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Peak Oil and Energy News
OilVoice: Meeting massive demand to increase Aberdeen oil and gas workforce will force companies to look beyond existing oil and gas engineers
OilVoice: Pioneer Natural Resources pursuing divestment of Barnett Shale properties
WashingtonPost: Judge grants bail to young Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan
WorldCrunch: Colombian President Rejects FARC Ceasefire
NYT: US Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization
VOA: Damascus Explosion Kills At Least 5
Telegraph: Pakistan expels Save the Children's foreign staff - Pakistan is expelling all expatriate aid workers with Save the Children, according to a spokesman, following suspicions that a doctor used the charity as cover for a CIA operation.
UPI: Russia selling China military helicopters
Domestic Financial News
WSJ: Why Did the Unemployment Rate Drop? - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% in August and a broader measure dropped even more to 14.7%, even as the economy added a meager 96,000 jobs. Why the drop? The decline in the unemployment rate wasn’t because more people had jobs. In fact, the number of people employed as measured by the household survey declined by 119,000. The fall came from fewer people looking for work in August and dropping out of the labor force.
TimeBusiness: Is It Time to Declare the Nissan Leaf a Flop?
MSNBC: CEO says 'stupid' consumers deserve hefty fees
MSNBC: Investors woefully illiterate about finances, study finds
WSJ: Bondholders Put on Speed-Dial - Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs for the first time held conference calls targeting fixed-income investors. The firms are seeking out new buyers for their debt in an effort to lower interest rates.
Mish: Baby Boomers and Strategic Defaults - a Demographic Study: Why Did People Walk Away? Did They Struggle With Morality? Would they Recommend Walking Away to Others?
MyBudget360: Student debt crisis enters a tipping point – Delinquent student debt now reaching record levels as defaults spike. Paying more and earning less.
TimeBusiness: Payroll Day Blues: Economy Adds Just 96,000 Jobs in August
DetroitNews: U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 365,000
UPI: ADP: 201,000 jobs gained in August
Bottomline: Bank of America exec loses millions after court says you can't moon your boss
CNNMoney: JOBS DISAPPOINT
CapitalSpectator: A New Old Story For Jobs: Slow Growth
Day Blues: Economy Adds Just 96,000 Jobs in August
The Housing Recovery: Building Construction Workers At One Year Lows
Unemployment Rate Hits 11.7% As Spread Between Reported And Propaganda Data Hits
Global Financial News
UPI: Billionaire suggests $2 daily miner wage
Reuters: German media, lawmakers decry ECB 'blank cheque'
WorldCrunch: Betting The House: Mario Draghi's Last Bid To Save The Euro
Minyanville: Currencies Behaving as if They've Been Stretched Too Far
UPI: Greece told rescue requires 6-day workweek
Hosted: Russia bets billions on turn toward Asia
NYT: O.E.C.D. Warns of Recession in Germany
CommodityOnline: Platinum output dips 380 000 ounces on mine strike disruptions
ETFDaily: The Quick Investor Guide To Nickel ETF Investing
Mineweb: Vale working on bacterial leach process for copper
Mineweb: Silver to average $33-34/oz in Q4 - reach $37 next year
M 4.6, Central East Pacific Rise
CSMonitor: China earthquakes damage 20000 homes, leave 50 dead
NYT: Earthquakes in China Kill at Least 50
WashingtonPost: Series of earthquakes jolt mountainous SW China, killing at least 64
MeltFactor: continued retreat of Greenland’s most productive glacier
Permaculture.uk: Whose Land is it anyway? The Masai Land Grab - Talk by Makko Sinandei
GlobeAndMail: Bobcat and kittens wander through Calgary neighbourhood UPI: Leslie now hurricane No. 6
DailyMail: Journey to the centre of the earth
- British climbers drop nearly 4,000 feet into cave once dubbed
'world's deadliest' to capture haunting images of world within a worldSeattleTimes: Tests confirm Isaac oil came from BP spill - Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill.
Reuters: BP executives sought to blame "blue collar rig workers": U.S.
GlobeAndMail: Fracking caused many low-level earthquakes in B.C., probe finds
CNN: Bermuda closes schools as Hurricane Leslie advances
America in Decline
RealityZone: For sale: The American dream
ABCNews: Subject of Explosives Hoax Later Arrested in Texas
Food and Water
TechReview: Drought Puts Modified Corn Seed to the Test
RIA: Russia to Double Grain Exports by 2020
Science and Technology
MSNBC: Rover ready for rocks after month on Mars
Nature: Science wins over creationism in South Korea
ScienceDaily: The pocket radar: Thumbtack-sized distance and motion sensor developed
MSNBC: Mars orbiter traces Curiosity rover's tracks from high above
CosmicLog: Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea
MSNBC: Distance record set for quantum teleportation - Photon's quantum state transmitted over 89 miles; could revolutionize communication
Medical and Health
ScienceDaily: Diagnostic chest radiation before age 30 may increase breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers
NationalPost: America’s cruel healthcare system and the GOP’s cynical efforts to preserve it
Vitals: US health care: It's officially a mess, institute saysBloomberg: The Great Medicare Cost-Control Experiment Begins
CNN: Another Yosemite camper dies in hantavirus outbreak
Vitals: Drug shortages down overall, but some linger longer
Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
ModernSurvivalOnline: The Community Homestead
Permaculture.uk: 'Occupy the Seed!' Vandana's Call for Seed Freedom + Free Seed Saving eBook
TechReview: A Smart Carpet to Detect Intruders
CBSNews: Official: Family feud suspected in brutal murder of 4 in French Alps
MSNBC: Dismembered mom's torso found in floating suitcase
ReadWriteWeb: Amazon's Renaissance Of Reading
USAToday: Fact check: Bill Clinton at the DNC
CNBC: Fact Checking the Democrats’ MathDailyNews: Obama Looks To Electorate For Patience
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