Open apology to fans, family and anonymous supporters - Claire Hanan - The Official Website for Claire - Journalist, Publisher & Mizzou Grad
 
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As you've noticed, dear readers (Uncle Cody), I've quite neglected my little soapbox as of late. In fact, it's been MONTHS since I've posted. What have I been doing? Two things: Learning, and reading other blogs.

So, as you've now seen, I haven't neglected blogs in general. In fact, I read nymag.com's Daily Intel and Cut blogs daily, so much so that I mentioned this fact on an application for a graduate program. I bet you're incredulous. Well, I'm back to tell you that this year, 2010, I will blog my brains out on a select few topics. Thus, I'll commence today by spitting some of my Ben Bernanke knowledge your way. Here's to a more literary 2010.
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While at Newsy.com today, I read what seemed like 200 articles on the Chairman of the Fed's upcoming confirmation hearing. Many speculated that some senators will vote to confirm his second term out of sheer fear of market failure in the event that Bernanke is not confirmed. Others said vehemently (Boston Herald), that he should be confirmed because of his efforts to keep the rates on consumer loans practically zero, and his widely-reported work to heal the wounds of the financial meltdown in 2008. Opponents argue that he has neglected small businesses, and that his term in the Bush administration was a factor that lead to the meltdown. Oh yeah, and he was Time magazine's Person of the Year. So there you have it. Indeed Bernanke's confirmation this week will have some impact on both the small and large business sectors, and will undoubtedly play a part in the political circus.

More importantly, this further confirms that this week is one of January's most exciting. On Wednesday the world will watch with bated breath as Apple unveils its TABLET!



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