House Hampers a Law on Light Bulbs New York Times
Saying ‘Maybe’ to Drugs Acceler8tor (hat tip reader Sugar Hush)
Food and Water Mark Thoma
The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia The Nation
NATO’s Debacle in Libya Andrew Cockburn, CounterPunch (hat tip reader Carol B)
Murdoch faces prolonged inquiries in US Financial Times
Empire’s dynastic roots threatened Guardian
Les Hinton sacrificed, but the worst is yet to come for News Corp Guardian. FBI ask – did News Corp offer money for access to 9/11 victims’ relatives’ phone records?
Banks’ stress test pass rate under fire Financial Times. Ahem, this simply makes it official that “stress test” is NewSpeak.
As a Watchdog Starves, Wall Street Is Tossed a Bone New York Times. Um, this has been going on since the Clinton era.
Regulators Are Said to Weigh Softer Derivatives Rules New York Times
Why Amazon’s tax-free landscape needs bulldozing Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times
Dexia suit: DB securitized mortgages it sued originators over Reuters (hat tip reader D
Investing in a world of austerity Ed Harrison
The new “Let them eat cake!” David Sirota, Salon (hat tip reader appointmetotheboard)
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