Yahoo (hat tip Lambert)
Houston Chronicle (hat tip Lambert)
Chronicle (hat tip Lambert)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (hat tip Lambert)
LA Times (hat tip reader May S)
Aljazeera (hat tip reader May S)
Financial Times. Did ISDA pay for this headline? The payouts are “massive” in percentage terms. $3 billion is not large in relationship to Greek debt outstanding.
Asahi Shimbun (hat tip reader Lambert). The tracking of the sakura line is an annual ritual.
Nature (hat tip Lambert)
Atlantic (hat tip Lambert)
Bloomberg. Have you notice how China manages to produce crap announcements about its trade balances in March, which just happens to be on the eve of when Treasury has the opportunity to certify China as a currency manipulator (April and October)?
WSJ Real Time Econonmics
Bloomberg. Mirabile dictu. Of course, they aren’t pushing back on the other drain on what would otherwise become retained earnings, namely pay. Former Goldman co chairman John Whitehead declared 2006 bonus levels to be way out of line, and I bet we still aren’t back to a level he’d deem to be reasonable.
Michael Shedlock. Does anyone have electricity use or production data? This looks awfully bearish but we have had a super warm winter.
. More about MBS, but engaging nevertheless.
Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg
Antidote du jour. We’ve had a run of cats, so we don’t want dog lovers to feel neglected: