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Sarkozy Pushes Back Against Campaign-Finance Inquiry – New York Times

The announcement late Thursday night by the investigative judge in the case created political shock waves, because it appeared to undermine the possibility of Mr. Sarkozy’s return to political life after narrowly losing the presidency, and with it his immunity from prosecution, last May. His friends and allies in his center-right party, the Union for […]

Euro zone finance ministers to meet Sunday on Cyprus: sources – Reuters

BRUSSELS | Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:45pm EDT BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Finance ministers from the 17-nation euro zone will hold talks on Sunday about a revised bailout of Cyprus, two euro zone sources told Reuters on Friday. The meeting was scheduled as Cypriot leaders said they were closing in on a deal to raise billions […]

Gold Not ‘Antifragile’ Enough for ‘Black Swan’ Author – Yahoo! Finance (blog)

Gold Not ‘Antifragile’ Enough for ‘Black Swan’ Author – Yahoo! Finance (blog)

Gold does not rust, spoil or otherwise decay. But to Nassim Taleb, it is not antifragile. Gold may be physically durable and culturally indispensable as a store of value over the centuries. Yet the metal doesn’t itself thrive by becoming stronger as a result of the inherent and unpredictable variations in conditions that the world […]

Cypriot banks’ UK savers fall under different regimes – Reuters

By Steve Slater LONDON, March 22 | Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:08pm EDT LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Depositors in the British arms of Cypriot banks could be treated differently in the event Nicosia is unable to agree a debt bailout, because of the way they are structured. Cyprus Popular Bank, also known as Laiki […]

Fitch puts UK AAA rating on credit watch negative – CBS News

Fitch puts UK AAA rating on credit watch negative – CBS News

Bank of England / Oli Scarff/Getty Images Fitch puts UK AAA rating on credit watch negative – CBS News

UK Eliminates AIM Tax — Could Help Tech Entrepreneurs – Forbes

UK Eliminates AIM Tax — Could Help Tech Entrepreneurs – Forbes

UK Tech Scene Tries To Get Its Act Together Karsten Strauss Forbes Staff Former Facebook VP Wants to Make Tech Startups Cool in the UK Karsten Strauss Forbes Staff The World’s Top 4 Tech Capitals To Watch (after Silicon Valley and New York) Karsten Strauss Forbes Staff Can Europe Break the IPO Slump? Karsten Strauss […]

The startling rise of disability in America – NPR

S+Kgzip/index.html The startling rise of disability in America – NPR

If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> A very helpful comparison from Kevin Drum: Just to give you an idea of what all the numbers mean, the EU/IMF plan requires Cyprus to come up with about $7.5 billion as its share of the bailout. That’s roughly a third of their GDP. To put […]

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Best Companies To Work For In 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest And Unhappiest Industries Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Top Jobs for 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs You probably don’t think of construction managers, sales representatives, or quality […]

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Whatever is happening to all those Asian savers? Apparently they are turning into big time borrowers. RBS contends in a note today that in a swathe of Asian countries (they exclude China and South Korea) bank deposits are not keeping pace with credit which has expanded in the past three years by up to 40 […]