In the current mess, no high-profile banker has been criminally charged in connection with a financial institution’s demise, as Charles Keating was for fraud after American Continental Corp. failed in 1989.

— The fourth story is fine. It’s a good news story about the Irish/Euro crisis, though it doesn’t go much beyond commodity news.

And the dominant art is an arresting photograph of the president awarding a soldier the Medal of Honor.

But all in all, it’s not a good showing.

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