Giraffe licks dying zoo worker Associated Press (Martine)
Tigers slaughtered in show of social stature for Guangdong businessmen Guardian (furzy mouse) :-(
Noble failures celebrated in unique Dublin show Irish Times (Scott). From earlier this year, still germane.
“Data” the buzzword vs. data the actual thing Noah Smith. On Nate Silver’s new site.
Wealthy Chinese emigration “panic” MacroBusiness
China’s shakeout is on track MacroBusiness
Schäuble revives push for eurozone integration Financial Times
Intesa Sanpaolo Posts Massive Loss Wall Street Journal
The Dysfunctional Guitar: More on the Reuters Syria Photo Controversy BagNews (psychohistorian)
Obama Seeks to Calm Saudis as Paths Split New York Times
Robert Kaplan Writes In Defense Of Slavery Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
US human rights chastised by UN Guardian
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Geolocating Twitter Users Bruce Schneier
The One Thing That Could Save Obamacare––And The Obama Administration Needs To Do It In the Next Month Health Care Policy Renewal
Red state Senate Democrats propose Obamacare fixes Daily Kos (Carol B)
Deadline Near, Health Signups Show Disparity New York Times
WOMEN JUSTICES ROCK THE HOBBY LOBBY ARGUMENT New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Obama Is More Fiscally Conservative Than Reagan Business Insider
States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government WalletHub. Detailed analysis with cool charts. Blue states less dependent, natch.
‘Guns are a health care issue’ MSNBC (furzy mouse)
In Georgia, Carry a Gun, Just Not in the Capitol New York Times (furzy mouse)
PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Related to Pipeline Explosion Wall Street Journal
Helen Galope v. Deutsche Bank National Trust, 12-56892 Court Listener. Unpublished 9th Circuit Appeals court decision says a defaulted mortgage borrower has standing to pursue claims that she would never have purchased a mortgage (which was sold as having a rate set by independent means) had she been aware of Libor manipulation.
Fed’s Dudley: Fed Should Take Better Account of Its International Impact WSJ Real Time Economics Blog (MacroDigest). This is a direct contradiction to Bernanke’s stance, which was to deny QE had any effect abroad. Is he trying to pre-empt Yellen?
Fed feels backlash over stress tests Financial Times. The Fed is getting what it deserves for coddling them during the crisis and participating in the “get out of massive liability almost free” settlements on foreclosure and chain of title abuses.
SEC Is Urged to Shorten Window for Investor Tip-Offs Wall Street Journal
Wal-Mart Sues Visa for $5 Billion Over ‘Swipe Fees’ Wall Street Journal. Godzila v. Mothra.
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