Exclusive: Bank of America’s trading practices have been probed, filing shows Reuters. Ho hum, bad apples, mistakes were made, cost of doing business.
Why are US corporate profits so high? Because wages are so low Macroscope, Reuters
Listen up, talking heads: Upward mobility isn’t the answer Salon. Kirsten Gillibrand a “luminary on the left”?!
Ignore Davos man Macrobusiness. And the suit he rode in on.
Emerging Markets Meltdown
ROUBINI: We Just Saw A ‘Mini Perfect Storm’ Business Insider
Singapore turns on British expat over ‘poor people’ comments Asian Correspondent. Froth.
Gold Mint Runs Overtime in Race to Meet World Coin Demand Bloomberg Luxury
British Green Party Calls for Public Control of the Money Supply David Bollier (JL)
Security Check Firm Said to Have Defrauded U.S. Times. Note that Serco, picked by the administration to handle ObamaCare processing and support, committed exactly the same kind of fraud in the UK. So, it’s not the principle, it’s payback because the “security check firm” passed Snowden.
Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January LA Times. “[Gallup’s] numbers cannot conclusively determine whether the new law is responsible for the trend toward greater coverage.”
Little-known aspect of Medicaid now causing people to avoid coverage WaPo. Of course, NC readers have known for months that estate recovery turns Medicaid into the functional equivalent of a lien on your estate if you’re over 55 — and that you’re forced into Medicaid, so you have no choice in the matter.
Implementing Health Reform: December Data On Medicaid And CHIP Applications And Eligibility Determinations Health Affairs. As usual, incomplete data.
Insurance company, not ACA, fell short Springfield News-Leader
AHA plans to fight CMS’ ‘two-midnight rule’ this year Modern Healthcare. Codes are political.
The Next Health Care Reform Matt Yglesias, Slate. Not single payer, of course. Nurse practitioners, more doctors via immigration and training.
What two magazine covers can tell us about Clinton ’16 Chris Cilizza, WaPo. 2016 – 2014 = 2. Kill me now.
“If I Didn’t Sell Drugs, I’d Be Dead”: What It’s Like to Lose Unemployment Benefits Mother Jones. System D.
Brian Chesky: The ‘Sharing Economy’ and Its Enemies OnlineWSJ. If you’re renting whatever to a stranger for money, that’s not “sharing.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
‘Google outed me’ ZDNet
Thailand protesters block early election vote BBC. The South and Bangkok, not completely.
Cambodian police clash with protesters Asian Correspondent
IHI to start mass-producing disaster lifeboats Nikkei Asian Review (FM)
‘We Saved the World’: WWI and America’s Rise as a Superpower Der Spiegel. First time as tragedy….
Mourning a Maestro Counterpunch. Claudio Abbado.
Claudio Abbado bonus track. Readers more musically literate than I am are invited to leave other links in comments.