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Nov 4, 2011

From The Desk of Nick Nicolaas - Mining Interactive: Zeal Intelligence Weekly - "Fearmongering" by Adam Hamilton



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Financial and Forex Info News | Kitco New York Market Close Report


New York Market Close Nov 04/11 05:23 PM EDT
Metals
Bid
Ask
Change
Low
High
Gold
1754.00
1755.00
-10.40
-0.59%
1748.10
1765.00
Silver
34.13
34.23
-0.35
-1.02%
33.74
34.82
Platinum
1633.00
1637.00
0.00
0.0%
1619.00
1647.00
Palladium
654.00
660.00
-2.00
-0.30%
647.00
667.00

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: How to find, improve or defend a job.

MarketWatch
Personal Finance Daily
NOVEMBER 04, 2011

How to find, improve or defend a job

By MarketWatch



Don't miss these top stories:

Check out our special job survival guide from the MarketWatch Radio Network focusing on all-things job, including how to find one, how to improve your work situation and how to figure out whether your job is in peril.

Meanwhile, have you been mulling over the idea of switching banks? Credit unions are saying they're seeing big increases in new customers and deposits. But did Bank of America's decision this week to pull back on debit-card fees (as did many other major banks) take the wind out of the sails of the "move your money" movement? We'll know more tomorrow, otherwise known as Bank Transfer Day. Read Jennifer Waters's column today for a look at the various grassroots movements jumping on the Bank Transfer Day bandwagon.

So, Saturday is Bank Transfer Day. But Sunday is "turn your clocks back" day, one of my favorite days of the year. Doesn't it feel luxurious, that extra hour?

Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor

Hate your bank? ‘Bank Transfer Day' is Saturday

"Bank Transfer Day" and similar grassroots movements are working to mobilize thousands of people to dump their big-bank accounts. And credit union data suggests that hundreds of thousands of people have heeded their call.
Read more: Hate your bank? ‘Bank Transfer Day' is Saturday.


Got job worries? Listen to our Job Survival Guide

Are layoffs about to hit your workplace? What can you do to save your job? Are military vets finding work? Is anyone really hiring? Listen to the Job Market Survival Guide as Alisa Parenti reports from Washington.
Got job worries? Listen to our Job Survival Guide


Protesting could harm job opportunities

Many young adults worried about the lack of jobs have taken action by joining protests like Occupy Wall Street. But speaking out may actually add to their troubles by making them less attractive job candidates in some cases.
Read more: Protesting could harm job opportunities.


Loan servicers begin review of foreclosures

The Herculean task of reaching out to the 4.5 million or so borrowers covered by federal enforcement actions began in earnest on Tuesday, when 14 large mortgage-loan servicers began what regulators admit will be a long and costly review of their foreclosure practices.
Read more: Loan servicers begin review of foreclosures.


INVESTING

Why housing deserves a home in your portfolio

Now may be a great time to buy a house, given that years of falling home prices and low mortgage rates have made buying a place to live more affordable than it has been in decades. And that's not just a pitch from the National Association of Realtors.
Read more: Why housing deserves a home in your portfolio.


Mutual fund, ETF investors live for the momentum

If the U.S. is the cleanest shirt in the global laundry basket, then a case can be made for investing in U.S. stocks until other countries apply stain remover to their economies.
Read more: Mutual fund, ETF investors live for the momentum.


You can't outguess this broken market

Market timing is a dubious enterprise in normal times. It's downright treacherous now.
Read more: You can't outguess this broken market.


Greece is doomed, so buy Greece!

If the time to buy is when there's blood running in the streets, then it's time to buy Greek stocks, writes Brett Arends.
Read more: Greece is doomed, so buy Greece!


Looks and smells like bear-market rally

In the wake of the rally since the Oct. 4 intra-day low, advisers have been falling over themselves retreating from the bearish camp and jumping back on to the bullish bandwagon.
Read more: Looks and smells like bear-market rally.


ECONOMY & POLITICS

U.S. economy gains 80,000 jobs in October

The U.S. only added 80,000 jobs in October, but hiring occurred at a much faster pace in the prior two months than originally reported and the unemployment rate ticked slightly lower to 9.0%, the government said Friday.
Read more: U.S. economy gains 80,000 jobs in October.


Wall Street, DC roundup of reaction to jobs report

Roundup of reactions to Friday's Labor Department report showing that the U.S. added 80,000 jobs in October.
Read more: Wall Street, DC roundup of reaction to jobs report.


Labor market may be better than we think

While the Labor Department's survey of businesses says hiring is anemic, the household survey is showing the best employment gains in nearly five years, says Rex Nutting.
Read more: Labor market may be better than we think.


How we work is as important as what we do

A new report on global companies shows that how business is conducted matters far more than what a company does,
Read more: How we work is as important as what we do.


Conservatives in Congress thwart economic growth

Today's release of the most recent jobs numbers is yet another reminder that conservatives in Congress need to get behind legislation to boost job creation in our economy, writes economist Heather Boushey.
Read more: Conservatives in Congress thwart economic growth.


COMMENTARY

I really, really hate the Apple store

Overcrowded store is a test of managing growth for Tim Cook
Read more: I really, really hate the Apple store.


The TV business model is doomed

At some point, the networks are going to have to bite the bullet and get revenue not just from advertisers but directly from audiences, writes John C. Dvorak.
Read more: The TV business model is doomed.


Corzine's ungraceful exit

Jon Corzine needs to not only express sadness, but regret about the implosion of MF Global. He needs to own up to strategic mistakes. He needs to explain himself and take the fall.
Read more: Corzine's ungraceful exit.


INTERNATIONAL

G-20 fails to find agreement on Europe plan

Leaders of the Group of 20 economies fail Friday to come up with a plan to enhance the euro zone's response to the sovereign debt crisis, undercutting equity markets and sending Italian bond yields soaring.
Read more: G-20 fails to find agreement on Europe plan.


Bashing China won't solve crisis, says Beijing

Commerce minister says China shouldn't be cast in a negative light as the world's financial leaders grapple with issues of debt, globalization and trade.
Read more: Bashing China won't solve crisis, says Beijing.


Scope of China's slowdown under debate

A cooling in China's economic growth rate appears inevitable, with the debate now shifting to the scale of the slowdown ahead.
Read more: Scope of China's slowdown under debate.

Cain accuser won't speak: The Washington Post | Politics afternoon Edition.

The Washington PostPolitics Afternoon Edition

HEADLINES

  1. Cain accuser won't speak

    The lawyer who represents one of the women who lodged a sexual harassement complaint against Herman Cain said "she has decided not to relive" the incident.
    » Read full article
  2. House probes Richardson allegations

    The House Ethics Committee announced that it is launching an investigation into allegations against Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.)
    » Read full article
  3. Giffords pledges return to Congress

    In her new memoir, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) vows that she will return to Capitol Hill.
    » Read full article
  4. Obama: 'Hard work ahead' on economy

    Speaking at the G-20 summit, Obama lauded steps to preserve economic recovery, but acknowledged "difficult decisions" to come.
    » Read full article
  5. Bill Clinton: Obama made two key missteps

    In "Back to Work," former president Clinton says Obama has struggled to identify workable economic policies and to outmaneuver his Republican foes.
    » Read full article

NYT Afternoon Business News: Le Monde to Take Full Ownership of Its Web Site



Latest News at Time Of Present Posting

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DealBooK | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: MF Global Funds Found at JPMorgan


OP STORY
MF Global Funds Found at JPMorgan The discovery comes after days of intensifying regulatory scrutiny at MF Global, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday.
Jon Corzine, second from right, held a morning meeting on the trading floor of MF Global's Manhattan office last year.
Corzine Resigns From MF Global Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey who stepped down as chairman and chief executive of the bankrupt brokerage, will not seek $12 million severance payments.
Corzine Is Said to Hire Criminal Lawyer Jon S. Corzine has hired Andrew J. Levander, a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer, according to three people briefed on the matter, as he deals with fallout from the collapse of MF Global.
Dippin' Dots, 'Ice Cream of the Future,' Files for Bankruptcy Dippin' Dots, which sells flash-frozen ice cream shaped into round pellets, has been struggling with its creditors and owes more than $11 million to Regions Bank.
K.K.R. Posts $621.7 Million Loss The sharp market swings of the third quarter proved troublesome for publicly traded private equity firms, as the value of their holdings declined
Japan's Kirin Buys Stake in Brazilian Brewer for $1.35 Billion The Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings said Friday it had agreed to pay $1.35 billion for the outstanding stake in the Brazilian beer maker Schincariol Participacoes e Representacoes it does not already own.
Anglo American to Pay $5.1 Billion to Increase Stake in De Beers The London-based mining giant has agreed to pay $5.1 billion in cash to increase its stake in diamond company De Beers to as much as 85 percent.
International Airlines Group Agrees to Buy BMI From Lufthansa The parent company of British Airways and the Spanish carrier Iberia has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany's Lufthansa to acquire its loss-making British Midland unit.
Royal Bank of Scotland's Profit Falls 63% The bank, which is 83 percent owned by the British government, reported a 63 percent drop in operating profit to $428 million as volatility in European financial markets continued to hit its investment banking operations.
BUZZ TRACKER
Triumph Visits Occupy Wall Street To mark the final day of Conan O'Brien's return to New York, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited Lower Manhattan to taunt bankers on Wall Street, protestors in Zuccotti Park and a certain bull.
Couple Donates $150 Million to Fight Poverty Stanford University will open an institution aimed at alleviating poverty in developing nations, using $150 million donated by a Silicon Valley investor, Robert E. King, and his wife, The New York Times's Stephanie Strom reports.
Who Was in Charge of Regulating MF Global? The New York Times's Louise Story and Eric Dash report that there were "at least six different agencies and industry groups minding separate parts of the store." The question took on greater urgency as the stock of another brokerage firm, Jefferies & Company, spiraled downward on Thursday.
LOOKING AHEAD
Economic Reports Data released on Monday will include consumer credit data for September.
Corporate Earnings Companies reporting results on Monday include Dish Networks.
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The Economist | Selected New Articles: Charlemagene / Free Exchange / Johnson... and.. more



Charlemagne: Quick! More sandbags
Attempts to rescue the euro at the G20 meeting in Cannes
read more »
Free exchange: It could be worse
America's labour market is healing, but very slowly read more »
Johnson: Let me know when you're good
How long does it take for Brits to start speaking American?
read more »
Democracy in America: Thumbs in eyes, kids in schools
The effects of Alabama's immigration laws on enrollment in schools
read more »
Babbage: Difference Engine
Is smart technology now destroying more jobs than it creates? read more »
Daily chart: Murder rates
Murder has become less common overall in America, but in some cities the crime has risen
read more »
 
Online debate: Personal computing
This house believes the death of the PC has been greatly exaggerated
read more »

CBS News | Political Hotsheet Top Stories: Herman Cain: "I am the Koch brothers' brother"

The CBS News Political Hotsheet newsletter

CBS POLITICAL HOTSHEET TOP STORIES    



   
Republican presidential candidate embraces controversial Koch brothers in Americans for Prosperity address
Read full story
Herman Cain:

Analysis: Accusations not Cain's biggest problem John Dickerson: Forget the sexual harassment story -- the Cain campaign has more fundamental problems

Doctors say Physicians say initiative declaring a fertilized egg a person, likely to pass next week in Mississippi, puts them at risk

Obama confident in Europe's economic recovery At the G20 summit in Cannes, President Obama says, "We've moved the ball forward"

Cain did not sign restaurant agreement in 1999 National Restaurant Association signed deal with woman who has accused Cain of sexual harassment and her lawyer, lawyer says

Stocks and Markets in theNew | U.S. Market at Close: U.S. stocks drop on renewed uncertainty over Europe; Dow has first weekly drop in six: Market Pulse | MarketWatch

By Laura Mandaro 

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed lower Friday, breaking a string of weekly gains as worries about Greece's future in the euro zone overrode mildly positive U.S. data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.51% fell 61.23 points, or 0.5%, to 11,983.24, paring losses in the final minutes of the session. It lost 2% for the week, its first down week in six. The S&P 500 SPX -0.63% lost 7.92 points, or 0.6%, to 1,253.23. It fell 2.5% for the week, its first down week in five. The Nasdaq Composite COMP -0.44% lost 11.82 points, or 0.4%, to 2,686.15. It fell 1.9% for the week. The results of the G-20 meeting offered little to allay investor concerns over Greece, where the government faced a confidence vote late Friday.

House ethics committee investigating Rep. Laura Richardson: The Washington Post News Alert

National News Takeover 160x601 The Washington PostNEWS ALERT


The House ethics committee announced Friday afternoon that it was probing embattled California Democrat Laura Richardson.

The committee is probing whether Richardson misused her staff for political purposes.

In a statement Friday, the Democratic lawmaker said the committee unfairly singled her out because she’s black, according to the Associated Press.

House ethics committee investigating Rep. Laura Richardson

CMI | New York Spot Prices at Close

CMI - Gold & Silver

Spot Prices as of the close of trading in New York
As of: Friday November 04, 2011

  Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
Gold $1,755.45 -$9.60 $1,747.15 $1,614.90 $1,382.90
Silver $34.13 -$0.41 $35.32 $29.88 $26.05
Platinum $1,631.30 -$17.40 $1,654.50 $1,470.60 $1,758.00
Palladium $657.20 -$8.80 $671.50 $565.00 $676.45


BIV Business Today: BIV Business Today: International retailers interested in HMV space

Business in Vancouver Today

International retailers interested in HMV space

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:13
HMV storeMorguard Investments Ltd. is speaking with more than one international fashion retailer about leasing 42,000-square-feet of space at the corner of Robson and Burrard streets, where HMV Canada has operated since 2005.
   

B.C. lost 11,000 jobs in October: StatsCan

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:19
employment page of newspaperB.C. shed 11,000 jobs in October, mostly due to a decline in part-time jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
   

CMHC forecasts balanced housing market in 2012

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:30
house prices graphA more balanced housing market in Vancouver next year will drive only a modest increase in home prices in 2012, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) Vancouver housing market outlook published Friday.
   

MDA lands $31 million contract with Canadian military

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:23
satelliteMacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) has landed a $31 million contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence.
   

B.C. Real Estate Foundation awards conservation excellence

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:07
land conservancyThe Real Estate Foundation of B.C. recognized leadership, innovation and collaboration in sustainably and land conservation in B.C. at its 2011 Land Awards gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver November 3.
   

Victoria launches guide for tourism marketing to China

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:10
chinese flagHospitality sector businesses have a new resource to help them market their services to the burgeoning Chinese tourism market.

CFTC | Statements: Silver unlawful acts in the silverMarkets


November 4, 2011

CFTC Statement Regarding Enforcement Investigation of the Silver Markets

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued the following statement:

“In September of 2008, the Commission announced the existence of an enforcement investigation into the possibility of unlawful acts in silver markets. Since that time, the staff has analyzed over 100,000 documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses and obtained expert advice. It has been a long, detailed, and thorough investigation, and it continues in an appropriate and considered manner.”

Last Updated: November 4, 2011
http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/silvermarketstatement

Greek PM faces survival vote, bailout in balance: Reuters - Top News Early Edition


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Greek PM faces survival vote, bailout in balance
ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a knife-edge confidence vote on Friday, with the fate of both the nation's EU/IMF bailout deal and the global economy in the balance. | Full Article

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Stocks and Markets in the News: Dow Keeps Falling

Dow keeps falling at 10:37 a. m. EDT



Dow industrials off by triple digits in opening half-hour

Morning Market Briefing

Commentary November 4, 2011
After moving sharply higher over the course of the previous session, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 45 points. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Economic News
The Reserve Bank of Australia, or RBA, on Friday reduced its forecasts for economic growth and inflation, reflecting recent developments in both the domestic and global economies. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
German factory orders declined unexpectedly in September due to a sharp drop in demand from the euro area, data from the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology showed Friday. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in October though the unemployment rate dipped slightly, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. A net of 80,000 new jobs were created in October, according to the figures, as private sector job growth was able to overcome a continued loss of government employment. The private sector added 104,000 jobs in October, offsetting the loss of 24,000 government jobs, 16,000 of which were state government employees. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Producer price inflation in the euro area remained unchanged in September, in line with economists' expectations, as an acceleration in energy prices was largely offset by a slowdown in intermediate prices. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Earnings News
Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Thursday posted a rise in third-quarter profit thanks to higher traffic and average ticket, which pushed up global comparable store sales 9 percent. Both adjusted earnings and revenues exceeded Street expectations. The company also issued its fiscal 2012 earnings guidance, with an estimate missing or matching consensus. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
CBS Corp. (CBS, CBS-A) Thursday announced a higher third-quarter profit thanks primarily to growth in content licensing and distribution revenues. Adjusted earnings topped the market view, but revenues missed. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
American International Group Inc. (AIG) said Thursday third-quarter loss widened year-over-year on the impact of hefty equity and property catastrophe losses and also an impairment in its aircraft leasing unit. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Fluor Corp. (FLR) reported Thursday a third-quarter profit, compared to the prior-year loss on the impact of a large one-time charge. The results fell short of market estimates. The company also tightened its 2011 earnings outlook and issued its 2012 earnings guidance. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU) posted Friday a surge in third-quarter profit on lower operating expenses and a large tax gain. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS, RBS.L) Friday reported a third-quarter profit as a result of a hefty fair value gain on own debt. Core net interest income however, declined due to the Global Banking and Markets unit maintaining a “cautious risk appetite”. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Smith & Nephew plc (SNN, SN.L) Friday said third-quarter profit declined on the impact of lower margins in the Orthopedics business. Adjusted earnings fell short of the market view, but revenues beat. The company added that its 2011 revenues outlook was unchanged. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
The AES Corp. (AES) reported Friday a third-quarter loss reflecting unrealized foreign currency losses. Adjusted earnings however increased year-over-year on the strength of new business. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
The AES Corp. (AES) reported Friday a third-quarter loss reflecting unrealized foreign currency losses. Adjusted earnings however increased year-over-year on the strength of new business. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Corporate News
Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Thursday announced a price of $20 per share for its initial public offering of 35 million shares. The company's shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select market from November 4, 2011 using the ticker GRPN. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article
Broker Ratings Changes
FBR Capital Markets Raises Cogent Communications Group Inc. (CCOI) To Market Perform From Underperform With $13 up from $10 Price Target
(Nov 4, 2011) 
Todays WS Events
AES Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET
The AES Corporation (AES) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.aes.com To hear the live call, dial 1-800-857-6557 (US) or +1-415-228-4653 (International) with passcode 11411. A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 1-800-945-5496 (US) or +1-402-220-1468 (International) with passcode 11411. (Nov 4, 2011)
AIG Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 8:00 AM ET
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) will host a conference call at 8:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To listen to the live webcast, log on at www.aig.com (Nov 4, 2011) 
Chesapeake Energy Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.chk.com To hear the live call, dial 913-312-1463 or 888-778-8861 with passcode 5544489. A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 719-457-0820 or 888-203-1112 with passcode 5544489. (Nov 4, 2011) 
Genworth Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET
Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at http://investor.genworth.com To hear the live call, dial 888 427.9376 (US) or 719 325.2302 (International). A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 888 203.1112 (US) or 719 457.0820 (International) with passcode 4736400. (Nov 4, 2011) 
KeyCorp To Present At Boston 2011 Conference ; Webcast At 10:00 AM ET
KeyCorp (KEY) CEO, Christopher M. Gorman will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston 2011 Conference in Boston, MA. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011. To access the live audio webcast, log on at www.key.com/ir (Nov 4, 2011) 
Pepco Holdings Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 11:00 AM ET
Pepco Holdings Inc. (POM) will host a conference call at 11:00 AM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.pepcoholdings.com/investors To hear the live call, dial 1-800-259-0251 (US) or 1-617-614-3671 (International) with passcode 56823945. A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (US) or 1-617-801-6888 (International) with passcode 56394463. (Nov 4, 2011) 
Public Storage Q3 11 Earnings Conference Call At 1:00 PM ET
Public Storage (PSA) will host a conference call at 1:00 PM ET on November 4, 2011 to discuss its Q3 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.publicstorage.com To hear the live call, dial (866) 406-5408 (US) or (973) 582-2770 (International) with passcode 15951474 . A replay of the call can be heard by dialing (800) 585-8367 (US) or (404) 537-3406 (International) with passcode 15951474 . (Nov 4, 2011) 
US Bancorpto To Present At Boston Conference; Webcast At 8:15 AM ET
US Bancorp (USB) CFO, Andrew Cecere will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:15 AM ET on November 4, 2011. To access the live audio webcast, log on at usbank.com (Nov 4, 2011)

Mixed Jobs Report May Fail To Give Direction To Markets: Daily Market Analysis | RTTNews

RTT News: Global Financial Newswires
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly lower opening on Friday, with sentiment remaining lackluster following the release of a report showing a less than expected addition to payrolls but a modest drop in the jobless rate. The week's strong advances may make traders wary of further upside, especially since the situation surrounding Europe's debt saga is still fluid. Traders expect some strong communiqué from the G20 leaders meeting set to conclude at Cannes today. (Nov 4, 2011) Full Article