Congress Gets In 12 Solid Hours Of Gridlocking Before Calling It A Day The Onion (hat tip reader Valissa)
Nearly half of people in Detroit cannot read Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Probe Eyes Trades by Fund Titan Wall Street Journal. One of my contacts said nearly two months ago that Cohen was the target.
AIG Profit Falls 85% to $269 Million on Quakes, Bailout Costs Bloomberg. Wonder what this does for the stock sale timetable (which I recall dimly had been for May).
Commodity Corrections Rajiv Sethi
Why ETFs give an uneasy sense of déjà vu Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Judge Allows Redlining Suits to Proceed New York Times. Note they are against the uber sanctimonious Wells Fargo.
The row over Iowa AG Tom Miller’s campaign donations continues: Tom Miller: I’m committed to consumers, not big banks Des Moines Register v. Iowa CCI stands by position on Miller campaign contributions
Heroic Registers of Deeds Battling Mortgage Fraud Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
Closings canceled on some bank-owned homes after court rules against MERS Detroit Free Press (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Antidote du jour. This is Skippy’s cat: