Live worm removed from woman’s brain BBC. Eeew! And this took place in the US.
That Money Isn’t Leaving the Vault Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times (hat tip reader Dwight)
In Housing Slump, Elderly Forgo Assisted Living New York Times
AIG to sell plane lessor ILFC to investors Reuters. Mirabile dictu! AIG sells something!
Surge In Egg Donors, Surrogate Moms Amid Downturn CBS Chicago (hat tip Michael Panzner). Interesting, but I am not impressed yet. Being an egg donor is a big ticket item, particularly since the donors have to be young, so the payments are meaningful relative to income. I am waiting to see reports that more people are selling blood.
Better targeted regulation: Let banks be banks, let investors be investors Alberto Giovannini, VoxEU
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