Amid huge trade deficit, new treasury secretary picks up 'strong dollar' mantra

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By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/paulson;_ylt=Al35z...

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced support for a strong dollar on Tuesday and said America "must welcome competition, not run away from it" if the country wants to maintain a competitive advantage.

Amid huge trade deficit, new treasury secretary picks up 'strong dollar' mantra

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By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/paulson;_ylt=Al35z...

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced support for a strong dollar on Tuesday and said America "must welcome competition, not run away from it" if the country wants to maintain a competitive advantage.

Greg Peel: Did U.S. Treasury manipulate the gold price down?

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Greg Peel of FN Arena News, an Australian Internet site,
cites GATA at length in his essay posted today, "Did
the U.S. Treasury Manipulate the Gold Price Down?"
You can find it here:

http://www.fnarena.com/index2.cfm?type=dsp_newsitem&n=C810C7B8-17A4-1130...

Or try this abbreviated link:

http://tinyurl.com/er5vw

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Peter Brimelow: Harry Schultz suspects market manipulation

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Schultz Suspects Market Manipulation;
Veteran Gold Bug Also Worries
About U.S. Recession in 2007

Peter Brimelow
CBSMarketWatch.com
Monday, July 31, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B88655570%2D6211...

NEW YORK -- A strong week for stocks, but the top-performing letter isn't buying.

The International Harry Schultz Letter's portfolio has gained up 94.9% over the past 12 months according to the Hulbert Financial Digest, vs. 9.8% for the dividend-reinvested Dow Jones Wilshire 5000.

Former Malaysian prime minister urges dollar boycott to pressure U.S.

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From Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saturday, July 29, 2006

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=211207

LANGKAWI, Malaysia -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday urged countries to stop using the U.S. dollar in their international trade in order to pressure Washington to end its support for Israel's savage attack on Lebanon.

Grandich injects 'gold cartel' into CBSMarketWatch report

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Gold Rallies on Weak Dollar, Mideast Fighting

By Polya Lesova
CBSMarketWatch.com
Thursday, July 27, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7BAAC61EE7%2D2762...

NEW YORK -- Gold futures extended their prior-session gains on Thursday, strengthened by the falling dollar and dimmed hopes of near-term peace between Israel and Lebanon. Gold for August delivery was last trading up $11.90 at $633.80 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

James Turk: A trendless dollar will break down soon

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, says his charts show that the U.S. dollar has not been able to regain the baseline of its three-year uptrend channel, and
so he expects the dollar to break sharply below it, even to the point of a rout. Turk's commentary is headlined "A Trendless Dollar" and you can find it in the "Founder's

John Crudele: Ben, come clean about the PPT!

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By John Crudele
New York Post
Thursday, July 27, 2006

http://www.nypost.com/business/come_clean__ben__business_john_crudele.ht...

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke revealed that the secretive Plunge Protection Team meets several times a year, but he dodged a congressman's inquiries about what the group does and whether minutes are kept of those meetings.

So the Post has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for those minutes -- specifically for the meetings that likely occurred immediately after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

Canadian mint considers creating ETF for precious metals

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Mint Sees Gold (and Silver) in TSX Offering; Considers Launching ETF-like Product

Paul Waldie
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060726.wxrmint26/BN...

The Royal Canadian Mint is considering launching an investment product on the Toronto Stock Exchange as a way of tapping into the growing demand by investors for precious metals.

Short squeeze in gold is near, Grandich says

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Gold Futures Rise as Dollar Drops, Mideast Talks Snag

By Polya Lesova
CBSMarketWatch.com
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?dist=newsfinder&siteid=...

NEW YORK -- Gold futures surged Wednesday as the dollar dropped against major currencies and as international talks on the Mideast conflict dead-ended with the U.S. rejecting calls for an immediate cease-fire.