The futurologists don’t want to hear it, but live performance is booming Simon Jenkins, Guardian
1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India Independent (hat tip reader Carrick)
Deflation Has Gone Global Michael Shedlock
Spit and Acquit New York Times
Supply and demand cannot explain 2008 gas price rise: US FERC Platts (hat tip reader Michael)
Checking In On the Four Bad Bears Paul Kedrosky
Stress tests deepen headache for Obama Financial Times
Vampire pensions could be a corporate nightmare Charles Millard, Financial Times. The media is catching up with Leo.
Green Shoots and Glimmers Paul Krugman
JPMorgan ready to return $25bn Tarp cash Independent.
No Easy Workout New York Times
CDS blamed for role in bankruptcy filings Financial Times. We discussed more than a year ago that CDS contracts could give holders an incentive to push companies into bankruptcy. It apparently happened twice last week.
Any angels left in heaven? Sam Jones, FT Alphaville (hat tip reader Steve L)
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