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Easy Street: Everyone Wants a Piece of Goldman
Easy Street is our daily roundup of the most interesting news stories and commentary about Wall Street, Washington and the curious world of finance. You can see more of what we think are the biggest stories of the day on our News in Brief page. Every day, you can download Marketplace’s daily show on iTunes and follow us for more headlines at twitter.com/mktplaceradio. If you want to listen to Marketplace on the radio, find your local station and time here.
Bankers & Finance
If you’re a regulator right now, you are probably figuring out how to get a piece of Goldman Sachs.
Bank of America’s mortgage documents have a persistent problem.
Markets & Traders
The market has the memory of your average goldfish. One bad jobs report doesn’t freak out investors for very long.
Fund Managers & Investing
That one investor who wanted to pull out of SAC Capital stands alone. The fund is up 9%
Politicians & Regulation
The debt ceiling debate is still dragging on. Interminably.
Chrysler may not pursue an IPO.
Related: The U.S. auto industry bailouts may cost the country $14 billion, even though the automakers are now doing much better.
Unemployment during the Great Depression is not as bad as you thought.
This 100-year-old woman has a 98-year-old bank account. Her bank manager just threw her a party.
Today is national doughnut day. Indulge.