Horse DNA oldest by 500,000 years BBC (John M)
Dating Tips for Uptown Divorcées: Middle-Aged Millionaires Are Just Not That Into You New York Observer (via Daily Mail, Chuck L)
Depression, Diabetes, and You Big Think. Wow, this looks like a case of Big Pharma sabotage, although I’d very much like to get reader confirmation. I tried loading this article in two different browsers. For both, the article (not the comments) is unreadable, text is laid over the article text. I can’t ever recall this happening, much the less persistently. And I clicked on another Big Think article and it loaded fine, so this is NOT a site problem. UPDATE 9:30 AM: not getting this behavior now, but it was persistent over a half hour of intermittent checking Here’s the journal article, so you can at least get the wonkier version.
Madness Made Them Great Slate
Why China’s crunch is serious this time Business Spectator. A really good overview.
Why Did Chinese ATMs Stop Working? Bloomberg
Indian reporter sacked in flood outrage Bangkok Post (Lambert)
EU reaches deal on failed banks Financial Times
Chile’s major ports and roads blocked in nation-wide strike Santiago Times (Lambert)
Exclusive: Inside Chile’s student-occupied Universidad de Chile Santiago Times (Lambert)
Top executives laughed off concerns about abuse of bank guarantee Independent.ie (Jeremy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Why do whistleblowers go to Ecuador? Guardian (Deontos)
Obama Administration Seeks to Ease Tensions Over Snowden Bloomberg. A de facto admission of weakness.
This Is Not About Edward Snowden Bloomberg
C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police New York Times
An Anti-Immigrant Bill Masked as Reform CounterPunch (Carol B)
The Obamas Do Africa Glen Ford
The Vacant Climate Plan CounterPunch (Carol B)
Prop 8 Decision Could Cause Long Term Problems for Direct Democracy Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Don’t Panic as Bond Market Ship Not Sinking, Pimco’s Gross Says Bloomberg. My, my, what a difference a few weeks makes. I recall that Gross was saying 10 year Treasuries were a buy at over 2% (this when I believe market levels were ~ 2.20%). Now at 2.55% he’s saying “don’t panic”?
Risk of 1937 relapse as Fed gives up fight against deflation Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
US rate volatility sparks surge in junk-rated debt yields Financial Times. Duh. In a tightening cycle (and even the warning of ending the taper has had pretty much that effect), the riskiest credits usually reprice the most.
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