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Thanks for the memories

Mar 31, 2010
I wanted to let you know that the Scratch Pad archive will remain online indefinitely. It's a pretty interesting chronicle of one of the most...

The Future

Mar 30, 2010
I have news, dear reader. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Scratch Pad blog and my last day at Marketplace....

An egg on a spoon

Mar 30, 2010
That's the economy for you, delicately balanced on a spoon in the egg race that is the country's future. The finish line is a recovery. But the...

Morning Reading

Mar 30, 2010
Good morning. Among the items I've seen so far -- why the government can't see the future, the problem with low interest rates and money literally...

Optimism?

Mar 29, 2010
This could be a big week for gauging the economy's turnaround prospects. Friday's jobs report could be the most positive in many months. And a...

Morning Reading

Mar 29, 2010
Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. Where's the outrage over Fannie and Freddie? A good question to start the week:...

Less filling, bad taste

Mar 26, 2010
This may be a bit in the weeds, but it's probably worth taking a run at. Investors seem to be warming back up to a certain type of loan known as...

Wall Street strikes again

Mar 26, 2010
You might want to sit down for this one. The US Justice Department is alleging that more than a dozen Wall Street firms were involved in a...

Who will make the Final Four?

Mar 26, 2010
I'm not talking about NCAA basketball tournament. It's time for the annual Worst Company in America bracket from Consumerist! Will AIG defend its...

Morning Reading

Mar 26, 2010
Happy Friday. This morning -- a report on yesterday's dramatic foreclosure hearing in Congress, plus a take on why the word "stimulus" isn't being...
 

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