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US home prices hit new lows in crunch week for economy | Business | guardian.co.uk

US home prices hit new lows in crunch week for economy | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Poor figures kick off week of tricky economics for Obama as US set to release its revised figures for first quarter GDP"

Quebec student protest leaders to meet with government for tuition-fee talks | World news | guardian.co.uk

Quebec student protest leaders to meet with government for tuition-fee talks | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Representatives from three student groups to gather with education minister beginning Monday to look for a resolution"

BBC News - Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radioactivity

BBC News - Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radioactivity

We can be assured that other fishes like Salmon to be contaminated, see migration in Pacific Ocean. There is no safe level of radiation.

Facebook shares plumb new depths, valuation questioned | Reuters

Facebook shares plumb new depths, valuation questioned | Reuters
Should have been questioned before.

Gallery drops 'Zuma spear' image from website - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Gallery drops 'Zuma spear' image from website - Africa - Al Jazeera English

The citizen journalists challenging al-Assad - Listening Post - Al Jazeera English

The citizen journalists challenging al-Assad - Listening Post - Al Jazeera English: "Mohammed Abdel-Mawla al-Hariri is a Syrian social media activist who, like many others before him, gave an interview to Al Jazeera's Arabic news channel to denounce the al-Assad regime. But the interview looks set to be his last. Shortly after giving it, he was reportedly taken from his home, tortured and charged with 'high treason and contacts with foreign parties'. The Syrian government allegedly sentenced him to death."

Pope's butler charged in 'Vatileaks' scandal - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Pope's butler charged in 'Vatileaks' scandal - Europe - Al Jazeera English: "Vatican documents leaked to the press in recent months alleged corruption in Vatican finance and bickering over the Holy See's efforts to show more transparency in its financial operations."

How can a religious group have legal authority over anyone?
Interestingly the Vatican never charged any of the Priests sexual predators.

UN confirms 'massacre' of children in Houla - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

UN confirms 'massacre' of children in Houla - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Montreal's 'casseroles' cook up a storm over Quebec's anti-protest law | World news | guardian.co.uk

Montreal's 'casseroles' cook up a storm over Quebec's anti-protest law | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Demonstrators in Montreal bang their pots and pans as anger grows at Bill 78, which places draconian restrictions on protests"

Insight: Minute by minute, Nasdaq chaos engulfed Facebook IPO | Reuters

Insight: Minute by minute, Nasdaq chaos engulfed Facebook IPO | Reuters

Bradley Manning military trial: group petitions for a more open court | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning military trial: group petitions for a more open court | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Coalition says WikiLeaks suspect's trial is being conducted amid far more secrecy than the alleged 9/11 plotters in Guantanamo"

Student protesters in Montreal defy restrictions as demonstrations grow | World news | guardian.co.uk

Student protesters in Montreal defy restrictions as demonstrations grow | World news | guardian.co.uk:" Emergency law tried to limit size and scope of tuition-hike protests, but police allow demonstration to go on as planned"

French left ahead in parliament vote: poll | Reuters

French left ahead in parliament vote: poll | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The French left will comfortably beat the conservative UMP party in next month's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Friday, as rivalries triggered by Nicolas Sarkozy's defeat in the race for the presidency risk splitting the right-wing vote."

This would be just fantastic a government supported by the Parliament; there is real hope for change.

New York lawmakers propose bill to ban anonymous online speech | Technology | guardian.co.uk

New York lawmakers propose bill to ban anonymous online speech | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Lawmakers introduced identical bills in the senate and assembly that would require identification of anonymous commenters"

WHO releases mixed Fukushima radiation report | Reuters

WHO releases mixed Fukushima radiation report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Spikes in radiation caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster were below cancer-causing levels in almost all of Japan, but infants in one town appear to be at a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday."

US drone kills suspected militants at Pakistani compound | World news | guardian.co.uk

US drone kills suspected militants at Pakistani compound | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Missile attack comes amid increasing frustration at Pakistani refusal to reopen supply routes into Afghanistan"

The US is a bully it missile strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty and must be condemned and stopped.  Where is the international court?

Facebook, banks sued over pre-IPO analyst calls | Reuters

Facebook, banks sued over pre-IPO analyst calls | Reuters

JPMorgan sued over employee retirement plan losses | Reuters

JPMorgan sued over employee retirement plan losses | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co has been hit with a lawsuit brought on behalf of employees whose retirement holdings fell in value after the largest U.S. bank revealed a surprise $2 billion trading loss earlier this month."

SEC, FINRA to review Facebook issues, Nasdaq sued | Reuters

SEC, FINRA to review Facebook issues, Nasdaq sued | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Two top U.S. financial regulators said the issues around the initial public offering of Facebook should be reviewed, putting fresh pressure on the company, its embattled lead underwriter and the Nasdaq."

Insight: Jerusalem expansion reaches point of no return | Reuters

Insight: Jerusalem expansion reaches point of no return | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Named for the crash site of an airforce plane shot down during the Six Day War in 1967, Givat HaMatos may yet prove the place where Palestinian hopes of a creating a capital in Jerusalem also plunge to earth."

China targets infrastructure to lift economy, report says | Reuters

China targets infrastructure to lift economy, report says | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China will fast track approvals for infrastructure investment to combat a slowdown in the economy, a state-backed newspaper reported on Tuesday, showing how Premier Wen Jiabao's call for policies to support growth is being put into action."

We should follow China's example.

China targets infrastructure to lift economy, report says | Reuters

China targets infrastructure to lift economy, report says | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China will fast track approvals for infrastructure investment to combat a slowdown in the economy, a state-backed newspaper reported on Tuesday, showing how Premier Wen Jiabao's call for policies to support growth is being put into action."

We should follow China's example.

Gingrich's private ventures are going bankrupt | Reuters

Gingrich's private ventures are going bankrupt | Reuters: (Reuters) - "ATLANTA - When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations."

Can't feel sorry for the guy.

Facebook shares hit again as valuation doubts rise | Reuters

Facebook shares hit again as valuation doubts rise | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The selloff in Facebook's shares deepened on Tuesday, as investors continued to question the stock's valuation after Reuters reported that underwriters cut their revenue forecasts for the company before the IPO. [ID:nL4E8GM35V]"

Insight: Morgan Stanley cut Facebook estimates just before IPO | Reuters

Insight: Morgan Stanley cut Facebook estimates just before IPO | Reuters: (Reuters) - "In the run-up to Facebook's $16 billion IPO, Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the deal, unexpectedly delivered some negative news to major clients: The bank's consumer Internet analyst, Scott Devitt, was reducing his revenue forecasts for the company."

BBC News - Childhood 'screen time': Warning over TV and computers

BBC News - Childhood 'screen time': Warning over TV and computers: "Parents need to do more to stop children spending too much time watching television or playing computer games, according to a psychologist."

Philadelphia Archdiocese ousts two priests due to sex abuse allegations - CNN.com

Philadelphia Archdiocese ousts two priests due to sex abuse allegations - CNN.com

Police: New inquiry against Strauss-Kahn includes allegations of gang rape - CNN.com

Police: New inquiry against Strauss-Kahn includes allegations of gang rape - CNN.com

Time to put this man in prison.

Police van drives through protesters

Police van drives through protesters

Supreme court to review US overseas surveillance powers | Law | guardian.co.uk

Supreme court to review US overseas surveillance powers | Law | guardian.co.uk: "Justices will decide whether individuals have right to challenge 2008 amendment that gave intelligence agencies greater power"

US nuclear safety chief Gregory Jaczko quits after tenure dogged by criticism | Environment | guardian.co.uk

US nuclear safety chief Gregory Jaczko quits after tenure dogged by criticism | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Jaczko had been at the forefront of attempts to bring in new safety regulations in the wake of the the Fukushima disaster."

The only guy at the NRC with the public safety in mind.

Nato summit: Chicago braced for more protests on day two – live blog | World news | guardian.co.uk

Nato summit: Chicago braced for more protests on day two – live blog | World news | guardian.co.uk: "President Obama refuses to meet Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari as anti-Nato demonstrators plan more protests"

Iraq turns to U.S. drones to protect oil platforms | Reuters

Iraq turns to U.S. drones to protect oil platforms | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Iraq is buying unmanned drones from the United States to help protect its southern oil platforms as the OPEC nation ramps up production after the withdrawal of the last American troops, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Monday."

This is insane.

U.S. top court decides in vitro fertilization benefits | Reuters

U.S. top court decides in vitro fertilization benefits | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent were not automatically entitled to survivor benefits under the Social Security law."

Special Report: The algorithmic arms race | Reuters

Special Report: The algorithmic arms race | Reuters: (Reuters) - "It's the day after Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday party and David Harding, the head of one of the most successful hedge funds in the world, is bubbling with talk of black holes."

NATO signals end of Afghan war for the West | Reuters

NATO signals end of Afghan war for the West | Reuters: (Reuters) - "NATO leaders sealed a landmark agreement on Monday to hand control of Afghanistan over to its own security forces by the middle of next year, putting the Western alliance on an "irreversible" path out of an unpopular, decade-long war."

JPMorgan stops stock buybacks, maintains dividend | Reuters

JPMorgan stops stock buybacks, maintains dividend | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has suspended repurchases of its stock while it tries to get out of money-losing derivatives trades that have cost it at least $2 billion, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said on Monday."

Facebook sinks as Nasdaq scrambles to square trades | Reuters

Facebook sinks as Nasdaq scrambles to square trades | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Facebook shares sank on Monday in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down 25 percent from where they were Friday afternoon."

Morgan Stanley won't be too happy!

Israeli settler filmed firing gun at Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli settler filmed firing gun at Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Video posted on YouTube shows a settler firing a pistol at a group of protesters while police and soldiers stand by"



Chicago police clash with Nato summit protesters | World news | guardian.co.uk

Chicago police clash with Nato summit protesters | World news | guardian.co.uk

Students riot, set fires in Montreal | Video | Reuters.com

Students riot, set fires in Montreal | Video | Reuters.com

Protesters begin biggest anti-NATO rally in Chicago | Reuters

Protesters begin biggest anti-NATO rally in Chicago | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Thousands of protesters, some dressed as clowns and others bearing anti-war signs, gathered on Sunday in a lakefront park in the biggest test yet for Chicago police trying to keep the peace as world leaders began meeting for a two-day NATO summit."

NATO leaders map strategy for Afghanistan exit | Reuters

NATO leaders map strategy for Afghanistan exit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "NATO leaders gathered in Chicago on Sunday to chart a path out of Afghanistan as war-weary Western nations seek to fend off dissent in their alliance and ensure Afghanistan can hold a still-potent Taliban at bay when foreign troops withdraw."

Six Uncommon Uses for White Vinegar - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Six Uncommon Uses for White Vinegar - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

I have had the neighbors' cats using my yard as a bathroom where they have destroyed several cushions and outdoor carpets. My mother told me that cats do not like white vinegar and she added that I should not use chlorine to clean up cat pee because chlorine attracts cats. I thought I would pass this along.

NAACP backs gay marriage as a civil right | World news | guardian.co.uk

NAACP backs gay marriage as a civil right | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Black civil rights group endorses same-sex-marriages and attacks efforts to 'codify discrimination or hatred into the law'"

Lesson 1 | Japanese Lessons at NHK WORLD

Lesson 1 | Japanese Lessons at NHK WORLD

US stepping up tsunami debris monitoring -NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

Analysis: JPMorgan to be haunted by change in risk model | Reuters

Analysis: JPMorgan to be haunted by change in risk model | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co's decision to radically change the way risk was measured in its Chief Investment Office is likely to dog the bank in the developing crisis over the big trading losses it has suffered."

Energy Dept. cuts payment to 4 workers - The Washington Post

Energy Dept. cuts payment to 4 workers - The Washington Post: "Four high-ranking federal lab workers found a way to turn “per diem” funds for a temporary assignment into a steady flow of extra income — at taxpayers’ expense."

Psychiatrist who championed 'gay cure' admits he was wrong | World news | The Observer

Psychiatrist who championed 'gay cure' admits he was wrong | World news | The Observer: "Dr Robert Spitzer apologises for 'fatally flawed' study, published in 2001, which claimed gay people could be 'cured' if properly motivated"

Three Nato protesters planned Obama campaign HQ attack, prosecutors say | World news | guardian.co.uk

Three Nato protesters planned Obama campaign HQ attack, prosecutors say | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Defence attorneys maintain men fell victim to police entrapment scheme involving purchase of Molotov cocktail equipment"

Morgan Stanley made big bet on Facebook | Reuters

Morgan Stanley made big bet on Facebook | Reuters: May 18 (Reuters) - "Lead Facebook Inc underwriter Morgan Stanley took a bet earlier this week when it increased the size of the social networking firm's $16 billion initial public offering and it boosted the price."

Fury as Quebec passes law to stifle student protests | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fury as Quebec passes law to stifle student protests | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Canadian province's government accused of 'murdering the right to demonstrate' in response to months of turmoil"

How many innocent people has the US executed? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

How many innocent people has the US executed? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

Beauty of Butanol | Al Jazeera Blogs

Beauty of Butanol | Al Jazeera Blogs

Brooklyn DA sets up taskforce to tackle intimidation of Orthodox abuse victims | World news | guardian.co.uk

Brooklyn DA sets up taskforce to tackle intimidation of Orthodox abuse victims | World news | guardian.co.uk

Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world | Society | The Guardian

Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world | Society | The Guardian

Historic Facebook debut falls short of expectations | Reuters

Historic Facebook debut falls short of expectations | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The historic initial public offering of Facebook Inc did not go as planned on Friday, as the social networking company's sky-high valuation combined with trading glitches left the stock languishing near its offering price at the market close."

Fukushima radiation levels spike - Yahoo!7 News Video

Fukushima radiation levels spike - Yahoo!7 News Video

Facebook: how much are its biggest shareholders worth? – live interactive | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Facebook: how much are its biggest shareholders worth? – live interactive | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Hewlett-Packard to Cut About 30,000 Jobs - NYTimes.com

Hewlett-Packard to Cut About 30,000 Jobs - NYTimes.com

Palestinians See Settlements Thwarting State - NYTimes.com

Palestinians See Settlements Thwarting State - NYTimes.com

Catalog of Wounded in Afghan War Could Be Model - NYTimes.com

Catalog of Wounded in Afghan War Could Be Model - NYTimes.com

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn out by the hundreds for accused sex offender | World news | guardian.co.uk

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn out by the hundreds for accused sex offender | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tactical Briefing #25 | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

Tactical Briefing #25 | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

A Judge’s Plea for Medical Marijuana - NYTimes.com

A Judge’s Plea for Medical Marijuana - NYTimes.com

New York judge writes impassioned defense of medical marijuana | World news | guardian.co.uk

New York judge writes impassioned defense of medical marijuana | World news | guardian.co.uk: "n a New York Times opinion piece, a sitting state supreme court judge writes of his cancer and the palliative drug he depends on"

Quebec rocked by student protests | World news | guardian.co.uk

Quebec rocked by student protests | World news | guardian.co.uk

Florida's stand-your-ground law put to test in Marissa Alexander conviction | World news | guardian.co.uk

Florida's stand-your-ground law put to test in Marissa Alexander conviction | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Woman says she was defending herself, but a jury – and the prosecutor now on George Zimmerman's case – disagreed"

Trayvon Martin postmortem reveals traces of drugs in 17-year-old's system | World news | guardian.co.uk

Trayvon Martin postmortem reveals traces of drugs in 17-year-old's system | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Florida teenager, who was shot dead by a neighbourhood watch leader, found to have traces of marijuana in blood and urine"

So it is ok to shoot pot smokers? And why even run this tests? The kid was not armed and was not violent, Zimmerman is violent and a murderer therefore he must be removed from society.

Popular antibiotic linked with rare heart-related deaths in 14-year study of Medicaid patients - The Washington Post

Popular antibiotic linked with rare heart-related deaths in 14-year study of Medicaid patients - The Washington Post

JPMorgan's future losses at the mercy of an obscure index | Reuters

JPMorgan's future losses at the mercy of an obscure index | Reuters: (Reuters) - "It's the biggest parlor game on Wall Street: Estimating how large JPMorgan Chase & Co's (JPM.N) trading loss will be from a hedging strategy that went wrong."

Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down | Reuters

Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down | Reuters: "I think they have made a decision to attack," said one senior Israeli figure with close ties to the leadership. "It is going to happen. The window of opportunity is before the U.S. presidential election in November. This way they will bounce the Americans into supporting them."

War mongers but reminiscent of Bush who started a war just before his reelections knowing that it would help him secure his second turn. The US and NATO should absolutely prevent Israel from aggressing Iran, reminding Israel that it has its own nuclear program which has been kept quite secret and has not been inspected by UN nuclear inspectors.

We hope that Israelis would protest their government and stop it from starting yet another war which will only have dire consequences for Israel and the region.

Chile education march ends in violence | Video | Reuters.com

Chile education march ends in violence | Video | Reuters.com

Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jews rally behind accused in child abuse case | World news | guardian.co.uk

Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jews rally behind accused in child abuse case | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Forthcoming trial of Nechemya Weberman reveals bitter divide in community over the reporting of abuse to secular authorities"

Facebook IPO: analysts warn investors away as more shares hit the market | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Facebook IPO: analysts warn investors away as more shares hit the market | Technology | guardian.co.uk: away as more shares hit the market
"As early investors decide to cash out, some consultants warn first-day bubble will burst once the cultural spectacle wears off"

The point is: do not spend money on a  fad.  FB is a fad; i have been off for over a year, and i had a lot more time for myself. FB is a snoop agency. and people give too much info. Beware of big brother. This is a very poor investment; it only makes people lonelier, and it makes people more stupid.

NYPD stop-and-frisk lawsuit now class action in victory for civil rights groups | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD stop-and-frisk lawsuit now class action in victory for civil rights groups | World news | guardian.co.uk: "NYPD stop-and-frisk lawsuit now class action in victory for civil rights groups
Federal judge grants class action status to lawsuit alleging the NYPD's controversial programme amounts to racial profiling"

Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field | Reuters

Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field | Reuters: Reuters) - "Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is doubly cruel: it leaves many victims emotionally shattered and cognitively crippled. But because mild and moderate brain injuries do not show up on CT or other imaging, doctors and even family members are often skeptical that any real damage exists."

Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts | Science | guardian.co.uk

Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts | Science | guardian.co.uk:
The BrainGate implant can decode a patient's brain signals and instruct a robotic arm to reach and grasp objects"

What is the woman intellectual ability? Is it worth staying alive?

Hulu - The Julian Assange Show: Moncef Marzouki - Watch the full episode now.

Hulu - The Julian Assange Show: Moncef Marzouki - Watch the full episode now.

Hulu - The Julian Assange Show: Hassan Nasrallah - Watch the full episode now.

Hulu - The Julian Assange Show: Hassan Nasrallah - Watch the full episode now.

The Israeli Dervish - Al Jazeera World - Al Jazeera English

The Israeli Dervish - Al Jazeera World - Al Jazeera English

'Over-consumption' threatening Earth - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

'Over-consumption' threatening Earth - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Police disperse anti-Putin sit-in in Moscow - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Police disperse anti-Putin sit-in in Moscow - Europe - Al Jazeera English

General Motors gives Facebook the boot ahead of $100bn share sale | Technology | guardian.co.uk

General Motors gives Facebook the boot ahead of $100bn share sale | Technology | guardian.co.uk: "Withdrawal of one of the world's biggest advertisers days before stock market sale seen as an embarrassment by analysts"

Russian police break up anti-Putin protest in Moscow park | World news | guardian.co.uk

Russian police break up anti-Putin protest in Moscow park | World news | guardian.co.uk: "At least 14 people reportedly arrested as riot police carry out court order to clear Occupy-style demonstration"

Ratko Mladic war crimes trial begins | World news | guardian.co.uk

Ratko Mladic war crimes trial begins | World news | guardian.co.uk:
Serbian commander charged over worst atrocities in Europe since the Nazi era, 17 years after Bosnian war ended"

GM to drop Facebook ads due to low consumer impact | Reuters

GM to drop Facebook ads due to low consumer impact | Reuters: (Reuters) - "General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will stop advertising on Facebook, even as the social networking website prepares to go public, with a source familiar with the matter saying the automaker had decided Facebook's ads had little impact on consumers."

I would bet that most advertisements on FB are just that useless.

JPMorgan investment unit played by different high-risk rules | Reuters

JPMorgan investment unit played by different high-risk rules | Reuters: Reuters) - "The JPMorgan Chase & Co. unit that lost more than $2 billion through a failed hedging strategy had looser risk controls than the rest of the bank, according to people familiar with the situation."

Miles Davis - Around The Midnight (1967) - YouTube

Miles Davis - Around The Midnight (1967) - YouTube:

Jazz The Charlie Parker Sessions (1950) - YouTube

Jazz The Charlie Parker Sessions (1950) - YouTube:

John Coltrane on Alto - YouTube

John Coltrane on Alto - YouTube:

US tells Guatemala it will not return adopted girl | World news | guardian.co.uk

US tells Guatemala it will not return adopted girl | World news | guardian.co.uk

Syria crisis - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Syria crisis - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

German growth helps shares, euro stage recovery | Reuters

German growth helps shares, euro stage recovery | Reuters: (Reuters) - "European shares edged higher and the euro held above a four-month low on Tuesday after Europe's biggest economy reported strong growth, but fears about the impact of the region's crisis on the global outlook kept demand for safe-haven assets strong."



Germany's growth is due to an increase in export which is mostly the result of a weaker Euro.   But will the US devalue its dollar to try to destabilize the Eurozone? This is what Krugman is suggesting to do with his suggestion that the US should increase inflation rates, is not it?

I think the US, since the creation of the Eurozone, has been paranoid of Europe's powerful coalition; fearful the Euro could replace the Dollar as the international currency.

Hollande sets out growth agenda for Europe | Reuters

Hollande sets out growth agenda for Europe | Reuters: (Reuters) - "New French President Francois Hollande called for a European pact for growth to balance out German-driven austerity measures in his inaugural address on Tuesday, hours before taking his challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin."

Hedge funds eye further profits from JPMorgan losses | Reuters

Hedge funds eye further profits from JPMorgan losses | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Hedge funds are holding out for further gains from their bets against JPMorgan's massive position in U.S. credit derivatives, racking up tidy profits from a lucrative trade that could cost the U.S. bank more than $3 billion."

Exclusive: Over 55 and jobless, Americans face tough hunt | Reuters

Exclusive: Over 55 and jobless, Americans face tough hunt | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Jean Coyle, 67, has a new kind of ministry."

It is not a good choice of picture by Reuters, because it seem to imply that only black people are unemployed which would prevent empathy from the white community; instead unemployment is a socioeconomic issue which is manipulated by companies laying offs millions of employees. An example is the number of Job losses in the financial institutions: "Bloomberg puts the number of financial jobs lost at close to 200,000 this year alone." Forbes

US police accused of abuse with tasers - Americas - Al Jazeera English

US police accused of abuse with tasers - Americas - Al Jazeera English: "In the last 10 years at least 500 people in the US have died after being electrically shocked by police firing taser guns. "

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death | World news | guardian.co.uk

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death | World news | guardian.co.uk

BBC News - US painkiller addiction 'epidemic'

BBC News - US painkiller addiction 'epidemic'

BBC News - Palestinian inmates in Israel end mass hunger strike

BBC News - Palestinian inmates in Israel end mass hunger strike

Nato summit in Chicago and G8 at Camp David – live build-up | World news | guardian.co.uk

Nato summit in Chicago and G8 at Camp David – live build-up | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Protesters will gather at the Nato summit in Chicago, while demonstrations are also planned close to the G8 summit"

Israel putting any two-state peace deal at risk, says EU | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israel putting any two-state peace deal at risk, says EU | World news | guardian.co.uk: "European Union criticises expansion of settlements and conditions for Palestinians in West Bank and East Jerusalem"


"It reiterated that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, saying that the EU will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders without both parties' agreement. Jerusalem must be the future capital of both states, it said."

Analysis: Beleaguered beef purveyors carve out pink slime stain | Reuters

Analysis: Beleaguered beef purveyors carve out pink slime stain | Reuters

JPMorgan CIO Drew retires after giant trading loss | Reuters

JPMorgan CIO Drew retires after giant trading loss | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The leader of JPMorgan Chase & Co's hedging unit is retiring, the bank said on Monday, marking the first casualty from stunning trading losses that experts say could exceed $3 billion."

Wild monkeys to help gauge Fukushima radiation | Department of Nuclear Engineering

Wild monkeys to help gauge Fukushima radiation | Department of Nuclear Engineering

Bahrain protesters clash with police outside capital | Reuters

Bahrain protesters clash with police outside capital | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Pro-democracy protesters burned tires and clashed with police in Bahrain on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leaders and rights activists, one of whom has been on a three-month hunger strike, residents said."

Chesapeake wins breathing space with $3 billion loan | Reuters

Chesapeake wins breathing space with $3 billion loan | Reuters

Minnesota police under fire over claims they got Occupy protesters high | World news | guardian.co.uk

Minnesota police under fire over claims they got Occupy protesters high | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Officers reportedly gave marijuana and food to subjects as part of programme to test out the drug and 'the munchies'"

Dark art: Edward Burtynsky's photographs of the oil industry – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Dark art: Edward Burtynsky's photographs of the oil industry – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

JPMorgan $2 billion loss hits shares, credit, image | Reuters

JPMorgan $2 billion loss hits shares, credit, image | Reuters

Investment bank, cost cuts help HSBC top forecasts | Reuters

Investment bank, cost cuts help HSBC top forecasts | Reuters: (Reuters) - "HSBC beat expectations with an underlying first-quarter profit of $6.8 billion as Europe's biggest bank saw a rebound in investment banking, growth in Asia and a fall in U.S. bad debts."

And to do so HSBC laid off 14,000 people.

The Fukushima nuclear plant's slow recovery offers lessons to the US | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The Fukushima nuclear plant's slow recovery offers lessons to the US | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Even Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which owns the Fukushima facility, says that it will take another 40 years to fully decommission the reactors there, a project which poses unprecedented engineering challenges. But the company's own tests disclose a more immediate danger. Rising radiation levels within one of the reactors, the highest recorded so far, and evidence of a leak in the critical cooling system demonstrate that the situation is still far from stable."

Palestinian hunger strikers' appeal rejected - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Palestinian hunger strikers' appeal rejected - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Palestinian hunger strikes: Media missing in action - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Palestinian hunger strikes: Media missing in action - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Architects hit the road to survive property crash | Reuters

Architects hit the road to survive property crash | Reuters

Warren Buffett says buying stocks amid market dip | Reuters

Warren Buffett says buying stocks amid market dip | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Berkshire Hathaway Inc is adding to its shareholdings of two U.S. companies amid a market dip, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Monday."

These type of guys create a crisis, and then profit by buying at low prices; it is like real estate.  Is Buffet buying real estate? And the rich become richer when everyone else are tightening their belts: loosing their jobs and their homes and then their families.

CHANGEMENT – "Les Français se révoltent. Les Grecs aussi. Et il ´etait temps" | Big Browser

CHANGEMENT – "Les Français se révoltent. Les Grecs aussi. Et il était temps" | Big Browser

First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem | World news | guardian.co.uk

First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem | World news | guardian.co.uk: "The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America's first county jail devoted to veteran inmates."

Quest for the connectome: scientists investigate ways of mapping the brain | Science | guardian.co.uk

Quest for the connectome: scientists investigate ways of mapping the brain | Science | guardian.co.uk

A web of privilege supports this so-called meritocracy | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

A web of privilege supports this so-called meritocracy | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

Insight: Ally's mortgage unit problems come full circle | Reuters

Insight: Ally's mortgage unit problems come full circle | Reuters: (Reuters) - "In the fall of 2009, the board of GMAC, one of the largest U.S. auto and home-loan companies, gathered in New York to discuss whether to put its troubled mortgage unit into bankruptcy."

Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope? | Reuters

Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Japan shuts down its last working nuclear power reactor this weekend just over a year after a tsunami scarred the nation and if it survives the summer without major electricity shortages, producers fear the plants will stay offline for good."

U.S. hiring slows, raising worries on recovery | Reuters

U.S. hiring slows, raising worries on recovery | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. employers cut back on hiring in April and more people gave up the hunt for work, dimming hopes the economy was turning a corner just as President Barack Obama prepared to launch his re-election campaign."