Croc that took boy to go to zoo Sydney Morning Herald
Major cache of fossils unearthed in L.A. Los Angeles Times
Stimulus Big Winner: Battery Manufacturing MIT Technology Review. Egad, I did a study on advanced batteries back in 1993 and got to drive a US manufactured electric car. And guess what? Looks like we ceded leadership to Asia.
Late Change in Course Hobbled Rollout of Geithner’s Bank Plan Washington Post
After Manhattan’s Office Boom, a Hard Fall New York Times
Californian dream turns into nightmare Financial Times
Switzerland threatened with bankruptcy Ed Harrison
Adventures in Flackery, Private Jet Edition Felix Salmon
On the December TIC data Rachel Ziemba
Germany may rescue debt-laden EU members Telegraph. This is a big deal.
And since it was a rough day in the markets, a bonus video (hat tip reader Alexander);