Financial Fools’ Day across the pond

Obama and Brown show united front on economy; thousands jam downtown London in Financial Fools’ Day protests. (NYT, FT)

Stiglitz in NYT: Geithner plan is “ersatz capitalism, the privatizing of gains and the socializing of losses.” (NYT)

Holder decides to drop federal case against Stevens due to charges of prosecutorial conduct. (NPR)

Activist investors attempting to block re-election of AIG compensation committee chair. (WSJ)

Boeing to build surveillance towers just blocks from LittleSis headquarters. (AP)