Daily Dispatches

Morgan executive to run international affairs for U.S. Treasury

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By Rex Nutting
CBSMarketWatch.com
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/timothy-ryan-named-top-treasury/st...

Britain's public employees face raises below inflation rates

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Review Backs Below-Inflation Pay Raises

By Ben Hall and Nicholas Timmins
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/cde23602-c6a5-11db-8f4f-000b5df10621.html

More than 1 million doctors, nurses, and other public sector workers face real terms pay cuts after the review bodies that recommended their salaries have proposed below-inflation pay increases.

Computer problem exaggerated Dow's plunge

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By The Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070227/wall_street_what_happened.html?.v=5

Market plunge doesn't scare gold advocates Grandich and Sinclair

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5:22p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend Peter Grandich of the The Grandich Letter this afternoon issued some urgent commentary about gold's place amid today's turmoil in world markets. Grandich writes of gold:

Blanchard research note: Why it's time to load up on gold

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By Neal R. Ryan
Vice President and Research Director
Blanchard Economic Research Unit
Blanchard & Co., New Orleans
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://www.blanchardonline.com/

There were serious losses today across the board in stocks and commodities.

What to do?

Ted Butler: A critical juncture

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2:45p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler writes that the precious metals markets are at a point of high risk and potentially high reward. His new essay, "A Critical Juncture," can be found at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:

http://news.silverseek.com/TedButler/1172599648.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Malaysians increasingly see gold as money, not jewelry

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Bullish About Bullion

By Edward Rajendra
The Star, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/2/27/nation/16966428&sec...

KLANG, Malaysia -- Soaring gold prices have led to a new trend among buyers, who are now buying more bullion in the form of coins.

Postal Service plans inflation-proof stamp, like gold-backed dollars of old

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Postal Regulators Back 'Forever' Stamp

By Randolph E. Schmid
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_bi_ge/postal_rates;_ylt=AtgEly...

WASHINGTON -- Say goodbye to those pesky 1- and 2-cent stamps that used to clutter up desks and purses every time the price of mailing a letter went up.

Goldman Sachs takes over New York Stock Exchange

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Another Goldman Joins NYSE, as President

By Aaron Lucchetti
The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chavez decrees takeover of Venezuelan oil projects run by foreigners

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By Natalie Obiko Pearson
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070227/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_oil_nati...

CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez ordered by decree on Monday the takeover of oil projects run by foreign oil companies in Venezuela's Orinoco River region.

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