Friday, July 16, 2010

It's the economy (Friday, July 16, 2010)

Steve Jobs bears gifts for unhappy members of the cult, Tories to spend billions for top guns and time to redo the voodoo, some of the items of interest from our Friday financial findings.

Globe and Mail-- One million households not ready for switch to digital TV
Globe and Mail-- Apple offers cases, refunds for unhappy iPhone 4 owners
Globe and Mail-- IRS writes up $70-million tax bill for Conrad Black
National Post-- TSX drops more than 2% on flagging commodities
National Post-- Competition watchdog, realtors face off in court this April
National Post-- Conservatives announce $9-billion purchase of military fighter jets
Vancouver Sun-- Canfor sells Howe Sound Pulp and Paper to Indonesian firm
Vancouver Sun-- B.C. non-residential building permits take a hit
New York Times-- Wall Street Stumbles on Bank Earnings
New York Times-- When Being Out of Work Becomes a Chronic Condition
New York Times-- Redo That Voodoo
USA Today-- Small banks worry about impact of new financial rules
USA Today-- Reserve Management will return cash lost during recession
Guardian UK online-- Reinvigorating Greece is an Olympian task for prime minister Papandreou
Guardian UK online-- BP Gulf oil leak puts pressure on UK to ban North Sea drilling
Guardian UK online-- Careful with that quangos axe, Cameron
The Independent-- We face profound change – and it's not only China that is mapping the path
The Independent-- Goldman to pay $550m to settle SEC fraud case
Telegraph UK online-- House prices 'to crash 20pc by 2012' as Budget bites, says Capital Economics
Telegraph UK online-- Barack Obama keeps pressure on BP as oil leak seal holds
Telegraph UK online-- Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Footloose and saving free
Melbourne Herald Sun-- OZ Minerals increases gold guidance as production soars in June
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- The great mining tax battle - at a glance
People's Daily-- China's growth slowdown 'may add' uncertainy
People's Daily-- China's economic slowdown a result of "active" government regulation, Wen says
China Daily-- Wen: slowdown a result of 'active' regulation
China Daily-- China, Germany sign billions of dollars in deals
Times of India-- 'A major step towards our growth'
Times of India-- Computers should have the rupee symbol: Montek

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