Hero Chihuahua Finds Missing Girls in the Woods Care2 (furzy mouse). I may have to revise my opinion of chichuahuas.
Children Can’t Identify Fresh Vegetables The Food Channel (Aquifer; don’t bust my chops for using this address, for some reason the page on the site does not load)
Bo Xilai: The Unanswered Questions New York Review of Books
Richemont: waiting for the bullet John Hempton. Actually also about the Chinese luxury goods market.
Greece faces difficult odds with privatization Washington Post
Kofi Annan quits as UN’s Syria envoy. Is diplomacy at an end? Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
Iceland Could Be First Western Nation Since Financial Crisis To Break Up Its Banks ThinkProgress (Chuck L)
Cut defense spending, but not mindlessly USA Today. Robert N. thinks this might be the first major newspaper editorial urging cutting defense spending.
Great News: Cass Sunstein Leaving Government Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Street Stops in New York Fall as Unease Over Tactic Grows New York Times. About time.
Bankruptcy Filings Still Falling Bob Lawless, Credit Slips
Why Are We Still Firing Teachers? Surprise: It’s the Housing Market Atlantic (Walter Mit Man)
A man walks into a bank Financial Times (Richard Smith). Nowhere near as exciting, but just a few weeks ago, a check made to my cat sitter went into the payment envelope to my health insurance company. Not only did Cigna’s lockbox operation deposit it, but my bank (TD) honored it. By contrast, my previous bank would occasionally call me if they thought my signature didn’t look right to see if the check really was made out by me.
London Interbank Offered Rate Indexed ARMs Freddie Mac (Aquifer)
U.S. housing policy: “Absolutely insane” Matt Stoller, Salon
California Passes Homeowners Bill of Rights Foreclosure News (Chuck L)
Goldman Sachs’s New York prison deal saves all the risk for the taxpayer Guardian (Aquifer)
Antidote du jour (bob):
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