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The Trend is Your Friend – Until That Nasty Bend at the End (WaPo)
Investors smacked by big market swings this past week should remember: The trend is your friend until that nasty bend at the end.
4 Desperate Ways the Hardest Hit Are Coping with Economic Crisis (AlterNet)
People have to make difficult choices during tough economic times. Here are four frightening ways people are coping with the ongoing recession.
U.S. Aid Implicated in Abuses of Power in Colombia (WaPo)
New revelations implicate American aid in abuses of power and illegal actions by the Colombian government under the guise of fighting terrorism and drug-smuggling.
Locked Up Abroad — for the FBI (Mother Jones)
Inside the feds’ secret program to have American citizens detained and interrogated by foreign governments.
Hershey Guest Worker Scandal Result of Lax Government Oversight: Immigration Expert (In These Times)
State Department lacks expertise and manpower to oversee J-1 visa program.
Suspicious Minds – John Eddie