Starting Public-Sector Jobs With Parting Gifts in Hand: Tim Geithner is getting about $500k from the New York Fed; Mary Schapiro is getting $7.2 million from Finra.
Disfarmer — The Puppet Version: Richard Lacayo says that bunraku-puppet photographer-bioplays with live banjo and accordion accompaniment are "just the kind of thing that ought to be supported, but won’t be, in any final stimulus package". He’s right.
Live Nation to buy Ticketmaster: Or not. Most likely the merger won’t pass antitrust scrutiny.
January U.S. Rail Traffic: Motor Vehicles Off 63%: Maybe this means fewer passenger-rail delays? Probably not.
A-Rod, the WSJ, and A1: What’s a boring photo of a baseball player doing all over the WSJ’s front page?
Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb on CNBC: Krugman nails it.