Evening Links 8-3
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U.S. raids Colonial bank office in Florida, serving “TARP-related” warrants (Reuters) Cheers for kicking butt and taking names. As the special inspector general for TARP, Neil Barofsky has broad authority, including subpoena power and the right to carry a handgun. This profile in the WSJ quotes critics that say he’s got too much Eliot in him, Ness or Spitzer, “over-stepping” his bounds or other such nonsense. With the vast legal apparatus that rich banksters are able to hide behind, we need a guy who’s not afraid to offend delicate sensibilities.
Hot Waitress Economic Index (NY Mag)
Wall Street profits from trades with Fed (FT) Makes a great point. Too bad there aren’t any numbers here. But then the Fed won’t make that possible; it won’t let anyone audit its books.
Cops: Wife, three other women torture husband (Chicago Breaking News) “Torture” is probably too strong a word. Then again…
Trump cuts price on Park Ave. penthouse by 40% (NY Post) WSJ also had a good page 1 story this morning on the problems at the high end of the housing market. So much for the top of the market being the last to decline and the first to recover…
Barney’s illegitimate child? (imgur) I can’t believe I never noticed the resemblance.