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Jan 29, 2012

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Lehrman calls on Republicans to unite on 'sound dollar' platform

Lehrman calls on Republicans to unite on 'sound dollar' platform

8:52p ET Sunday, January 29, 2012

Writing for the New York Sun, the industrialist, philanthropist, and Reagan gold commission member Lewis H. Lehrman urges the Republican presidential candidates to unite around a platform of returning the United States to a system of sound money anchored by the gold standard, but one carefully reconfigured for the modern age so it can last. Lehrman's commentary is headlined "Lehrman To Romney, Santorum: Join the Alliance for a Sound Dollar" and it's posted at the Sun's Internet site here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Financial and Forex Info | The Australian Business Briefing Updte: Miners plot to halt tax hikes

Miners plot to halt tax hikes
David Robertson THE heads of the world's biggest miners met in secret last week to discuss ways to halt the threat of resource nationalism.
We won't ease up on banks: Swan
Lanai Vasek WAYNE Swan has vowed to maintain pressure on big banks, despite a report warning political interference is a major threat to the banking system.
Transurban CEO Lynch to resign
Ross Kelly TRANSURBAN chief Chris Lynch will step down after more than four years at the helm of Australia's biggest toll-road company.
Woolworths beefs up board
Christine Seib WOOLWORTHS has beefed up its board with the appointment of three new non-executive directors.
Stocks slide on US, Europe worry
Sarah Turner AUSTRALIAN shares edged lower this afternoon after a weak reading on US growth and with Greece yet to reach a deal with creditors.
Bailout up to Greeks: Germany
Marcus Walker and William Boston GREECE must implement decisions and not just announce them in order to receive bailout funds, Germany has warned.
Bank chief turns down bonus
THE head of a British bank bailed out by the government will not accept a $1.5 million bonus, following criticism of the payout by politicians.
First-half bloodbath tipped
Blair Speedy REPORTING season for first-half results is expected to be a bloodbath for the retail, manufacturing, media and housing sectors.
Financial Markets
Dollar higher on Greek debt talks
THE Australian dollar was slightly higher on expectations that Greece would reach a deal with its creditors to avoid a debt default.
Stocks slide on US, Europe worry
Gas surges as oil ends flat
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Mining & Energy
Coalspur shares jump on upgrade
David Winning COALSPUR Mines shares rose after it said its proposed $C1.23 billion Vista mine may produce 24 per cent more coal than thought.
Cape Lambert to sell stake
Miners plot to halt tax hikes
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Smartcompany News and Anlysis: Eight megatrends for the next decade, Business publisher breaches loan covenants, Spotting the slowest-selling homes, Facebook’s valuation stretch

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Today on SmartCompany we take a look at eight “megatrends” identified by The Economist. It’s a fascinating list, which suggests that many companies face challenges marrying the need for fast, high-quality service and products with technology changes that are handing consumers more power.

We also bring you up to speed on the personal property assets register which starts today, examine trouble at CommStrat, the publisher of My Business, and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson asks whether Facebook can live up to its giant valuation.

Five sales disasters you need to avoid
Delivering an engaging and dynamic sales pitch is paramount in this downbeat economic climate. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Revealed: The regions where properties take longest to sell
As home values have fallen across most parts of Australia over the past 12 months, the time it takes to sell a property has also increased. BY CAMERON KUSHER.

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