BairThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is considering borrowing billions of dollars from the very banks it is supposed to be insuring against failure, the New York Times reported on September 21.

New York Fed Reserve BankThe U.S. central bank has once again refused to open itself up to even the slightest amount of transparency. According to Bloomberg news, the Federal Reserve (Fed) Board of Governors is essentially snubbing a request by the Treasury Department for a public review of its structure and governance, even though the review was supposed to be led by the Fed itself.

Indian workerWhile the U.S. Border Patrol has its hands full trying to stop the flow of illegal aliens into our country, a Duke University professor says the nation is in danger of losing too many legal immigrants to their native homelands.

AdobeAdobe Systems Inc., the largest producer of graphic-design software in the world, has announced a deal to purchase Omniture Inc. for $1.8 billion. Ominture’s focus is tracking website performance and measuring the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns.

Bernanke at BrookingsBen Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, expressed confidence that the worst recession since the 1930s is almost over. In a speech before a Brookings Institution audience Tuesday morning Bernanke made the guardedly optimistic assessment that the economy likely had begun to grow again. He added that growth would be too slow to prevent unemployment from continuing to rise.