Sunday, December 06, 2009

It's the economy Weekend Edition (December 5 and 6)

Lala was the apple of Apple's eye, the US is becoming a nation of temps, and the sparkle fades in diamonds, some of the items of note from the weekend.

Globe and Mail-- Flaherty pushes bigger global role
Globe and Mail-- Extra downtime for six Chrysler plants
Globe and Mail-- Apple acquires digital music service Lala
National Post-- Martin's gift of analysis
National Post-- Non-believers can't believe market rally
National Post-- Milked again
Vancouver Sun-- Dubai government won't unload assets, Dubai World may have to
New York Times-- U.S. Forecasts Smaller Loss From Bailout of Banks
New York Times-- NBC-Comcast Deal Puts Broadcast TV in Doubt
USA Today-- Quarter of workforce could become temps as contract work grows
USA Today-- Lawsuit says ads in social games are scamming players
Guardian UK online-- Darling must walk a tightrope in his pre-budget report
Guardian UK online-- De Beers finds out that diamonds aren't forever
Times Online UK-- Where next for the stock market lost decade?
Times Online UK-- Thousands face higher tax trap
Telegraph UK online-- It's a return to the Star Chamber as Europe finally tramples Magna Carta into the dust
Telegraph UK online-- Never mind this 'Phoney Budget Report', debt is a future Chancellor's lot
Telegraph UK online-- Will Dubai's problems affect the UK property recovery?
Melbourne Herald Sun-- BHP, Rio beat clock on iron ore agreement
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Chinese commit to PNG gas deal
Brisbane Times-- Gold equities the flavour and out of Africa
People's Daily on line-- China opens key economic work meeting, policies expected to continue
People's Daily on line-- GM stake in China venture dips
China Daily-- Property market growth not bubble
China Daily-- BAIC obtains $2.9b credit line from Bank of China
The Times of India-- GM bets on India in recovery drive
The Times of India-- Dubai crisis manageable, not to hurt India: World Bank chief

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