Lunchtime Links: July 21, 2010

Facebook is bashed for customer satisfaction, but it hasn’t lead to a mass exodus from the popular social networking site.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan easily won Senate Judiciary Committee approval.

The public face of BP during much of the oil spill, CEO Tony Hayward, will be replaced.

Senate Democrats broke a long-standing deadlock and voted to extend jobless benefits to more than 2.5 million unemployed Americans.

The firing of USDA field worker Shirley Sherrod has created a national stir of race and politics.

New York advertising manager Scott Wheeler has further stirred heated emotions over a proposed Islamic center and mosque two blocks from the site of Ground Zero. Echoing opponents’ claims against the mosque, Wheeler claims it is being built as a tribute to the believed martyrdom of the hijackers who masterminded the 9/11 attacks.

Veteran manager Lou Piniella will retire from his position leading the Chicago Cubs at end of the 2010 season.

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