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New Orleans Cracks Down on Corruption 29.12.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
Fed up with crime and political corruption, New Orleans' business leaders in 1952 organized to flush out the twin poisons they believed were harming economic development. It was a time when illegal gambling and the Carlos Marcello crime family ...
New Orleans Gets a Boost From NASA 24.12.2007 SFGate: Business & Technology
The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans _ and the detour couldn't come at a better time in the city's struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina. With thousands of houses still in ruins and ...
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NASA contracts for Michoud Assembly Facility will give boost New Orleans post-KAtrina recovery 24.12.2007 Star Tribune: Science & Technology
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New Orleans Gets a Boost From NASA 24.12.2007 AP Business
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans - and the detour couldn't come at a better time in the city's struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina....
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DrumBeat: December 16, 2007 16.12.2007 The Oil Drum
The “peak oil has already happened” argument was partly based on the fact that global oil production, on International Energy Agency figures, had never been higher than the 86.13m barrels a day of July 2006. That, however, is no longer true. World oil output in October was 86.5m barrels a day, 1m more than in October last year and 3m more than in October 2005. It edged up to 86.55m last month. Even if it was the case that global oil production had been flat over the past couple of years, however, it would prove very little. [break] Texas oilman and hedge fund manager T. Boone Pickens for well over a year now has questioned whether global production of crude oil liquids can exceed 86 million barrels per day. Many analysts disputed his ...
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Gore: No campaign now (but maybe later) 11.12.2007 Raw Story
Denies '08 bid, says return to politics is possible - and then only for presidency.

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Confidence reading points to gloomy mindsets amid worries over housing, energy and markets 7.12.2007 Star Tribune: Business
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DrumBeat: December 4, 2007 4.12.2007 The Oil Drum
Ali Morteza Samsam Bakhtiari, one of the world???s foremost experts on the subject of peak oil, died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 30 of a heart attack. Our thoughts go out to Amir Bahman and Golbenaz Samsam Bakhtiari and the rest of the family. ...One can???t capture the full range of Ali???s ideas in a short space. What follows are a few clips from several articles by him or about him, plus the full Commentary that he wrote for this publication 21 months ago (2/20/06). They are presented below sequentially. We???ve added an extra page to this issue???s normal 6-page length to include these items. They hold up well several years later. Indeed, whether we have reached a technical peak in world oil production or whether it comes in a few ...
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Senate vote on global warming this week? 4.12.2007 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Senate to debate 'cap and trade' program. Study: divorce bad for climate.

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Catch a Falling Dollar! 28.11.2007 American Spectator
The Bush administration is evidence-averse.
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Economic Scene: A Slowdown in Jobs Lost, and Created 28.11.2007 NY Times: Business
Job cuts in the private sector have fallen to a near-15-year low, but the number of new jobs created by start-up and growing businesses has also been falling.
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Yo Studios: Even Variety Is Reporting Your Weakness 27.11.2007 Firedoglake
Writer Boi performs on behalf of the WGA’s strike…  (H/T to UnitedHollywood.) Variety has been an industry mouthpiece through most of the WGA strike thus far — hello, advertising revenue interests.  But today some serious cracks have begun to show even there.  That they go so far as to publish numbers which clearly show that the writers [...]
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Archbishop: US is ‘worst’ imperialist 25.11.2007 Raw Story
Williams harshly scorns US, only mildly criticizes Muslim world.

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Drum(stick)Beat: November 22, 2007 22.11.2007 The Oil Drum
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez says oil would shoot to $200 a barrel if the US invaded Iran. He and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are "united like a single fist," Mr. Chávez said earlier this week. Does Chávez, with or without Iran's help, have the power to push oil to $200 a barrel? Can he "tip the world into a recession" as an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times asserted last week? [break] The theory Klein develops is that the main reason for the rise of democracy and social-welfare with its old age pensions, public hospitals, public housing, and universal education after the Great Depression of the 1930s was that the beneficiaries of the robber-baron culture which had dominated until then were aware that if people were kept ...
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Late Nite FDL: When the Water is Gone, What Then? 20.11.2007 Firedoglake
The main story is Salon today is something I have been wondering about for several weeks. We keep hearing about how the Georgia reservoirs have about eighty days of water left. The question nobody seems to be interested in answering (or even contemplating) is exactly what will happen to Atlanta and the surrounding [...]
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Heckler calls Hillary on war vote 19.11.2007 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
LOS ANGELES - Hillary Clinton was peppered by anti-war hecklers at a presidential forum on climate change and energy policy, leading to the forceful expulsion of one protester from the audience. "How can you say you're for the environment when you are always voting for war?" local activist Tyghe Berry shouted out as he stood up from his seat in the audience and interrupted the front-running Democratic candidate as she vowed to make America green if elected President.

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FDL Book Salon Welcomes Naomi Klein 19.11.2007 Firedoglake
(Please welcome in the comment section author Naomi Klein — jh) The political impulse to take advantage of social upheaval in order to implement unpopular policies that a citizenry would otherwise fight against seems to be throughout history a rather intuitive one. In The Shock Doctrine, however, Naomi Klein looks at how Milton Friedman [...]
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Feds seize 'Ron Paul dollars' 18.11.2007 Raw Story
As if Ron Paul's supporters needed any more motivation to storm the battlements and wreak havoc on the Republican presidential primary, now comes this: the feds are trying to take away their money. Federal agents on Wednesday raided the Evansville, Indiana headquarters of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Codes (NORFED), an organization of "sound money" advocates that for the past decade has been selling what it calls Liberty Dollars, a private currency it says is backed by silver and gold stored in Idaho, with a total of more than $20 million in circulation, according to the ...
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Consumer confidence plunges 9.11.2007 Chicago Tribune: Business
Consumer confidence plunged in early November to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sent oil prices soaring in 2005.

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Clinton's New Energy and Climate Policy 8.11.2007 The Oil Drum
Thanks to Hillary Clinton's new climate and energy plan, which was just introduced in the last couple of days. I had hoped to have time to give you a good analysis of both Clinton and Giuliani's plans, but I'm just swamped. So, I wanted to give you a crack at HRC's, then next week we'll talk about Rudy's; it's long, and it's under the fold. Enjoy. [break] Powering America's Future: Hillary Clinton's Plan to Address the Energy and Climate Crisis Hillary understands that we face two immense energy and environmental challenges: a growing climate crisis, and an increasing reliance on foreign oil that is driving up energy costs for Americans. She also knows that Americans have always demonstrated the will and the ingenuity to confront the ...
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