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U.S. BUSINESS CLIMATE WORST IN 27 YRS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

13:17:00 01/26/2009

by Lucia Mutikani – Reuters

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HOW MERGER OF THE BLUES GOT DERAILED – COMPETITION AND USE OF “BLUE” WERE KEY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 25, 2009

Sun, Jan. 25, 2009

by Jane M. Von Bergen – Inquirer Staff Writer

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, HEALTH CARE - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, USA | Leave a Comment »

ECONOMY, HEALTH COSTS CONCERN STATE BUSINESSES – THE COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY POLLS 300 COMPANIES AS PART OF A MARKETING CAMPAIGN (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 24, 2009

01/23/2009 12:30:00 AM MST

by Andy Vuong – The Denver Post

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OBAMA’S ECONOMIC PLAN MEETS GOP PUSHBACK – PRESIDENT SHOWS BIPARTISANSHIP HAS CLEAR LIMITS; ‘I WON. I TRUMP YOU,’ HE TELLS GOP (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 24, 2009

Jan. 23, 2009

by Jake Tapper, Rick Klein and Jonathan Karl

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Posted in AL QAEDA, BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA -(DEC. 2008/JAN. 2009), ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FOREIGN POLICIES - USA, FOREIGN WORK FORCE - LEGAL, HEALTH CARE - USA, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, NATIONAL WORK FORCES, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE OCCUPATION WAR IN IRAQ, THE PRESIDENCY - USA, THE WORK MARKET, THE WORKERS, USA, WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, WARS AND ARMED CONFLICTS | Leave a Comment »

LACK OF COMPETITION DOOMED BLUES MERGER (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 23, 2009

Fri, Jan. 23, 2009

by Jane M. Von Bergen – Inquirer Staff Writer

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, HEALTH CARE - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE WORK MARKET, THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT, USA | Leave a Comment »

PARK NICOLLET DOCTORS WILL DISCLOSE TIES TO VENDORS – PARK NICOLLET IS THE FIRST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN MINNESOTA TO HAVE DOCTORS DISCLOSE FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH DRUG AND DEVICE COMPANIES (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 22, 2009

January 21, 2009 – 11:54 PM

by Janet Moore – Star Tribune

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WALL ST. SINKS ON OBAMA INAUGURATION DAY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 05:53 AM PST

Agence France-Presse

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THE NUMBERS ARE HORRIFYING (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

Jan. 26, 2009

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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NEWSWEEK – Jan. 26, 2009

GLOBAL INVESTOR

By Mohamed A. El-Erian

THE NUMBERS ARE HORRIFYING

On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama inherits an economic calamity, and the situation will get worse in the first few months of his presidency regardless of what he does. How quickly it improves thereafter is not just a matter of which policies he decides to pursue; importantly, it is also a function of how he pursues them. Investors need to pay close attention lest they experience yet another challenging and, in some cases, devastating year.

No one should doubt that we are still in the midst of a historic economic crisis. Having incurred massive losses, individuals and companies around the world are, not surprisingly, saving more—some by choice as they attempt to restore balance to their finances and others by necessity as their credit lines are cut by beleaguered lenders. As detailed elsewhere in this edition of NEWSWEEK, the world has entered an Age of Thrift. Less spending by individuals will mean even lower demand, and the production of goods and services will be cut, again.

The latest economic data vividly illustrate the self-fulfilling nature of this global phenomenon. The numbers are horrifying, and increasingly so. There’s been a violent collapse in industrial production in Europe; the latest monthly data now show annual contractions of 17 percent in Spain, 13 percent in the U.K., 9 percent in France and Italy, and 6 percent in Germany. Emerging economies are now on the same course, with contractions of 9 percent in Russia and 4 percent in Brazil.

At the same time, the labor market is deteriorating dramatically in both Europe and America. The United States has now registered 12 consecutive months of job losses, including more than half a million in December, bringing the 2008 total to 2.6 million—a level not seen for more than 60 years. The crisis continues to catch people by surprise, suggesting that too few people sufficiently understand its dynamics. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that December retail sales declined at more than twice the rate expected by most forecasters, and further extended the record for consecutive monthly declines, now six .and counting. President elect Obama faces the prospect of more corporate defaults, pension losses and personal bankruptcies in the coming months. Fortunately, he has already shown that he has a good understanding of the need for an aggressive fiscal stimulus, and Congress seems to be onboard.

Without massive public stimulus, there is little chance of countering the highly disruptive consequences of a too sudden and too prolonged ascent of the Age of Thrift.

Yet there is a risk that this consensus could break down in quibbling over the details. Specifically, we should stop the bickering over whether to cut taxes or raise spending. Both are required. The tax cuts should work mainly through employment channels, including a cut in the payroll tax as this will directly help employment and limit the fall in consumption. Government spending should focus on sectors that will quickly raise resource productivity, like infrastructure, which helps lower production costs, and social services, which raise human productivity overtime.

Obama also needs to step up efforts to alleviate the credit crunch. This is not about an immediate recovery in the banking system. It won’t happen. The sector is too damaged to act as a conduit of funds to the general economy. Instead, the government must come up with more imaginative ways to provide direct financing, particularly for mortgages and some areas of consumer finance.

Obama’s economic appointments suggest that he understands how important it will be to get the design and implementation of these policies right. The highly capable Larry Summers and Tim Geithner should focus on coming up with a master plan to lead the country out of the crisis. This will ensure that the immediate measures implemented are consistent over time with a resumption of economic growth and rising productivity.

Managing expectations is also more important than ever. In his remarks on the financial crisis in November and December, Obama came across as informed, committed and careful not to over-promise. Yet his efforts have been largely negated by recent talk out of Washington of regulatory clampdowns, potential abrogation of property rights and other non-market solutions. The president-elect will have to step up quickly to the challenge of consistently better communication if he is to instill the confidence that is critical for a meaningful economic turn later this year.

Finally, Obama should signal clearly that he knows a global dislocation requires a global response. What was a U.S. financial crisis has morphed into a challenge to the international market system. An effective solution will not materialize unless the United States takes a policy leadership role on the global stage. It’s a role no other country can credibly play. With Obama as president, the world is exceptionally welcoming to U.S. leadership. He must seize this opportunity for the economic good of America, and the world.

ELERIAN is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO and author of “When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change,” winner of the 2008 FT/Goldman Sachs business book of the year award.

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A FABLE IN THE FOLLY – AS A LEADER SEEKS TO BECOME A LEGEND – AS A CARD-CARRYING MEMBER OF THE VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY, I HAVE A SPECIAL INAUGURATION DAY MESSAGE FOR MY FELLOW CONSERVATIVES: SHUT UP

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

by Michael Graham

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA -(DEC. 2008/JAN. 2009), CENTRAL BANKS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOREIGN POLICIES - USA, HEALTH CARE - USA, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, MACROECONOMY, NATIONAL DEBT - USA, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, STATE TARIFFS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE PRESIDENCY - USA, THE WORK MARKET, TRADE DEFICIT - USA, UNEMPLOYMENT, USA, USA HUMOR | Leave a Comment »

ISSUES CANNOT BE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY: OBAMA (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

0600 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

The International News

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MOST WORKERS THINK OBAMA WILL HELP ECONOMY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009, 8:51am EST

by Tierney Plumb – Washington Business Journal

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200,000 WAR VETERANS HOMELESS IN US – 300,000 IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS FILE DISABILITY CLAIMS WITH US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

2009-01-16

Middle East Online

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THE BUSH LEGACY OUT OF AMERICA: AS BARACK OBAMA PREPARES FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, A REVIEW OF HIS PREDECESSOR’S EIGHT YEARS IN POWER SHOWS HE WAS THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT EVER. HOW DID IT GO SO WRONG?

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 12, 2009

Sunday, 11 January 2009

by Rupert Cornwell

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, DOLLAR (USA), ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOREIGN POLICIES - USA, HATE MONGERING AND BIGOTRY, HEALTH CARE - USA, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, JUDICIARY SYSTEMS, NATIONAL DEBT - USA, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, THE OCCUPATION WAR IN IRAQ, THE WORK MARKET, THE WORKERS, TRADE DEFICIT - USA, UNEMPLOYMENT, USA, WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, WARS AND ARMED CONFLICTS | Leave a Comment »

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS CRASH SYSTEM – STATES’ PHONE AND INTERNET SYSTEMS STRUGGLE TO KEEP PACE AMID UNPRECEDENTED STRAIN (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

Albany, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2009

Associated Press

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TURNAROUND YEAR – RECESSION WILL END, EVENTUALLY – SSU PROFESSOR WHO DECLARED RECESSION A YEAR AGO FORECASTS MID-YEAR TURN-AROUND

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 3:00 a.m.

by Nathan Halverson – The Press Democrat

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TUFTS TO BREAK WITH BLUE CROSS – HOSPITAL TAKES HIGH-RISK STEP OVER DOCTOR PAY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 03, 2009 06:04 PM Saturday

by Cory Martinez

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FIGHTING OFF DEPRESSION (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

January 5, 2009

by Paul Krugman

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKING SYSTEMS, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA -(DEC. 2008/JAN. 2009), CENTRAL BANKS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, DEPRESSION, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, HEALTH CARE - USA, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, NATIONAL DEBT - USA, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, STATE TARIFFS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, THE PRESIDENCY - USA, THE WORK MARKET, TRADE DEFICIT - USA, USA | Leave a Comment »

PITY THE POOR NEOCONS – ALL THE NEOCONS HAVE LEFT – NOW IS TO CHEER THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE AS IT, IN EFFECT, SHOOTS FISH IN A BARREL, I.E. BLASTING AWAY AT SELECTED PALESTINIAN TARGETS INSIDE THE CROWDED CONFINES OF GAZA, KILLING MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY CHILDREN AND OTHER CIVILIANS, OVER THE PAST WEEK

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

2009-01-03

by Robert Parry

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOREIGN POLICIES, FOREIGN POLICIES - USA, HEALTH CARE - USA, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ISRAEL, MILITARY CONTRACTS, PALESTINE, RECESSION, STOCK MARKETS, THE ARMS INDUSTRY, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, THE MEDIA (US AND FOREIGN), THE UNITED NATIONS, USA, WEAPONS | Leave a Comment »

HARSH DOSE OF REALITY TO HIT AMERICA AFTER INAUGURATION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

January 3, 2009

Ian Munro in New York

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ADD UP THE DAMAGE – DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE GEORGE W. BUSH IS?

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

December 29, 2008

by Bob Herbert – Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times

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MORE PATIENTS RELY ON HEALTH CENTERS IN TROUBLED ECONOMY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 28, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

by Tiffany Y. Latta – Staff Writer

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THE FALL OF LEHMAN BROS – PART 1

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 28, 2008

4:00AM Saturday Dec 27, 2008

Yalman Onaran and John Helyar

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HOSPITALS ILL FROM MORE BAD DEBT, CREDIT TROUBLES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 28, 2008

Dec 27, 9:31 PM EST

by Linda A. Johnson – Associated Press Business Writer

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CAPITALISM FAILED? OR DID WE FAIL CAPITALISM? (wagging a middle finger at us)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec. 25, 2008 – 6:21PM

by Loren Steffy – Houston Chronicle

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PHILIPS SHEDS TELEVISIONS FOR HIGH-END LIGHTS, HEALTH CARE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

December 25, 2008 6:26 p.m. PT

by Eric A. Taub – The New York Times

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