By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday afternoon as hopes grew that the region is close to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 215 points.
Bank of America Corp., the nation's largest bank, said Friday that it plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of September.
Republican Scott Brown owes his election in part to the public furor over the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback," the backroom deal that Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, struck for his vote to pass the health care bill. Now he is following Mr. Nelson's example, winning concessions in the financial-overhaul bill on behalf of Massachusetts banks.