Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday's Daily Brief

Friday, July 22, 2011
As Layoffs Hit Wall Street, Lowest-Paid Workers Lose Jobs
Oslo Blast Damages Prime Minister's Office, Government Headquarters
Heat Wave Bakes Eastern Cities
Defense Secretary To Certify DADT Repeal
Hackers Respond To FBI Arrests
Theodore S. Greenberg: News Corp.: What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?
If Mr. Murdoch is true to his word to "put it right"and to "be transparent" News Corp. officials will not wait for government investigators to ask for documents.
Phil Angelides: On The Anniversary Of Dodd-Frank: Wall Street Fights Back And American Families Fight To Survive
From the moment the financial reform legislation was signed, the agents of its destruction went to work. While regulators plow ahead with limited resources against a fierce wall of resistance, much of what led to the financial meltdown remains unchanged.
Radley Balko: Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver
We need to start holding prosecutors accountable for bringing unjust charges like those just brought against an Atlanta mother -- even if they may technically be legally permissible.
Therese Borchard: Money Problems: 6 Steps to Transform Your Money Life
I don't know of anyone who doesn't have a money problem right now, in this economy.
Bunmi Laditan: Worst Ad Campaign of the Summer Award... Step Up, Summer's Eve
In an effort to convince women to jump on the bandwagon of antiquated beliefs concerning vaginal cleanliness, Summer's Eve commercials entitled "Hail to the V" now feature a modern, sassy, independent talking-hand vagina.

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