Finance and economy
- Post Peak Mexico | Gregor.us
- How I Would Have Sold Obamacare, Bryan Caplan | EconLog
- Supermarket sales hit 21-year low | The Japan Times Online
- Tim Geithner Had Some Chats About The AIG Bailout He Wasn’t Involved In – Dealbreaker
- Barney Frank Says Fannie, Freddie Bye Bye – MarketBeat – WSJ
- Joblessness Across the U.S.: December Unemployment Rates by State – Real Time Economics – WSJ
- Geithner has reservations on US bank limits-sources| Reuters
- Economist’s View: "Clearly This is Their First Rodeo"
- Chris Whalen – Article on Sheila Bair by HuffPo Investigative Fund
- The Mess That Greenspan Made: Are Obama and Geithner on the same page?
- Fed Secrecy Claims Bogus, Redacted AIG Bailout Details Already Public – naked capitalism
- Washington’s Blog – The Second Wave of Mortgage Defaults
- Columbia Ideas At Work : Why Do the Chinese Save So Much?
- FT.com / Columnists / GillianTett – Pitchforks take on Terminators
FDIC Friday Night Specials
- FDIC: Failed Bank Information – Bank Closing Information for Columbia River Bank, The Dalles, OR
- FDIC: Failed Bank Information – Bank Closing Information for Evergreen Bank, Seattle, WA
- FDIC: Failed Bank Information – Bank Closing Information for Premier American Bank, Miami, FL
- Charter Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico goes bust
- FDIC and Bank of England Announce Enhanced Cooperation in Resolving Troubled Cross-border Financial Institutions
- Sunflower Bank, National Association, Salina, Kansas, Assumes All of the Deposits of Bank of Leeton, Leeton, Missouri
- Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com – What the Supreme Court got right
- Public Agrees With Court: Campaign Money Is "Free Speech"
- White House, Democratic lawmakers cut deal on deficit commission – washingtonpost.com
- Robert Reich – Thank Scott Brown for Obama’s bank crackdown – Salon.com
- FT Alphaville – Izabella Kaminska – Obama the communist!
- Google Voice Extension For Chrome Adds Click To Call And Other Killer Features
- swissmiss | You Dropped Food on the Floor. Do You Eat It?
- Manchester United debt increases to 716.5m, latest accounts confirm |Football |guardian.co.uk
- Carlton Fisk rips Mark McGwire, calls his defense of his home run totals ‘a crock
Distractions of the Day: Sanford and Son and Conan O’Brien