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How Goldman Sachs got benefit of AIG's bailout cash

How Goldman Sachs got benefit of AIG's bailout cash
theguardian.com — Goldman Sachs collected nearly $3bn (£1.9bn) from bailed-out US insurer American International Group (AIG) as a payout on bets it placed on its own account - with the bulk coming directly from taxpayers after AIG's rescue. The revelation was made in the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) report into 2008's financial meltdown.

How Twitter has become the people's voice on the eve of its fifth birthday

How Twitter has become the people's voice on the eve of its fifth birthday
theguardian.com — Blame Stephen Fry. In Twitter the preening polymath found his true calling, sending out an ever changing and oddly riveting mix of self-promotion and stream of consciousness as he tweeted his every thought and photo.

Is this the start of the second dotcom bubble?

Is this the start of the second dotcom bubble?
theguardian.com — Two years ago, anthropologist Sekai Farai was awarded a grant by Columbia University to study the technology startup community. Her timing couldn't have been better: a new goldrush is under way as twentysomethings from New York, London and San Francisco dream of making their fortunes from a new generation of internet companies.

Vancouver kiss couple 'were knocked down by riot police'

Vancouver kiss couple 'were knocked down by riot police'
theguardian.com — At first glance the picture, snapped during Vancouver's hockey riots, seemed to show a young couple lying on the road and kissing, oblivious to the chaos around them. Now it appears that the real force behind the arresting image was not romance, but a charge by riot police who knocked Scott Jones and his girlfriend, Alex Thomas, to the ground.

Elkhart travels Obama's slow road to recovery but struggles to feel the benefit

Elkhart travels Obama's slow road to recovery but struggles to feel the benefit
theguardian.com — For the past three years Ed Neufeldt has been wearing the same green rubber bracelets stamped "Jobs for America". He plans to take them off when unemployment in his home town of Elkhart, Indiana, falls below 8%. That day appears, finally, to be approaching - albeit achingly slowly.

Elkhart voices: reflections from Obama's city of hope

Tim Cook: FBI's claims of weakened surveillance powers are 'a crock'

Tim Cook: FBI's claims of weakened surveillance powers are 'a crock'
theguardian.com — The FBI's claims that its powers of surveillance have "gone dark" are a "crock", Apple boss Tim Cook has told Time magazine. Cook is currently embroiled in an escalating war of words with the US authorities over Apple's refusal to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.

An almighty Koch app: Democrat developer targets billionaire brothers

An almighty Koch app: Democrat developer targets billionaire brothers
theguardian.com — Mopping up that spilled organic, fair trade coffee with a Brawny kitchen roll? Off to yoga in your Lycra shorts? Serving your kids kale chips on a Dixie paper plate? Did you know you were lining the pockets of the Charles and David Koch, billionaire bankrollers of the extreme right?

HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations

HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations
theguardian.com — HSBC was guilty of a "blatant failure" to implement anti-money laundering controls and wilfully flouted US sanctions, American prosecutors said, as the bank was forced to pay a record $1.9bn (£1.2bn) to settle allegations it allowed terrorists to move money around the financial system.

Laura Poitras: using art to illuminate a world that would rather remain unseen

Laura Poitras: using art to illuminate a world that would rather remain unseen
theguardian.com — A short film is showing in a corner on the eighth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Just over eight minutes long, the 2004 piece by Oscar-winning film-maker Laura Poitras shows a family in Iraq up on their roof checking out gunfire on the streets.
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May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

The Germans have a word for why Berlin hates @Airbnb “Zweckentfremdungsverbot ” gu.com/p/4tnby/stw

May 02, 2016

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