Financial News Update – 01/31/11

California Residents Hit With Government Ban On Paying By Cash (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Is Something Serious Up at Treasury? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Egyptians stock up on food, water

PAPER: Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt


Hillary convenes mass meeting of ambassadors

Schumer: ‘We have 3 branches of gov’t — A House, a Senate, a President’ (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Kid fined $637 for swearing in school

Brent crude oil above $100 for 1st time since 2008

TSA shuts door on private airport screening program

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal tops 100

Conservative PAC wants refund for supporting Scott Brown

Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play

Canada gets first, bitter dose of ‘metered Internet’

Egyptian looters destroy 2,000-year-old mummies in bid to steal King Tut’s treasures

Pillage Egyptian antiquities warehouses

TRUMP: Mideast Explosion Could Destroy OPEC, LOWER Oil Prices

Egypt and Tunisia usher in era of ‘food revolution’

Chavez: US role ‘shameful’

China restricts news, discussion of unrest

Florida judge may escalate battle over healthcare reform

Internet Kill Switch – Never let a crisis go to waste – Egypt today, USA tomorrow

WOLF: Tawdry details of Obamacare – White House quietly exempts pampered politicos (Hat Tip: Curtis Frantz)

Worldwide Islamist revolution explodes (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

UN Sec Gen Calls for ‘Revolution’: World Economic System Is ‘Global Suicide Pact’

Exxon Profit Rises as Energy Prices, Demand Climb

Chrysler Posts $199 Million Net Loss as Vehicle Shipments Fall

Florida Judge Expected to Rule on Obamacare Today

Priorities… Priorities… Obama Spent 1 Hour Talking Egypt – Then 2 Hours Partying With Axelrod

Now We Know… NASA Lied – 2010 Was Not the Hottest Year Ever

Trump: Mideast Explosion Could Destroy OPEC, Lower Oil Prices

Trump: Obama ‘Isn’t Doing Anything in Middle East’

Trump: America ‘Whipping Post’ for World Under Obama

Where are markets heading to? (Hat Tip: Jeffrey Stevens)

What’s to Blame for the Crisis in Egypt? You Guess it: Global Warming

Dormant for Years, Fear Re-Emerges on Wall Street

‘Buy the Dow’ While the US Wilts?

Specter of Islam Spreads

Protesters in Egypt: ‘The army must choose’

China blocks Internet searches for ‘Egypt’

Jerry Brown’s ploy to save $1.8 billion for California schools

Public Employee Unions: Public Enemy No. 1?

How to Tax the Rich

Morning Bell: Egypt and the Failure of the Obama Doctrine

Americans Believe Trade Is Rather a Good Thing

Ways and Means Hearing: Obamacare Is Bad for Business

One Near-Fatal Flaw to Obama’s Energy and Electric Car Plans: Snowstorms

Obamacare Does No Favors for the Nation’s Fiscal Outlook

The Internet Kill Switch – One Of The Favorite New Tools Of Tyrannical Governments All Over The Globe

The Riots In Egypt And The Price Of Oil

Warning Signs


Food Shortages hit Egypt (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Ethanol Being Blamed for Global Food Riots (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

World Food Shortage and the Ethanol Bubble (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Newt on Ethanol: ‘Folks in Big Cities Dictate What Should Happen in Rural America.’ (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

The WSJ v. Professor Cornpone (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Newt Gingrich Panders to Corn Belt, Eyes 2012 GOP Bid (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Professor Cornpone (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

More Ethanol Means Dirtier Air (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

A Frightening Satellite Tour Of America’s Foreclosure Wastelands

Egypt’s Economic Tragedy In 3 Simple Charts

The Euro And Aussie Are Diving, As Weekend Of Chaos Portends More Pain Ahead

Thanks To Egypt, Is Oil Zooming To $105?

The CBO Reveals 10 Cringeworthy Facts About U.S. Government Spending

Pickens: $120 Oil Will ‘Start to Kill Demand’

Boehner Says Default Would Be ‘Financial Disaster’

Little to cheer in first two years of Obama’s Middle East policy (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Food-cost shocks ripple worldwide from Iowa (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Florida Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Democrats Pushing $8 Billion Aviation Bill as Jobs Program

Why Were U.S. Socialists Rallying in Support of Egypt This Weekend?


Egypt and Tunisia usher in the new era of global food revolutions

The Dollar Has Lost All Stability And Is Ready For A Crash

Why the Smart Money is Trading Dollar Bills for Hard Assets

All 100 Oz. Bars of Silver Gone in a Matter of Days

Davos 2011: Roubini Says G-20 Has Become G-0

America Faces Biggest Deficit in History

Federal Reserve Concerned Over US Job Creation

UK Retailers Cut 10,000 Jobs Last Month

Will Gold, Silver & Oil Prices Soar on Social Unrest in the Middle East? (Yes, Yes, and Yes)

Alan Greenspan Entertains Metal Standard, Again

Rocky Mountain Power asks for 13.7% rate hike

Steve C. pointed us to a blog written by Barry Ritchie, a missionary in Honduras. Ritchie mentions that staple foods like rice and beans have nearly quadrupled just in the past year. Steve’s comment: “Food inflation is most certainly on the rise, and apparently even faster in those areas where folks can even less afford the increase.”

The Downsizing of America: Manufacturers Learn Creative Methods of Repackaging Inflation



By: Dave Logan

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