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Quickie: Two top BSkyB shareholders to vote against James Murdoch


Today's Quickie:

Today is a very, very slow news day, so it comes down to this: A Murdoch story. Sorry to infect the blog this way, but you gotta do whatcha gotta do:

LONDON (Reuters) - Two top 10 shareholders in BSkyB will vote against James Murdoch remaining as chairman of the company at its AGM on Tuesday, according to newspaper reports.

The Sunday Telegraph said Legal and General (L&G) will vote against Murdoch, while the Sunday Times said Kames Capital has urged Murdoch to quit. A third big investor, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) is also set to vote against Murdoch's re-election.

He's crying all the way to the bank.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?


A.G. Holder to visit Gulf oil disaster area


Let's hope he brings an extra set of handcuffs:

[Attorney General] Holder, going to the region for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig explosion and ensuing gusher, will meet with attorneys general from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi and U.S. attorneys representing those states.

Holder's visit comes as the administration is putting increasing pressure on BP to be held accountable for the deadly accident and environmental crisis.

Let's see... negligence, homicide, environmental and economic damages, concealment of the risks, a failure to respond to any known risks, and a failure to report a dangerous situation, other legal terms I'm not familiar with that would nail them to the wall... Yes, those are good for starters.

And Obama administration? How about you put an end to drilling? That outdated means of extracting what's left of filthy, finite, toxic fossil fuel qualifies as criminal, too.