Friday, April 17, 2009

The Afternoon News Links - April 17, 2009

  • The Federal Reserve is considering offering longer loans to investors in commercial mortgage-backed securities as part of a plan to help jump-start the market for commercial real estate debt. Click here for the story.
  • Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman put some big stakes on the table Thursday, donating $2.8 million of her own money to her gubernatorial campaign. The story is here.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed a proposal to create a special congressional committee to investigate the causes of the financial sector meltdown, giving the idea bipartisan momentum in Congress. Read all about it here.

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