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NYT | Opinion Today (January 17, 2013)..: Being Bin Laden

January 17, 2013 Opinion Today Op-Ed Contributor Being Bin Laden By RICKY S. SEKHON How does one play the global face of evil? Opinionator Now What, Liberalism? By THOMAS B. EDSALL The Democratic left has to deal with the consequences of its succeses. Opinionator Monument to a City By DINAW MENGESTU Where I saw Paris in Washington, D.C., my French in-laws saw neo-Classical run wild. Opinionator | The Conversation The Latest in Anti-Politics By DAVID BROOKS and GAIL COLLINS Brooks and Collins wonder what good can come out of this week's House Republican retreat. Op-Ed Contributor I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too. By JOHN HOWARD If a right-wing Australian government supported by rural gun owners could successfully implement gun control, America's government can, too. Op-Ed Contributor Who Says You Can Kill Americans, Mr. President? By VICKI DIVOLL

NYT | Opinion Today (January 14, 2013).: What is a 'Hacktivist'?

January 14, 2013 Opinion Today Opinionator | The Stone What is a 'Hacktivist'? By PETER LUDLOW The death of Aaron Swartz is sure to heat up the 'lexical warfare' over the meaning of the word 'hacktivism.' Opinionator | Anxiety Someone's Knocking at My Door By LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI A Hungarian novelist awaits a visit from hate and violence personified. Op-Ed Contributor The Myth of Nuclear Necessity By WARD WILSON Atomic weapons are aging, dangerous and no longer useful. Room for Debate Proposing the Unprecedented to Avoid Default How could the president avoid the debt ceiling? Latitude The Oldest Crime in the Book By MASHA GESSEN A Russian acquaintance of mine is accused of having murdered his wife. Could he really have done it? ADVERTISEMENT Editorial An Incomplete Fix The fiscal cliff agreement did not fully reform

RTTNews | Morning Market Briefing (January 14, 2013)..

Economic News January 14, 2013 Australia Home Loan Approvals Decline Unexpectedly In November The number of loans approved for owner occupied housing in Australia decreased unexpectedly in November as credit demand for purchase of new dwellings declined sharply despite a rate cut by the central bank in October. Housing finance commitments for owner occupied housing fell 0.5 percent month-on-month in November against expectations for a 0.5 percent rise. (Jan 14, 2013) Full Article   Eurozone Industrial Output Falls For Third Month Eurozone industrial production declined for the third consecutive month in November, confounding expectations for a recovery and signaled a severe downturn during the final quarter of 2012. Industrial output slipped by 0.3 percent in November from a month ago, when it was down 1 percent, data published by Eurostat showed Monday. (Jan 14, 2013) Full Article   Broker Ratings Changes KeyBanc Capital Markets Lifts Commercial Metals Co

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH (jANUARY 10, 2013).: Sign the White House petition to audit the U.S. gold reserve and track its ownership

Sign the White House petition to audit the U.S. gold reserve and track its ownership Submitted by cpowell on 05:53PM ET Thursday, January 10, 2013. Section: Daily Dispatches 8:50p ET Thursday, January 10, 2013 Jim Sinclair tonight calls attention to a petition started at the White House Internet site calling upon the U.S. government to audit the U.S. gold reserve -- and to account for any surreptitious ownership claims to the gold. The petition reads in part: "The gold bars need to be assayed and weighed. Once the gold is verified the paper trail must be audited to determine who really owns the gold; i.e., how much has been loaned to bankers and dealers and sold or swapped to non-Treasury entities including foreign governments. The audit must include professional auditors outside of the Mint, Treasury, GAO, Inspector General, and Federal Reserve system." If 25,000 people electronically sign the petition, the White House is obliged to forward i

Reuters | Deals Today (January 7, 2013).

Air France-KLM says not in Alitalia buyout talks PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM denied a newspaper report that it was in advanced talks to buy out Italian investors in Alitalia to take control of Italy's flag carrier. Cerberus to sell Aozora Bank stake in $1.7 billion offering TOKYO (Reuters) - Cerberus Capital Management LP plans to sell up to 148 billion yen ($1.7 billion) of shares in Aozora Bank Ltd in a global offering that the Japanese bank said would cut the U.S. buyout firm's stake to 7.7 percent from 58 percent.   PE-backed Passport Health nears deal to buy Data Systems Group: sources NEW YORK (Reuters) - Passport Health Communications Inc, a healthcare software company partly controlled by private equity firm Spectrum Equity, is close to announcing a deal to buy Data Systems Group, according to three people close to the matter.   BYD gains permission to sell e-buses to EU BEIJING (Reuters) - BYD Co Ltd , a Chinese carmaker

Gold Minewb Daily News (January 7, 2013).: Harmony draws a line in the sand over labour violence

$1,653.97 $30.11         TOP STORIES | Monday , 07 Jan 2013                                                      Harmony draws a line in the sand over labour violence Harmony Gold says it will not pay for bad behaviour and is considering putting its massive Kusasalethu mine on care and maintenance if it cannot be mined safely.    Monday , 07 Jan 2013 Mineweb readers pare average gold price forecasts for 2013 Mineweb readers this year look to be taking a more circumspect view of likely gold price progress in our annual competition to become Mineweb’s Gold Guru of the year. Get your entries in now!    Monday , 07 Jan 2013 Gold slips towards $1,650/oz as stock markets ease Prices slipped towards $1,650/oz early Monday but remained in a narrow range as investors focused on the outlook for U.S. budget talks and the Federal Reserve's QE programme.    Monday , 07 Jan 2013 Gol

ADVFN III Morning Euro Markets Bulletin (January 7th, 2013)..

ADVFN I I I Morning Euro Markets Bulletin Daily world financial news Monday, 07 January 2013 London Market Report FTSE 100 Euronext Dax perf CAC 40 Please click on the images to view our interactive charts London open: Footsie pulls back despite strong showing by banks Market Movers techMARK 2,166.16 -0.35% FTSE 100 6,079.50 -0.17% FTSE 250 12,690.76 -0.03% After hitting a near two-year high the previous trading session, profit-taking meant that the FTSE 100 opened slightly lower on Monday morning. This was despite relative strength in the banking sector on the back of some better-than-expected news on regulation. The FTSE 100 finished Friday at 6,090; just one point shy of the February 8th 2011 high of 6,091. "With little to stimulate stock markets today given the lack of economic data and ongoing concerns about the next showdown between US lawmakers, traders are taking profit ," said market strategist Ishaq