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Morning Reading

Mar 5, 2010
Happy Friday. The latest jobs report says the unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 9.7%. Another 36,000 jobs lost. More:...

Citi's bridge over troubled waters

Mar 4, 2010
Speaking of Too Big To Fail, there were some sparks at a congressional hearing today on that very subject. Plus, a thank you note from the CEO of...

Too Big To Fail: The Movie

Mar 4, 2010
HBO has been weighing several options for creating a film about the financial crisis. It appears HBO has settled on turning Andrew Ross Sorkin's...

Confusion reigns

Mar 4, 2010
I've been thinking about comments Elizabeth Warren made this week on how regulation always moves toward complexity and away from the simplicity...

Morning Reading

Mar 4, 2010
Good morning. A few things to start the day, including Robber Barons, Toyota and Greece:...

Funny thing, that CFPA

Mar 3, 2010
Sure, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is the subject of a great deal of debate this week. What I didn't expect is that it would become...

Low, low mortgage rates mean zip

Mar 3, 2010
Today's report on mortgage rates shows them dropping below 5%. Normally, we'd be seeing a refinancing boom to go along with that. But in many...

Coffee talk with firearms

Mar 3, 2010
Gun control advocates are getting nowhere with Starbucks. While some businesses have banned gun-toting patrons in response to groups testing their...

Morning Reading

Mar 3, 2010
Good morning. A few things to interest or provoke you, from taxes to consumer protection to health care:...

Fighting for the CFPA

Mar 2, 2010
It appears Senators are close to a deal on financial regulatory reform. But as I reported yesterday, this deal would put the Consumer Financial...

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