Friday, September 30, 2011

Short Takes

Germany to the rescue — The German parliament voted to help out its fellow EU members with finances.

Syria — The U.S. ambassador was accosted by a pro-government mob in Damascus.

Unemployment applications fell sharply last week.

Bank of America will start charging for using their debit card.

Garage Sale — The U.S. considers selling off some of its stuff to raise cash.

Doing okay — The Federal Reserve says Florida will avoid a recession.

Tropical Update — Ophelia became a hurricane but is staying away from land for now; Philippe is still a tropical storm and is turning towards the west.