Monday, December 21, 2009

It's the economy (Monday, December 21, 2009)

Spend, spend spend and then squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, BC towns can tax as much they want, and Germany is benefiting the most from the rising Euro, some of the items of note for Monday.

Globe and Mail-- Ford offers buyouts to factory workers
Globe and Mail-- Retailers making more money, less profit
Globe and Mail-- Harper's stimulus exit plan: Get ready for five frugal years
National Post-- Flaherty bombs on housing bomb
National Post-- What's next for Canada's banks
National Post-- ABCP saga ends with $138.8-million in fines
Vancouver Sun-- Charities feel recession’s cold draft as donations fall
Vancouver Sun-- Mill towns may tax big industries what they want
New York Times-- New York Jobs Paid the Most in 2008
New York Times-- Private vs. Public Sector Pay
USA Today-- GM picks outgoing Microsoft CFO to run finances
USA Today-- Investors cash out of money funds in droves
Guardian UK online-- Rewarding failure at the Fed
Guardian UK online-- The global economy's decade of debt-fuelled boom and bust
Times Online UK-- Dubai World fails to seal deal on debt talks
Times Online UK-- Exports to China to avert double-dip recession in Japan
Telegraph UK online-- The rise of Germany belies the chaos a strong euro is causing
Telegraph UK online-- UK recession to be declared over – but recovery remains distant
Telegraph UK online-- Shell has not told Nigeria of plans to sell oil fields, says minister
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Plea for Greece to cut spending
Brisbane Times-- Mortgage owner at risk of default
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Australian dollar opens higher
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Kevin Rudd makes second bid for ETS tax despite failure in Copenhagen agreement
People's Daily on line-- China's industrial output to grow 11 pct this year: minister
People's Daily on line-- Hu urges diverse growth
China Daily-- Investment company to finance coal industry restructuring
China Daily-- Construction of Taishan nuclear power plant begins
The Times of India-- Tax on perks to be effective from April 2009
The Times of India-- PMEAC wants 1 GST slab each for goods, services

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