Monthly Archives: October 2011

Joe’s News Picks — October 18, 2011

1 New York Times on the US Postal Union turning to Wall Street Journal for advice on its future. Can Ron Bloom, the restructuring expert who helped shore up the automobile and steel industries in the United States, save the … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 17, 2011

1 Guardian article, ‘The global economy is broken. Here’s how to fix it’. Massive injections of public money three years ago saved the system without fixing it. A financial crisis was transformed, through bailouts, into a crisis of sovereign debt. … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 15, 2011

1 New York Times on a Catholic Bishop in the US being indicted for the first time in 25 years, for failing to report abuse. The indictment of the bishop, Robert W. Finn, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 14, 2011

1 New York Times on China losing its manufacturing edge. Today, Taphandles employs 33 people at its headquarters in Seattle and about 450 at the Chinese factory that produces the beer-marketing products it sells to breweries. But its owner, Paul … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 13, 2011

1 San Francisco Chronicle on sex toy gone wrong. This may be one sexual encounter April Bonjour will never forget. She’s suing sex toy maker Pipedream Products after her vibrator made her bleed so much that she had to be … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 12, 2011

1 Guardian on South Africa resisting the march of Walmart. On the face of it, Walmart’s decision to take South Africa by storm via the acquisition of a controlling stake in Massmart, a leading supermarket chain, looked like a canny … Continue reading

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Joe’s News Picks — October 11, 2011

1. San Francisco Chronicle on the alarming drop in venture capital fundraising. US venture capital fundraising dropped to the lowest in eight years in the third quarter as a slowing economic recovery and debt crisis in Europe led to fewer … Continue reading

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