Barack Obama suffers his first cabinet appointment scandal finally. Known Mexican Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination as commerce secretary because of an FBI probe into a company he was probably a day laborer for.
Obama will also have nothing to do on inauguration day because a bunch of Andrew Mellons in Congress are blocking the $1zn stimulus bill for now because, hey, its not like there's a risk of depression or anything.
In an interview, Expert on the Great Depression Ben Bernanke says there's a risk of a depression.
It turns out lots of people suspected superfraud Bernard Madoff was a superfraud and steered clients away from his superfraudery. None of this was made public however because markets don't need perfect information to operate efficiently.
Israel continues a ground offensive into Gaza, cutting it in half and maintaining its 100:1 kill ratio, which means war really is like a video game.
The venture capital industry has a tough year ahead, but a start-up to allow video conferencing to facilitate congressional subpoenas looks promising (patent pending).