If you want to really know what’s going on, skip the Fortune poor piece, and head straight to the ones from the Post and the LA Times.

And break out your tiny violin for the banks.

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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.