World’s Oldest Champagne in 170-Year Shipwreck May Fetch $145,000 a Bottle Bloomberg. Buzz Potamkin says this bubbly is still drinkable; I say it’s another form of trading sardines.
Europe E. Coli Is Deadliest Outbreak as Rare Strain Causes Kidney Failure Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Texas Urges U.S. to Leave Gas Fracking Oversight to States Bloomberg (hat tip Ed Harrison)
Humpty Obumpty and the Arab Spring Asia Times (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Building Europe, building institutions Speech by Jean-Claude Trichet (hat tip Swedish Lex)
ECB’s Trichet Suggests Creation of Euro Finance Ministry CNBC (hat tip Philip Pilkington)
Libya bet $1bn on SocGen shares Financial Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Federal Workers, Feeling Threatened, Unionize Huffington Post (hat tip reader Paul Tioxon)
Ex-Mayor Daley’s new job is with law firm involved in city deals Chicago Sun-Times. More specifically, bad infrastructure deals that ripped off taxpayers.
The Truth About The Middle Class David Cohen (hat tip reader Bruno)
Wall Street’s Role in Narco-Trafficking – “Business is Booming” CounterPunch (hat tip reader Bruno)
‘Moody’s alarm on debt limit is a show‘ Press TV (hat tip Richard Smith)
Foreclosing on a Bunch of Snakes MarketWatch (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
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