Think there aren't enough jobs for recent college grads In These Tough Economic Times? Think again. Some intrepid soul has taken to backpage.com to prove naysayers wrong with the ad above.
If you are a "beautiful, sophisticated" lady with a "sense of adventure," this totally above-board professional is willing to hire you to seduce businessmen in hopes of "extracting key pieces of information." Thanks, Obama!
I know "Do they offer a matching 401(k) plan?" is every potential applicant's first question, because thinking about the future is important when facing a potential prison term. Sadly, there's no mention of benefits. But CNBC's John Carney does lay out some of the legal pitfalls with becoming a secret sex agent:
Tags: Economy, Men and Women, Sex, Unemployment, Wall Street
Earlier today, we got a glimpse at the 2007 transcripts of Federal Open Market Committee meetings. As always, the transcripts are replete with "[LAUGHTER]" tags to indicate when the world's most important economic actors broke into giggles while discussing the fate of the global marketplace.
Let's see if Ben Bernanke told any 'Yo Mama' jokes, shall we?
Tags: Ben Bernanke, Economy, Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner
* Frank Zappa jams out on his love of capitalism.
* You'll watch this once, and then twenty more times today.
* Lincoln's second inaugural ball had a menu to fight over.
* Watch what happens when you heat mercury thiocyanate.
* The Current and John Moe discuss the Death Star petition.
* Rex Huppke has solutions for the looming debt ceiling crisis.
* If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, these kids get an F.
* Governor Rick Scott abandoned Reagan just when he needed him most.
* The children of Newtown sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for their town.
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Daily Links, Economy, Inauguration, Rick Scott, Ronald Reagan, Science & Technology, Unions, White House
With the United States facing potential economic collapse in two months unless Congress authorizes a debt ceiling increase, one unorthodox suggestion has emerged as a solution to the crisis. Thanks to an obscure federal law, the Treasury may have the authority to mint platinum coins in any denomination it chooses.
So if the Treasury were to mint and deposit a platinum coin with a value of $1 trillion, the U.S. could continue to pay its obligations without Congressional action, which would be swell, because you know how Congress is about action.
Just one question remains: who should be on the face of America's second-silliest (next to the debt ceiling itself) experiment in fiscal management?
Tags: Debt, Economy, Money, Treasury Department
AIG may be a corporate behemoth that needed billions of taxpayer dollars to pay off its toxic debts (and to sponsor an English soccer team and pay huge executive bonuses), but darn it, it's a polite corporate behemoth that just needed a little help from its friends.
And when it finds a few million dollars lying around, AIG spends those dollars on a thank you note to the American people:
Tags: AIG, Economy, Money, Treasury Department