To Get at Treats, This Dingo Uses Tools Discover (hat tip reader Robert M)
Japan Weighed Evacuating Tokyo in Nuclear Crisis New York Times. Holy shit.
Engine room fire leaves cruise ship adrift off Seychelles Yahoo (hat tip Lambert)
Google Search Engine Software goes ‘Chemistry’ Nature (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Dogs’ feet give Japan scientists paws for thought Reuters (hat tip Lambert)
Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago Washington Post (hat tip Lambert)
Gordon Gekko tells Wall St greed is not good Financial Times. A little late, no?
Five Key Developments Including Vote on Greek Deal 2.0 Credit Writedowns
Police cover-up of phone hacking revealed to Leveson inquiry Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Can China avoid the middle-income trap? MacroBusiness
Threatened Goldman Japan Workers Unionize Japan Times (hat tip DAH)
Israel, Kurdish fighters destroyed Iran nuclear facility, email released by WikiLeaks claims Haaretz (hat tip Lambert). So we can all make nice now, right?
Taiwan bubble set to burst MacroBusiness
Buffett: Banks Victimized by Excesses of Ousted Homeowners Bloomberg. Buffett makes clear he is either completely shameless or does not understand the difference between a servicer and an investor. Well, given that he also says, “The banking industry is back on its feet,” when that is due solely to the munificence of the great unwashed public, I think we know which is at work.
AIJ Tokyo Asset Management: Billions In Customer Funds Are Missing Jesse. From last week but still noteworthy.
Upper classes ‘more likely to lie and cheat’ Telegraph (hat tip reader Swedish Lex). Another reason to promote a more equal distribution of income. It keeps people honest.
Early customers find Boots closed Mid Sussex Times (hat tip Richard Smith). Aaaw, how cute!
The SEC Mulls An Investigation Calls Grow For John Boehner To Resign Politics USA (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Walker Won’t Contest Signatures in Wisconsin, Recall Virtually Assured Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
There Was No Bowles-Simpson Commission Report Dean Baker (hat tip Lambert via Atrios)
MASSiVE insider SeCReT dealing scheme with STRATFOR and G Sachs, maybe [Updated] FT Alphaville. The Stratfor response is silly.
Dividing Dimon? Analyst Offers Case for a JPMorgan Split New York Times
Banks Win Reprieve on Home Equity Loans in Settlement: Mortgages Bloomberg (hat tip reader Brian). You read it here on Feb. 6.
Pity the Poor Judges Cynthia Kouril, Firedoglake (hat tip reader Carol B)
BONY-Countrywide Settlement Removal Reversed by 2d Circuit Adam Levitin, Credit Slips (hat tip reader Deontos)
For the Costliest Homes, Foreclosure Comes Slowly Wall Street Journal. And here we keep being told it’s the borrowers’ fault that foreclosures take so long.
Federal judge weighs whether to let regulators rein in oil speculators McClatchy (hat tip reader Paul T)
Bending the Tax Code, and Lifting A.I.G.’s Profit Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
YoBucko talks money for 20-somethings McClatchy (hat tip Lambert)
Eviction of Occupy London Begins: Livestream Firedoglake :-(
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