10 Mid-Week Reads

Today’s reading list:

• BofA Nears Huge Settlement (WSJ)
• Biggest Tax Avoiders Win Most Gaming $1 Trillion U.S. Tax Break (Bloomberg)
• Shadow spreading across international banking (FT) see also Basel Regulators Said to Scrutinize Banks’ ‘Flawed’ Risk-Weighting Methods (Bloomberg)
• Is Brazil’s economic boom a bubble ready to burst? (BBC)
• Soggy Corn Fields Curb Planting as Demand for Ethanol, Feed Grow (Bloomberg)
• BIS’s Prescription: Wrong for What Ails the U.S. and U.K. (Barron’s)
• Black Swan Author Taleb: Greece is ‘Peanuts,’ the U.S. a ‘Time Bomb’ (WSJ)
Buffett’s Forgotten $20 Helps Californians Bridge State’s $10 Billion Gap (Bloomberg)
• The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys  (The Awl)
• Crazy picture of the day: the S.S. Eastland Disaster 1915 (Ephemera)

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