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Dems Scared Into Action By Everyone From Donors To The Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers, from the leadership on down, are facing what many describe as an unprecedented amount of political pressure as the party scrambl...

Public Pensions Are $2 Trillion Short: Report

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US public pension system faces a higher-than-expected shortfall of more than $2,000bn that will increase pressure on many states' strained finance...

Wiping Blood Off White Buck Shoes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In New York, the oldest and snobbiest financial ventures are called "white shoe" firms. Their arrogance, risky investments and confounding dealing in derivatives threw the rest of us into the Great Recession.