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Fannie, Freddie executive pay and the STOCK Act

Nov 15, 2011
The House Financial Services Committee voted to stop the multimillion dollar bonuses Fannie and Freddie executive have been getting. And the STOCK Act is introduced in the Senate.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

What's your tourism slogan for the U.S.?

Nov 14, 2011
A new marketing campaign calls America "The United States of Awesome Possibilities." Can you do better?

Betting the odds on the Republican presidential nomination

Nov 10, 2011
This final note today about the GOP debate and what markets can tell us about ourselves.
Posted In: elections, Final Note, Republicans

Agriculture department not charging a Christmas tree tax

Nov 9, 2011
This final note today, the truth in journalism edition. Offered 'cause we almost got caught up in it ourselves. Despite what you may have heard ...
Posted In: Christmas, Final Note

Asteroid! (As according to Hollywood)

Nov 8, 2011
This final note today. Perhaps you've heard a giant asteroid is going to zip right by Planet Earth tonight. Nothing bad's going to happen. Probably...
Posted In: Final Note

Politician saves Santa

Nov 7, 2011
This final note: Like many other places, New York's Suffolk County faces tight times. Some 750 county employees are facing layoffs. So Suffolk C...
Posted In: Christmas, Final Note

JP Morgan denies having MF Global's customers' money

Nov 4, 2011
This final note today, which will do nothing to ease the average person's discomfort with how Wall Street operates....
Posted In: Final Note, JPMorgan, MF Global

Occupy Oakland is helping out the local business

Nov 3, 2011
This final note today, in which in which Occupy Oakland contributes to the local economy. There's a little dive bar downtown, right by where all ...
Posted In: Final Note, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

More on the MF Global bankruptcy

Nov 1, 2011
These final notes today, a couple of MF Global tidbits....
Posted In: Final Note, MF Global

A warning about black licorice

Oct 31, 2011
This final note today, in which I stand up for what really counts as licorice and what doesn't. It comes by way of an FDA report that adults over...
Posted In: FDA, Final Note, licorice