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Jul 8, 2012

NYT Breaking News: Special Report: A Cancer Treatment's Tantalizing Promise Brings Heartbreaking Swings

Breaking News 
 The New York Times
Sunday, July 8, 2012  -----

A Cancer Treatment's Tantalizing Promise Brings Heartbreaking Swings


In the second article of her three-part series, Gina Kolata of The New York Times tells the story of one family’s quest to save the life of a beloved mother and wife, Beth McDaniel, who was fighting a rare form of cancer. Her son Timothy, a molecular biologist, led the drive to get the genes of his mother’s cancer and healthy cells sequenced and analyzed. Scientists identified a gene aberration that led to a unique medical treatment. It seemed to stop the cancer cold, but all too soon the disease came roaring back.


Mrs. McDaniel’s experience offers a sobering look at the challenges of using an approach still very much in its infancy.


Read More:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/health/new-frontiers-of-cancer-treatment-bring-breathtaking-swings.html?emc=na

ICE Futures U.S.: Weekly Analysis of U.S. Equity and Currency Markets




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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Adrian Douglas: Deflation -- nowhere to be seen

Adrian Douglas: Deflation -- nowhere to be seen

6:25a HKT Monday, July 9, 2012

Commodity price data contradicts complaints of deflation, GATA board member and Market Force Analysis letter editor Adrian Douglas argues today. Douglas writes that there hasn't been deflation in the United States in almost 80 years and that some prices are showing increases of as much as 15 percent annually. Douglas' commentary is headlined "Deflation: Nowhere to Be Seen" and it's posted as part of his Market Force Analysis letter at GATA's Internet site here:
http://www.gata.org/files/AdrianDouglasDeflationNowhere.doc

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


NYT Global Update | Top News: Party Led by Pro-Western Official Claims Lead in Libya

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Party Led by Pro-Western Official Claims Lead in Libya

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Preliminary election results in Libya stood apart from an overwhelming Islamist wave sweeping across neighboring countries in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Egypt's President Orders Return of Parliament

By REUTERS
President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday challenged a decision by generals who had dismissed the Islamist-led assembly after a court ruling last month.

Chinese Leader Calls for Strong Moves to Offset Slowdown

By KEITH BRADSHER
Premier Wen Jiabao of China on Sunday called for the government to become more aggressive in using fiscal and monetary tools to respond to a slowing economy.
Sports

Slide Show: Wimbledon Men's Final

Roger Federer, who hadn't won a Grand Slam since 2010, netted another Wimbledon title, dashing Andy Murray's hopes of ending the British men's championship drought.
Opinion

Video: Forum for New Diplomacy

Thomas Enders, Chief Executive Officer of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., in conversation with Roger Cohen, columnist for the International Herald Tribune.
WORLD

Arab Uprisings Point Up Flaws in Global Court

By LYDIA POLGREEN
The failure to act against some autocratic leaders challenged by the Arab Spring is emboldening critics who see the court as part of a deeply undemocratic international order.

U.S. Commander Apologizes Over Handcuffing of Korean Citizens

By CHOE SANG-HUN
American military police officers handcuffed three South Korean citizens last week in a dispute over a parking violation outside an American base, inciting protests from civic groups.

Roadside Bombs Kill at Least 18 in Afghanistan

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and HABIB ZAHORI
At least 18 civilians were killed by three bombs hidden along a short stretch of road in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan officials said.
BUSINESS
DealBook

Banking Official Faces Panel in Barclays Scandal

By MARK SCOTT
Paul Tucker, considered a candidate to lead the Bank of England, will confront intense scrutiny in his testimony on Monday in the Barclays rate-rigging scandal.

Has 'Organic' Been Oversized?

By STEPHANIE STROM
Large corporations now dominate in organic foods, and some people think this has led to a watering down of the industry.

In Ads, the Workers Rise Up ... and Go to Lunch

By TANZINA VEGA
In different ways, with a touch of humor, advertising for Las Vegas, McDonald's, Gold Peak Tea and Huffy bicycles addresses the frustrations of hard-pressed workers.
TECHNOLOGY

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley

By NICK WINGFIELD
The University of Washington's reputation as an incubator of tech talent is growing - and so have the job offers from the famed area further down the West Coast.
Prototype

Where Apps Become Child's Play

By NICOLE LaPORTE
At a Fisher-Price lab, researchers watch children at play to come up with ideas for new products, including toys that incorporate apps on iPads and iPhones.
Digital Domain

Yes, Norma Desmond, the Pictures Are Getting Small Again

By RANDALL STROSS
From the Kinetoscope to the big screen to the cellphone, movie-watching has come almost full circle.
SPORTS

Three Lung Park Out, Money In at United

By ROB HUGHES
Manchester United's marquee Asian player leaves Old Trafford at the same time the club has announced a flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

Federer Beats Murray, and Britain, for Seventh Wimbledon Title

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Roger Federer's 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory tied the men's record shared by William Renshaw and Pete Sampras and denied Britain its first men's singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

The 400: Aching to Win

By MARY PILON
Amantle Montsho is the world champion of a punishing race, one that requires strength, stamina and, oddly enough, relaxation.
U.S. NEWS
Genetic Gamble

In Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future

By GINA KOLATA
A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ where it originates.
The Caucus

G.O.P. Donors Line Up to See Romney in the Hamptons

By MICHAEL BARBARO and SARAH WHEATON
Mitt Romney was in East Hampton, N.Y., on Sunday for a major fund-raiser at the sprawling estate of a billionaire financier and two other events for campaign supporters.

Unrelenting Heat Wave Bakes All in Its Reach

By JOHN ELIGON and MARC SANTORA
Record-setting heat in a broad swath of states peaked this weekend, with above-normal triple-digit temperatures stretching from St. Louis to Washington.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Europe Needs a Legitimacy Compact

By PASCAL LAMY
Europe's problem is the lack of public confidence in the European project itself.
Op-Ed Columnist

Libya's Unintended Consequences

By ROSS DOUTHAT
What was feared after Qaddafi's fall is well on its way to happening in Mali.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Coffin-Maker Benchmark

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Worried foreign aid is wasted? These miserable coffin makers in southern Africa may change your mind.

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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Thanks and reflections upon leaving Asia

Thanks and reflections upon leaving Asia

2:45p HKT Sunday, July 8, 2012
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As he prepares to return home after a few weeks of proselytizing in Asia, your secretary/treasurer is overwhelmingly obliged to longtime GATA supporter and dear friend Peter Wynn Williams, investment director of The Henley Group in Hong Kong (http://www.thehenleygroup.com.hk/hong-kong.aspx), whose constant yet modest assistance and guidance there and in Singapore are largely responsible for whatever success has been or still may be achieved.
Some of your secretary/treasurer's observations arising from a little personal time spent elsewhere in Asia have been turned into newspaper commentary here: 
http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2012/07/08/chris_powell/doc4ff5c...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc
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NYT Today's Headlines | Top News: Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses

Today's Headlines



TOP NEWS

Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses

By MIKE McINTIRE and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
There is growing evidence that large corporations, to influence campaigns, make donations to tax-exempt organizations free from the disclosures required of candidates, parties and PACs.

Braving Areas of Violence, Voters Try to Reshape Libya

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Defying expectations and, in some places, bullets, Libyans voted in the first election after more than four decades under Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Genetic Gamble

In Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future

By GINA KOLATA
A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ where it originates.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Whoever dies for their country is a martyr, and even if there are explosions, we are going to vote."
NAEMA EL GHERYIENE, 55, on her way to the polls in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S.

Slide Show: Seeking Relief From the Heat

Sweltering temperatures set records throughout the Midwest and Northeast.
Opinion

Slide Show: The Strip | By Brian McFadden

Cartoons about current affairs.
WORLD

Arab Spring Highlights International Court Flaws

By LYDIA POLGREEN
The failure to act against some autocratic leaders challenged by the Arab Spring is emboldening critics who see the court as part of a deeply undemocratic international order.

U.S. Grants Special Ally Status to Afghans, Easing Fears of Abandonment

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and GRAHAM BOWLEY
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton personally delivered the news of Afghanistan's entry into a club that includes Israel, Japan, Pakistan and other close allies.

Once Just a Stopover for Drug Traffickers, Argentina Has Now Become a Destination

By EMILY SCHMALL
With drug gangs looking to expand their operations, Argentina, a transit point in the 1990s, has turned into a profitable marketplace.
U.S.

Unrelenting Heat Wave Bakes All in Its Reach

By JOHN ELIGON and MARC SANTORA
Record-setting heat in a broad swath of states peaked this weekend, with above-normal triple-digit temperatures stretching from St. Louis to Washington.

Officials See Child Welfare Dangers on a North Dakota Indian Reservation

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Child abuse is said to be at epidemic levels at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, where leaders are accused of trying to conceal the abuse.

Las Vegas Becomes as Much Liszt as Liberace

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Long known for mass-market, big-ticket showstoppers, Las Vegas now has the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, drawing the likes of Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma.
POLITICS
Political Memo

On Tricky Terrain of Class, Contrasting Paths

By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
Class politics are surfacing in increasingly visible ways in the campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney, presenting big risks and opportunities to both sides.

Brawling Over Health Care Moves to Rules on Exchanges

By ROBERT PEAR
Critics of the health care law, having lost one battle in the Supreme Court, are mounting a challenge to President Obama's interpretation of another important provision.
Vows

Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
Representative Barney Frank and Jim Ready, a carpenter and welder, were married on the banks of the Charles River. Gov. Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts officiated.
BUSINESS

Has 'Organic' Been Oversized?

By STEPHANIE STROM
Large corporations now dominate in organic foods, and some people think this has led to a watering down of the industry.

In Ads, the Workers Rise Up ... and Go to Lunch

By TANZINA VEGA
In different ways, with a touch of humor, advertising for Las Vegas, McDonald's, Gold Peak Tea and Huffy bicycles addresses the frustrations of hard-pressed workers.

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley

By NICK WINGFIELD
The University of Washington's reputation as an incubator of tech talent is growing - and so have the job offers from the famed area further down the West Coast.
TECHNOLOGY
Prototype

Where Apps Become Child's Play

By NICOLE LaPORTE
At a Fisher-Price lab, researchers watch children at play to come up with ideas for new products, including toys that incorporate apps on iPads and iPhones.
Digital Domain

Yes, Norma Desmond, the Pictures Are Getting Small Again

By RANDALL STROSS
From the Kinetoscope to the big screen to the cellphone, movie-watching has come almost full circle.

Apple Is the Heavyweight in Many Fund Portfolios

By NORM ALSTER
The surge in Apple's stock has made it a huge component in many mutual funds, leaving managers to wonder whether to hang on for more gains, or to prepare for possible declines.
SPORTS

Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title

By BEN SHPIGEL
After easily winning the first set, Serena Williams struggled after a brief rain delay before regaining her championship form to beat Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

The 400: Aching to Win

By MARY PILON
Amantle Montsho is the world champion of a punishing race, one that requires strength, stamina and, oddly enough, relaxation.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 1 | Red Sox 9, Yankees 5

Yankees' Errors Help Patchwork Sox Emerge With Split

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
The Red Sox had been repeatedly humiliated by their chief rival this year, but the Yankees committed four errors on Saturday night as Boston split their doubleheader with a win in game 2.
ARTS
Arts & Leisure

Creating His Own Gravity

By JON CARAMANICA
Frank Ocean has written songs for Beyoncé and Justin Bieber. Now he has his first full-length studio album, "Channel Orange."

Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Bogotá, the Colombian capital, relies on recent architectural innovations in libraries and schools as oases of civility and pride.

The Rake's Progress: A Midcareer Leap for McConaughey

By DENNIS LIM
Matthew McConaughey has set aside his standing as a romantic-comedy lead to pursue a series of grittier and more complicated characters.
NEW YORK / REGION

Violence Across New York Leaves 7 Dead

By COLIN MOYNIHAN
A 7-year-old boy was bludgeoned to death and six other people were killed in a wave of violence across the city Friday night and early Saturday, the authorities said.

Rangel Holds Lead at End of Vote Count

By MARC SANTORA
Representative Charles B. Rangel maintained about a 1,000-vote lead over State Senator Adriano Espaillat after election officials finished a hand count of ballots from the June Democratic primary.

He Takes the Village

By REBECCA FLINT MARX
A driving force behind aggressive East Village luxury development, Ben Shaoul is never far from controversy.
MAGAZINE

Can the Democrats Catch Up in the Super-PAC Game?

By ROBERT DRAPER
The Democrats have a distaste for the new rules of the campaign-finance game. But they are playing.

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

By FRANKLIN FOER
A tale of Washington intrigue and eccentricity. And murder.
Talk

Mike Huckabee Likes Romney. Really.

Interview by ANDREW GOLDMAN
But he feels out of step with the G.O.P.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Struggling in the Suburbs

Poverty is growing in the suburbs and must be addressed by more spending and more staffing to fix the safety net.
Editorial

A Lost Deal for South Korea and Japan

South Korea postponed signing a limited military agreement with Japan. The two nations need to find a way to cooperate for common interests and for regional security.
Editorial

Why Senator McConnell Is So Nervous

The I.R.S. is finally examining whether "social welfare" groups are abusing their tax-exempt status by spending anonymous donations on political attack ads.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Columnist

The Thrill of Bill & Hill

By FRANK BRUNI
The Clintons are riveting political animals. That's one reason we can't let go.
Op-Ed Columnist

Libya's Unintended Consequences

By ROSS DOUTHAT
What was feared after Qaddafi's fall is well on its way to happening in Mali.
SUNDAY REVIEW
Capital Ideas

When the Crowd Isn't Wise

By DAVID LEONHARDT
When seeking predictions, should we trust the experts or the crowd?
Gray Matter

Beyond the Blink

By FRANK PARTNOY
E-mail, social media and the 24-hour news cycle are informational amphetamines that lead us to make mistaken split-second decisions.
Campaign Stops

History Hits the Campaign Trail

By ADAM GOODHEART and PETER MANSEAU
Why are political candidates so eager to use, and abuse, the past?
ON THIS DAY
On July 8, 1950, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.