Does economic news from China  influence markets more than from America?
If so, maybe it's because Chinese foreign exchange reserves  equal 20% of the S&P 500.
Plus, the case for Sino-inflation .
"It was inevitable that a move from 1 billion wealthy earthlings to something more like 3 billion would involve some serious dislocations. But ultimately, broader wealth will be a very good thing for developed nation residents." (Free Exchange )
More lessons from Sweden's financial crisis .
More predictions of bad news  from Roubini.
The resource curse: Brazil edition .
The Siren Call  of Wall Street.
Prediction markets  are starting to show uncertainty over Bernanke's confirmation.
Did Obama promise too much  in his first year?
The secrets of hybrid fruit .
Vicks Vapor Rub: A small comfort  in Haiti.