Saint’s ancient heart stolen from Dublin cathedral Associated Press (hat tip Lambert)
Japanese Elderly Knit a Safety Net Wall Street Journal
Even Smiles Count, However Exacting the Competition New York Times. This is how people get injured in yoga (not these people in particular, but in general): 1. Trying to do traditional postures when they may not yet/ever have the flexibility (or body proportions) and 2. Getting competitive about it. Some schools of yoga are big on giving variants of postures for people who can’t do the classical ones without taking risk.
206 killed in Republic of Congo arms depot blasts Associated Press
Signs China’s February loan demand weak MacroBusiness
In Chinese village that revolted, two former protesters win election McClatchy (hat tip Lambert)
Smart concrete Economist (hat tip reader bob) on Iran’s secret weapon, um, defense.
Who was behind the Delhi bombing? Gareth Porter, Aljazeera (hat tip Richard Kline)
Greek bond swap deal rests on knife-edge Financial Times. As I’ve reminded readers, Felix called a default early. Odds are moving smartly in his favor. He also said to ignore Dallara (your truly has also been skeptical).
Greece edges towards credit event MacroBusiness
The Bundesbank has no right at all to be baffled Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law WSWS. As reader wunsacon pointed out, the lack of meaningful reporting on this is disconcerting.
Holder expected to explain rationale for targeting U.S. citizens abroad Washington Post. Lambert points out that “targeting” = “killing without due process.”
The Secret Austerity Society: Bipartisan Group Works on Grand Bargain Dave Dayen, Firedoglake (hat tip reader Carol B)
In a slippery spot over pump prices Ed Luce, Financial Times
Bankruptcy Approved CBS42 (hat tip reader nathan). For Jefferson County, which will make this the biggest municipal bankruptcy ever.
Municipal Defaults May Surpass Record in 2011, Lehmann Says BusinessWeek (hat tip reader May S)
Average sales tax rate lowest in 45 years ABC (hat tip reader May S). Internet arbitrage.
BP settles while Macondo ‘seeps’ Aljazeera (hat tip Lambert)
London Calling: Why the Libor Affair Matters to You BusinessWeek (hat tip Lambert)
Soc Gen: LIBOR dispersion surging post-LTRO, funding conditions “may not be as healthy as they seem Daily Collateral (hat tip reader Matt)
Lenders Stress Over Test Results Wall Street Journal.
Banks drag heels on living wills Financial Times. Quelle surprise!
States of Depression Paul Krugman, New York Times
How cabbies get ripped off on K Street DCBlogger
My Lawyer, Myself Columbia Journalism Review. On do it yourself FOIA. From last week, but Lambert hopes it might inspire some NC readers!
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