MarketWatch: U.S. jobless claims climb 35,000 to 445,000
ChicagoTribune: Quinn, Madigan defend Illinois tax hike
State's 'fiscal house was burning,' governor saysBearishNews: Greenspan: Prove I Was Wrong!
Bloomberg: U.S. Foreclosure Filings May Jump 20% This Year as Crisis Peaks
ZeroHedge: December Foreclosure Filings Slump By Biggest Annual Amount In History As Fraudclosure Clampdown Persists
Reuters: U.S. 2010 home foreclosures top 1 mln for first time
Reuters: U.S. 2010 home foreclosures top 1 mln for first timeGuardian: David Cameron vows to keep Britain out of euro plans
Banks seized more than a million U.S. homes in one year for the first time last year, despite a slowdown in the last few months as questions around foreclosure processing arose, a leading firm said on Thursday.
WSJ: S&P, Moody's Warn On U.S. Credit Rating
Peak oil and Energy News
TomWhipple FallsChurchNews-Press: The Peak Oil Crisis: Civil Unrest
ScientificAmerican: Safety First: Major Oil Industry Reforms Needed for Continued Exploration in Extreme Environments
Bloomberg: Oil Rises a Fourth Day After U.S. Stockpiles Drop, Equities Gain
CNBC: Alaska Pipeline Problem Signals Future Oil Shortages
Energy&Capital: Canada Flips China the Loon Preparing for an Oil Sands Showdown
TheOilDrum: Secrecy By Complexity: Obfuscation in Energy Data, and The Primacy of Crude Oil
ZeroHedge: 2 Dead, 4 Injured In Chile As Gas Price Hike Protests Turn Deadly
CNN: Oil prices pushing near $100 a barrel
War, Conflict and Terrorism
NYT: Lacking Leverage, U.S. Grasps for a Solution in Lebanon
BlackListedNews: Bit by Bit, a Mexican Police Force Is Eradicated
USAToday: Government fall plunges Lebanon into uncertainty
Wired: Secret Service Study Probes Psyche of U.S. Assassins
RSOE: RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service
Non-categorized event - Atlantic Ocean - North
Reuters: Flooded Australia city "like war zone", fresh rains feared
ABC: 'Post-war' effort needed to rebuild Queensland
Reuters: Deaths from Brazil floods, landslides at 361
The death toll from floods and landslides that devastated a mountainous region near Rio de Janeiro rose to 348 on Thursday, according to authorities in the three worst-affected Brazilian towns.CNN: Italians on alert as Mt Etna rumbles
CNN: Sri Lanka deploys troops for flood relief operations One million affected by floods
abcNews: U.S. Cities Stagger Under Cost of Clearing Record Snowfalls
TreeHugger: Film Review: To Buy, To Throw Away, To Buy; the Secret History of Planned Obsolescence
VeteransToday: Monsanto, GM Foods and Seeds, Wikileaks?
NYMag: Julian Assange Says He Has ‘Insurance Files’ on Rupert Murdoch
Food and Water
CNBC: Dennis Gartman: Food Supply Has Just Been Materially Reduced
You probably know about the latest USDA report; it showed America’s grain stockpiles were at their lowest levels in years.The news sent corn and soybeans to limit up on Wednesday. But do you about what’s happening overseas and how it’s driving prices, too?ZeroHedge: Food Price Shock Cometh
Reuters: Jobless claims jump, wholesale food costs surge
Medical and Health
PlanetGreen: Confirmed: Mercury Cancels Out the Health Benefits of Fish Oil
New study shows the scary side of fish oil.
AmericanDream: 25 Hard Questions That You Will Not See Asked On CNN, MSNBC Or Fox News
abcNews: Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Says U.S. Agency Ignored Warnings
ABC News Investigation Finds More Than 1,000 Rapes, Sexual Assaults Since 2000
NYMag: You’ll Wear a Wonderbra and You’ll Like It
TheSmirkingChimp: Class Warfare
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TinfoilPalace: Sun Rises Two Day too Early in Greenland
TinfoilPalace: Has anyone joined the dots yet?
TheOilAge: Hundreds missing in Brazil mudslide
TheOilAge: Huge asteroid will hit Antarctica in 2012
Hubberts-Arms: NJ Politician Proposes License Plates For Bicycles
Hubberts-Arms: California governor begins term proposing massive austerity budget
SilentCountry: Acid-laden tanker capsizes on Rhine in Germany
SilentCountry: It's a bad time to be in politics...