Financial News Update – 12/29/10

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

New ‘Medicare’ Taxes To Hit Middle Class (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Crops absorb pharmaceuticals from sewage sludge spread on farmlands (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Rep. Peter King to Ramp Up Immigration Crackdown (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Global Food Prices in 2011 Face Perilous Rise (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Food safety bill invokes Codex harmonization and grants FDA authority to police food safety of foreign nations (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Feed Me, Obama, Feed Me: The Plan for Food Dependency (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Double-Dip In Housing Almost Here, According To Case-Shiller Index (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

WSJ: Almost 100 bailed-out banks on verge of collapse (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

White House Plans to Push Global Warming Policy, GOP Vows Fight (Defund the EPA) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

‘Green’ Fail in the Outback: Police Can’t Fit Gear in Hybrids They’re Required to Drive (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The U.S. Dollar Will Collapse Within 24 Months! Got Gold (or Silver)? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Pelosi Fundraising to ‘Protect the Progress We Have Made’ (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Promises and Riots (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Krauthammer To GOP: Do Not Bail Out State Pensions (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Paris on the Brink: Muslim Prayers Shut Down the City (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

South Africa throws open the door to Cold War days (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s New ‘Unreasonable’ Standard (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Lawmakers Weigh Banning Required Union Dues [Indiana State Legislature] (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

EPA Messes With Perry’s Texas (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Christian Leaders Say Green Movement is False Religion (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Feds To Require Gun Sale Notification (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Gold Is a Relic?

Anarchists Are Bad People?

Morning Bell: Obama Will Make You Pay More at the Pump

The World Powers Up While America Powers Down

Don’t Buy Politico’s False Choice on Nuclear Power

Shiller: Second Recession Possible, Triggered by Weak Housing

New Social Security Strategy Unveiled on MSNBC

Charles Goyette On The Currency Crisis, 12.28.2010 (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

ObamaCare Shocker! It Costs More & Helps Less (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Actually, Bush VETOED the 2008 bill slipping in the end-of-life provision (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Job Market Booming Overseas For Many American Companies (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Illinois governor floats $15B debt recovery plan (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Allstate sues BofA, Mozilo over Countrywide losses (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Nobel Prize Economist Mundell Says Forget All These Bullish Forecasts, 2011 Growth Is Going To Be Weak

Roubini: The Housing Double Dip Is Now Accelerating

China Just Slashed Its Rare Earth Metals Exports By 11%

S&P: Corporate Profit Margins To Be Squeezed In 2011

Deflation Grips Japan As Consumer Prices Tumble For 21st Month In A Row

Crushing Fuel And Food Inflation Could Create A Crash Scenario For India

Beijing’s New Car Restrictions Are Going To Devastate The Auto Industry In 2011

Understanding The Hegelian Dialect Is To Understand Our Slow Road Towards Tyranny (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Out: Earmarking In: Lettermarking (Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot)

U.S. Files New Insider Charges, Says Hedge Funds Got Data

Population Changes Accelerate Global Economic Shift to Asia, Census Shows

Why NASA Is Spending Half a Billion Dollars on a Canceled Rocket

Price Vows to Lead Health Care Law Fight

U.N. Group Using Obama’s Family to Make Claims About Anti-Hunger Algae

BP’s Cleanup Costs to Exceed $40 Billion

White House Plans to Push ‘Global Warming’ Policy, GOP Vows Fight

Australia leads world in house price rises

Companies Avoid Taxes With Repatriation Strategies

2010 worst year for bank failures since 1992

Pope to publish decree against money laundering

CNN Poll: Americans Trust GOP Over Obama to Handle Nation’s Problems – More Believe Obama’s Radical Agenda Will Fail

GREEN DISASTER: New Condensing Boilers Can’t Take the Cold – Thousands Freeze Up in UK

Unreal. White House Plans to Push Job-Killing Global Warming Energy Policy

Disgusting. White House Says Bush Supported Death Panels Too — NOT True (Video)

Big Nannies of the Year

The ‘We’re Gonna Freeze to Death Because of Global Warming’ Headline of the Day

$5 a Gallon? Brace Yourselves for High Gas Prices Says Ex-Shell CEO


And Now, Here’s The First 11 State Pension Funds That Will Run Out Of Money.

Outraged Yet? What if Fed Buys Munis? (I suspect that the MOAB will end only at the point of national bankruptcy and collapse of the U.S. Dollar.)

Stocks Flat as Wall Street Shrugs Off China Rate Move

Oil Holds at $91 Per Barrel

East Coast Blizzard Chills End of US Holiday Shopping Season

Second Crisis Feared if Interest Rates Kept Low

US Changes How It Measures Long-Term Unemployment

Consumer Confidence Shows Surprise Drop In December

Oil Prices Climb On US, European Weather Woes

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