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07 мая 2011, 02:30

Friday Night Alt-Rock: R.E.M.

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I just learned that one of my favorite bands, R.E.M., is coming up on the 25th anniversary of their breakout album, Lifes Rich Pageant. It is getting the full Expanded & Remastered treatment, according to Paste. The band‘s groundbreaking fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant re-release date is July 12, the album’s 25th anniversary. A special [...]

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06 мая 2011, 20:31

Greece Rumor du Jour: Leaving EU

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Time to get out those old Drachmas! This seems to be pinging around trade desks that Greece (discussed here earlier) is that Greece is seriously considering bailing from the

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06 мая 2011, 17:34

The Market Wolves Are Howling At Greece

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Floyd Norris explains why Greece’s default is inevitable: “German officials hinted a few weeks ago that a Greek restructuring might be coming, but have since been quiet, and the German government has joined the European Central Bank and others in saying no such action is under consideration. Instead, they say, Greece should stick to its [...]

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06 мая 2011, 17:00

Payrolls rock but household survey doesn’t

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The government said the economy added 244k jobs in April, well above estimates of 185k and the private sector added 68k more jobs than expected, totaling 268k. The prior two months were revised up by 46k. In contrast, the household survey shed 190k, the 1st time since Nov and because there was little change in [...]

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06 мая 2011, 15:15

April NFP: How Weak, How Expected?

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There are myriad cross currents making this months NFP seem especially important. The commodity collapse, soft GDP, Japanese nuclear situation, OBL. For the most part, these are not very significant to the broader sub-par employment trend. We should at this point in the cycle be comfortable with what normally would be considered punk job creation. [...]

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06 мая 2011, 14:55

Atlas Shrugged Pt. 2 EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

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Written and directed by Andy Cobb http://twitter.com/AndyCobb Inspired by this hot mess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W07bFa4TzM Produced by Michael Damanskis VO/Dude: Andy Cobb Lady: Lisa Benedict Blonde Waving Guy: Tom Krause Annotations Music: Kevin MacLeod For anyone who would like more info on collectivism and film, a. NERD ALERT, and b. here’s a primer: http://www.donalforeman.com/writing/kramergodardintro.html ©2010 The Second [...]