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Frontrunning: February 7

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  • A Modest $500 Billion Proposal (Rand Paul, WSJ)
  • AOL Agrees To Acquire The Huffington Post (HuffPo)
  • When HuffPost Met AOL: "A Merger of Visions" - Ariana Huffington Explains The Logic Behind The Deal (HuffPo)
  • Fed Spends 40% on Benchmark Treasuries as Newest Proves Cheapest (Bloomberg) actually no, they are very rarely cheapest as Zero Hedge has actually demonstrated instead of insinuating
  • China Moves to Strengthen Grip Over Supply of Rare-Earth Metals (WSJ)
  • Tunisia takes steps to halt "security breakdown" (Reuters)
  • Suleiman holds talks on Egypt reforms (FT)
  • More bad news for wheat: Perth Area Declared Disaster Zone as Bushfires Rage Near City (BusinessWeek)
  • 'Toxic' Assets Still Lurking at Banks (WSJ)
  • European corporate tax plans under fire (FT)
  • Sputnikonomics (New Yorker)
  • AIG, a symbol of financial crisis, repays bailout loan and finds new foothold (WaPo)
  • Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on border (Reuters)
  • France's Lagarde Says Euro Is Victim (WSJ)
  • Australia Must Cut Programs to Pay for Rebuilding (BusinessWeek)
  • Obama's Budget to `Cut What We Can't Afford,' Lew Writes in New York Times (Bloomberg)
  • Thousands protest against Berlusconi (FT)
  • Oil driller EnsCo nears $7bln-plus Pride deal (Reuters)
  • Danaher to Acquire Beckman Coulter, Inc. (PRNewswire)

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Mon, 02/07/2011 - 09:22 | Link to Comment Catullus
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New Yorker: James Surowiecki: Bankrupt? Spend Yourself Out of Hole by Investing in things that never pay back (I'm looking at you, road projects, investment in R&D, "Education").

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 09:40 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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AIG hires a top dewd from the federal reserve bank but the dewd promises not to deal with the fed for six months.



Mon, 02/07/2011 - 10:15 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Won't deal with the FRBNY. Are SF, KC, et al still on the table?

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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do you mean is 'KFC' still on the table?

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Instant Karma
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Let me say this. I joined AOL in 1994, and in the past decade or so, and have found their political slant slightly to the left of Karl Marx. Nauseating. So buying out the HuffPo makes sense.

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 10:45 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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indeed because the public are moving right of centre so it should present a nice short position of Marxist media outlets and their declining readership/market share (see also CNN, NBC, ABC, NY Times, MSN etc)

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 09:47 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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Florida's Rocket Docket Judges Concerned About Casual Attire In Court



Mon, 02/07/2011 - 10:16 | Link to Comment snowball777
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I bet they wouldn't be happy with actual kangaroos in them either.

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 09:51 | Link to Comment somethingelse
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is the 0.2% increase in BDI a meaningful figure?

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:18 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Fed Spends 40% on Benchmark Treasuries as Newest Proves Cheapest (Bloomberg)

I read this this morning and filed it under Today's Sign That America Is A Farcist State.

Bloomberg and Berlusconi are Brothers in Arms.

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 12:13 | Link to Comment The Count
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AOL merges with Huffington Post? Even more concentration in the Online World. Am I the only one worried about what is going on here? Notice that as the riots started in Egypt the Whitehouse told the regime there to 'turn twitter and facebook back on'. This should make you wonder. Those 2 outfits are not public so they can do whatever they want. I can guarantee you they have their visits by big brother a while ago letting them know i no uncertain terms that they better make all their data available to them. That Zuckerberg kid does not look like the kink of guy that would put up a fight.


Mon, 02/07/2011 - 20:36 | Link to Comment ChookChoker
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The Perth fires will have pretty much no effect on wheat prices. The areas burnt out are outer suburbs of the city. The wheat growing areas start about 50 kilometers west of the city. Also, the West Australian harvest has well and truly finished for the year (it was poor). Wheat and cereal harvest starts in October and finishes in January, pretty much.

Generally, news for Wheat is good. Prices are way up, demand is way up. Its news for consumers  of wheat that is bad. Its not going to get any cheaper.

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