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www.businessinsider.com

There are all kinds of weird rumors happening right now in Europe: Troubles with Greece, French downgrades, mass Euro dumping by Wall Street. We're not sure what's real or not, but the euro is getting clobbered.

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www.thedailybell.com

The European Union is set to move ahead with plans for a financial transaction tax despite British opposition, with a senior French politician saying the new levy will be in place by the end of year.

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online.wsj.com

LONDON—The European Central Bank again stepped into government bond markets to buy debt issued by the Italian and Spanish governments, whose borrowing costs spiralled higher Friday on concerns over the euro-zone financial system.

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AP

Asian stock markets faltered Friday amid worries over the health of Europe's banks and fears that the continent's debt crisis might be spreading beyond a handful of small economies. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index fell 1 percent to 8,401.32. Hong Kong's

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www.cnbc.com

Almost $6.3 trillion was erased from global stock markets this year as the euro zone financial crisis reverberated across the world in the latter half of 2011, calling into question the future of the world’s largest currency bloc.

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arclein

I would note that we have layers of technology (civilizations technology and solution stacks) that exist from different times which make up the stack of technology that we use today. This can be thought of the way archeologists will dig through layer

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www.lewrockwell.com/Robert Wenzel

Here's another indication that the price inflation in China is much greater than the official reports of around 4.0%.

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www.ft.com

Iran on Tuesday threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint for a third of the world’s seaborne oil trade, if the west imposes oil sanctions on Tehran, causing a rise in oil prices.

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Reuters

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged member countries to quickly sign off on an agreement last year to double IMF resources and give under-represented nations, such as China, greater voting power in the global lender. The changes to membe

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