OOD DAY FOR: Pet insurance, after Iowa health officials confirmed the first case of H1N1 swine flu in a domestic pet, in this case an elderly cat whose owners apparently spread the virus to their feline pet. The cat recovered, unlike two ferrets in different states who died of the H1N1 virus. Health experts said it is too soon to know if the cat infection was a fluke or a harbinger of things to come. (Time)
BAD DAY FOR: Yankees fans on Wall Street, as the Bronx Bombers’ 27th World Series win should presage a dour stock market in November and December, according to a Bloomberg historical analysis. The best-case scenario for Wall Street, historically, is if the Yankees make it to the World Series and lose. The biggest losers last night, of course, would be Boston Red Sox investors. (The Atlantic)
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