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CalculatedRisk.blogspot.com

Last month foreclosure resales made up 28.7 percent of all Bay Area resales, up from 27.6 percent in May and 3.5 percent a year ago. They ranged from as little as 3 percent of resales in San Francisco to as much as 57.7 percent in Solano County.

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Global Research

Even the super-rich are becoming nervous as cries for an emergency suspension of short selling ring out. What is really taking place is the producing economy of workers is being crushed by the overall debt burden on households, businesses, and

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CalculatedRisk.blogspot.com

“Builders are reporting that traffic of prospective buyers has fallen off substantially in recent months,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Seiders.

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Financial TImes

One big sovereign fund in the Gulf has cut its dollar-denominated holdings from more than 80 per cent a year ago to less than 60 per cent, while China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) has been looking to strike deals with private equ

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Wired Magazine

The depressed newspaper industry is old news of course but Alan Mutter, who blogs at Reflections of a Newsosaur, noticed a depressing pattern in the last report of "short" market activity: there were some pretty big bets that newspaper stoc

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Telegraph.co.uk/

The country depends on Asian, Russian and Middle Eastern investors to fund much of its $700bn (£350bn) current account deficit, leaving it far more vulnerable to a collapse of confidence than Japan in the early 1990s after the Nikkei bubble burst.

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America’s real estate is being marked-to-market by the bank’s shadow inventory. This causes even greater numbers of home owners to go into a negative equity position, causing even more loan defaults. It is a vicious cycle that has never been seen bef

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NY Times

Officials briefed on the plan said Congress could be asked to extend the total line of credit to the institutions to $300 billion. The actions, which could provide an overwhelming surge of capital to the companies, were the 2nd time in 4 months

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NY Times

Much of the private money that once surged into the mortgage industry has fled in a panicked horde, leaving most of the responsibility for financing American homes to the government-sponsored Fannie and Freddie. By the first three months of this year

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NY Times

But the troubles are growing so rapidly at some small and midsize banks that as many as 150 out of the 7,500 banks nationwide could fail over the next 12 to 18 months, analysts say. Other lenders are likely to shut branches or seek mergers.

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deepcapture.com

Website referenced by Bud Burrell in his Financial Sense Newshour interview. This site provides details of how and who participates in naked short selling to steal the market cap of targeted companies.

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Tulsa World

While others criticized the Bush administration's inaction on greenhouse gases, US Sen. Jim Inhofe warned that it has put in place a scenario that will bankrupt the economy. A key player in the years-long debate over climate change,

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