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ETFDesk Top News and Investment Ideas 11/1/2009

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Consumer Cutbacks: Temporary or Permanent?

Posted: 31 Oct 2009 01:56 AM PDT

A recent Gallup poll asked consumers whether they were reducing their spending and/or increasing their saving, and if so, whether they expected those changes to be temporary or permanent. A surprisingly large group said they expected to be resetting their expenditure and savings levels for good:

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Consumers Unlikely to Keep Pace

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:53 AM PDT

Consumers helped propel the U.S.'s economic growth in the third quarter, but unemployment and tight credit are hampering their ability to lead a sustainable recovery -- and it isn't clear what part of the economy can replace them.

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Consumer spending falls as sentiment sours

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:55 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers cut spending in September and turned gloomier this month, underscoring the fragile nature of the economy's recovery even as signs emerged that manufacturing activity may be picking up.

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Iran Reportedly Rejects UN Nuclear Deal

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:20 AM PDT

Iran is reported to have rejected a United Nations-brokered uranium enrichment plan.

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Wilbur Ross Sees ‘Huge’ Commercial Real Estate Crash

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:28 AM PDT

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Wilbur L. Ross Jr., said today the U.S. is in the beginning of a “huge crash in commercial real estate.” 

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