Can dogs really smell cell phones? FTAlphaville
Preventing blasts a focus at Japan nuclear plant AP. Behind the Pythonesque headline, signs of progress in the struggle to get the reactor complex under control.
Johnson & Johnson’s Quality Catastrophe BusinessWeek (hat tip reader Francois T)
Farmers look to earn their corn with new storage bins Financial Times
A Hot Idea Falls Short at Goldman Wall Street Journal
Portugal’s PM calls on EU for bailout The Guardian. Portugal finally folds.
Europe’s Subprime Quagmire Project Syndicate. Directionally correct, but starry-eyed about the US stress tests, which only look good when compared with the European ones.
Lehman Creditors ‘Seriously’ Consider Proposing Competing Plan Bloomberg. Not much left of Lehman, but the fight over the scraps goes on, and on.
A Potential Left-Right Consensus For Financial Reform? A Telling Example with the Miller-Moore Amendment. Rortybomb. Congress doing its thing.
Why is Paul Ryan’s Budget Trying to Dismantle Financial Reform? Mike Konczal again, at New Deal 2.0 this time; Paul Ryan doing his thing.
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