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Banking Machiavellianism

Feb 23, 2010
Get ready. With new consumer regulations in place or on the way, banks will be more aggressive than ever -- in their effort to protect income....

Morning Reading

Feb 23, 2010
Good morning. I told you recently about the Dynamite Prize in economics (for helping to blow up the economy). Well, we have the winners. Plus,...

Triangle-shaped hot dogs?

Feb 22, 2010
There's quite a bit of discussion today about a warning from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Because choking on food is a considerable danger...

Banks: Like fragile little girls

Feb 22, 2010
To buttress the point in my last post about the inability of Congress to accomplish anything, let's hear from Elizabeth Warren, head of the...

Once more into the breach

Feb 22, 2010
The president is fighting 'til the bitter end on health care reform. Today, he unveiled his own $950 billion health care legislation. So not only...

Morning Reading

Feb 22, 2010
Morning. Hope you had a good weekend. A few things to start the week: A parable of one nation in ruin (guess who??), a banker says bankers need...

Food financing

Feb 19, 2010
The Obama administration unveiled the details of a new program today that's designed to tackle the problem of food "deserts." Not desserts. ...

Greece, Germany and Goldman

Feb 19, 2010
You just can't make this stuff up. Germany trashes Greece for being a nation of "lazy cheats." Greece snarls back that Germany should pay the...

I'm here, not there

Feb 19, 2010
One of my colleagues begrudgingly joined the social media world this week. She resisted Twitter, Facebook, etc for as long as possible, and I can...

Morning Reading

Feb 19, 2010
Happy Friday. This morning, check out the tax rate for the top 400 US taxpayers. Plus, people are ashamed of their portraits of Alan Greenspan. ...

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Wrapping up the week's business news from Wall Street and beyond.