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Green sea turtle swims underwater for first time in 11 years thanks to world’s first dive belt built for endangered sea creatures Daily Mail
Danes attempt to brew probably the best bee larvae beer in the world Guardian
ScienceShot: Fungi Provide an Early Warning System for Plants Science
Dollar soars, stocks set new highs on Fed stimulus exit talk Reuters
Weighing the Week Ahead: Are You Ready for Some Fedspeak? A Dash of Insight
N.Y. AG Revising Foreclosure Settlement Complaint Against B of A, Wells American Banker (SW)
Banks slow to pay out mortgage relief funds. Neil Young was wrong. Rust does sleep.
What bankers don’t know Golem XIV
Is EVERY Market Rigged? Washington’s Blog
Has Financial Development Made the World Riskier? [PDF] Kansas City Fed
This Time, Gold Bugs May Have a Point Barron’s
You thought Ryanair’s attendants had it bad? Wait ’til you hear about their pilots Independent
Bankia compensation qualms signal loss of faith in Spain’s banks Reuters
Paradise Lost! Have We Learned Anything? Cyprus Mail
EU decision to lift Syrian oil sanctions boosts jihadist groups Guardian
Dubai laborers stage rare strike for more pay Reuters
Ebb and flow Economist. Saline intrusion in Bangladesh?
Chinese cyber crime: More crooks than patriots FT. What’s the Chinese for “The Gentleman Loser”?
Obama to address Guantánamo and drones in major defence speech Guardian
Disturbing abuses of power Colbert King, WaPo
Shadows of dishonor cast on the U.S. military Kansas City Star
Obama Says Job Market May ’Stall’ Due to Budget Cuts Bloomberg. Just when things were going so well!
Ongoing disaster evident in too many states Economic Policy Institute. Handy interactive chart on disemployment by state.
Here’s why remote state capitals are often more corrupt Slate
Ghosts of incinerator bond deal haunt Harrisburg election Reuters
Climate change activists say they blocked freighter from delivering coal to Mass. power plant Boston Globe (MR)
How technology redefines norms Felix Salmon, Reuters
Former Google exec says he has 100,000 emails showing how ‘immoral’ company avoids paying UK tax Independent
Google Map Redesign [Brain Buds] Another Word for It
Scientific Insurgents Say ‘Journal Impact Factors’ Distort Science Science Daily. JIF is a technical precursor of Google PageRank. So, hmm.
Widely Visible Symbols Of Human Folly Automatic Earth (Nice Boat, No Dock).
Daniel Dennett’s seven tools for thinking Guardian
Four key Hillary Clinton staffers from 2008 unlikely to sign on for 2016 bid WaPo. Wolfson, Tanden, Solis Doyle, and the hated Penn. If I were cynical, I’d say Clinton was signalling “Jobs for the boys!” to Team Obama.
Critical Moment: What is the State of Black Detroit, 2013? Truthout (CB)
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