Links: 2009-02-10

Report 44 — The Obama Watch (A new blog that I like)

Geithner plan disappoints investors – Telegraph

Bad debt leads to big loss at UBS – BBC News

Bond market calls Fed’s bluff as world falls apart – Ambrose Pritchard-Evans, Telegraph

Slumdogs Unite! – Frank Rich, NY Times
The tsunami of populist rage coursing through America is bigger than Daschle’s overdue tax bill, bigger than John Thain’s trash can, bigger than any bailed-out C.E.O.’s bonus. It’s even bigger than the Obama phenomenon itself.
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative – Newsweek
Canada has done more than survive this financial crisis. The country is positively thriving in it. Canadian banks are well capitalized and poised to take advantage of opportunities that American and European banks cannot seize. The Toronto Dominion Bank, for example, was the 15th-largest bank in North America one year ago. Now it is the fifth-largest. It hasn’t grown in size; the others have all shrunk. Bugatti Found in Garage After 50 Years Sells for $4.53 Million
The two-seat 1937 Bugatti Atalante 57S coupe was one of 17 vehicles of its type produced by the Italian-based racing-car manufacturer. It had been estimated to fetch between 2.75 million euros and 4 million euros at the Retromobile sale held by London- based auction house Bonhams. The price included sale fees.

Latvia’s economy shrinks rapidly – BBC News

Cell Phones: Google Sync Keeps Contacts and Calendars in Sync on Your Mobile Phone
Google has just release a new tool called Google Sync, a service that syncs your Google Contacts and Calendar wirelessly to your iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, or Windows Mobile phone.

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