The world’s best underwater photographs 2010 Guardian (hat tip reader Sundog)
Scientists: Beak deformities increase in Northwest Associated Press (hat tip reader John M)
Bacteria ‘R’ Us Miller McCune (hat tip reader Sundog)
Chromium plume spreads in Calif. town’s water Associated Press (hat tip reader May S)
Any Port in a Storm Robert Cringley (hat tip reader John M)
Mystery missile launch reported off California coast BBC (hat tip reader John M). Fat fingers were supposed to be limited to traders.
Nearly 59 million lack health insurance: CDC Reuters (hat tip reader John M)
Scholar brings economics to life Japan Times (hat tip reader Phil)
Dreaming of a New Edo Era Guy Sorman, Project Syndicate (hat tip reader Sundog)
Greece professors ‘spent £172m EU cash on luxuries’ Evening Standard (hat tip Marshall Auerback). As one wag noted, “I’m sure that will go down well in Germany.”
Goldman executive fired over violations Financial Times
ABA clarifies role of trustee in securitization Housing Wire. As MBSGuy noted,:
Funny timing for this announcement from the ABA – obviously a reaction to the American Banker article. Also, just like the article, it misses the point of where trustees may have exposure. Seriously, does the ABA really think this statement adds clarity? Are they trying to be dumb or is it just the way they are?
World Bank President: My Words Were Manipulated, I Don’t Support A Return To The Gold Standard Clusterstock. He was deemed the Stupidest Man Alive on the assumption he had, although other readers pointed out he would have plenty of competition.
Will You Be Able To Heat Your Home This Winter? Millions Of American Families Will Not Economic Collapse (hat tip reader May S)
Tragedy of the technocrats Steve Waldman
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