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Daily Digest - Apr 9

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 10:58 AM
  • Ten principles for a Black Swan-proof world (H/T CM)
  • Economist Nouriel Roubini lashes out at CNBC's Cramer
  • TALF appears to be failing for a second month
  • Revolving Consumer Credit (Chart)
  • Soros, Soros, Soros (Videos, Fed not up to the task!)
  • Almost Half of French Approve of Locking Up Bosses
  • Investing, Following the Winners (Page 12)
  • A New Kind of Crowd
  • Checkmate for Pensions?
  • Willem Buiter: "Non-Negligible" Risk of Default by US and UK
  • Elizabeth Warren says sack CEOs?
  • Civilization at the Crossroads (H/T PineCarr)
  • Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing
  • Financial Crisis 'Far From Over,' Panel Says
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Daily Digest - Apr 10

Friday, April 10, 2009, 11:03 AM
  • Elizabeth Warren: TARP Congressional Oversight Panel (Really good video)
  • It's a depression, alright
  • Nothing Changes 1934 vs 2009, Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?
  • Quelle Surprise! Bank Stress Tests Producing Expected Results!
  • Congressional Panel: Fire Managers, Liquidate Banks
  • CRE: Rents Fall 24% in San Francisco, Landmark Foreclosure in Atlanta
  • Mike Mayo: writedowns worse than the Great Depression (Video)
  • Marketing Consumerism in the Boom and Bust Economy: 4 Advertisements Showing the Shift in Consumer Buying Habits: Pizza, Airlines, Real Estate, Toxic Assets, and the Simpsons.
  • Resign Summers (H/T JoeManC, Video)
  • Job cuts needed to stop NY bankruptcy: mayor
  • Geithner's Stress Test "A Complete Sham," Former Federal Bank Regulator Says
  • Just 53 Percent Say Capitalism Is Preferable To Socialism
  • Pensions Facing a Cash Flow Collapse?

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Daily Digest - Apr 11

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 11:56 AM
  • Fed Orders Banks Not to Release Stress Test Results
  • Lessons from the Past
  • Government Tries To Hold A Gun To The Head Of GM (GM) Creditors
  • Foreclosures in the pipe
  • Foreign currency swap lines for the Fed
  • Why did the Fed, the Bank of England, the ECB, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank announce a dubbel openslaande porte-brisée deur?
  • The Bernanke Revolution
  • Legacy Loans Program - Public Comments
  • The Alchemy of Finance
  • Budget Deficit Close to $1 Billion in First Six Months (Chart)
  • Same Store Sales (Chart)
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Daily Digest - Apr 12

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 11:02 AM
  • New jobs, new trend (H/T Fred)
  • Farming the sun with the world's largest solar plant (Graphic)
  • #77 at Amazon - I'm surprised it isn't in the top ten!
  • Fix CNBC (Video)
  • Cramer on Frontline (Video)
  • House of Cards (Bear Stearns Book) on TDS
  • Week 16 Bank Failure #22
  • Week 16 Bank Failure #23
  • Federal Tax Receipts Off 28 Percent YoY
  • Federal budget deficit sets March record $192.3B
  • The Tax Capital of the World
  • House of Cards (Bear Stearns Book) on TDS (2 videos)
  • FSN April 11,
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Daily Digest - Apr 13

Monday, April 13, 2009, 10:40 AM
  • Lawrence H. Summers is the final expression of what is now wrong
  • Krugman on Economy and Stress Tests
  • Chinese to start settling trade in Yuan
  • Zimbabwe shelves own currency for a year: report (H/T Fujisan)
  • Job cuts needed to stop NY bankruptcy: mayor
  • Thai protesters force Asia summit cancellation 
  • CRE: Easter Bunny Found in a Field of Steel
  • Steve Eisman on GE
  • Fearing the Wrong Thing?
  • The Imminent Disinformation Schism
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Daily Digest - Apr 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 9:10 AM
  • Another House Price Round Trip to the 1990s
  • Uncle Jay Explains the News - Soclalism Video
  • Treasury Directs GM to Prepare for BK
  • Baltics: Fitch downgrade and more downgrades to come
  • Protest at the San Francisco Fed
  • California Budget and Economy Examined: 8th Largest Global Economy Still on the Brink.
  • Is TARP Investigator on Collision Course With Treasury on Bank Assets?
  • China Cuts Purchases of Treasuries and Foreign Bonds
  • They shoot real estate agents, don't they? (H/T Zombie210)
  • Michigan Facing "Economic Katrina" If GM Files for Bankruptcy, Rep. McCotter Says (H/T Christopher Peters)
  • Bear Attack (Video H/T CM)
  • Phone Taxes are Cell He$&
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Daily Digest - Apr 15

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 10:51 AM
  • Oregon Unemployment Rate Ties Record High in 60+ Years
  • Massive debt issuance in the U.S. and elsewhere
  • The Fake Recovery
  • New Ways to Shop
  • Cash In A Mattress? No, Gold In The Closet (H/T Jrf29)
  • Summers: Living Large and in Charge (H/T CM)
  • Obama believes in the Easter Bunny (H/T CM)
  • New Baseball Fields and (Empty) Corporate Boxes (Photos)
  • Retail Sales plunge surprises WSJ (Chart on page)
  • You Can't Predict Inflation, But You Can Be Ready!
  • John Dizard: Geithner's and Citi's Days Numbered
  • Solar Water Distiller (H/T CM)
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Daily Digest - Apr 16

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 11:01 AM
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day
  • Stress Test Results: Here comes the Sun?
  • "The Financial Commentator", since 1985. His analysis focuses on Federal Reserve monetary policy, and how policy affects the economy and the financial markets.
  • Big Banks Increase Foreclosure Activity
  • Treasury, Inflation Protected Securities ETF
  • Economic survivalists take root (H/T GoalDigger)
  • Texas governor claims sovereignty from "oppressive" U.S. government (Video H/T Zombie210)
  • Inventories Continue to Fall...
  • More Microsoft Office! Wow, Can't Wait
  • Why banks cannot be nationalized
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Daily Digest - Apr 17

Friday, April 17, 2009, 10:52 AM
  • Treasury Department Issues Emergency Recall Of All US Dollars (Video, Humor, H/T JKibbe)
  • Behind the Curtain 4/9/09
  • CPI Down; Solely Due to Transportation
  • February Monthly TIC Flows Negative Again...
  • Bank Stress Tests, Explained (Video)
  • Is Recovery Just Around the Corner?
  • RPT-FEATURE-Politicians also to blame for crisis, say bankers
  • General Growth Files Biggest U.S. Property Bankruptcy
  • Stage 3 Tsunami Building up Again. SB 1137 Delay and Toxic Mortgages
  • A Good -- er, Bad -- Connection
  • Tarp-o-Meter, Keeping track of who's paying back
  • The End of Final-Salary Pensions?
  • Central Banker Fun & Games...
  • Swiss citizens think a large Swiss bank will fail
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Daily Digest - Apr 18

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
  • Schakowsky: Tea parties 'despicable'
  • Just how inane Schakowsky's comment is
  • Markets Rise After Tax Day Tea Parties
  • State Tax Collections Decline.... Sales Taxes with a Record Drop (Chart)
  • Green Shoots Are For Suckers
  • Report: One-Third of REOs Seriously Damaged
  • Fed's Yellen: A Minsky Meltdown: Lessons for Central Bankers
  • Summer 2009: The international monetary system's breakdown is underway (H/T HukleJohn)
  • Hey, Economics Geniuses! What Happened? (H/T James)
  • IMF warns over parallels to Great Depression (Video)
  • Eurozone Industrial Production Collapse (Chart)
  • A 'Copper Standard' for the world's currency system? (H/T Cat233)
  • State Unemployment Spike (Chart)