Features of the Week

By: David Shvartsman | Fri, May 9, 2008
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Lots of energy related news in this week's "Features", and plenty more besides...

1. Oil climbs above $126, as commodities benefit from dollar flight.

2. Putting $120+ oil in perspective: Jim Rogers, Bill Powers, Matt Simmons.

3. (Video) T. Boone Pickens discusses wind power and energy policy during the Milken Institute Global Conference.

4. Citigroup (NYSE:C) plans to shed $400 billion in assets as part of Vikram Pandit's rebuilding plan.

5. Uh oh: Zimbabwe bank officials now praising our officials.

6. FT correspondent Jack Fairweather describes changing perspectives in Iraq.

7. Post-election violence in Zimbabwe escalates.

8. Tea with Greenspan down 65%, and other casualties of a weak economy.

9. "Why not let the markets set prices?", asks Peter Schiff.

10. Mish on tax rebates and "economic stimulus nonsense".

11. Icap founder Michael Spencer launches a new Africa and Middle East investment fund.

12. Calling oil wrong: misinterpreting the forward market price curve.

13. Election year + $124 crude oil = silly solutions: Caroline Baum.

14. Recession is in the eye of the beholder: Financial Philosopher.

15. The housing crisis is over, says Cyril Moulle-Berteaux. Discuss.

16. Hedge funds: Some winners in the tumult are emerging.

17. Saluting Generation X without irony. (Hat tip to Abnormal Returns).

18. David Bowie chats with Dick Cavett and performs a few songs in this 1974 Dick Cavett Show appearance (Part one, part two, part three, part four, part five). A preview to our weekend jukebox feature.

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