Trimming the Times: Interest Locked Low; Dogs of New York
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.
The home page leads with news that the Federal Reserve Bank's pledge to keep interest rates close to zero at least through 2013, "a sign that it has all but written off the chances of an expansion strong enough to drive up wages and prices." Also high on the page, a report from the global markets sees rallies in the U.S. and Asia, but shakiness in Europe. And in today's Dining and Wine, a fascinating report on New York's new-wave hot dogs, and an accompanying slide show, will certainly dazzle.
World: The riots in London have pretty much dominated this section, and while a lot of the news is available everywhere, there's a smart take on the unrest's impact on the city's sports events, including two international soccer matches that were canceled, and the upcoming the 2012 Olympics. At the top of the section, a story worth your click explores the growing movement in Europe for the "right to be forgotten" on the Internet.
U.S.: The lead story is quite good, all about beefed-up security along the U.S.-Mexico border for immigrants traveling south. And while it's not an exclusive, the thorough report on the mapping of serial killer Ted Bundy's DNA to find more victims is well worth a read.
New York: Don't miss the moving article on the thousands of New Yorkers who still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder 10 years after Sept. 11, 2001.
Business: The lead story, borrowed from Tech, on cautious investors amid a "white-hot" tech start-up climate, hints at how deeply the recent market turmoil has affected the economy. And Economix has some good analysis on the debt downgrade and stock prices.
Health: Check out the report on a new test that can tell a fetus's sex after just seven weeks.
Sports: The lead game story, about a late rally that saved the Mets, is worth a click today. And in disappointing swimming news, an asthma attack and shoulder pain forced Diana Nyad to abandon her attempt to swim from Florida to Cuba.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Mordechai I. Twersky narrates a visit to the Ukranian site of a Holocaust massacre at which his grandfather was killed 70 years ago.
Arts: The story to read here is the report on Philip Levine, the "voice of the working man," who is to be named poet laureate on Wednesday.
Dining and Wine: Definitely check out the big report on New York's wide array of hot dogs, including a colorful slideshow. Also, the review of Daniel Boulud's Boulud Sud calls the new Mediterranean restaurant the "Manhattan equivalent of a private yacht anchored off Monaco."