Patient readers: Yves will be returning very shortly, perhaps even before you will have read this. –lambert
Apple denies using ‘tax gimmicks’ to lower US payments FT. “He denies it,” said the King: “leave out that part.” WSJ; Times.
Bulls vs. Bears
Boom or Bubble? The New Yorker
We should listen to what gold is really telling us Mohamed El-Erian, FT (see also Spooked).
Air Cargo Volume Points to Continued Economic Weakness Pragmatic Capitalism
What’s Holding Back Hiring? Online WSJ
Obama Scandals Bring MSNBC 7-Year Low While Fox News Rises Deadline Hollywood. Blip?
Dems betting heavily on GOP scandal overreach in 2014 Greg Sargent. Dick Gephardt, 1998, during Clinton impeachment saga: “They can’t help themselves.”
Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes Glenn Greenwald, Guardian (emptywheel).
Obama administration mistakes journalism for espionage Eugene Robinson, WaPo. Yesterday, Colbert King.
Employers Eye Bare-Bones Health Plans Under New Law Online WSJ (NT). White House ObamaCare adviser: “Our expectation was that employers would offer high quality insurance.” Oopsie.
Employee Abuse Runs Rampant In America Economic Populist
The M5S is not left wing (and neither is it right wing) Beppe Grillo’s Blog
Syria: Disunited Insurgents Lose Qusayr Moon of Alabama
Police killed as violence continues in Iraq Al Jazeera
How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
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