Baby Dolphin Deaths Spike on Gulf Coast The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (hat tip reader furzy mouse) :-(
Pathogen in Roundup Ready Soy and Corn Could Lead to Calamity, Scientist Warns Mother Earth News and Letter to Vilsack About Dangers of Roundup Leaked Save New Mexico Seeds (hat tip reader furzy mouse). The lengths Monsanto has gone to to preserve its profits from Roundup, which was the company’s big cash cow in the early 1980s, are remarkable.
How Common Is Financial Infidelity? New York Times
Protesters killed in Iraq Day of Rage rallies ABC (hat tip Clusterstock)
Now Gaddafi blames hallucinogenic pills mixed with Nescafe and bin Laden for uprisings… before ordering bloody hit on a mosque Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S). I know Daily Mail is a mere tabloid, but it does have a way with headlines.
All-American Decline in a New World Tom Engelhardt
Muslim group seeking Huckabee apology for ‘infidel’ comments The Hill (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
UK growth revised downwards Financial Times
Washington Wrecks the Economy: More Evidence Dean Baker
Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis? Simon Johnson
Shock Doctrine, U.S.A. Paul Krugman, New York Times
Retailer results show US consumer caution Financial Times
A Blank Check For Cleaning Up Madoff’s Mess Floyd Norris, New York Times. $228 million for the investigation, and on its way to over $1 billion.
Soc Gen’s Economic Surprise Indicator Barry Ritholtz. God knows, I have been hearing right, left and center how the market’s technicals either suck or are “vulnerable” for the last ten days.
Is that a Pink Flamingo I See? Macro Man. The flamingoes are back!
MBA panel: Tread carefully when going after strategic defaulters Housing Wire. The banks sound awfully righteous when they have no ready way of knowing if a default is “strategic”
Fannie, Freddie, FHA combined REO Inventory at Record Level Calculated Risk
Is the Fed blowing bubbles in structured finance and insurance? Christopher Whalen
Conservative nostalgia for Victorian era is dangerous Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
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