â€¢ The "largest bank failure in the nation so far this year."
â€¢ The Navy frees Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali buccaneers. Looking at the larger problem, Lester Hunt makes the case for private defense against pirates, and Nathan Hodges talks with a fellow in the private defense business. Johann Hari argues that some of the people dubbed pirates are engaged in a sort of private defense themselves. On the Big Picture beat: Is piracy an overstated threat?
â€¢ State and local governments raise funds via fees.
â€¢ Bad regulation drives out good.
â€¢ Area 51 insiders spill the beans.
â€¢ Paging Oliver Sacks.