Two U.S. lawyers file defamation suit against attorney Dershowitz Reuters (EM). This is starting to look like a Punch and Judy show.
Science at risk as young researchers increasingly denied research grants PhysOrg (Chuck L)
UBS Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Advise Clients Bloomberg (David L).
Antibiotics: US discovery labelled ‘game-changer’ for medicine BBC (furzy mouse)
From a Pile of Dirt, Researchers Discover New Antibiotic MIT Technology Review (David L)
Worst ever sea water invasion threatens orchid farms in Sam Pran district Thai PBS. Jim D: “Global warming & rising sea levels.”
China’s courtship of Latin America tested Financial Times
Correa Heads to China for Financial Lifeline PanAM Post
Why Emerging-Market Debt Could Balloon in a Flash WSJ Economics
Draghi’s Deflation Nightmare Bloomberg
The early ending of the new political control? failed evolution
Isis: the inside story Guardian (reslic)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Analysis: Shumlin built ‘lead airplane’ for single payer VTDigger (martha r)
Those Protesting Harvard Professors Have a Point Helaine Olen, Slate
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Is a Pending Disaster Robert Reich, Huffington Post. This from a man who pushed for Nafta…
Vanishing New York: Icons and residents crushed by surging rents Aljazeera (Nikki). Retail store rents are being doubled in my neighborhood, and businesses are dropping like flies. And their replacements are idiotic high end concepts, like a store for upscale frozen food, that will be dead in a year.
Oil Prices Slide as U.S. Gasoline Inventories Jump Wall Street Journal
US export code adds to bearish oil outlook Financial Times
How $50 Oil Changes Almost Everything Bloomberg
Mounting Debt For Oil Drillers OilPrice
Deep Debt Keeps Oil Firms Pumping Wall Street Journal (Brian C)
Standard Chartered to Shut Equities Business Wall Street Journal
Credit Suisse Waiver and Too Big to Bar Corporate Crime Reporter (Kimo)
Risks lurk in failure to simplify finance Satyajit Das, Financial Times. Important. Key quote” “Extra capital, while welcome, will transmit losses in the event of a systemic crisis to insurance companies, pension funds and private investors. Bailing them out may be politically necessary or expedient.”
Sotheby’s and Christie’s Return to Guaranteeing Art Prices New York Times. Proof of robust demand at the top end.
Ireland’s Resurgent Left Jacobin (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Samuel A):