Friday, February 20, 2009

Short Takes

California staves off budget crash.

Allen Stanford, the next Bernie Madoff, is found in Virginia.

Helping the Hedge Funds — the Obama administration wants to get lending going by subsidizing profits.

Settled — The New York Times and Vicki Iseman, the lobbyist linked to John McCain, make nice.

Shovel-Ready in Miami — what to do with the stimulus money.

Do Tell — the IRS is suing Swiss bank UBS to reveal the names of account holders.

Cheap Oil — how dropping oil prices effect the economy.

Just the Facts? — Hilzoy takes down the Washington Post‘s fact-checking mechanism.