How Women Saved Social Security (NYT)
Casey B. Mulligan on the emergence of a female work force and its influences on Social Security.
Senator Relents, and Jobless Bill Passes (NYT)
The Senate ended a politically charged impasse over unemployment pay on Tuesday night, voting to allow jobless Americans in danger of exhausting their benefits another month of aid.
Consumer Agency Within Fed Seen as Victory for Banking Industry (Bloomberg)
For consumer advocates, housing a new agency to protect Americans from financial-product abuse within the Federal Reserve would be a defeat after lobbying for an independent body.
Plosser Says Removing Fed Regulatory Powers Would Be ‘Unwise' (Bloomberg)
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said stripping the central bank of regulatory powers would be "unwise" and make another financial crisis more likely.
Greece Unveils Plan to Save €4.8 Billion (WSJ)
The Greek government on Wednesday announced a new austerity plan that will yield €4.8 billion euros in savings.
Borrowers Miss Out on Billions in Savings (WSJ)
The Federal Reserve has pushed mortgage rates to near half-century lows, but millions of U.S. homeowners haven't benefited from that because they can't-or won't-refinance.
A Five-Step Guide To Real Financial Reform (MotherJones)
Reid Cramer on what Barack Obama can do to prevent a second financial meltdown.
Competition in Ignominy (TruthDig)
William Pfaff denounces what he calls "the vultures making serious money out of the poorest national economies in the current international crisis."