Headline The Independant (London): The Demise of the Dollar
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies...Headline Breitbart: UN calls for new reserve currency
The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit.Headline USA Today: Letterman gets ratings bump from apology
David Letterman's apology to his wife and staff members means another big night in the Nielsen ratings for the late-night talk-show host, the Associated Press reports. ...Headline USA Today Money: How to rebuild an investment portfolio after recession's hit
One year after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the average stock mutual fund is virtually unchanged. ...Headline New York Times (online): Obama Says He Won’t Slash Troops in Afghanistan
President Obama told Congressional leaders he would not substantially reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but he remains undecided about a troop buildup.Headline CNN.com: Harsh outposts pose serious challenge for U.S.
A base in Afghanistan where eight U.S. troops died in a battle over the weekend was scheduled to be closed in the next few days, CNN has learned.Headline Time Magazine (Online): The Orangutans of Sumatra Under Threat*
The cultivation of palm oil damages the habitat of the apes of Sumatra.
* To Be fair, I am only dealing with the leading headlines. Time Magazine online did have a link to an editorial What if oil weren't priced in dollars? It stated:"Such a change wouldn't be unmitigated bad news for Americans."