Friday, July 16, 2010

Short Takes

The cap is holding — for now — and for the first time in over 12 weeks, oil is not spilling from the gusher.

It took almost two years, but Congress passed the financial reform bill.

$550 million — That’s how much Goldman Sachs paid in fines to the government.

President Obama visited a western Michigan battery plant.

Not so soft: Federal prosecution of undocumented immigrants is way up under the Obama administration.

State officials in Utah say someone used state employment records to come up with the list of immigrants that is making the rounds.

Dengue fever — The CDC is warning South Florida about the disease after a case is reported in Miami Beach.

R.I.P. Charles Mackerras, conductor.

The Tigers kick off the second half of the season against Cleveland tonight.