Easy Street is Marketplace's roundup of the most interesting news that concerns you about Wall Street and the curious world of finance.


Citigroup: It's hoping to make more money by managing deposits for....regular people. How novel.

Goldman Sachs: One bank is not to blame for the entire financial crisis. Steven Davidoff at DealBook smartly encourages a look at the common flaws of an entire industry.

How to fix the banks: Ken Rogoff talks to David Brancaccio about some solutions for our ills.

Bond Markets

Munis: I say "municipal finance crisis," you say "collective bargaining failure." Let's call the whole thing off.

The Washington Matrix

Familiar bedfellows: The financial industry showers the head of the House financial-services committee with contributions. Mystifying.

Props to ProPublica: The Senate report on the financial crisis cited ProPublica's investigations. It's hard to get good, solid information without a subpoena. Congrats to the team there.

Around the Web

How to wear a tie: Choire explains it all (and well)

Itzhak Perlman. Bach. Just nice to hear.

Easy Street is experimenting with several different times - the morning-news-link racket seems a bit crowded these days for us. Would readers prefer a noon roundup to read at lunchtime, or an evening roundup to catch up on the day's news when leaving the office or just getting home? Let me know in the comments.

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