Estimated Cost of Bailout for US Taxpayers Jumps
Real Jobless Rate Hits 19.8% (from Peter J. Nickitas)
The Recession's Impact: Closing the Clinic
Economy Prompts More Calls to Suicide Hotline
The vortex speeds up: Yearly Record Set in Just Three Months
Downturn May Have Just Begun
From Bubble to Depression?
The Wall Street Journal catches on.
Consumers Fall Behind on Loans at Record Rates
Food Price Hike Crisis in Britain
Darling: I Was Wrong on Recession
Banks Could Bet on Toxic Assets With Taxpayers' Money
EU Finmins Said to Clash on Pan-EU Bank Supervision
Summers Earned Millions From Financial Industry
Bailout Helps Buffett Plenty
Goldman Sachs to Hang Onto Buffett as Client?
Mexico to Seek IMF Credit, Tap Federal Reserve Swap
State Pension Funds Weigh Toxic Assets
Sounds good to us. Can we interest them in a nuclear waste dump?
Is It Better To Buy or Rent?
Water Wars in the West
Heavy Winds Cause Power Outages
Louisiana: A Test Case in Federal Aid
California Faces Greater Risk from Global Warming
Among the projected effects: a loss of up to $3 billion in agricultural revenues by 2050 resulting from reductions in the water supply, a statewide increase in electricity demand of up to 55 percent because of extended use of air conditioning, and a heightened risk of wildfires that could cause billions of dollars in property damages annually.
Too Little Too Late:
Prepping for BacklashFinancial Crisis Puts New Emphasis on Security, Chairman of Joint Chiefs Says
Gates to Unveil Pentagon Budget on Monday
Not Enough Oil for the G-20 Package (from Rice Farmer)
Oil Rises on Stimulus Efforts, OPEC Production Cuts
Banking on Energy (Rather Than Currency or Gold)
One World, One Currency?
Should We Follow the Yellow Brick Road?
The US Strategic Stockpile is Gone: Now What? (2008)
China, Russia, Rebuff US at UN to Condemn N. Korea Launch
US Spies on China From Kyrgyz Base: Russian TV
Halting Russia's Population Crisis
See the final explanation - Russians are leery of people whose backgrounds are different from their own - with its accompanying graphic of gravestones marked by nothing but swastikas.
Pakistan, Russia, Agree to Enhance Cooperation
Obama Warns Europe Faces Greater Threat From Al Qaeda
From the "Plus Ca Change" Department, along comes this announcement coupled with this week's Sunday Times Magazine coverstory, "Pakistan." Not one for understatement, each letter of the word formed part of another word such as "anarchic" or "violent."
CIA's New Strategy of Maligning ISI
Chinese Navy Has New Sub Base in Pacific (from Rice Farmer)
Why the Global Economic Slump Takes Higher Toll in Japan
President Hu: 5-Point Proposal on China/Japan Ties
Here today, gone tomorrow: Piece of Continent Goes Missing
Should Obama Control the Internet? (from Rice Farmer)
Global Asset Strategist
New Creed on Water: Use Less, Pay More
Drug-Resistant TB a "Time Bomb" WHO Chief Says
Nigeria: New Cooker Uses Trash to Feed Poor
The trash is used to generate energy, not food, we hasten to add.
US Judge Stays Deportation of Demjanjuk: KyivPost