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Morning Reading

Mar 15, 2010
Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. To start the week, an interview with Michael Lewis about his fascinating new book. Might AIG actually...

A whole new can of worms

Mar 12, 2010
The financial world is abuzz over the new 2,200-page report on the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It is a searingly thorough investigation, the kind...

Debt destruction

Mar 12, 2010
A new Federal Reserve report says total US household debt fell in 2009, the first drop since records began in 1945. But before anybody gets too...

Morning Reading

Mar 12, 2010
Happy Friday. This morning, go inside the purchase of a toxic asset, why Wall Street hates Elizabeth Warren and a coroner's report on Lehman...

The airlines fight back

Mar 11, 2010
Is it possible the airline travel experience could get worse? If you believe the threats some airlines are making, the answer could be yes....

You'll never see that money again

Mar 11, 2010
A new report says the bailout of GMAC was wrong on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin. But for future reference, it's important to...

Morning Reading

Mar 11, 2010
Good morning. Some of the things I've seen so far -- Hollywood's about to get into the derivatives game, the GMAC bailout is looking like a...

Shiny happy news

Mar 10, 2010
Alright, enough with the depressing stories about the unemployment rate, runaway Toyotas, the banks and the record budget deficit. Let's hear some...

Nationalizing education standards

Mar 10, 2010
Today, a coalition of governors and state school superintendents proposed a new set of learning standards that would apply to schoolchildren...

B of A kills overdraft fees

Mar 10, 2010
Bank of America's decision to get rid of overdraft fees on debit purchases sounds like a win for customers based on a rare commodity in the...

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