Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quick Overview

  • U.S. retail sales fell 1.1% in March vs. expected 0.2% rise

  • Bernanke sees signs economic decline leveling out.

  • Undeterred, Somali pirates hijacked three more ships.

  • Germany joins France, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg in banning the cultivation of GM corn, claiming that Monsanto’s MON 810 is dangerous for the environment.

  • The world could run out of oil in 20 years. This grim scenario is not the prediction of environmentalists, but of Michel Mallet, the general manager of French energy giant Total's German operations.

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