Here are the links for today. I really appreciate all the link suggestions from readers by the way. To ping me with links, you can also try twitter. I use twitter a decent amount to tweet or retweet stories as I find them. I am @edwardnh.
I appreciate foreign language stories too because with the stress tests and the European sovereign debt crisis, a lot of times the European news breaks stories first. I can deal with links in any Romance or Germanic language (no Finnish, Hungarian or Latvian!) You’ll see a few links of that ilk below.
By the way, Yves has a twitter feed which updates you with every post here at NC. She’s @yvessmith. Show Yves love and follow her.
The shale gas fairytale continues John Dizard, FT (Hat tip Scott)
Multimedia Presentation: The Geography of a Recession American Observer (engaging visual of how the US unemployment has developed)
Elizabeth Warren Could Head CFPB Without Senate Confirmation HuffPo (Hat tip Carrick)
What’s up with Spanish mortgage lending? FT Alphaville
Mauboussin: Untangling Skill & Luck Paul Kedrosky
US financial system support up $700 bln in past year-watchdog Reuters (Hat tip Heidi Moore and Professor Pinch)
Meanwhile, in the Chinese property market… FT Alphaville
Biggest star ever found may be ticking antimatter bomb New Scientist
Buying a home ‘cheaper than renting’ in most of Britain The Telegraph
Voodoo That I Don’t Do Credit Writedowns
Krugman versus Ferguson: Round Two Jeremy Warner
Meredith Whitney Is Still ‘The Man’ on Goldman Sachs (GS) Street Insider (‘The Man’? hmmm… How about the bomb or the hype?)
New Mega Banks Pressure Smaller Players – WSJ.com WSJ ( Must-read piece on how TBTF banks are more powerful than ever)
Double dip in the Baltic Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (on the decline in the Baltic Dry Index)
Recovery: What’s Germany’s secret? Ryan Avent
Krugman on Cowen and Germany Tyler Cowen
Antidote du Jour: Spread Your Wings (Thanks Bob!)