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MID-DAY UPDATE: Goodbye Fannie & Freddie. Hello...?

Aug 18, 2010
... What, exactly? China opens bond market to foreigners -- will yuan finally rise? Facebook to try a service that knows where you are Google's...
Posted In: China, Facebook, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Google, Housing, mid-day update, whiskey, yuan

MID-DAY UPDATE: GM CEO Ed Whitacre stepping down...

Aug 12, 2010
... the company reports $1.3 billion in profits-- IPO to come Car dealers face higher demand with short supply New jobless claims rise again For...
Posted In: bailout, Banks, BP, China, consumer confidence, Dr. Seuss, Ed Whitacre, foreclosures, General Motors, GM, Godfather of Solar, Green Eggs and Ham, lost decade, mid-day update, TARP

MID-DAY UPDATE: Trade deficit widens in June...

Aug 11, 2010
... We're in debt and out of work -- why are we still gobbling imports? Economists underwhelmed by Fed's new plan What caused the flash crash? ...
Posted In: alternative energy, China, Federal Reserve, flash crash, flood, India, mid-day update, oil industry, solar power, spice traders, Toyota, trade deficit, unintended acceleration

China plans $738 billion investment in renewable energy

Aug 9, 2010
Bloomberg is reporting that China will invest 5 trillion yuan (nearly $740 billion) over the next 10 years into renewable energy projects....
Posted In: China, energy, renewable energy, US

MID-DAY UPDATE: Scandal at Hewlett-Packard...

Aug 9, 2010
... Where does the company go from here? Microsoft's "http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/09/am-microsoft-fixing-glitches-in-...
Posted In: adult entertainment, China, clean energy, college athletics, Hewlett-Packard, Hp, Microsoft, mid-day update, Monster Patch Tuesday

Foxconn: riddled with controversy, swimming in cash

Jul 12, 2010
The Chinese electronics manufacturer has been in the news a lot in recent: a rash of worker suicides, a wage increase to attract workers in a time...
Posted In: China, Foxconn

China threatens to shut down Google, Google caves

Jun 29, 2010
Google says it's committed to not censoring its search results. China is very much committed to censorship. So it's a stalemate that affects the...
Posted In: China, Google

Foxconn to outsource dormitories

Jun 25, 2010
This NYT article puts the number of workers in Shenzhen at 420,000, the highest number I've heard so far....
Posted In: China, Foxconn

Chinese labor movement aided by technology

Jun 17, 2010
The New York Times has a really interesting article about factory workers and labor unrest in China. Workers are often poor, migrant workers with...
Posted In: China, text messages

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