Can Geithner prevent a Tarp exodus? - The fine print suggests no.

Lessons from previous housing busts - Looks like Texas has learned them.

(And here's some more on Lone Star housing.)

Google as financial crisis indicator? - Predicting credit environment changes.

Capital structure matters - Michael Milken says stock repurchase plans are nonsense.

Portals and Rails - Some niche blogging from the Atlanta Federal Reserve on "emerging risks in retail payment systems."

-- Zubin Jelveh