Double-dip recession: Don’t think it can’t happen.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn: The head of the IMF keeps it real in an interview.
CIT: The lender’s new CFO, Scott Parker, comes Cerberus-approved.
Personal bankruptcy filings: on the rise.
The UK: It has had enough of binge-drinking, that we know. But it is also asking people to cool it with the binge-flying. But isn’t the national commitment to getting out of a small, foggy island in fact the very way the British Empire was built?
Al Gore: Intrade has launched a contract on whether he’ll be convicted of sex crimes.
The World Cup: It has become a political football. If you willl. As it were. So to speak.
Brokers: The SEC will impose a fiduciary standard.
Bank capital: There’s no one right answer.
Paul Volcker: What has been done to his rule? He’s an artiste! He cannot work under these conditions!
Programming note: This Sunday is America’s Birthday (and also that of your Street Sweep correspondent) so there will be no posts on Monday. See you on Tuesday and vive la revolution!