Grey wolf appears in Iowa for first time in 89 years – and is shot dead Guardian (Dr. Kevin) :-(
Clock ticking on Google’s driverless cars Financial Times and When Driverless Cars Break the Law New York Times. I hate the idea (how could anyone who has enemies ever be interested in this?) but I can see one natural market: people over 80 who want to live independently but are worried about driving, particularly on freeways.
Doctors’ Survey Calls Out Overtreatment, but Is It Credible? Patient Safety Blog
Glaxo’s Ex-China Chief Accused of Ordering Staff to Commit Bribery Wall Street Journal. Yowza.
China reverts to credit as property slump threatens to drag down economy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
This time Chinese property will bust MacroBusiness
China’s Alternate Reality of Slipping Growth Wall Street Journal
How accepting is Japan of international investors buying into public infrastructure? Nikkei. Translation: private equity black ships go home.
What is the likelihood of a military coup in Thailand? Asian Correspondent
UPDATE 1-German investor morale plunges to lowest since Jan 2013 Reuters (Ilargi)
France’s unpalatable warship deal with Russia France 24 (Bob V)
Hunter Biden joins the team of Burisma Holdings Burisma (Richard Smith). Backstory: Alleged fraudulent hedge fund associated with the Vice President’s family harasses blogger John Hempton
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Global Survey Shows Citizens Around World Fear Their Own Governments Would Torture Them
Kevin Gosztola Firedoglake
Fannie, Freddie’s regulator won’t cut loan limits MarketWatch. This is bizarre, since it comes the day after New York Times and Financial Times editorials calling for Fannie and Freddie to be wound down. Those editorials had the smell of Administration string-pulling to get Johnson-Crapo, a really terrible bill that would put the mortgage guarantee pretty much in Wall Street hands, out of the Senate Finance committee, where it is now stalled. So has Watt gone off script?
Don’t Restore Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Says Their Former Regulator Wall Street Journal.
These Are The 10 Most Stressed Out Cities In America Movoto (Bob V)
Bulls trample on quality of mortgage deals Financial Times
Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors’ Blood Pressure Drugs.com (Lisa E)
Geithner Pants on Fire
Timothy Geithner: Department of “WTF?!?!”: Friday Focus: May 9, 2014 Brad DeLong Equitablog
Glenn Hubbard: Geithner Blocked Mortgage Refinancing Brad DeLong Equitablog. When DeLong backs Hubbard, you know it’s bad.
The Origins of Inequity CounterPunch (theadr)
Postcard from the End of America: Manhattan Dissident Voice (RR)
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