Monday, January 14, 2008

monday reads

Tomgram: Is Religion a Threat to Democracy?

Paul Krugman: Responding to Recession

P2P Consortium interviews Rick Falkvinge, the founder and the leader of the Swedish Pirate Party.

Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, who is the target of a federal corruption case, retired Monday to focus on defending himself against the charges.

President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to a major ally in a region where the U.S. casts neighboring Iran as a menace to stability.

Federal and state forestry officials say at current rates, mountain pine beetles will kill the majority of Colorado's large-diameter lodgepole pine forests within three to five years.

Sovereign Bancorp Inc. said Monday it expects to take about $1.76 billion in charges in the fourth quarter related to a range of issues, from goodwill impairments to rising loan-loss provisions.

Citigroup plans to announce a writedown of as much as $24 billion and layoffs that could total as much as 24,000 due to subprime and credit-related losses, CNBC has learned.

The $200 billion Kuwait Investment Authority had no immediate comment on Monday on a report it may buy into Merrill Lynch & Co Inc (MER.N) and Citigroup Inc (C.N), two U.S. banks hit by credit market losses.

Democrats for Mitt

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