Articles of interest september 24, 2012

One to watch: “Some of the world’s top financial regulators will answer questions in the European Parliament on Monday about market manipulation such as the rigging of benchmark interest rate Libor.

Lehman ordered to pay restitution…in Australia.

The Federal Reserve’s policy of paying banks interest on money parked at the U.S. central bank is at odds with its latest efforts to stimulate economic growth

Microsoft and HP just two more companies found to have avoided taxes with offshore accounts. Microsoft would also rather pay the fines on egregious wasting of energy rather than make any changes.

EU is borrowing to fund debt to bigger countries. Desperate?

Pension funds at center of most labor disputes. Cuz, you know, once we’ve used ’em up, we spit ’em out.

Disappointing: Unions in Ohio deny partner benefits.

FedEx, long an indicator of the economic outlook, has bleak news.

Unemployment for adults between 20 and 24 is 14%, compared to the national average of 8.1%. But even those with jobs are facing something without modern precedent: Steadily falling annual earnings

More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll

More than 1,000 preachers to defy IRS law and endorse candidate(s).

Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Chevron after discovering that the company detoured pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery for four years and burned them off into the atmosphere, in possible violation of a federal court order

Riot at Foxconn after guards beat up employee.

Houston cop shoots, kills wheelchair-bound double amputee” with a pen. For feeling threatened.

3,000 year old Buddha statues could be destroyed to make way for a mine.

An Illinois appellate court Friday affirmed a lower court finding that the state cannot force pharmacies and pharmacists to sell emergency contraceptives – also known as “morning after” pills – if they have religious objections.” If you don’t fucking want to give out medicine, don’t be a fucking pharmacist. This is a very, very slippery slope.

“‘Long overdue’: 55 names of unfairly imprisoned US Guantanamo inmates released

By 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese.”

The U.S. Suffered Its Worst Airpower Loss Since Vietnam Last Week and No One Really Noticed



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