Patient readers: Yves is finishing the next part of “Bank of
Satan America Foreclosure Reviews,” so I am filling in for her. –lambert
Beer’s bitter compounds could help brew new medicines Science News (JL)
At least 100 batteries failed on Boeing 787 Seattle Times
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Declines The Conference Board (WM)
Dell’s Multiple Restructurings Aid It in Tax Avoidance David Cay Johnston, Tax Analysts
Here’s Who Stood to Gain from MPS Golden Dividends Corriere Della Sera 1/25 (follow-up via Google translate; RS)
Monte Paschi no risk for banking system after aid – Intesa CEO Reuters. The dreaded vote of confidence?
Scandal at world’s oldest bank upends Italian elections Christian Science Monitor
Envelopes of Cash: Corruption Charges Put Madrid on Defensive Der Spiegel (Ruben)
Exit everyman: How the Jersey Democratic bosses destroyed Dick Codey and unleashed Chris Christie Capital New York. Also too, Jon Corzine!
Exclusive: CIA nominee had detailed knowledge of “enhanced interrogation techniques Reuters. That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.
The Ticking Time Bomb in Zero Dark Thirty Kings of War
Female militarism: Band of sisters? Al Jazeera
Panel: City retirees’ health insurance too costly Chicago Tribune. Rahm to consign Chicago’s retirees to ObamaCare?
Alt-Labor The American Prospect
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