Jake Neubacher, Brownsville Herald: Oil above $35 amid grim economic news

Another great story by Jake Neubacher of Brownsville Herald.

Markets shrugged off a steady barrage of grim U.S. economic news to push oil prices above $35 a barrel Thursday, with a drop in the dollar encouraging investors to buy crude.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (May 02, 2009)

* Beware Bursting Fitness Balls (Miranda Hitti, CBS News)

Beware Bursting Fitness Balls If Fitness Balls Are Overinflated, They Can Explode; EB Brands Issues New Inflation Instructions

* Why Manchester United’s justification for ticket price rises is an insult (Ian Winwood, Mirror)

One of the few silver linings in the grey cloud of a recession is that you can at least be sure that the cost of living will not rise.

* Five financial decisions all retirees must make (Maggie Shoobridge, Mooresville Tribune)

When you’re working, you have a financial strategy that is largely based on one goal: saving money for a comfortable retirement. You’ll likely have to make many adjustments over several decades to ensure that you stay on track saving and investing. But once you retire, a new goal arises � investing so you can remain retired. To help yourself achieve this goal, you will need to make a number of…

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Falling prices mean we can finally buy our first homes (Karen Rockett, Mirror)

Karen Rockett says:

We can buy our first homes (Pic: plumlife.co.uk)

Talk to most homeowners and they will tell you they are horrified at the way their houses are plunging in value.

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Weaving through peril (Pensions & Investments)

Drew Carter raises many interesting points about Asset.

Weaving through peril 5 experts attempt to solve the puzzle of asset allocation in a time of unprecedented economic upheaval

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Milford Senior Center News (Doris Hoover)

Posted at Milford Beacon today:

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The Milford Food Pantry provides direct immediate hunger relief to individuals and families who are unable to afford food and receive inadequate government financial assistance from programs such as the Food Stamp Program.

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Helen Beighton, Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser: MP fights for cops’ funding

A great article by Helen Beighton of Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon, Janet Birkin, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, and MPs from across the county met with Local Government Minister John Healey and Policing Minister Vernon Coaker on Tuesday to present their case against the proposed budget cap.

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Home Front: Mortgage market tilts interest rates to favor home buyers (Jim Wasserman)

A great article by Jim Wasserman of the Sacramento Bee.

Among people considering whether to keep renting or buy a house soon, the tough choice is always between historic low interest rates and falling prices.

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