Breast cancer screens leads to ‘unnecessary treatment’ BBC (hat tip reader John L)
Good News for Norwegian Polar Bears: PCBs Levels Down Science News (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
US draws up plans for nuclear drones Guardian (hat tip reader John L)
Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack Smithsonian (hat tip Susie Madrak)
Defector tells how US officials ‘sexed up’ his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion Independent (hat tip reader May S)
The time bomb no one can defuse Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Europe’s tallest-to-be tower burns in Moscow IRTNews (hat tip Lambert)
Netanyahu’s ‘King David’ Complex Consortium News
Australia will target US workers Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader May S)
Faber: Japanese stocks will outperform as US margins deteriorate Edward Harrison
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip-Searches for Any Offense New York Times. Wow, was my desire to become an expat correct. Too bad the plan didn’t work out.
Women voters surge to Obama Financial Times
Supreme Court Rules Strip Searches Okay Even for Those Arrested for Minor Offenses David Dayen, Firedoglake
Obama Warns High Court Wall Street Journal. Huh?
To Fix America’s Education Bureaucracy, We Need to Destroy It Atlantic (hat tip reader May S)
Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You Chris Hedges (hat tip reader Thomas R)
Treasury’s Ridiculous Defense of their Second Lien Policies Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Royal Bank of Canada Accused of Massive Unlawful Trading Scheme Wall Street Journal
GE takes $1bn risk in bringing jobs home Financial Times
Female CFOs in U.S. Paid Less Than Men, Study Finds Bloomberg. This is news? The interesting bit, if memory serves me correctly, is the % of underpayment is in line with the underpayment of women generally.
Banks in spotlight over board composition Financial Times
Choices Shrink for Subprime Set Wall Street Journal
Investors Buying Up Foreclosures by the Thousands New York Times. The analyses assume flipping in 3-5 years at modest profits on purchase, which leads to decent overall returns if you believe the assumptions. Have none of these guys heard about the chain of title problems in foreclosures? The banks must be delighted to have found a rich bunch of greater fools.
JOBS Act Jeopardizes Safety Net for Investors Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times. So why not a peep from him before the vote on the bill? It’s too late for this to be useful, and he can’t not know that.
Foreclosure reforms to widen Washington Post. Better version: Administration keen to rope more firms into the photo op.
An Altogether Different Reality Michael Panzner
Senior citizens continue to bear burden of student loans Washington Post (hat tip Lambert). Holy moley.
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