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Noteworthy News – January 17, 2011

Economy:

Which countries match the GDP and population of America’s states? - Economist

Americans Are Still Overwhelmed by Excess – Businessweek

Initial U.S. Jobless Claims Rose More Than Forecast to 445,000 Last Week – Bloomberg

Can Europe Be Saved? - New York Times

BOE Keeps Rate, Bond-Purchase Program Steady to Nurture Economic Recovery - Bloomberg

Markets:

Home price drops exceed Great Depression: Zillow – Reuters

S&P, Moody’s Warn On U.S. Credit Rating – Wall Street Journal

Higher commodity prices may spur inflation – Associated Press

Treasury’s Geithner says China needs faster yuan rise – Reuters

Wall Street bolstered by Portugal’s bond sale - MarketWatch

Politics:

Hu Highlights Need for U.S.-China Cooperation, Questions Dollar – Wall Street Journal

Fed Laugh Track: ‘Can We Borrow from the Greeks?’ – Wall Street Journal

Fed Officials Saw Housing Bubble in 2005, Didn’t Alter Policy – Bloomberg

Could the U.S. central bank go broke? – Reuters

Banks:

JP Morgan Markets Its Latest Doomsday Machine (or Why Repo May Blow Up the Financial System Again) – Roubini.com

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