Just wanted to let you know that I've started a blog roll, which you can find on the Scratch Pad page. It's a list of some places around the web that I like to read and that you might enjoy as well. Also, my latest After the Bell podcast is available.

You can subscribe to that here, through I-tunes or whatever you use. It's free. Each Friday, I look back on the top economic stories of the week and try to make sense of what happened and where we stand.

We've tweaked the format, and for one thing, it's shorter. It's about 15 minutes. It includes clips from the Marketplace shows, but it has a unique podcast voice and style, which includes an opening essay from me. I begin this week, "Forgive me, Mr. President, for I have sinned." I won't spoil the rest. But Homer Simpson is involved.

I hope you can check it out, and your feedback/input is always welcome.

Here's hoping next week will be better than this one. Enjoy your weekend.