Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Short List

  • President Obama led the memorial service for the victim's of the Tucson shooting.  Obama urged Americans to "sharpen our instincts of empathy."

  • The national Oil Spill Commission released there report, indicating shared blame between BP, its contractors, and regulators.  The report indicates regulators did not have the budget necessary to do their job well.

  • China is experiencing some inflation, but The Economist doesn't believe that's a world problem.

  • Protests against Tunisia's authoritarian president are spreading, even has rights groups indicate 30 protesters have been killed.

  • Following Portugal, Spain and Italy held successful debt auctions.

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