- Making News: Regulators Blast Fannie Mae's Accounting Manipulation
The lending giant Fannie Mae will have to pay fines of $400 million for manipulating accounting rules to deceive investors and give executives millions in undeserved bonuses. Tim Annett writes the Daily News Analysis Column for the Wall Street Journal Online.
- Reporter's Notebook: Senator Lieberman Forced into Primary Fight
Connecticut's Joseph Lieberman says he's ready to fight, but this can't be a fight the former vice-presidential nominee was hoping for. After 28 years in the Senate, he's been re-nominated by the Democratic Party, but still faces a primary challenge from a very wealthy opponent. Ned Lamont, an opponent of the war in Iraq, has invested a million dollars of his own money to campaign for the August election, as Mark Pazniokas writes in the Hartford Courant.
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