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Sorkin Is Good on TARP Payback Fees

Andrew Ross Sorkin has a good column in the Times today looking at how bankers are making money off their... More

The Journal’s Citigroup Hacker Story

The Wall Street Journal's fascinating scoop this morning on Russian hackers stealing tens of millions of dollars from Citigroup is... More

Monday Links: Brass Replica, CDFI Funding, Reuters Caves?

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Zuckerman, with a new book out on a guy who made billions betting against subprime,... More

The Post on Where the Fed Went Wrong

It's good for Ben Bernanke that his re-confirmation as Federal Reserve chief is all but assured, because the Washington Post... More

LAT’s Kristof Keeps an Eye on the Overdraft Racket

The press too often loses interest in a story once some change is done to appease the restive, however incomplete... More

Bloomberg Scoop on Twitter’s Search Engine Payday

We finally know how much Twitter got paid by Google and Microsoft's Bing to index its content: $25 million. Bloomberg... More

Friday Links: Under the TARP. WaPo Results, Shadow Space

The Wall Street Journal does some solid reporting on the machinations behind the TARP exits. This is interesting: Some Citigroup... More

Walk the Line or Walk Away?

Blogworld's got an interesting back-and-forth going on about the morality of walking away from a mortgage. I've got to admit,... More

Going Beyond Glass-Steagall II

John McCain is getting all mavericky again. He's now on board for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and the breakup of... More

Thursday Links: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, Fan/Fred, Tablets

I've suggested this for a good while now, only half in jest, and now The Miami Herald is doing it:... More

More on Why We Won’t Tax Banker Bonuses

Nobody loves a critic, they say, and from my experience at The Audit it's mostly true. So I love it... More

Deficit Reduction and Windfall Taxes

There a number of reasons for instituting a windfall tax on bankers, and they've been most ably spelled out by... More

Wednesday Links: SEC and CDOs, Meyerson, Wasted Crisis

Here's more ammo for the just-blow-up-the-SEC-and-start-again crowd: NPR's Planet Money and ProPublica report on a questionnaire sent to CDO market... More

WaPo on (Another) U.S. Giveaway to Citi

(UPDATE: I originally said in the headline and lede that the Post had a scoop here. That's not right. The... More

Bloomberg Tough on Too Big to Fail

Bloomberg takes a good look at the fading chance to anything meaningful to reform the financial system, noting that "Two... More

WSJ Excels on Retirement Risk for Execs, Employees

I love this Wall Street Journal story this morning on how CEOs, despite their rich paydays, often get automatic gains... More

Monday Links: Banks Winning, Volcker’s ATM, TARP Paybacks

This is a really solid Bloomberg story on lobbying and how the bank lobby has really won, even if new... More

Mark Pittman, In His Own Words, On Camera

You've read quite a bit by the late Mark Pittman of Bloomberg. You've read quite a bit about him here... More

Carr on the Journal’s News Pages Moving Right

David Carr has a good column about the rightward tilt of Murdoch's The Wall Street Journal, which before he took... More

Friday Links: Goldman and AIG, Bernie’s Life, Why a Windfall

The Wall Street Journal has a major story tonight, presumably slated for page one of tomorrow's paper, showing that Goldman... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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