Weatherwatch: The many Welsh words for rain Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Who we gonna call? Quackbuster! Guardian. I’d be happier with this if he went after the overprescription of psychoactive meds with equal vigor. I recall when anybody who went to a chiropractor or an acupuncturist was treated as a foolish victim of con men, and now both treatments are acknowledged as being useful for certain ailments.
Bite Counter is like a pedometer for your mouth USA Today (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Motorola’s Value Found in 18 Patents Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Jubilant Rebels Control Much of Tripoli New York Times
Swedish Banks Told to Gird for Second European Credit Crisis, Frisell Says Bloomberg. From last week but still germane.
Family finances ‘worse than in recession’ Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Big trouble ahead MacroBusiness
China’s blindfolds and bullet trains MarketWatch
Taking the Justice Out of the Justice System Karen Greenberg, TomGram
Obama’s Base Problem Public Policy Polling (hat tip Debra C)
Watch: Rick Perry Really Is Even Dumber Than George Bush Pensito Review (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Republicans at home face Tea Party-style protests from liberal, labor groups The Hill (hat tip reader David C)
Prostitutes Flood Vallejo After Bankrupt City Slashes Police 33% Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
PFI: the conjuring trick exposed Guardian. Debunking public-private partnerships.
Walmart’s online movies overtake Amazon Financial Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2T in Loans Bloomberg (hat tip reader Carol B)
Wall Street rating agencies’ corrupt system Al Franken, CNN (hat tip reader Glen S)
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day The Daily What. Another mortgage horror story.
QOTD: Andrew Smithers Says “Sell The Next 10% Rally” Barry Ritholtz. My sentiments exactly.
Homeowners Need Help New York Times. The editorial calls for principal reductions. Glad to see that this idea is being finally treated as legitimate, but the odds of the Obama administration doing anything other than cosmetic principal reductions (as in they get the soundbite but don’t ruffle the banks) are zero.
Corporate Interests Threaten Child Welfare New York Times. Let’s see if this argument gets traction.
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