Financial News Update – 11/22/10

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 – Plog Photo Blog (Hat Tip: Brian B.) Absolutely the best Depression-era pics I have ever seen…

FBI Raids Two Hedge Funds Amid Insider-Trading Case

Report: US Banks Face $100 Billion Capital Shortfall

Grain Prices to Soar Pushing Food (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Excerpts from FAO’s Food Outlook (November 2010) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

United States Supreme Court Will Soon Issue a Landmark Decision on the Validity of the Constitution (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

China tackles inflation and threat of social unrest (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The 25 Countries That Will Be Screwed By A World Food Crisis (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Oregon Senator Wyden Effectively Kills Internet Censorship Bill (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Irish Shadow-Play

First, the ‘Good’ News…

Kerchner v. Obama & Congress Scheduled for Supreme Court Conference November 23, 2010 (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Knight Research’ Stunning Call: “The Game Is Over” (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Senate Bill 510 vote delayed until after Thanksgiving – Take action now to oppose food tyranny (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

FBI Wiretapping of Internet Users. “All Your Data Belongs to Us” (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

U.S. Pursues Sweeping Insider-Trading Probe (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Portugal next as EMU’s Máquina Infernal keeps ticking (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Ireland going for international bailout

Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid

5 Reasons Why The Stock Market Is Vulnerable Right Now

China Is Ending A Decades-Old Policy To Encourage Foreign Investment

Citi: Bernanke’s Speech Made It Clear Why You Should Sell The Dollar Right Now

New Michigan Governor Says HUNDREDS Of Municipalities Could Go Bankrupt In Next Four Years

Dylan Grice: A Chinese Hard Landing Is The Greatest Deflationary Risk In The World

The Wild Card In Munis: When Big Investors Start Selling CDS

Body scanner CEO accompanied Obama to India (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Governors Say `Everything Is on the Table’ in Face of Deficits

Health Insurers Can Include Tax Cost in Spending Rule

Obama Considers Chamber Visit, CEO Summit to Counter Anti-Business Image

Irish Aid Bid Prompts Moody’s Warning, Threat of Elections

Insurers May Lose $4 Billion Amid Muni `Stress,’ Moody’s Says

Euro, Stocks, Commodities Fall on Debt Contagion Concern

Lack of Hiring to Restrain U.S. Economy in 2011, Survey Shows

Riskiest Bonds Are Haven as Fed Seeks Inflation

Irish Banks Need $6.8 Billion in Cash Immediately, Analysts Say

Holiday Drivers Face Highest Gas Prices in More Than 6 Months

Schwarzenegger Admits: Climategate was ‘tremendous setback’

GORE REGRETS: Corn ethanol ‘was not good policy’

Ireland Second Euro Nation to Request International Aid as Banks Wobble

Rescue Would Dwarf Greek Bailout

Portugal on the brink

Spain Will Be ‘the Biggie

Pessimistic Fed to slash growth forecasts

Al Qaeda Promises U.S. Death By A ‘Thousand Cuts’

Dems Approve Another $4.6 Billion to Black Farmers Even Though “500%” of Black Farmers Sign Up For Program

Outrage… Head of Household 0f 4 on Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than Family Making $60,000 a Year

Another Obama stealth land grab: Salazar and the NCLS

Teachers union fat cat: Shared sacrifice for thee, but not for me

Full Spectrum Dominance: 8 Examples Of How The Government Is Attempting To Take Total Control Of Our Food, Our Health, Our Money And Even Our Dignity

Buffett Attacks ‘Trickle Down’: Calls for Higher Taxes on the Wealthy


Fed Warns of 4.25 Million More Foreclosures Through 2012

From Russia Expert, a Gloomy Outlook

Tent Cities, Homelessness and Soul-Crushing Despair: The Legacy of Decades of Government Debt and Mismanagement of the Economy

Ireland fears civil unrest as bank crisis deepens

Home Prices Will Keep Falling

Job Seekers Find Bias Against Unemployed

Jobless Benefits Cost So Far: $319 Billion

US Banks Insolvent If They Face Loan Losses

What’s Really Behind QE2?

ECB Tightens Screws on Ireland, Portugal and Spain

Brace yourself for more high inflation, Mervyn King tells George Osborne.

$4.00 Gasoline By The End Of 2010?

Our friend Fred C. sent this: “Riceland brand rice in 50 pound bags at my local Sam’s Club in Arkansas was $13.95 in July. Then it jumped to $14.60 in late September. Last night I noticed that the pallet with Riceland rice bags on it had 25 pound bags instead of 50 pound bags, and they were priced at $8.95 each. (The equivalent of $17.90 per 50 pounds.)

Gap, Wal-Mart Clothing Costs Rise on `Terrifying’ Cotton Prices

China to subsidize food after price spike

India’s Food price index jumps 10.30%

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