By Heidi N. Moore, contributor
Uncertainty: The Washington Post says that the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, will further complicate the already byzantine road to financial reform.
Related: The American Prospect says nothing, not even Byrd’s death, will stop the course of financial reform.
Related: At Harvard Business Review, Justin Fox reviews the ideas of financial reform versus its ideals.
Aflac: The insurer ducked disaster by dumping all of its holdings in the sovereign debt of Greece at a loss of $67 million before it fell into deeper water. That’s no financial quackery.
Municipal bankruptcies: This American Life comes out with the first of a two-part series. Hat tip to Paul Kedrosky.
The G-20: PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian purses his lips in displeasure.
Related: Neither is Sebastian Mallaby impressed, over at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sarbanes-Oxley: The Supreme Court decided that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOBO, is unconstitutional. But, as Roger Parloff writes for Fortune, Sarbanes-Oxley itself remains in rude health.
Tesla Motors: Its IPO comes closer. Investors say “squee!”
–Heidi Moore is Sweeping the Street for the next two weeks while Colin Barr is on Vacation.