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Charles Yoo

Charles Yoo
San Francisco, California, USA
June 03
Formerly a traffic analyst in charge of web analytics and search engine optimization operations. A journalist. A reader.


JULY 21, 2010 4:59PM

Ben Bernake, Salt, Inception

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 U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Strategic Economic Dialogue with his Chinese counterpart at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday, May 24, 2010, next to Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernake. China pressed the United States at the high-level dialogue Monday to end export curbs on "dual use" technology with possible military applications. (AP Photo/Frederic J. Brown, Pool)
Ben Bernake says this now: "The economic outlook looks uncertain." The unemployment rate will stay well above 7 percent at the end of 2012, the New York Times reports.
And speaking of unemployment rate, the Senate Republicans are delaying action to extend unemployment benefits to those who have been jobless and exhausted their benefits, according to Reuters. 
My God, is there no end in sight?
 Happy, happy thoughts.
Can't wait to see "Salt" this weekend. Angelina Jolie, taking time from her humanitarian deeds, made an action movie. Shocked. 
Has anyone watched Inception yet? Was awesome in my view.
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Indulto??? INDULTO????? The Catholic Church has some huge cajones mixing up with Chilean politics to ask the President to "forgive" murderers.
Charles, kudos for providing this daily summary. It is like the day in short form...
Thanks, Catherine.
But, do pay attention to hot topics. Those are the issues that bloggers and news organizations are mostly writing about at a given moment.

Plus, Google News is a great indicator of the topics that people are most curious about at that moment. Very useful tools if you want to know about your audience.

And, trust me, they are not all Britney and Lindsay.

I enjoy reading the Tech and Health sections to know what stories are bubbling up at the moment.

As for that guy, Catherine.... sigh.