Financial News Update – 03/10/10

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Monthly Federal Budget Deficit Balloons to Record; Up 14% from 2009

Canadian dollar likely to trump US

Greece warns of worse downturn as strikes loom

Unemployment rises in 30 states in January

Dems: ‘Health-Care Premiums Will Go Up, Down … Whatever’

Democrats doubt deadline on healthcare (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

New ‘gang’ gathering on energy?

U.N. to Announce Review of Climate Panel

Abortion is bill’s remaining hurdle

A Franco-Russian Rapprochement… Again

Job openings rise the most since March 2007

Greece and the Curse of the Free Lunch – Lessons for America?

Final ‘reform’ push: twisting arms (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Morning Bell: The Up or Down Vote Our Country Really Deserves

The Obama Budget: Spend, Entitle, Borrow

Obamacare’s Procedural Fraud on the American People

Businesses Need New and Real Promises from Washington

Government to push lenders to do short sales (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

The Stimulus Bill’s Hidden Attack on What We Eat, Drink, and Smoke (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s Economic Adviser: Cutting Government Spending Would Be “Pound Foolish” (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Brit Medical records go online without consent


TOYOTA DEALERS to push back against ‘predatory’ GM, use of tax dollars to steal customers

Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High

IL Needs $4.7 Billion Loan to Stay Afloat

Airlines will cancel flights — to avoid fines for delays

Bank of America Ends Overdraft Fees on Debit Cards

Legislation to Extend Jobless Benefits Clears Hurdle


More Sovereign Defaults Loom?

Flying Solo: Choose Freedom Over the Nanny State.

U.S. Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High. (Thanks to Loren for the link. OBTW, I expect even more tax rate increases as the recession deepens, and more states face crises.)

Williams: Expect Hyperinflation Within The Next Five Years.

America’s Impending Master Class Dictatorship.

Public Pension Funds Are Adding Risk to Raise Return.

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