Monthly Archives: November 2009

November 30 2:19 PM

Crisis Puts Focus on Dubai’s Complex Relationship With Abu Dhabi – Dubai is seen as the brash, secular upstart of the seven emirates, and Abu Dhabi is known as the religious and conservative big brother. Tensions between the two are common, … Continue reading

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November 30

The crazy, irrational beliefs of Muslims — Tom Friedman can declare with a straight face that "anyone who shoots up innocent people is … mentally imbalanced" without seeing how clearly that applies to himself and those who think like he … Continue reading

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Talking about Obama administration to push lenders for progress on assistance to homeowners – washingtonpost.com

  Quote Obama administration to push lenders for progress on assistance to homeowners – washingtonpost.comThe Obama administration plans to announce on Monday efforts to step up pressure on lenders participating in its massive foreclosure prevention program in a push for … Continue reading

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Talking about Robert J. Samuelson – Robert J. Samuelson: Proposed Fed reforms worse than useless – washingtonpost.

  Quote Robert J. Samuelson – Robert J. Samuelson: Proposed Fed reforms worse than useless – washingtonpost.Ever since its creation in 1913, the Federal Reserve has grappled with a daunting political contradiction. The Fed is charged with preventing the collapse … Continue reading

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Talking about Bernanke Warns of Risks in Push to Revamp Fed – DealBook Blog – NYTimes.com

  Quote Bernanke Warns of Risks in Push to Revamp Fed – DealBook Blog – NYTimes.comThe Federal Reserve’s chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, warned bluntly over the weekend that provisions in financial legislation before the House and Senate would “seriously impair” … Continue reading

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Talking about FT.com / Companies / Banks – Thirty financial groups on systemic risk list

  Quote FT.com / Companies / Banks – Thirty financial groups on systemic risk list – Thirty global financial institutions make up a list that regulators are earmarking for cross-border supervision exercises, the Financial Times has learnt.The list has been drawn … Continue reading

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Talking about Ordinary fears/extraordinary times: 55 (real) things to worry about (if you must…) | Energy Bulletin

  Quote Ordinary fears/extraordinary times: 55 (real) things to worry about (if you must…) | Energy BulletinPeak Oil, Climate change and the Greater Depression will pose many challenges to our way of life but let’s get real, for a moment: … Continue reading

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