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China Plans to Reduce Tariffs to Increase Imports

China plans to lower tariffs on some products to encourage imports as the nation seeks to alleviate pressures on domestic resources and reduce trade conflicts, the State Council said in a statement today.

China’s cabinet called on local governments and departments to stabilize and promote commodities imports, widen the buying of advanced technology equipment and energy products, and “appropriately enlarge” the import of consumer goods, according to the statementposted on website….”

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Morgan Stanley Says the Greek Election Could Make or Brake the Euro

Elections next weekend could determine if Greece is to stay in the EU. If by chance they leave some fear the Euro could unravel quickly.

Not to mention president elect Hollande could be elected shortly in France help the unwind spiral right quick….

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CNBC is “Freaking Out” Over Ratings Decline


CNBC ‘freaking out’ over decline in ratings for Andrew Ross Sorkin and Maria Bartiromo

‘Their biggest attractions have become their biggest losers,’ says industry insider

Andrew Ross Sorkin is apparently not too big to tank.

The same goes for “Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo.

CNBC insiders tell us executives at the cable business channel are “freaking out” because viewership levels are down essentially across-the-board, particularly with its marquee shows, “Squawk Box” and “Closing Bell.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/cnbc-freaking-decline-ratings-andrew-ross-sorkin-maria-bartiromo-article-1.1068973#ixzz1tU59xYiX

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Entrapment: The FBI’s Way to Fight the War on Terror

This is legal, but is it legitimate? Without the F.B.I., would the culprits commit violence on their own? Is cultivating potential terrorists the best use of the manpower designed to find the real ones? Judging by their official answers, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department are sure of themselves — too sure, perhaps.

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Don’t Be This ‘Trader.’

Eli Radke of TraderHabits.com relates a recent conversation he had with a ‘trader.’

Read the conversation here.

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Is There a Long-Run Upward Trend in Housing Prices?

Mark Thoma writes about a debate between Calculated Risk and Robert Shiller on the long-term trend of housing prices…Some nice graphs are presented.

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