October 1, 2009

A new study from Advance Realty and Rutgers shows why this decade, with two recessions and a weak expansion, has been a lost decade for U.S. employment. — Barry Ritholtz.

MBIA’s huge exposure to commercial-real-estate-related CDO’s — Yves Smith.

The central banks of Argentina and the United States each receive a grade of C from Global Finance magazine. (Did Iceland fail?) — via Alea.

Ken Lewis fell in love with one company too many. — Justin Fox.

And the oddest Lewis detail of the day, from the Wall Street Journal:

One sign to company insiders that something was up: Mr. Lewis returned to work after Labor Day in a full beard, which no one at the bank had ever seen before. He shaved it off after one day

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