From Jenna Orkin
Chinese Submarines, Destroyers, Spotted in High Seas Near Okinawa
China offered oil for sanctions deal over Iran
World oil demand to hit record high this year: IEA
Ahmadinejad urges UN to investigate 9/11, Middle East conflicts
Lieberman: US Should Attack Iran's Nuclear Program If All Else Fails
Fury As Russia Sells Its Missile System to Iran
Iranian Spy for CIA: "Weak West' Will Cause War with Iran
Speculative bubble now at May 2000 levels
Hedge funds net short 10-year Treasurys
Is the world's second-largest economy on the ropes?
U.S. bank chief mobbed by angry borrowers
Food stamps for Ivy Leaguers
Lehman Channeled Risks Through ‘Alter Ego' Firm
"Banking System Still Quietly Insolvent" ; Larry Summers' Imagination Reaches Escape Velocity Should Hedge Funds Be Able to Take Over Failed Banks?
As the financial crisis causes more banks to fail, the cash-strapped FDIC may be forced to back away from its longstanding policy of preventing hedge funds from buying banks.
Trade Deficit in U.S. Widens More Than Anticipated as Import Demand Grows
Ask Warren Buffett 2010: Download the Complete CNBC Transcript
The Two Huge Reasons Small Businesses Are Disappointed By The Recovery
10 Big Surprises for 2010
House sellers flood back
Boom in vendors raises fears of another property market crash.
America's New Kinder, Gentler Militia (big on survival training) - from Rice Farmer
Hypselotimophobia - Fear of High Prices
Quote of the day:
"...people don't understand risk. They look at the past and use it to measure the future. What they don't realize is that risk in financial markets is not like rainfall or earthquakes.
Earthquakes are completely indifferent to what we think about them. But the financial markets are more sensitive than a poet."
Al-Qaida 'Scammed' in Its Quest for Nukes?
“Sometimes they’re criminal gangs that have information that some material had come out from the, let’s say, the area of the former Soviet Union or some stockpiles and they will try to provide that material to other groups to sell,” he said. “As I said, a lot of it is scam, you know, red mercury, whatever else.”
Georgia 'foiled plot to sell uranium'
President Saakashvili tells nuclear summit of attempted weapons sting as Obama calls on rest of world to act
'Hungary has Turned into a Grubby Hive of Nationalism'
Media commentators in Germany are alarmed at the emergence of the far-right Jobbik party as the third-strongest force in the Hungarian parliament.
Is Army losing war on suicide?
Scrubbing IDs Out of Medical Records for Genetic Studies
Invisible RFID Ink Safe for Cattle and Humans, Company Says
Twitter could act as early warning system for epidemics: experts
Compare the above link to this, from an article about Regina Dugan, the new director of DARPA: "In marking the 40th anniversary of the connecting of the first four nodes of the Internet in 1969, the agency offered a $40,000 prize to the first team of volunteers able to locate 10 large red balloons hidden around the country.
The task only sounds frivolous. It was actually something that experts agreed was impossible using traditional intelligence techniques. The challenge was designed to test new methods, involving the use of social networks."
"Reuters investigates whether U.S. regulators are dropping the ball."
Why does that sound familiar? Because of the SEC or the EPA? The FDA or HUD?...
Factbox: Global area planted to biocrops
Gene engineered crops profit farmers
Tibetan plateau quake kills at least 23: report
Protests against power outages spread
Argentina criminals 'evade capture by dressing up as sheep'