Friday, July 30, 2010

It's the economy (Friday July 30, 2010)

A brand name that some would rather not have, BC's real estate slows this summer and jittery social security thoughts in the US, some of our findings for the Friday financials.

Globe and Mail-- U.S. economic recovery losing speed
Globe and Mail-- Li Ka-shing buys UK grids for $9.1-billion
Globe and Mail-- Gas-station owners consider scrapping BP brand
National Post-- Slower economic expansion upon us
National Post-- SNC-Lavalin sidelined in proposed Pearson Airport-Union Station link
National Post-- Investor Li Lu could be Buffett's successor: report
Vancouver Sun-- B.C. will hit industrial emitters from two directions
Vancouver Sun-- B.C.’s real estate slowdown more pronounced than expected
New York Times-- U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter
New York Times-- Curbing Your Enthusiasm
New York Times-- Social Security Jitters? Better Prepare Now
USA Today-- Money management a difficult lesson for NFL's rookie class
USA Today-- GM hikes production capacity for Volt by 50%
Guardian UK online-- US economy shows signs of slowdown as consumer spending falters
Guardian UK online-- George Osborne has put the UK in the recovery slow lane
Guardian UK online-- BP's incoming boss says clean-up operation may be scaled down
The Independent-- Shell defends deep-water oil drilling, as profits soar
The Independent--  US economic recover loses speed
Telegraph UK online-- IMF's mad prescription for the US economy
Telegraph UK online-- US economic recovery loses momentum
Telegraph UK online-- Britain must get serious about protecting its intellectual property
Melbourne Herald Sun-- AWB and GrainCorp to merge
Melbourne Herald Sun-- Energy Resources of Australia profit plunges 82 per cent
Sydney Daily Telegraph-- Playing more sport could boost economy
People's Daily-- Extra 800 billion yuan needed to meet 2012 high-speed rail goals
People's Daily-- Official: China's trade surplus unintentional
China Daily-- China should cut foreign ore to one-third of needs: CISA
China Daily-- BP has declined Sinopec's offer to buy its assets
Times of India-- Not surprised Satyam's Raju has retracted confession: Khurshid
Times of India-- Is Noel Tata being groomed to succeed Ratan Tata?

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