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- Facebook’s Zuckerberg Complains to Obama Over Government Spying (Vindu Goel, The New York Times) In a public post on Thursday to users of the social network, Mr. Zuckerberg said he was "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the U.S. government."
- 12 Best Genetically-Modified-Free Grocery Stores (Michelle Schoffro Cook, Care 2 make a difference) No chains, just local stores make the list.
- Top 9 Biggest Tax Scams of 2013 (Dan Berman, ThinkAdvisor) Last year, the IRS mailed out fraudulent refunds worth $3.6 billion. That was at least an improvement over the $5.2 billion doled out in 2012. Berman presents the details for the nine largest scams of 2013.
- The Neglected Suicide Epidemic (Emily Greenhouse, The New Yorker) It is likely greatly unreported but it is still an epidemic.
Today there are 14 articles discussed 'behind the wall', the first 5 about the state of the economy in Russia and Ukraine and how it may be reflected in the U.S. and the rest of the world. The last 7 articles are about stresses in the Chinese economy.
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