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[Truthout - All Articles]     Jacqueline McGlade, a British scientist, directs the European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Denmark. The EEA independently studies the state of the environment within the European Union and evaluates the public policies conducted there for the European Commission and Parliament and the Member States.

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Take My Economy ”¦ Please! - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com

[Economix] wind power A special series exploring the causes of the financial crisis, from Washington to Wall Street. Featured Economix Posts.

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Posted at 07:03 PM

December 31, 2008

t r u t h o u t | Think of the Economy as a Subsidiary of the ...

[Truthout - All Articles]     Jacqueline McGlade, a British scientist, directs the European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Denmark. The EEA independently studies the state of the environment within the European Union and evaluates the public policies conducted there for the European Commission and Parliament and the Member States.

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Posted at 07:04 PM

Take My Economy ”¦ Please! - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com

[Economix] wind power A special series exploring the causes of the financial crisis, from Washington to Wall Street. Featured Economix Posts.

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December 30, 2008

RGE - Some guesses about the economy in 2009

[US EconoMonitor] In the next few weeks I will sketch out why government policy will not help much during 2009 (fiscal policy might be the big story for the US economy in 2010). In brief, the window for Congress to act was November and December.

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Posted at 07:04 PM

This Economy Is Calling Out, Desperately, For a Polar Bear Exhibit ...

[The Campaign Spot] Here are some of the programs state and local officials have targeted for funding in the Obama stimulus plan that are being criticized by some congressional Republicans:

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Posted at 07:02 PM

December 27, 2008

Solar Car Kits - Boost Your Prius Fuel Economy by Hooking Up Solar ...

[Untitled] He and his pals at Solar Electrical Vehicles and Kyocera have developed a solar kit that will boost fuel economy as much as 29 percent for the Toyota Prius, or Highlander. The thing about the kit is that it requires installation by the buyer. This means that the buyer needs to watch the included instructional DVD to learn how to properly install the kit on their Prius.

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Posted at 05:03 PM

Economy to Affect Dieting and Nutrition Trends in the Coming Year ...

[Untitled] As the year comes to a close, many spend time reflecting on the past 12 months as well as making resolutions about the coming year.

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December 26, 2008

The Economy: Financiapocalypse Kneecaps Christmas Gadget Sales

[Gizmodo] Condensed. Condensed · Expanded. Most recent. Most recent · Most popular · Most discussed. Username: Password:. loading comment page. new user? | forgot password? Login. More top stories ». Gizmodo. « next » · the economy ...

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Posted at 02:33 PM

Obama, Let the Economy Shrink | Corporate Accountability and ...

[Untitled] The economic collapse that has enveloped the globe is going to be worse than anything I have predicted in my writings. In the last six months alone what was a housing and mortgage problem has spread to the entire global financial system, has infected the ability to get credit on all assets and businesses, and is now causing what I believe to be the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

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December 24, 2008

Obama's Green Economy - Renewable Energy World

[Untitled] Is it a bail-out or a build-up? That's the question being put to federal lawmakers right now as they try to grapple with the nation's economic woes and with how to allocate its depleting resources.

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Posted at 07:03 PM

What type of U.S. economy lies ahead? - BloggingStocks

[Untitled] You have a Congress now controlled by socialists who paint the wealthy and those who made it as "evil" and "greedy." And the lazy give me everything for nothing crowd are simply innocent victims of the greed and should not be held accountable for often poor decisions but who are pandered to for votes which in the end only serves to perpetuate their slavery to the government. The whole Obama "share the wealth" mentality will ultimately lead to more misery then it will ever cure.

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Posted at 07:02 PM

December 23, 2008

Dean Baker: The slumping US economy means good deals on cars ...

[Comment is free: CIF America | guardian.co.uk] Dean Baker: From cars to hotels to petrol, the slumping US economy means good deals for the rest of us.

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Posted at 07:05 PM

Greg Mankiw's Blog: Robert Lucas on the Economy

[Greg Mankiw's Blog] Robert Lucas on the Economy. Bob says monetary policy is still the first line of defense. permanent link ·

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Posted at 07:04 PM

December 20, 2008

winterspeak.com: Ponzi Economy

[winterspeak.com] Bernie's fraud was of the straightforward kind, and while $50B is no small sum, it is still a trifle compared to the $6T or so (and counting) in real wealth destroyed by the fraud that is Academic Finance and Macroeconomics.

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Posted at 05:08 PM

Biden: keep economy from 'absolutely tanking' - Carol E. Lee ...

[Top 10 Politico Story] Joe, "the eunuch" Biden who with his Friends Dodd and Frank had plenty to do with the downfall and collapse of the economy as they voted on many occasions to guarantee "loans to losers" and oversaw the collapse of Fannie, Freddie and Sallie. That brought down the housing, mortgage banking and then the auto industry.

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Posted at 05:07 PM

December 19, 2008

Economist's View: Paul Krugman: The Madoff Economy

[Economist's View] But now you have to draw the consequences of this, and somebody's else, written truth about fraud and corruption economy: a) what is the point and macro arithmetic of a 600 Billions fiscal stimulus when Madoff with just a pen writes off about 10% of that "wealth"? b) What about progressive and financial transactions taxation?

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Posted at 02:34 PM

Auto industry ties economy together - Democratic Governors ...

[Top 10 Politico Story] For starters, there is a deep irony in the Canadian-born governor proclaiming the temporary death of this socialist legislation "un-American." The bill, which Congress almost certainly will revisit in January, would have created a federal bureaucrat, namely the "car czar," to make business decisions in the automobile sector. The absurdity of the failed legislation's contents aside, Granholm is widely regarded as one of the worst executives in the country, with an approval rating of 37% as of August.

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Posted at 02:33 PM

December 17, 2008

The 10 Dopiest Business and Economy Leaders of 2008 - Capital ...

[Capital Commerce] In a year when Wall Street imploded, the Big Three automakers neared collapse, and the economy plunged into its worst downturn in at least a generation, finding business and economy "leaders" who messed up badly isn't too hard.

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Posted at 07:05 PM

Terry Mancour: The US economy is deteriorating - as my family has ...

[Comment is free: CIF America | guardian.co.uk] I'd love to be able to say we can rely on our savings to cover the transition, but like most Americans, the extent of our savings is locked up in our retirement accounts and can't be touched. Not that it would be particularly helpful right now, considering the overall market decline has gutted the accounts into shadows of their former selves.

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Posted at 07:05 PM

December 16, 2008

Fuel Economy: The MPG illusion | MetaFilter

[MetaFilter] Don't mistake the current accelerated response from the US public for better economy with any direct correlation with 'fuel prices = driving less and people wanting better MPG' being true. The trend is exaggerated at present through the US car market having to suddenly catch up with Europe - something it has avoided doing for years through the exact same stupidity and a lethargic market that has caused the current woes of the Big Three.

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Posted at 07:05 PM

Economy, Relations with West Are Key to Iran's 2009 Elections ...

[AlterNet.org] Based on the bitter internal Iranian politics of the past three years, both President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and whoever is chosen as his opponent are expected to try to pin responsibility for Western financial sanctions on each other. The challenger -- expected to emerge from the more moderate camp -- will charge that Ahmadinejad has exposed Iran to economic turmoil by mismanaging Iranian relations with Europe, while Ahmadinejad will accuse his foe of conspiring with the West to step up economic sanctions against Iran.

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Posted at 07:03 PM

December 13, 2008

Economy, Ties with West Are Key to Iran Polls - by Gareth Porter

[Untitled] Even after he was found innocent of the charges by a Tehran court in November 2007, Ahmadinejad claimed that Mousavian was guilty and charged that his opponents had pressured the judge to acquit him. Although the intelligence ministry said little publicly about the Mousavian case, the accusation that he had actively collaborated with the British to facilitate sanctions against Iran was spread by a new network of ultraconservative websites, based on unsubstantiated rumors and innuendo.

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Posted at 05:03 PM

STLtoday - It's the worst economy since the Great Depression

[Untitled] Another thing that's different this time is that legislators and the Federal Reserve have been pouring money into the economy, trying to keep credit flowing and stave off a deep recession. No one's sure it'll work, but their strategy is consistent with financial policy over the past quarter-century, a period economists call "The Great Moderation."

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Posted at 05:02 PM

December 12, 2008

California economy crashes - BloggingStocks

[BloggingStocks] That brings the conversation around to what happens on the day California can't pay its bills -- any of them. State workers don't get checks.

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Posted at 02:34 PM

The Campaign Managers: Florida, Rev. Wright, The Economy, Palin ...

[Marc Ambinder] Jeremiah Wright and McCain's refusal to allow hiscampaign to bring up Obama's former preacher, McIntruff noted that when thepressure to do so was at its most intense, McCain was behind 40 points withyounger voters and way behind President Bush's level of support among Hispanicvoters.

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Posted at 02:33 PM

December 10, 2008

Will the Economy Slow Utilities Entering Solar? « Earth2Tech

[Earth2Tech] Many industry insiders, like Susas, think the long-term prospects for utilities owning solar look good. Now that utilities are eligible for tax credits, it will likely make more financial sense for them to own projects outright than to buy solar electricity from companies in the business of financing and owning such projects now, Bullard said.

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Posted at 07:03 PM

The Zero Yield Economy | The Big Picture

[The Big Picture] Scary indeed to find today’s climate of fear is even worse than the 1930’s as indicated by T-Bill yields. All the while remembering that the 30’s had 10,000 banks closing, 25% unemployment, Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin running around, the Dust Bowl with the hottest temperatures ever recorded, a civil was in Spain, Japan going nuts and stocks down 85%.

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December 09, 2008

Wonkette : The Swiss Will Save Our Global Economy

[Wonkette: The DC Gossip] 4tehlulz: BofA should be nationalized, along with the auto industry, which is being nationalized according to a NYT headline, other sectors of the “economy” and possibly the internets. Borat says at 9:21 am, December 9th, 2008 .

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Posted at 07:10 PM

The web's T-shirt economy | Media | guardian.co.uk

[Media: PDA | guardian.co.uk] Clive Thompson on Wired writes: "It's a little ironic that artists who've harnessed the digital world to distribute their work have to rely on semi-disposable clothing to finance it. And the business model doesn't work for everyone.

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Posted at 07:03 PM

December 03, 2008

BoE Seen Slashing Rates to 2% as Economy Dives - Economy * Europe ...

[CNBC Europe Top News and Analysis] "They need to do something aggressive again, because of where the data's been taking us," said George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, who sees a 100 basis point cut on Thursday, with a risk of a 150 basis point reduction.

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Posted at 07:04 PM

Inside the Transition: Economy | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden ...

[Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team | Blog] The Transition Directory was developed to introduce Presidential nominees, appointees, and members of the President-elect's Transition Team to the operation of the Federal government and to the resources available to help them begin their service in the new Administration.

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Posted at 07:02 PM