Bush health secretary endorses Senate bill

Former George W. Bush health secretary and current lobbyist Tommy Thompson endorses the Senate Finance Committee’s health plan. (NYT)

The Senate Finance Committee is awaiting an analysis of their health bill by the Congressional Budget Office before sending it to the Senate, hopefully by next week. (Reuters)

Insurers and hospitals are fighting the latest incarnation of the health bill because it eases penalties for the uninsured.

Obama pay czar Kenneth Feinberg will cut pay to executives at seven top banks who received bailouts, including AIG, Bank of America and Citigroup. (Reuters)

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Intel may post its first profit increases in two years. (Bloomberg)