Museum finds ‘stunning’ Mona Lisa copy Financial Times
McDonald’s confirms that it’s no longer using ‘pink slime’ chemical in hamburgers Sidesshow (hat tip Lambert)
Deadly strain of MRSA from US ‘has spread to UK’, warn doctors Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Non, non and non Economist
Lightsquared – some comments John Hempton
Drone Swarms are Here: 1 Minute to Midnight? Global Guerillas. Aargh, you know this will lead to escalation of counter measures, such as a magnetic bomb.
Apple’s Ethical Blindness Selects for Criminal Suppliers in Fraud-Friendly Nations William Black, Huffington Post
Ohio Tries to Escape Fate as a Dumping Ground for Fracking Fluid BusinessWeek (hat tip Lambert)
I Don’t See How This Can Continue Tim Duy (hat tip reader Scott)
United States of Europe? What it Will Take to Save the Continent from Economic Collapse Ed Harrison, Alternet
Survey of Banks Shows a Sharp Cut in Lending in Europe New York Times
The perils of Mario Draghi’s €1.5 trillion blitz Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
As Greece Nears a Big Debt Deal, Investors Now Fret That Portugal Will Ask for the Same New York Times. This is not a news to NC readers.
Bundesbank sinks deeper into debt saving Europe Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Super-Pacs erode Obama’s advantage Financial Times
No Country Left Behind (NCLB) and The Race to the Slop Daily Censored (hat tip reader May S). US infrastructure gets a D!
American Airlines proposes to end all four pension plans McClatchy (hat tip Lambert) :-(
US unemployment “progress” FT Alphaville. As in “none.”
John Kay: The Limits of Consistency and Rigor, and Why Economics Needs Eclecticism INET. I like Kay and this is a nice interview (I’d prefer it if they kept it as one clip or only divided it into two rather than breaking it into SO many segments).
Guilty Pleas Hit the ‘Mark’ Wall Street Journal. Per our post yesterday, why did this take so long?
Exclusive: Mortgage deal would give states enforcement clout Reuters. I don’t buy this, but the details are too sketchy to analyze it. But the portion (of course at the very end of the article) about the supervision scheme and the name of the person in charge of enforcement (not a heavyweight) is really not convincing.
The New American Divide Charles Hugh Smith (hat tip reader May S)
New York prosecutors ask Twitter to reveal Occupy Wall Street man’s tweets Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Francis Fukuyama interview ‘Where Is the Uprising from the Left?’ Der Spiegel (hat tip readers Mark P and Swedish Lex)
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