Dear patient readers,
I am out of town and bandwidth challenged (plua bizarre problems like inability to send mail, and yes I could use my webmail account, but the interface stinks. I am trying to view this as some sort of lesson in patience, which, needless to say, is not my long suit). Richard Smith is ably minding the store, and will be keeping an eye out for additional posts during the day on Friday.
Is Amazon Misleading Us About ebooks Outselling Print Books? Me and My Kindle (hat tip reader David C)
Ex-Manager Sparky Anderson Dies New York Times. I saw some Reds games when Anderson was the manager.
Sign of the Times: Hearings on “Scientific Fraud” of Global Warming Expected FireDogLake (hat tip reader John Bougearel)
Evidence That Oil Fields Renew Themselves Tuscon Citizen (hat tip reader aet). Given the section of the paper that carried this story, it looks to be faith based science.
In U.S., 14% Rely on Food Stamps Wall Street Journal
Dead Quasar Leaves Ghost Behind Discovery (hat tip reader John M)
NASA EPOXI Flyby Reveals New Insights Into Comet Features Jet Propulsion Laboratory (hat tip reader John M)
India: Economic power house or poor house? The Star (hat tip reader May S)
Backlash against Fed’s $600bn easing Financial Times
Fed’s Hoenig on QE2, Low Rates and Future Instability Wall Street Journal
Why Bernanke Is Gambling Credit Writedowns
Consumers’ right to file class actions is in danger Los Angeles Times
Behind a foreclosure, danger and tragedy Miami Herald (hat tip reader Barbara Ann)
Foreclosure Fraud – Deutsche Bank Memo Notifies Securitized Loan Servicers and their Attorneys that they May have Broken the Law 4ClousureFraud (hat tip reader Barbara W)
Will Lehman Abandon Oak Knoll? East Bay Express (hat tip reader Martin L)
In typical cobblers’ children going unshod fashion, I should have alerted readers I will be on a panel today, “Journalists’ Roundtable: Perspectives on Crisis and Recovery” at noon at UMass Amherst. James Kwak of Baseline Scenario is moderating, and the other panel members are Doug Henwood and Mike Konczal
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