Dust today, gone tomorrow: Astronomers discover Houdini-like vanishing act in space Science Daily (Chuck L)
Dark matter’s tendrils revealed Nature (furzy mouse)
Fukushima Disaster Was Man-Made, Investigation Finds Bloomberg. Um, since the reactor was man made, this has to be true….
Fired Florida Lifeguard’s Coworkers Out After Admitting They’d Save Man Outside Zone Yahoo. So why isn’t someone getting the company fired?
What the ‘Internet doomsday’ virus is and how to fix it Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Crammed Into Cheap Bunks, Dreaming of Future Digital Glory New York Times
WikiLeaks begins publishing two million Syria e-mails Guardian (Nigeria, furzy mouse)
China’s ghost ships ply the bulk routes MacroBusiness
Obama challenges Chinese car import tax Financial Times
Greece drops demand to ease bailout terms Financial Times
ECB Death Wish Paul Krugman
The rotten heart of finance Economist. Debunks the idea that the rate fiddling was “victimless.”
Barclays’ US deal rewrites Libor process Financial Times (furzy mouse)
Traders’ Messages Provide Grist for Investigators Wall Street Journal
June Retail Sales Reflect Consumer Qualms Wall Street Journal
Don’t Expect the Affordable Care Act to Get Popular Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Five reasons the summer curse may strike Gillian Tett, Financial Times. The old Tett seems to be baaack. Welcome but a bearish sign if I ever saw one.
States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Could Reduce Their Rolls Without Consequences Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Fannie and Freddie Demands Could Pressure Bank Earnings WSJ Deal Journal. Um, Chris Whalen has been saying this for quite some time.
Lambert has landed in Thailand but is having power woes, so he’ll be back to you later. He thanks you for the feedback.
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