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July 2010

". . . the state fiscal drag in fiscal 2011 is likely to resemble that seen if fiscal 2010"

According to Goldman Sachs.

Goldman's Jan Hatzius has warned that spending cutbacks for U.S. state and local governments, due to budget problems for states such as California, will drag down GDP growth this year.

While this already hit the U.S. economy hard last year, 2010 isn't going to be any better . . .

"The World's 18 Strangest Military Bases"

As chosen by Popular Mechanics.

The world's hodgepodge of military bases run the gamut from hazardous mountaintop forts to seemingly impenetrable underground bunkers. Then there are bases on remote islands tracking objects in deep space and high-tech laboratories probing the most lethal microbes in existence. The design of a base needs to address the immediate needs of a military while still being versatile enough to remain useful as threats and technology evolve.