Trimming the Times: Euro Uncertainty; Panama Expansion
A guide to what's in The New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall
Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
More uncertainty over the euro leads the home page as a promise of unity from France and Germany risked falling short of satisfying the markets. Just below that report, another economic story examines how the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis got its estimation of the nation's economic health so wrong. But for some economic hopefulness, check out the report on an expansion at the Panama Canal.
World: Don't miss the report on the expansion of the Panama Canal, meant to eventually double the amount of goods that passes through each year. And a just-posted story reports that the U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the death of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 has released an indictment that blames Hezbollah, though the details are still slim.
U.S.: With the school year just around the corner, a hopeful report looks at the increasing popularity of using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch in cafeteria kitchens. And in an update from the Jared Loughner case, a fascinating story looks at his defense team's search for a family history of mental illness.
Business: Underneath that disheartening story on incorrect U.S. economic data there's a somewhat more hopeful read (though perhaps only if you're a tech executive) on the developing bull market in patents. And DealBook has a rumor that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is the subject of takeover talks again.
Health: Catch the Well blog entry on crunches, which takes account of various studies looking at the effectiveness of core-training exercises.
Sports: Skipping over the game stories (the Yankees won and the Mets lost, if you're interested), the story to read here is the Postcards from Saratoga Springs feature on a doctor's second career as a racehorse owner.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, four business professors make the case that getting rid of a few housing subsidies would be a good way for the U.S. to cut down on some of its debt.
Arts: The lead story here is very interesting, all about Village People lead singer Victor Willis's quest for the rights to his hit song Y.M.C.A.
Dining and Wine: The big feature on Chicago's Next restaurant is worth a read mostly for the beautiful slide show. And catch Sam Sifton's fond farewell to M. Wells, the Queens diner that is closing for renovations just after the start of a flap with GQ critic Alan Richman.