World-first hybrid shark found off Australia AFP (hat tip reader Aquifer)
FDA Gives Up on Antibiotic Restrictions in Livestock CivilEats (hat tip Lambert Sterther). Superbug futures. Lovely.
Oil-drilling wastewater causing earthquakes, expert says Northwest Ohio (hat tip reader May S)
Medication Shortages Surge To Record In 2011 Huffington Post
Climate change – our real bequest to future generations Dean Baker, Guardian (hat tip reader John M)
How Israel Empowers Islamist Movements Counterpunch (hat tip reader Chuck L)
About 1m take out payday loans Financial Times
Ronald Searle, St Trinian’s creator, dies aged 91 Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Fed to Publish a Forecast of Rate Moves, Guiding Investors New York Times. Think this is about transparency? If so, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you. This is to reduce the amount of intervention by more active management of expectations.
Chart of the Day: S&P500 2011 Heat Map Credit Writedowns
Hedge Funds End 2011 on a Very Bad Note New York Times
Principal Write-Down Pilot Program in Massachusetts Credit Slips
Inside a Banker’s Mind Consumer Law & Policy Blog (hat tip reader Deontos)
Goldman’s Latest Boiler-Room Stock: America Matt Taibbi (hat tip reader Aquifer)
The Peltzman Effect: Why Economic Growth Has Slowed in the US Over Time Mike Kimel, Angry Bear (hat tip Aquifer). Today’s must read.
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