First black hole for light created on Earth New Scientist
iPhone saves woman from bear Register Hardware (hat tip reader Michael)
Gates pledges millions to African, Indian farming Raw Story (hat tip reader John D)
US credit card defaults fall, but delinquencies up Reuters (hat tip DoctoRx)
Goldman faces bonus fury as staff rewards top $16bn Independent. The reporting on the other side of the pond is much more fiery than here.
Obama wins first financial reform victory in months Reuters. If they call this a victory, their objectives are way too low.
Elliot Spitzer Lays Out Game Plan to Get Rid of the Chamber of Commerce Robert Oak, Economic Populist
Why the US dollar may strengthen in 2010 Christian Broda , Piero Ghezzi, Eduardo Levy-Yeyati, VoxEU
A Hatchet Job So Bad It’s Good Paul Krugman
Obama isn’t helping. At least the world argued with Bush Naomi Klein, Guardian. Today’s must read.
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