The Undeserving Unemployed New York Times
S.E.C. Tightens Rules on Public Pension Funds New York Times
Why Trash Deal Became a Gem Wall Street Journal
Jobless aid stalls in Senate; home buyers get more time Washington Post
There are actually people in this country who think it's good that our unemployment rate is at 9.7 percent (and that's a lowball figure; it's really higher than 16 percent when you count part-timers and discouraged job seekers). Susie Madrack at Crooks and Liars writes about the people who see a silver-lining in the jobs crisis thundercloud. She includes this lovely quote from an economist:
Atrios points out the danger of cutting off unemployment benefits.
Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw, 31, of Tennessee, was serving with the 327th Infantry, First Brigade Combat Team from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was killed on Sunday by enemy gunfire in Afghanistan.
According to the Boston Globe,
Stephanie Frost decided to take her money out of Bank of America. She explains in the video how the bank treated her.
Recession Strikes Deep Into Workforce Wall Street Journal
Financial-Rules Redo Passes Major Hurdle Wall Street Journal
Administration Cannot Drop Bid for Nuclear Waste Dump in Nevada, Panel Finds New York Times