Some of the more interesting and important items for December 9th :
- 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
- Calculated Risk: Tax Negotiations: No help for 99ers –
- U.S. life expectancy slipped as recession took hold – Health – Aging – msnbc.com – Overall life expectancy fell to 77.8 years, down slightly from 77.9 in 2007, the year that the recession began, and below a record high of 78.1 years in 2006. In a country like the U.S., the drop is small but ominous, public health experts said.
- Banks in Europe Fail Market Tests for Stress With No Authority – Bloomberg – In the five months after the U.S. published results of its 2009 bank stress tests, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Financials Index rose 25 percent. Five months after the European Union released its version, the Bloomberg Europe Banks and Financial Services Index is down 4 percent.
- Obama Chart –