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NBC News

Oil traders and others believe that the Saudi decision to let the price of oil tumble has more to do with Iran than economics. Their belief has been reinforced in recent days as the Saudi oil minister has steadfastly refused calls for a special me

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USA Today

Lured by red-hot gains in foregin markets, (and the dollar losing value), investors poured money into international stock funds at a record-shattering pace in 2006. Investors flooded international stock funds with an estimated $150 billion last year

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Reuters

India will walk away from a civilian nuclear deal with the United States if New Delhi's concerns are not allayed. It must allow India to reprocess spent U.S. nuclear fuel and will not stop it conducting nuclear bomb tests, India's special env

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Mark Anderson - infowars.com

The Mexican ports link to the budding Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) toll road network by way of railroad cargo lines that head from the ports across Mexico to the United States border, providing a conduit to bypass U.S. West Coast seaports and haul ever

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Reuters

This required a "genuine and serious" offer on reducing U.S. farm subsidies and developing states also needed to bring something to the table, an EU spokesman said before a visit by EU President Jose Manuel Barroso and Trade Commissioner Pe

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AFP

The dollar fell amid news that the UAE was diversifying its reserves, but recovered somewhat after better-than expected date on the US housing market. Venezuelan energy minister Rafael Ramirez expressed interest in demanding euros instead of dollars

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UPI

The U.S. dollar bill is being usurped by the euro as the world's favorite form of cash, a report says. The value of euro notes in circulation is like to exceed the value of dollar bills, reaching $800 billion at current exchange rates by the end

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Rense.com - By Jerome R. Corsi for PrisonPlanet

"Creating the amero," Chapman explained, "will be presented to the American public as the administration's solution for dollar recovery. In the process of creating the amero, the Bush administration just abandons the dollar."

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Reuters

Two car bombs exploded at oil company compounds in Nigeria's oil capital Port Harcourt damaging cars but causing no casualties, authorities said. The blasts occurred in the car park of a residential compound of Royal Dutch Shell

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AFP

China has launched a series of pilot programs for farmers to plant non-grain crops as raw materials for biofuels. Sorghum, cassava and other biofuel crops will be planted on lands that are unfit for grain production.

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www.hindu.com

The dollar's recent sharp fall in relation to the euro, the sterling and to some extent the yen seems to be in continuation of its depreciation phase that began some five years ago.

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Reuters

U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric has won a two-year battle for a $8 billion-dollar nuclear power deal with China, edging out French and Russian rivals to secure a contract that may help Beijing smooth ties with Washington.

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MSN.com

Half the world, nearly 3 billion people, live on less than $2 a day. (So the rest should get ready for some forced sharing,... oh, and those doing the forcing will manage this wealth transfer for us)

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Posted by Bill Bonner for Daily Reckoning

Everywhere we go…everywhere we look…we see towers of money, property, derivatives, debt and credit. Towers in the stock market. Towers in the housing market. Towers stacked upon towers. So today, we take the unprecedented step of issuing a “Crash

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Mish Shedlock's Global Economic Trend Analysis

U.S. banks currently hold record amounts of mortgage-related assets on their books. If the housing market were to go into a deep recession resulting in massive mortgage defaults, the U.S. banking system could sustain huge losses similar to Japan'

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Danny Schechter - TomPaine.com

Mao must be turning in his grave.... no less than six U.S. Cabinet members are on their way to the Middle Kingdom on Wednesday to beseech, beg, lobby and try to persuade the new mandarins not to sell off their vast reservoir of dollars.

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Financial Times

Oil producing countries have reduced their exposure to the dollar to the lowest level in 2 years and shifted oil income into euros, yen and sterling, according to new date from the Bank for International Settlements. The revelation in the lates BIS

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Washington Post

20 minutes after arriving in Paris for a layover between the US and South Africa, they were standing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, checking out the menu at the Jules Verne Restaurant: sea bass, $78; filet of beef, $77; lobster, $106; dessert, $25.

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