Kerry negotiates Afghani runoff election

Sen. John Kerry emerges as an Obama foreign policy bargaining chip as he travels to Afghanistan to negotiate the runoff elections there. (WSJ)

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says some TARP programs will be shuttered, but the administration will continue to target the core problems of the financial crisis. (Reuters)

Emails show that Bank of America execs recognized Merrill Lynch losses as early as last November, a month before CEO Ken Lewis revealed the drop to shareholders. (Bloomberg)

Small Business Administration head Karen Mills is touting the health care bill as good for small businesses to offer broader coverage to their employees. (WSJ)

A Goldman Sachs adviser and former Margaret Thatcher aide Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach defends inequality of pay as an economic stimulus of sorts. (Bloomberg)