- Would Rebranding US Money Boost Its Economy? – Newsweek.com: Since their introduction during the Civil War in 1862, American greenbacks have changed very little. As consumers, we’re accustomed to handling the crisp green papers, but graphic designer Richard Smith feels the humdrum currency could use some rebranding.
- Ireland Leads Surge in Sovereign Default Swaps on Bailout Costs – Bloomberg.com: The cost of insuring against default on European government debt surged, led by Ireland, amid concern the bill for bailing out the region’s banking system is growing. (more…)