The News: Sex, Goats and Self-Serve

• Consumer confidence worn on sleeve: Retail sales remain strong, despite worries about gas, war, housing and interest rates. [LAT]
• We go to McDonald’s for the human interaction: “The country is not quite ready for self-serve.” [Tribune]
• Delta pilots agree to 14% paycut. Will make up difference by being awake on the job only 86% of the time. [WP]
• AMEX declares itself “re-verginized.”. [Wired]
• To turn around sales, Saks 5th to feature fewer fake goats in store. They made the loyal Park Ave goats jealous. [NYT]