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- Finally, Wall Street gets put on trial: We can still hold the 0.1 percent responsible for tanking the economy (Thomas Frank, Salon) Defendants who clearly had committed mortgage fraud felonies were acquitted because the defense successfully argued that the banks ignored such activities and even actively sought them out, encouraged it and even co-opted liar loan borrowers’ initiative in creating the mortgages. William K. Black, who contributes to GEI, was an expert witness for the defense.
- North Sea fracking claim is big boost for bid to secure Scottish independence (Alex Russell and Peter Strachan, The Conversation) Fracking may double the value of recoverable gas and oil for Scotland over the next 25 years which increases the economic attractiveness of independence to the Scots.
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
Overflow crowd speaks out to Ferguson City Council (Aja J. Williams, USA Today)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
Al-Shabab claims deadly Somalia bombing (Al-Jazeera)
Battle for Benghazi could break up Libya (Reuters)
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