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.
Thursday's home page leads with a report on a government-backed mortgage refinancing plan being considered as a stimulus plan for homeowners to get back some liquidity in their finances. News analysis on the uncertain situation in Libya jockeys for position. But our favorite is another prominently placed story: An interactive graphic feature detailing all Steve Jobs's patents (there are a lot).
World: Putting aside the flood of Libya news and features (The Lede blog is a good way to stay current on that situation if you wish), there's an interesting and frustrating feature on foreign workers stranded in Baghdad with no pay and no way home. And in case you missed it on Wednesday, an unmanned Russian cargo rocket crashed on its way to resupply the International Space Station.
U.S.: The lead story here is worth a read, on the increasing viability of online university degrees. Also worth a look: Federal Geologists have sharply cut their estimate of how much natural gas might be hidden away in the East Coast's Marcellus Shale rock formation.