Wall St. Firms Don't Give `Rat's Ass' About Small Banks

Cuts in infrastructure investment will have 'catastrophic effects'

How Fannie And Freddie Unloaded Their Trash

China's property market braced for 30pc drop

U.S. Shopping Center Vacancies Near Record as Consumer Confidence Weakens

Baltic Dry Index Slides 5% To 14 Month Low, 30th Consecutive Day Of Declines

Whistleblower: Relief payments get slashed if fishermen refuse to work for BP

Deficit Hysteria Means The Middle Class Is About To Get Squeezed By New Taxes

Study finds bank bailouts profitable for U.S.

July 7th, 2010 LINKS

Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Bail Out: Roubini

Excessive Debt May Push Stocks Down 34% to Crisis Lows, First State Says

Euro's Worst to Come, Top Analysts Say

Office Vacancy Rate Reaches 17-Year High

Italy Is the Ticking Time Bomb: Economist/a>

Investors Fear Rising Risk of US Regional Defaults

Saudis Will Stop Exploring for More Oil

Graduates warned of record 70 applicants for every job

Electric cars must be taxed to pay for more power stations 'or National Grid could fail'

A hard look at what rising national debt could bring

US is committed to a long-term partnership with Iraq, says Biden

U.S. Consumers in 'Dire' Credit Situation

More bad news for BP as arsenic levels rise in seawater around the Gulf of Mexico

Tar balls now found in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain

July 6th, 2010 LINKS

China Property Market Beginning Collapse That May Hit Banks, Rogoff Sayse

Too Big To Fail But Brazen Enough To Still Get Bigger

American middle class slowly disappearing under mounds of debt

Are Iceland's Banks About to Go Bust Once Again?

China shares fall to 15 month low on economy fears

More teens smuggling drugs across border for drug cartels

Is NYC A Blackout Waiting To Happen?

Toronto blackout leaves royals in the dark; 48,000 still without power

Another disappearing summer tradition: the public pool

Unions fear 'war' with government over strikes

July 5th, 2010 LINKS

Illinois Stops Paying Its Bills, but Can’t Stop Digging Hole

Evans-Pritchard: It's Really Starting to Feel Like 1932...

In world's debt storm, who gets hit?

A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’

Dow Repeats Great Depression Pattern...

Wells Fargo, Wachovia Involved in Numerous Mexican Drug Laundering Schemes

Colorado Springs experimenting with loss of local services

Falling pensions, cuts and the banking crisis will impoverish many families

Metal theft on rise

July 4rth, 2010 LINKS

Double-Dip Recession Warning Signs Everywhere! Batten Down the Hatches!

State and local gov't workers' job security fades

Greek unions set anti-austerity strike for July 8

The Real Pain of Cuts Is Still to Come for U.K.

Even The Best-Case Scenario For The Deficit Is Pretty Bad

Third of Britons have no money saved for retirement

Treasury orders cabinet ministers to brace themselves for 40% cuts

Gold and government debt: only two things still going up

July 3rd, 2010 LINKS

What Happens When Cities Go Broke?

Home Prices Could Fall Another 50%

More Recessions to Hit the US this Decade: Economic Forecaster

Real Estate Will Lead Economy into Depression

Russia to seek to expand arctic rights

Germans Anticipate a Collapse of Merkel's Government

Oil found in Gulf crabs raises new food chain fears

Doc Shows BP Ignored Own Advice In Finishing Doomed Well

Study says cellphones affecting beehives

Survey: Older Americans fear outliving retirement funds

JULY 1st, 2010 LINKS

California Cities Shutting Police Forces to Close Budget Gaps

Foreclosures: President says some families will lose homes

Governments Moving to Cut Spending, in Echo of 1930s

Second Bank Bailout Could Break Britain

More California school districts edging closer to insolvency, state says

California Economy Is a Sign of What's Coming: Fiorina

CBO's math on budget deficit presents daunting choices for US

Spain grinds to halt on third day of strike

Riots Break out in Iraq Over Energy Shortages

China To Move Tens Of Thousands For Huge Water Scheme

Michael Klare: Grappling With The Age Of 'Tough Oil'

BP Spill, Day 72: Could the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Destroy the Gulf?

With federal stimulus funds running out, economic worries grow

JUNE 30th, 2010 LINKS

American Cities Teeter on Brink of Bankruptcy

Ireland struggles with high cost of austerity

Chaos erupts in Greece over austerity measures

High Unemployment, Lower Stocks and Growing Worries. Is This 1930 All Over Again?

Green setback for UK as British power supplied by renewable sources falls

Global markets on 'cliff edge' amid fears over European banks

Derivative Monster: Alive and Kicking Despite Reforms

Fannie-Freddie Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1 Trillion

Illinois Borrowing $900 Million as Credit-Default Insurance Cost Doubles

House Rejects Extension Of Unemployment Benefits

Unemployed dumping car leases

Majority of Germans want Deutschmark back

China stocks plunge to 14-month low

JUNE 29th, 2010 LINKS

The Third Depression

State Budget Crises Threaten Social Fabric

RBS tells clients to prepare for 'monster' money-printing by the Federal Reserve

Gun lobby victory as every American's right to bear arms upheld by ruling

State budgets: Classrooms or Prison Cells?

Cash-strapped states cut everything, except the grass

Huge tent city takes root

With the clock ticking, Sacramento set to blow another budget deadline

Illinois Borrowing $900 Million as Credit-Default Insurance Cost Doubles

Thick Oil Soils Mississippi Shore As Storm Looms

US Needs to Stop Spending: Former IMF Economist

Mexican candidate shot dead on campaign trail

Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

G20: Paving the way for a new Great Depression?

JUNE 27th, 2010 LINKS

Farmer kills self with pesticide fumes after going bankrupt

Ben Bernanke needs fresh monetary blitz as US recovery falters

Spain's Debt Maturity Wave Hits Next Month And It's Already Obvious They Don't Have Enough Cash

Urban livestock’

Baltimore Zoning Promotes Urban Farming

Vancouver's Real Estate Bubble Trouble

JUNE 26th, 2010 LINKS

The US housing horror story is about to get even worse

States of Crisis for 46 Governments Facing Greek-Style Deficits

South Africa: Thieves strip police station, take even kitchen sink

Biologist: Ocean pollution ‘threatening the human food supply’

Top Official: Europe Has Run out of Deficit Spending

Hundreds of Romanians try to storm palace in austerity protest

G20 summit: Rifts in Toronto as US warns EU of double-dip recession risk

Africa's Water Most Precarious, Iceland Best: Study

The Gulf food chain's broken links

Drug War Besieges Mexico's Northern Metropolis

Revealed: How 'zero-grazing' is set to bring US-style factory farming to Britain

Accept cuts or we'll target pensions, David Cameron warns unions

State pension Ponzi scheme unravels with retirement at 70

Spain: The Next EU Sovereign Debt Crisis, Coming Soon

The Next Icelandic Banking Crisis

JUNE 25th, 2010 LINKS

Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy

Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

Deutsche Bank: U.S. Financial Conditions Just Collapsed Back To Crisis Levels

California town to lay off all city employees, disband police

In Gulf oil spill 'war,' cleanup foot soldiers threaten mutiny

Investing For A Peak-Oil Future

'Work for free first' plan for police recruits

French strike over austerity plans

Central Banks Join the Ranks Of Investors Who Like Gold

Arizona Cops Threatened by Mexican Drug Cartel

Mortgage rates at lowest point since mid-1950s

Bond Defaults Stalk Wealthiest Michigan Communities as Development Crashes

E-Mail That Self Destructs

JUNE 24th, 2010 LINKS

Inside the Dire Financial State of the States

Disbanding The Euro--A Worst-Case Scenario

New home sales plunge to record low

Soros Says Germany Could Cause Euro Collapse

California faces $19 billion budget deficit despite massive cuts

Small Business Lending: Still Dry Three Years Later

Soros: Europe's Banks Haven't Been `Cleansed'

Sovereign debt, account imbalances threatening Canada’s financial stability

Russia cuts gas supplies to Belarus by 60%

George Soros fears Europe unrest, nationalism and xenophobia

NY law would be 1st to take DNA from all criminals

Thousands protest power shortages across Iraq

Chinese natural gas shortage to exceed 10 billion cubic meters

Pensions shake-up could see most people working into their seventies

JUNE 23rd, 2010 LINKS

Iran: There Will Be War

Meredith Whitney: Housing Double Dip Is Certain

BP Oil Disaster Costs U.S. State Pensions $1.4 Billion in Value

California Isn't The State Most Likely To Default Anymore

Debt-laden U.K. to cut budget drastically, even the Queen is not spared

Britain announces asset fire sale

Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt

Belarus turns off flow of Russian gas to Europe

After BP oil spill, 'peak' oil seems nearer than ever

Starvation threat prompts West Africa appeals

Bee decline could be down to chemical cocktail interfering with brains

JUNE 22nd, 2010 LINKS

Another 'Flash Crash' Coming? Some Market Pros Think So

More borrowers in trouble despite federal help -- Result could be a new wave of foreclosures as thousands exit program

"Gasland": Will Natural Gas Save America ... or Destroy It?

Saudis Hoard Twice as Much Gold as Thought

Austerity was a hard sell in the 40s. Today it's harder still

4 Urgent Warnings From The Most Unlikely Source

Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt

Gulf oil spill worsens -- but what about the safety of gas fracking?

After BP oil spill, 'peak' oil seems nearer than ever

Starvation threat prompts West Africa appeals

Deepwater Horizon worker claims oil rig leaking weeks before explosion

Browner Says BP Claims Probably Will Surpass $20 Billion

San Francisco school budget: Cut, cut, cut

Raising a child costs 22% more now than in 1960, report says

Taxes coming for $1 trillion in commercial real estate

In Budget Crisis, States Take Aim at Pension Costs

JUNE 21st, 2010 LINKS

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Now Own More Houses Than There Are In Seattle

Gold reclaims its currency status as the global system unravels

Economy weak, data look even weaker

When the rubber hits the road – a Budget to terrify us all

Internal BP Document Confirms Matt Simmons' Worst Case Prediction Of Spill Rate Of 100,000+ Barrels Per Day

Mayor of Mexican town shot dead after death threats

Schools Face Test on Budget Math

Multi-Million-Dollar Mansion Markdowns

More bets against cash-strapped states

Lousy Housing Data Casts a Pall Over Recovery

Detroit's dying malls

JUNE 20th, 2010 LINKS

The euro's inevitable failure will be horrendous for all of us

Russia's Central Bank Purchases 1.1 Million Ounces of Gold in May

The French Say 'Non' To Raising The Retirement Age

California on 'verge of system failure’

Zimbabwe, Zambia plunge into darkness

WikiLeaks Video on Afghan Attack Said to Be Imminent

Daniel Ellsberg fears a US hit on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Social Security: Here's The Problem

More bets against cash-strapped states

Lousy Housing Data Casts a Pall Over Recovery

Detroit's dying malls

JUNE 18th, 2010 LINKS

Europe Recession Next Year 'Almost Inevitable': Soros

Elliot Wave predicts triple-digit Dow in 2016

Government Expanded 'Like a Cancer': Marc Faber

Spanish/German Bond Spread at Euro Lifetime High

Gold ends at a record high

Million elderly with care needs 'could be left unsupported' as cuts bite, charity warns

Illinois Debt-Default Insurance Climbs to Record High

California may sell ads on license plates

Detroit To Close 32 Public Schools

Chicago schools face budget cuts. Will teachers’ union budge?

More families are homeless and on the streets

Nestle to Sail Amazon Rivers with a Supermarket Barge to Reach Emerging-Market Consumers

ECB must buy 'hundred of billions' of bonds to tame Europe's debt crisis

With Criminal Charges for Oil Spill, BP Costs Could Soar

BP Said to Seek at Least $5 Billion of Credit Lines

Sea creatures flee spill, gather near shore

Nigeria threatens US oil firm with sanctions over spills

Wealthy Kuwait hit by power crisis

JUNE 17th, 2010 LINKS

Europe Recession Next Year 'Almost Inevitable': Soros

The party in Housing Starts and Building Permits is over

Oil May Be the Nail in Florida Housing's Coffin

UK Jobless total getting close to 2.5 million

Russia to Buy Canadian, Aussie Dollars for First Time

BP Admits That - If It Tries to Cap the Leak - the Whole Well May Blow

Sarkozy Lifts Retirement Age to 62; Raises Highest Income-Tax Rate to 41%

WWF Sees "Severe Risk" In Arctic Oil Exploration

Natural Gas Jumps in U.K., Heads for Record Second Quarter: Energy Markets

BP $20 billion fund may not cover spill costs

BP’s ‘Nightmare’ Well: Internal Documents Uncover Negligence

Property Taxes Falling in Los Angeles County; Tax Revenues Will Plunge

What Coming Wave of Corporate Debt Means to Investors

Fannie and Freddie Announce Delisting From NYSE

More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments

JUNE 16th, 2010 LINKS

Government spending and the façade of a successful economy

What happens if your state government shuts down?

Double-Dip Risk Is Rising in the Euro Zone: Roubin

What fiscal austerity looks like

Matt Simmons Revises Leak Estimate To 120,000 Barrels Per Day, Believes Oil Covers 40% Of Gulf Beneath The Surface

One in five getting into debt to fund living costs

We need a global debate on population

China’s Bank Regulator Sees Growing Real Estate Risks

Conspiracy and the Impending Spanish Bank Collapse: Who Needs TV for Entertainment?

JUNE 14th, 2010 LINKS

Soros Says ‘We Have Just Entered Act II’ of Crisis

Europe embraces the cult of austerity – but at what cost?

Deutsche Mark Quotations Restored At German Financial Portal

Debt Burden Falls Heavily on Germany and France

The Crisis In Detroit Is Worse Than A Recession

Matt Simmons Revises Leak Estimate To 120,000 Barrels Per Day, Believes Oil Covers 40% Of Gulf Beneath The Surface

Half a Dozen States Delay Tax Refunds

Pentagon hunts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in bid to gag website

JUNE 8th, 2010 LINKS

Hungary fears send stock markets tumbling

$100 Oil Will Soon Be Here to Stay, Says Former Shell Oil President

Stocks fall to lowest level in 7 months on fears that Europe will hurt recovery; Dow falls 115

T. Boone Pickens: This Oil Leak Could Go On For A Year

Shale Gas Well Blowout Raises Specter of New BP: Energy Markets

Lower expectations: Professionals taking huge pay cuts if they have work at all

In Brutal Job Market, More Than a Million Quit Looking

Many choosing cheaper funerals

JUNE 7th, 2010 LINKS

Florida Hotel Reservation Lines Go Silent as BP Spill Arrives

Boone Pickens: Get Ready for $400 Oil?

BP’s Natural Gas Joint Venture in Russia Is in Bankruptcy

Week Ahead: All Eyes on Europe's Sovereign Debt Crisis

US is falling Into a double-dip recession

15 States Where Foreclosures Are Still Surging

Three more U.S. banks fail, total for year is 81

Buffett Warns of Possible Call for Muni Bailouts

JUNE 2nd, 2010 LINKS

World Currency Unit Intended to Rival Dollar

BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst-Case Scenario

Iron Ore Speculators 'Serious Threat' to Global Economy

Economic confidence sags across indebted eurozone

Government review to examine threat of world resources shortage

Chaos Reigns In German Politics As Merkel Has Lost Grip On Power

Three Signs That Europe's Enormous Bailout Has Already Failed

Wall Street's War - Matt Taibbi

JUNE 1st, 2010 LINKS

Warning Signs Of Full Spectrum Collapse Are Everywhere

IMF Economist Argues Home Prices Still Have Far To Fall

China told property risk is worse than U.S.

Economic confidence sags across indebted eurozone

ECB Warns of $239 Billion in Further Bank Loan Losses

BP shares plunge 15% on 'top-kill' failure, criminal probe

Deepwater Horizon and the Technology, Economics, and Environmental Impacts of Resource Depletion

In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship

MAY 29TH, 2010 LINKS

Italy Is About To Be Smashed By A Wave Of Debt Maturities Worse Than Greece

Greek Unions to Strike in June, Call for Joint Action

Spain Loses AAA Rating at Fitch Amid Deficit Crisis

Dubai fears reignite on $1.25bn debt payment delay

Holy road trip! Shortage of paint for highway stripes

US to Halt 33 Exploration Rigs in Deepwater Review

U.S. Stocks, Oil, Euro Tumble; Dow Ends Worst May Since 1940

The housing rot is still eating the US economy from the inside

MAY 27TH, 2010 LINKS

Matthew Simmons: It Could Be 24 Years Before The Deepwater Gusher Ends

Warning: Crash dead ahead. Sell. Get liquid. Now.

China-India Water Shortage Means Coca-Cola Joins Intel in Fight

Space so full of junk that a satellite collision could destroy communications on Earth

Bank Failure Friday Costs $7.3 Billion in One Weekend

The new feudal overlords of Europe will be the bankers of the ECB

Legendary Investor Is More Worried Than Ever

Euro Crisis Is Tip of the Iceberg

MAY 25TH, 2010 LINKS

The real cost of US debt

European bailout was not enough to save the euro

Stressed teachers are time bombs, says dumbbell attack man

In Europe, Britain May Face Largest Debt Hurdle

N.Korea Threatens Military Action in Disputed Waters

Preschools in forests take root in the US

One in ten 'would rather lose partner than TV'

More than 50,000 jobs 'at risk’ from £6.2bn cuts

MAY 12TH, 2010 LINKS

Dow to Tumble Near 4200-5000 by Mid-2011: Strategist

Gulf spill provokes worries of 'unbelievable' damage

Are BRIC Countries a Threat to the Dollar Standard?

bluefin tuna population plunging

China analyst sees beginnings of unfolding credit bust

If Greece Is Bear Stearns, Will the UK Be Lehman?

Gold Less Than $10 from a New All-Time High

China’s Bubble Risk Adds Tightening Pressure Amid Debt Crisis

MAY 11TH, 2010 LINKS

China's Social Powder Keg

UBS, JPMorgan Quit India’s Manhattan as Buildings Rot

Europe prepares nuclear response to save monetary union

Las Vegas has more than its share of troubled properties

Japan's Govt Debt Soars To Record High Of Y882tln

Why the Eurozone Is Doomed

Hope You Enjoyed the Housing Recovery ... Because It's History, Says Suttmeier

U.S. Debt Shock May Hit In 2018, Maybe As Soon As 2013: Moody's

MAY 10TH, 2010 LINKS

Europe's Giant Bailout Fund Ignores The Root Of The Debt Problem

GOM wildlife ‘dead zone’ keeps growing

U.S. Banks in Four States Closed, Failure Count Climbs to 68

Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

Food-stamp tally nears 40 million, sets record

High-End Homeowners Falling Into Foreclosure Trap

Oil production hit for decades after BP spill


Water Infrastructure: The Unseen Crisis

European Union, Currency Are Headed for Collapse: Gartman

Philippine Candidates Use Food for Votes as Hunger Fuels Revolt

US Banks Heavily Exposed to Europe Debt Woes: Bove

The Forever Drug War: Inside the Mexican Drug Wars Quickly Consuming a Nation

Gold soars to 5-month high

The Aral Sea Is Disappearing—and With It, the Identity of a Nation


Iran Offers Help in Cleaning Gulf of Oil Spill

Taiwan says will not seek U.S. help to fight wars

North Korea's Kim appears to have entered China: report

7 journalists killed in Honduras in space of 2 months

Americans Resume Spending More Than They Can Afford

Nuclear subs went to sea with defect

Greece braces for "violent modernization"


Greece Gets $146 Billion Rescue on EU, IMF Austerity

The Dominos Are Lining Up for a Sovereign Debt Crisis!

I would not want job of tackling British debt, says Buffett

What will states tax next?

Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe

China Imposes More Liquidity Restraints: Faber Warns of Market Crash

US: Pentagon in Race for Raw Materials


Europe Is Finished Unless It Changes The Rules Fast

Iraqi government prison 'worse than Abu Ghraib'

Troops open fire on Thai protesters

Kidnap, oil theft plague Nigeria as amnesty falters

Britain 'risks Greek-style crisis'

Fannie Mae Owns Patent on Residential Cap and Trade

Militia groups quadruple


Greece Just Tip of Debt Crisis Iceberg: Roubini

Banks go bust in US wiping out billions of assets

Europe debt crisis spreads to Portugal

SE Asia Worries Thailand's Unrest Could Spread

China arms Iran

Five Questions About Gold The IMF Refuses To Answer


China Just Grew Its Oil Demand By 10x The Rate of Global Supply

Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake - it was a con

The Worst 2011 State Budget Gaps

Greece May Need $112 Billion in Aid

Iceland’s Banks ‘Could Collapse’ Without Central Bank Knowing

Rewiring Plants Could Supersize Crops

Iraq's oil exports dip in March by 11 percent, bad weather is blamed


Kyrgyzstan on brink of revolution after street battles

Barack Obama orders killing of US cleric

Food Stamp Usage Hits Record 39 Million, 14th Consecutive Monthly Increase

Japan Rethinks Relations With US

UK needs 'drastic' measures

China hints at readiness to let yuan rise

Jeff Rubin: New U.S. drilling will prove meaningless


Frustrated Owner Bulldozes Home Ahead Of Foreclosure

Police told not to detect crimes at end of shift to save money

Debt: The U.S. Is on the Edge of a Cliff

Gas Shortage Raises Egyptians' Anger at Government

Long-time algae grower deflates claims of $2/gallon oil from algae

Crisis of Confidence": Yes, Risks of U.S. Default Are Very Real, Charles Ortel Says

China New Village Makes Chanos See Dubai 1,000 Times

Euro's Future in Question Even if Greece Saved: Soros

Japanese Government Is Essentially Bankrupt, net assets possibly below zero

The New Poor

Deep-sea trawling is destroying coral reefs and pristine marine habitats

Muni Defaults May Rise Amid ‘Unprecedented Stress’ on Finances

Fuel Shortage Hits as Strikes Grow


Britain at risk of worse deficit crisis than Greece

Yemen could become first nation to run out of water

States must fill $1 trillion pension gap

Fuel shortage hits Greece as strikes grow...

Chinese Housing Bubble?

Goldman Sachs, Greece Didn’t Disclose Swap, Investors ‘Fooled’

RED ALERT: Next debt crisis near!

China: The world’s next big economic crash?

PEW Study Shows Trillion Dollar State Pension Gap; Can Anything Be Done?

Niger soldiers seize president in coup

More Homeowners Walking Away From Mortgages

Meredith Whitney: Investors Don't Realize What's About To Hit The Banking Sector

Muni Bankruptcies Loom


Herbert: What’s Wrong With U.S. Infrastructure?

Citi: If You Agree Not To Trash Your Home After A Foreclosure, We'll Let You Hang Out There For Six Months

Foreign Demand for US Treasurys Takes Record Fall

Police, Fire Departments Face Budget Axe

Russia farmer convicted of planting landmines in field to stop potato thieves

US debt will soon be unsustainable without higher taxes and spending cuts, even with recovery

British oil dispute with Argentina escalates

Commercial mortgage failures threaten system: overseer

Los Angeles Teeters On Brink Of Bankruptcy

Beijing Seen Vacant for 50% Commercial as Chanos Predicts Crash

The Next Crisis: Prepare for Peak Oil

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Top 300,000 for 11th Month

World oil production potential weakening: Total

In Utah, a plan to cut 12th grade


7 U.S. States That Are Worse Off Than Greece, Portgal, Ireland, and Spain

World Oil Capacity to Peak in 2010 Says Petrobras CEO

Want to grow cucumbers this year? Better get your seeds now.

Parts of Mexico descending to narco-states

It Begins: Cash Strapped Cities Begin To Crumble

Strikes bring Greece to its knees

Debt crisis unsettles European economy

Bankruptcy figures expected to reach record high

Europe Risks Another Global Depression

No future for youths as unemployment reaches new heights

Las Vegas Foreclosures Soared As Tourism and Gaming Declined

37 million Americans need help getting food

Europe's Sovereign Disaster Makes U.S. Bonds Look Awesome

Woman willing to marry for insurance coverage

Report: 65,000 flights should not have flown due to poor maintenance

Eurozone: Fraying at the Edges

Personal insolvencies reach record levels


Woman willing to marry for insurance coverage

Britain facing food crisis as world's soil 'vanishes in 60 years'

Markets are at a turning point – is another crash coming?

No Help in Sight, More Homeowners Walk Away

Street Lights Turned Off, Trash Cans Removed To Save Money

Biggest Bubble in History Is Growing Every Day: William Pesek

Rising FHA default rate foreshadows a crush of foreclosures

China Property Market ‘Bubble’ Set to Burst, Xie Says


Human bed-warmers at Holiday Inn

China: the world’s next great economic crash

Toyota Sees Robotic Nurses in Your Lonely Final Years

Ireland Facing Severe Water Shortage

The Global Debt Bomb

Ron Paul: After ‘CIA coup,’ agency ‘runs military’

Afghanistan: New Wave of Warlords Bedevils U.S.

Chart of the Day: State Budget Gaps 2010

Sovereign defaults top 2010 risk hitlist


Eco-bling: Roof-mounted wind turbines ‘no help in reducing carbon’

US Does Not Have Capitalism Now: Stiglitz

Venezuela Power Shortage May Push Oil Above $100

One by one, the men who bankrupted Britain have returned to lucrative jobs. Don't they have a shred of shame?

Is Dubai's Debt Actually $170 Billion, Twice As Much As Previously Believed?

Bitter row throws French nuclear industry into turmoil

Families face years of pain, says Bank

Citigroup Has Second Annual Loss After Repaying U.S.

Homebuilders Index Slips Again In January, Confirming The Housing Double Dip


Forced to choose eating or heating, family burns furniture to keep warm

The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis

Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan tops $1 trillion

Michigan: The dark ages

Why Many Investors Keep Fooling Themselves


Pensioners burn books to stay warm

T. Boone Reneges On $1 Billion Worth Of G.E. Wind Turbines For Texas

World Economic Forum warns of further economic crises ahead

U.S. Retail Credit Card Defaults Hit Near-Record Levels with No Relief in Sight

China Property Prices Surge, Highlighting Growing Bubble Risk

Eurozone unemployment reaches 10%

2009 foreclosures hit record high, no relief in sight

California Creditors Dread IOUs With Aid Plea Failing

Commerce Department Says Retail Sales Tanked in December


One in eight Americans receives food stamps: U.S

How nation's true jobless rate is closer to 22%

California downgraded to Third World nation status

Why another big crash is inevitable

Chinese Firms Propose $50 Billion Oil Buy in Nigeria

Millions in U.S. drink dirty water

A global fiasco is brewing in Japan

Fed's Record Profit Does Not Change Anything. US Still "Doomed" says Marc Faber


Demand overwhelms program to prevent homelessness

Why Technology won't save us

"Afghan Insurgency Can Sustain Itself Indefinitely": Top U.S. Intel Officer

California Requests Billions From U.S.

Can AIG Be Saved?

Will we run out of gas?

Dubais First Foreclosure May Open Floodgates in Worst Market

Nigeria may plunge into crisis

Illinois Seeks Foreign Buyers for Pension Debt as Deficit Looms

In Foreclosureville, USA, so much change

Cybersecurity: Here's what really worries the pentagon


Moody's considers rating for unrest, political instability, civil war

Spring food crisis may trigger economic collapse

America's Youth Realize That Working Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

Forget The Unemployment Rate, The Real Nightmare Is The EMPLOYMENT Rate

Here Comes The Next Real-Estate Bust

Walk Away From Your Mortgage!


Global Bear Rally: Beware, Apocalypse Ahead

Why the Philippines is a failed state

Month-long power outage threatens Zanzibar tourism

U.S. growth prospects deemed bleak in new decade


Toilet paper trumps decor at Target's Great Save

Iran Plans Large-Scale War Games

Boomerang children: Flying back to the nest

Thousands could be 'denied university places under cuts'

Your pensions policy is failing, ministers told

Dispute looms as Russia suspends Belarus energy supplies

Public-Transit Passengers Face Rough Ride

Hawaii is far from an economic paradise