10 Thursday PM Reads

My train reading:

• U.S. retail sales rise scant 0.1% in December (Market Watch)
• Why Zombie Banks Hate to Write Off Bad Loans (Bloomberg) see also Banking Overhaul Reflects New, Leaner Era (WSJ)
• The view from SocGen Conference (Economist)
• Foreclosure filings hit four-year low in 2011 (Reuters) see also Foreclosures expected to rise, pushing home prices lower (LA Times)
• Why Merrill Lynch’s small-account penalty is a big mistake (Investment News)
• Here’s A Credit Card That Looks To Trap ID Thieves By Making Them Think They’re Clever (Consumerist)
• Study Confirms: News Networks Owned By SOPA Supporters… Are Ignoring SOPA/PIPA (TechDirt)
• Big Banks Struggle to Help Customers on Twitter (NYT)
• Conservative activists scrambling for a strategy to block Romney (Washington Post)
Equal time: The Year of Microsoft (Slate)

What are you reading?


Source: LA Times

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