Weekend Reading: Volcker, Google, Volcanoes, Trains, and China

A few links from my weekly Weekend Reading column at TheStreet:

  • A downbeat Paul Volcker worries about regulation, government stasis, and markets (BusinessWeek)
  • Google plans January 5 Android press event (CNET)
  • Commodity Prices Buoyant in Year of Crisis, Recovery (IMF)
  • Credit insurers’ Obit Could Be Premature (Bond Buyer)
  • Hedge-fund fight imperils Olympic ski venue (NY Post)
  • The dangers of economic pessimism. (Slate)
  • Freight trains make big comeback in nation’s transportation network (LAT)
  • For Much of the World, a Good Financial Decade (NYT)
  • Krugman: Worrying about China in 2010 (NYT)
  • Betting lines on volcanic eruptions worldwide is lead by Japan’s Mt Unzen (LiveOdds)