Big game tonight

I haven’t bloviated about soccer here in an awfully long time. So here goes: Curious Capitalist Jr. and I will be glued to ESPN2 (or maybe our local Univision station) tonight starting at 7 p.m. Eastern to watch the latest installment in what is becoming one of the world’s great soccer rivalries: U.S. vs. Mexico, in a qualifier for the …

Geithner: Not more bank lending, but more bank lending “than would have been possible without government support”

In his big speech Tuesday, and while answering questions from members of the Senate Banking Committee afterwards, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner used extreme care when he talked about goosing the amount of lending done by banks. Here’s the phrasing from his speech, which he repeated almost verbatim later in the day:

The capital will

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