Daily Dispatches

Euphoria mistaken; 12 of 13 trapped West Virginia miners are dead

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By Allen G. Breed
Associated Press
Wednesday, January 4, 2006

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060104/ap_on_re_us/mine_explosion

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. -- Twelve miners caught in an explosion in a
coal mine were found alive Tuesday night, sending family members
streaming from the church where they had gathered during the nearly

12 trapped miners rescued in West Virginia

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Investor Profile: Tice's views are born of distrust

By Anna Driver
Reuters
Tuesday, January 3, 2006

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?
duid=mtfh20882_2006-01-03_18-40-36_n03180609_newsml

NEW YORK -- Investment manager David Tice, who made a name for
himself by staring down a revered U.S. corporation, attributes his

Reuters profiles fund manager and GATA supporter David Tice

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6:51p ET Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

BusinessWeek today published an investigative report
about how one particular electronic gold payment
service is alleged to have been used by criminal
organizations.

We almost surely will wait in vain for a similar
investigative report from BusinessWeek or any
other publication of the financial establishment
about how cash, bank accounts, credit cards,

BusinessWeek discovers fraud with gold, as if it is unique there

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10:44a ET Monday, January 2, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary for
January 1 has been posted in the clear at
GoldDrivers.com here:

http://www.golddrivers.com/News/20060102%20Bill%20Murphy%20on%
20gold.htm

Murphy sees a happy new year for precious metals

Murphy and Turk foresee another happy new year for gold investors

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Indian Exchange Board Approves Gold EFTs

The Hindu, Chennai (Madras)
Friday, December 30, 2005

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2005/12/31/stories/20051231037401
00.htm

MUMBAI -- The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on
Friday announced key decisions, including introduction of optional
grading of IPOs to provide "additional comfort" to investors and

India approves gold ETFs -- and short selling by financial institutions

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From Reuters
Thursday, December 29, 2005

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051229/pl_nm/economy_debtlimit_dc

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow warned lawmakers on
Thursday that a legally set limit on the government's ability to
borrow will be hit in mid-February and urged Congress to raise it
quickly.

Goldman Sachs acquires Italian central bank

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Big Hedgebook of Barrick-Placer is Manageable, Analysts Say

From Reuters
Wednesday, December 28, 2005

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?
type=mergersNews&storyID=uri:2005-12-
28T200940Z_01_N28263119_RTRIDST_0_MINERALS-BARRICK-
PLACER.XML&pageNumber=0&summit=

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Analysts are recommending that Placer

Treasury secretary urges Congress to raise debt limit quickly

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By Sheyam Ghieth
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, December 29, 2005

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?
pid=10000006&sid=adB0ATBK1kqw&refer=home

ROME -- Mario Draghi, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
and former Italian treasury official, was named head of the Bank of
Italy as the central bank seeks to rebuild credibility after the

Analysts think Barrick-Placer can manage big hedgebook, but would you want to?

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After the Bell:
Bond Market Sparks Recession Fears, Plunging Dow

By Jerry Knight
Washington Post
5:12p ET Tuesday, December 27, 2005

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2005/12/27/AR2005122700740.html?nav=rss_business

Wall Street's December rally reversed course dramatically today
after developments in the bond market heightened fears of a

Israeli newspaper Haaretz asks: Is gold being manipulated?

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9:18p ET Monday, December 26, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor, of all places, tonight gives
credence to the gold price suppression scheme.
It comes in an interview with Mark Leibovit,
chief market strategist for VRTrader.com, by
Jon A. Nones, and includes the following exchange:

RESOURCE INVESTOR: Do you subscribe to the
belief that "the gold market is being

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