Bush administration supports price fixing in Texas clothing case

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Supreme Court Takes Up Price-Fixing Case

By Pete Yost
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
March 25, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070325/ap_on_bi_ge/scotus_kay_s_kloset;_ylt...

Venezuela would shift oil trade away from U.S., toward China

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By Christian Oliver
Reuters
Saturday, March 24, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN2427878220070325

CARACAS -- Venezuela said on Saturday it was working on a raft of oil deals with China, giving impetus to President Hugo Chavez's attempts to break his country's dependence on oil exports to the United States.

'Power of the Scepter' purchases prompt contributions to GATA

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1p ET Saturday, March 23, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's friend Terry Krohn claims to be writing fiction, but his novels "Eye of the Pyramid" and now "Power of the Scepter" may come closer to the truth of world affairs than The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times do.

Here's an excerpt from "Power of the Scepter":

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Cramer scandal shows regulators fail to police market manipulation

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By Thomas Kostigen
CBSMarketWatch.com
Friday, March 23, 2007

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?guid=%7BEFABFEB9%2D4FC7...

IMF reported to be more eager than ever to devalue dollar

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This may help explain the IMF's seeming interest in greater transparency for central bank gold reserves and leasing.

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From Reuters
Saturday, March 24, 2007

http://africa.reuters.com/business/news/usnBAN446732.html

Japan says it won't diversify reserves out of dollar

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By Yoko Nishikawa
Reuters
Friday, March 23, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUST15988020070323

TOKYO -- Japan has no plans to divert its foreign currency reserves -- the world's second largest -- out of dollars and will not sell foreign assets to help redeem its government bonds, Finance Minister Koji Omi said on Friday.

Cramer tries to wiggle out of confession to market manipulation

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10:40p ET Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

CNBC market guru, TheStreet.com founder, and former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer today briefly answered criticism of the comments he made on TheStreet.com's "Wall Street Confidential" program December 22, 2006.

Dollar is now minority of Iran's oil receipts

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From Reuters
Thursday, March 22, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSBLA24804820070322

TEHRAN -- Iran, embroiled in a nuclear row with the United States, is asking more clients to pay for oil in currencies other than the dollar and 60 percent of its crude income is in other units, an official said on Thursday.

Next week, an EFT for credit derivatives

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Eurex Has Confidence
In Credit Derivatives

By Paul J. Davies
Financial Times, London
Thursday, March 22, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/16b9bb2a-d8a8-11db-a759-000b5df10621.html

Run for your lives! Fedsters laud credit derivatives

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Rise of Credit Derivatives
Said Boon to U.S. Economy

By Krishna Guha
Financial Times, London
Friday, March 23, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0a1f8e3a-d8d5-11db-a759-000b5df10621.html

The explosive growth of credit derivatives has strengthened the US financial system, making it more efficient and more resilient, two Federal Reserve governors declared on Thursday.