Nikkei Hits 8 Month High – Approaches 10,000

Japan’s Nikkei stock index registered its highest mark in eight months on Monday. Investors were betting on the U.S. economy after Friday’s report that far fewer U.S. corporate jobs were lost in May than most economists had forecast.

The Nikkei is now approaching the important 10,000 mark, a milestone watched closely by many traders.

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Canadian Mint missing gold- what is really going on?

In the past week it has been reported that the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has “lost gold”. The reports contain statements that to the lay reader may seem unremarkable, but which to me give an indication of what is really going on.

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More Recession Proof Jobs at Wal-Mart

Last year Wal-mart added close to 30,000 jobs to it’s domestic labor force. In 2009 it now predicts it will add another 22,000 positions nationwide. In fact in some hard hit states like California, Florida and Michigan, Wal-Mart plans to add over 1,000 jobs in each.

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