Monday Morning Links

Black Friday shopping hits a new record - CNN/Money
Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving permanently? - AP
Euro Ministers Take Third Swing at Clearing Greek Payment - Bloomberg
Euro zone ministers to seek Greek aid deal without write-off - Reuters
Catalan Pro-Independence Parties Win Vote in Defiance of Rajoy - Bloomberg
Lieberman: ‘Not a certainty’ lawmakers will reach ‘fiscal cliff’ deal - The Hill
Fiscal cliff looms as Congress, and lobbyists, return to work - CBS News
‘Fiscal cliff’: Consensus on tax revenue, a wide gulf on how to do it - Washington Post
Currency War: The Dollar Gets Serious Competition - Dollar Collapse
Top Culprit in the Financial Crisis: Human Nature - Barron’s
All items in ’12 Days of Christmas’ now top $107K - AP
Incredible Credibility - Krugman, NY Times

Oil prices fall as Israel-Hamas truce holds - AP
Gold dips near one-month high; focus on Greek debt - Reuters
Fiscal Cliff Talks Sure to Rattle Wall Street Nerves - Fiscal Times
Fiscal cliff, Europe in focus for coming week - MarketWatch
In This Sell-Off, No One Pressed the Panic Button - NY Times
Over 10,00 Chinese rush to Ghana searching for gold -
India’s gold imports may touch 800 tonne in 2012: WGC - Economic Times
China aiming 420-450 tons Gold production in 2015 - Commodity Online
Central Banks are still buying Gold - Live Trading News
Overlooking Overvaluation - Hussman Funds

Disaster Economics - New Yorker
Is Global Economic Growth Persistent? - DOTE
Sandy washed away job marketgains - NBC News
How Long Can You Collect Unemployment Benefits? - WSJ
Why increasing unemployment aid is prolonging the recession - NY Post
BOJ rift surfaces over easing as political debate heats up - Reuters
Loan modification defaults soar 24%, can-kicking fails - O.C. Housing News
Rents rising as U.S. real estate market turns the corner - AJC
Goldman Turns Down Southern Europe Banks as Crisis Lingers - Bloomberg
Following Weidmann, Lacker Takes a Stand - Noland, Prudent Bear
Fed’s Dudley Signals a Shift Toward Bank Reform - Bloomberg
Stop The Holiday Shopping Media Circus - Fed Watch