Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's the economy (Thursday, February 18, 2010)

Aging population offers challenges for government, Britain's finances could be worse than Greece and Australia looks to China for boost, some of the items for Thursday.

Globe and Mail-- U.S. Fed begins pullback from easy money policies
Globe and Mail-- With the return of affordable luxury, Wal-Mart wanes
Globe and Mail-- Let it be: a growing chorus to save Abbey Road
National Post-- Budget watchdog warns of aging workforce
National Post-- Laura Secord back in Canadian hands
National Post-- China needs more copper
New York Times-- In Surprise Move, Fed Signals Pivot to Normal Policy
New York Times-- Toyota Chief Agrees to Testify Before House Panel
New York Times-- Bleak Economy Pushing Health Insurers to Raise Rates, Analysts Say
USA Today-- Recession sometimes takes uneven toll
USA Today-- Federal Reserve bumps up discount rate it charges banks
Guardian UK online-- British government posts worst January borrowing figures on record
Guardian UK online-- Banking sector condemned over 'horrific' drop in loans to business
Guardian UK online-- Top economists hit back at Tories over spending cuts
Times online-- British finances to be 'worse than Greek deficit'
Times online-- People who aren’t even looking mask true jobless total
Telegraph UK online-- Britain at risk of worse deficit crisis than Greece
Telegraph UK online-- The sooner the election is held, the sooner the economy can recover
Telegraph UK online-- Barclays and Bank of America see looming oil crunch
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Our China story just beginning
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Fares to rise as Qantas axes first-class on most routes
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- China will boost Australia for years
People's Daily-- Ministry optimistic about iron&steel industry in 2010
People's Daily-- China, S Korea, Japan to launch joint study on trilateral free trade deal

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