Virtual Front Page, Monday, August 15, 2011

Very briefly, since I’m running late:

  1. Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion (NYT) — Wow, they’re serious about taking on Apple, aren’t they?
  2. Stocks Return to Pre-Downgrade Level After Rally (WSJ) — Market says “never mind.” Of course, the market was falling before the downgrade, so it’s not like we’re out of the woods.
  3. Wal-Mart’s Pricing Halo Loses Luster (WSJ) — No wonder they were so eager to stop Amazon in SC…
  4. Scores killed in attacks across Iraq (WashPost) — The terrorists continue to work hard to make sure we know they still exist. It was the deadliest day in the country this year.
  5. Packing a treasure box for WWIII (WashPost) — This just looked like a good read. What would you put in the Doomsday Box?
  6. 50 protest state’s decision to not seek $144 million from feds ( — Which is really kinda pathetic. Why would they have this kind of thing on a Monday? And the first day of school?

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