04/22 Links

Links roundup for Sunday, April 22nd (below the jump).

04-22 Sunday

CPI Conspiracy Theories Persist Even With Broad Checks – Bloomberg

French Election Results – Business Insider
Francois Hollande ‘beats Nicolas Sarkozy’ in presidential election first round
Hugo Chavez’s weeklong silence spurs uncertainty

Fears Rise That Economic Recovery May Falter in the Spring
Economic Signals Stir Worries – WSJ.com
Corporate profits bolster equity bulls – FT.com
3 Big Market-Moving Events That Are Coming In The Week Ahead

Israel’s Key Energy Provider, Egypt, Cuts Off All Natural Gas Supplies
Russia to Embrace Energy Partners – WSJ.com

Not Exactly a Miracle, but U.S. Debt Levels Are Falling – Floyd Norris
Big Companies Collecting State Taxes From Workers And Keeping The Money

Dutch Austerity Talks Fail as Geithner Prods Europe – NYTimes.com
Netherlands political crisis casts cloud on euro zone | Reuters
Dutch Talks Collapse, Imperiling Cuts – WSJ.com

ECB deaf to call for more action to help euro zone | Reuters
IMF Nearly Doubles Its War Chest for Crisis – WSJ.com
Europe Urged to Quell Crisis as IMF Wins $430 Bln Boost – Bloomberg

George Soros and the Bundesbank’s Patriotic Putsch – Telegraph Blogs
Germany: the miraculous machine – FT.com

Global crisis not over, China reforms to go on: Wen | Reuters
Car makers gear up for a tougher China market | Reuters

At Wal-Mart in Mexico, a Bribe Inquiry Silenced – NYTimes.com
Spain Urges Nations to Sanction Argentina – WSJ.com
Argentina’s YPF cuts computer links with Repsol | Reuters

Hedge-Fund Assets Rise to Record Level – WSJ.com
Hedge-fund ads are a game-changer – Chuck Jaffe – MarketWatch
How to join the crowd funding craze – MarketWatch

The SEC: Outmanned, Outgunned, and On a Roll – Businessweek
Frequent SEC exemptions let companies skirt rules – The Washington Post

The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret
Drone Use Takes Off on the Home Front – WSJ.com
Pentagon releases results of 13,000-mph test flight over Pacific

Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution | The Economist
G.E. Profit Beats Expectations – NYTimes.com
US Airways CEO Talks Up Merger With American Airlines – WSJ.com

Pressure Mounts at Chesapeake – WSJ.com
Chesapeake discloses loans after Reuters report | Reuters

Why Lobbyists Dodge Calls From Congressmen : Planet Money : NPR
Hatch Forced Into Republican Primary With Utah State Senator
Charles Colson, Watergate Figure Who Turned to God, Dies at 80

An Uprising Against Piggish CEO Pay, At Last – Forbes

Let’s Be Blunt: It’s Time to End the Drug War – Forbes
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal

For LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, Relationships Rule the World
Karma Crash: Sex and the fall of an All-American Yogi
Once Reviled, Hedge-Fund Manager Rebounds – WSJ.com
Who Was Casanova? | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine

Manhattan – The City of Sky-High Rent – NYTimes.com
Living near good schools will cost an extra $200K – Economy
What’s Eating the NYPD?

China Passengers Storm Airport Tarmac After 15-Hour Delay – Bloomberg
Plane Crash Kills 127 People Near Pakistan’s Capital – Bloomberg
How to survive a plane crash

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain – NYTimes.com
It’s Time to Upgrade Your Biological Software | Think Tank | Big Think
Can You Make Yourself Smarter? – NYTimes.com
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death – NYTimes.com

White Sox Pitcher Phil Humber Throws Perfect Game – WSJ.com
Insanely Expensive Gadgets for the Elite 1 Percent | Gadget Lab
11 Early Scathing Reviews of Works Now Considered Masterpieces