Sunday, April 04, 2010

It's the economy (Weekend Edition April 2, 3 and 4, 2010)

Rural Canadians feeling shortchanged on broadband access, Hawaiians take their money ashore and ripping out their imported drywall, some of the items of interest from the weekend.

Globe and Mail-- Yuan needs to respond to market forces: White House
Globe and Mail-- Google makes fifth acquisition of year
Globe and Mail-- Canada's digital divide
National Post-- Canada becoming odd man out on bank tax
National Post-- State gambling ban doesn't stop Hawaiians
National Post-- Danger for spend-happy clients
New York Times-- Greenspan Cites Economic ‘Momentum’
New York Times-- Contesting Jobless Claims Becomes a Boom Industry
New York Times-- Start-Ups, Not Bailouts
USA Today-- Early Apple iPad sales estimates top predictions
USA Today-- Homes with Chinese drywall should be gutted, feds say
USA Today-- French workers threaten to blow up closing factory
Guardian UK online-- Foreign retailers are gearing up to conquer Britain's high streets
Guardian UK online-- Half a million houses are lying empty, Guardian research shows
Guardian UK online-- US tycoon Wilbur Ross ready to back Richard Branson's bid for Royal Bank of Scotland's assets with £500m
Times on line-- Election fever sparks a race to the bottom
Times on line-- London hotel to equip concierges with iPads
Telegraph online UK-- Deflation on the prowl as Bernanke shuts down his printing press 
Telegraph online UK-- Mining groups fear backlash in South Africa
Telegraph online UK-- Rebounding Celtic tiger offers UK harsh lessons in demolishing debt
Melbourne Herald Sun-- IATA call for fees to be curbed at Australia's major airports
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Family First senator Steve Fielding gets the message on Telstra 
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Lack of women in London banks contributed to crisis, lawmakers say 
People's Daily-- Construction to fuel growth in Cangzhou's coastal region 
People's Daily-- China mulls expanding cross-border yuan settlement 
China Daily-- US delays yuan ruling ahead of Hu visit
China Daily-- Collapse predicted as housing prices continue to soar 
Times of India-- India market soars for business jet makers 
Times of India-- US has huge stake in closer ties with India: Timothy Geithner

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