TGIF links

Strikes break out across the UK in support of a walkout by energy workers against the use of foreign labour. http://tinyurl.com/b8msuy

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) expects to report a loss for the current financial year amid falling demand.. http://tinyurl.com/cbxdez

http://tr.im/dnmz Roubini in FT-A proposal to prevent wholesale financial failure

Obama calls $18B in Wall Street bonuses 'shameful'. Banks and brokerages should have gone under! http://bit.ly/A41m

Peter Schiff answers his critics http://is.gd/hMNT

http://tr.im/dmov WSJ-Ex-Merrill Executives Got Burned by Madoff

CR reviews some credit crisis indicators http://snurl.com/azc7b

Morgan Stanley, Goldman mull more job cuts: report http://is.gd/hMPf

Sector relative strength. Financials lagging, energy sector outperforming http://is.gd/hMOC

JPM pulled out of Madoff funds last fall...insider info perhaps? http://bit.ly/2aVm

U.S. to unveil menu of bank fixes next week: source http://tinyurl.com/cuuso8

Update on Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula " http://is.gd/hMQ8

In case you missed -- Another $1.3 trill of Treas. placed w/ non-Chinese invest. in 2008- how US to control this? http://bit.ly/uK59

http://tr.im/dly2 Fed Cuts Value of Bear Stearns, AIG Portfolios 2.4%

Big UK fund mgrs putting up money to help cash strapped cos: http://tinyurl.com/ahos9c

Roche cutting Genentech (DNA) bid, trouble for shareholders? http://tinyurl.com/awna4l

World leaders must have the "confidence to act" to deal with the global recession, Gordon Brown says. http://tinyurl.com/al2e8d

Bank of New York Mellon (BK) will transfer $301.4M to Irving Picard, the trustee liquidating Madoff'... http://seekingalpha.com/n/cr4

"The market is being too closely watched." That's for sure. http://is.gd/hMRQ

Roche goes hostile, cuts Genentech DNA bid to $42 billion http://bit.ly/ZX5I

David Einhorm is "reluctantly" buying gold and miners. No need to be reluctant, David http://is.gd/hMV6

The IMF runs out of cash: Guillermo Ortiz, the governor of the Mexican central bank said at Davos the other day,.. http://poprl.com/FV2

How The Government Missed All Those Wall St. Bonuses http://tinyurl.com/djmpe7

In reality, this bill [stimulus bill] is just an escalation of a government-created economic mess - Ron Paul http://is.gd/hMYl

Titanium shipments are forecast to slide 5-15% http://bit.ly/SkJQ .