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"An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire," with the financial industry seeing an opportunity to profit from rising food prices and biofuels, the Inter Press Service reports.

The natural gas industry is waging an aggressive public relations campaign to bolster investor confidence, despite evidence showing that shale gas is an unreliable resource and that the production process releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. The natural gas industry is waging an aggressive PR campaign to bolster investor confidence, despite evidence that the production process releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere.

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The second installment of Michael Hudson’s status report on the U.S. economy identifies debt as the financial sector’s key weapon in the push to extract wealth from governments, companies and families.

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A shrinking global economy has many at the International Monetary Fund worried, as economists project that 2009 will see a decline of 1.3 percent in world economic output -- the first global recession since World War II.

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