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
A frightening portrait of Ireland after the government decided to tighten its belt, from Liz Alderman in The New York Times.
...the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight.
Nearly two years ago, an economic collapse forced Ireland to cut public spending and raise taxes, the type of austerity measures that financial markets are now pressing on most advanced industrial nations.
State Workers, Long Resistant, Accept Cuts in Pension Benefits Wall Street Journal
Burned Before, Railroads Take Risks Wall Street Journal
Congress fulfills narrow ambitions with financial overhaul bill Washington Post
Labor’s New Critics: Old Allies in Elected Office New York Times
Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92 New York Times
Economic Recovery Threatens To Run Sideways Washington Post