Greece Keeping Euro Is Only Choice: Papademos Bloomberg. And Mexico kept insisting it would defend its currency peg right up to the eve when it threw in the towel in 1994.
Greek conservatives stance threatens bailout Irish Times (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Europe prepares for breakup MacroBusiness
Jump in Italian and Spanish yields spooks stocks Financial Times. Yields on bunds are also up.
WOW: Europe Is Really Getting Slammed Today Clusterstock
60 Minutes: Congressional Insider Trading Credit Writedowns
Ireland and Greece: Blackjacked by the Banks CounterPunch (hat tip reader 1 SK)
Occupy Wall Street: New York police clear protest camp BBC. This is pretty sympathetic coverage.
Police Sweep Protest From Zuccotti Park New York Times. Lead front page story, 70 arrested. At least the first of the image series is a policeman with his teeth bared (!) roughing up a protestor. So the police efforts to sanitize the coverage were not 100% effective.
Blue Cross CEO Discusses Health Care Business C-SPAN (hat tip reader Skippy). Mike check!
Quan adviser Dan Siegel quits over Occupy Oakland SF Gate (hat tip reader Aquifer)
In foreclosure-plagued Vegas, empty homes go to pot Los Angeles Times
Paulson cuts gold ETF holding Financial Times
Bank Excuses on Foreclosure Growing Stale New York Times. This is a gratifying read.
Big Banks Turn Unemployment Benefits Into a Profit Center Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
Marketocracy Barry Ritholtz (hat tip April Charney)
Antidote du jour. Richard Smith’s boy kitten, Fisher (he has a girl too, Minsky, from the same litter); pic by Uschileins Töchterlein: