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Noteworthy News 01/31/2010

Politics:

How to Reform Our Financial System – NYT By Paul Volcker

Volcker sees markets more fragile without reforms – Reuters

Fed Worked to Keep AIG Deal Details Quiet - Forbes

White House Presses Senate on Jobs Bill - WSJ

TARP Inspector Says Rescue to Cost Taxpayers Less Than Expected – Bloomberg

U.S. prop trading ban? Tough, but not impossible - Reuters

TARP Inspector General: Government Programs “risk re-inflating bubble” - Calculated Risk

Economics:

Ticking up: America’s economy grew by 5.7% at the end of 2009. Yet it remains vulnerable - The Economist

My big fat sell-off: A successful bond issue provides only temporary respite - The Economist

Defaults May Return to Haunt Beleaguered Irish Mortgage Lenders – Bloomberg

CMBS Delinquencies Surge To $42 Billion, Or 5.2% Of Total; Average Loss Severity Hits All Time High Of 52.7% – ZeroHedge

Markets:

Placing Your Investing Chips in the Right Countries – WSJ

Goldman Sachs Tops JPMorgan as World’s Best Broker – Bloomberg


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