Little Free Library phenomenon brings neighbors together McClatchy (Chuck L)
Twitter says government requests keep rising Aljazeera (May S)
Scientology Inc Wants to Censor Cruise/Holmes Break Up News Marty Rathburn. Quelle surprise! (and don’t blame me, I found this on Slashdot)
Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind New York Times. They noticed this only now? Please. Google blazed this path long ago.
The NYT Reporter Who Quit in Disgust Counterpunch (May S)
And Then There Were Six – Is Slovenia Next? Edward Hugh
Merkel’s public approval ratings soar Financial Times
‘The Libor matter,’ at the SFO FT Alphaville
How traders trumped Quakers Financial Times
Barclays Sued By Investor Over Alleged Euribor Actions Bloomberg. The first locust arrives…but this suit looks too broad to be well thought out
Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring Antiwar (May S)
Poisoning Arafat Counterpunch
Crybaby Conservatism on the Supreme Court Swopa, Firedoglake
Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson resigns after one day, gets $44 million in severance Grist (Lambert, who says hello from Thailand)
Don’t Forget About That Other Curious Romney Account TPM (Carol B)
Central bankers opposed to functioning markets John Hempton
IMF to Cut Global Growth Forecasts in Another Blow to Confidence 24/7 Wall Street. Carol B: What economic recovery?
GSE Debates Show How Little We’ve Learned American Banker (nathan)
Job figures a setback for Obama Financial Times
Obama Urges Voters to Look Ahead on Economy New York Times. I had to refrain from laughing.
Employers Get More From U.S. Workers As Jobs Gain Lags Forecast Bloomberg. Erm, this is not much of a positive for the economy. Temp workers are not going to be confident consumers.
Retailers post worst June sales in three years MarketWatch
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