Dear readers, I hardly feel entitled to mention my comparatively mild travel hassles today (getting in a bit over four hours late) given the real problems some of you have encountered. But the delay means no proper new posts from me until tomorrow night.
A Pinpoint Beam Strays Invisibly, Harming Instead of Healing New York Times
Passenger Outrage Rises as Storm Snarls U.S. Travel Bloomberg. Dunno why this story features American as the bad actor in the customer access category when Delta was worse (not providing any information on its website on Monday nor taking calls on its 800 number).
Amazon Mistakenly Reveals Kindle Sales Figures? Beyond Black Friday (hat tip reader David C)
China cuts rare earth export quotas Los Angeles Times (hat tip reader James S)
Chinese missile shifts power in Pacific Financial Times
America’s cracked political system Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Derivatives Clearing Group Decides Against Registration New York Times
2011 Will Bring More De facto Decriminalization of Elite Financial Fraud Bill Black, New Deal 2.0
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