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Noteworthy New – February 14, 2012

Economy:

Where and What Is U.S. Trading Internationally? – Wall Street Journal

Home Seizures Rebound 12% in January - The Atlantic

Postal Service warns of default as losses mount - CNNMoney

Which economist is doing most to shape post-crisis thinking? – The Economist

Productivity Wars: Europe vs. The USA – Focus

US unemployment to remain high for years, says Bernanke – BBC News

A damning post-mortem of the financial meltdown – LA Times

Markets:

Is Oil Output Peaking or Not? Either Way, Cheap Oil Is Gone for Good – DailyFinance

US silver term structure inverts as supply tightens - Reuters

Treasuries Rise as 10-Year Note Sale Draws More Foreign Central Bank Bids – Bloomberg

Politics:

Fannie, Freddie Mortgage Role Would Be Wound Down Under Treasury Proposals – Bloomberg

IMF calls for dollar alternative – CNNMoney

Abraham Lincoln, Inflationist – NY Times (Paul Krugman)

Banks:

Four U.S. banks fail, punching hole in fund – Marketwatch

FDIC Shifts Burden for Assessments to Bigger Banks – Bloomberg

Fed Says Banks Would Have Two Years for Volcker Rule – Bloomberg

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