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THE BONDHOLDERS: James Graves

Jim Graves was one of the many GM bondholders listening to a conference call in May about the impending bankruptcy. He was also one of many participants who ended the call in confusion. Published June 15, 2009

THE BONDHOLDERS: David Talbot

David Talbot's grandfather bought GM bonds for him when he was 4 years old. The bonds were supposed to mature at $20,000 in 2012, and Mr. Talbot hoped to pay off his college loans with the proceeds. But Mr. Talbot said he's "pretty grumpy" about the prospects of making any profit. He said he would be lucky to get back the principal investment of $5,000. Published June 15, 2009

Summer Bird wins Belmont

This was a Belmont for the Birds. It was Summer Bird, not Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel, who came roaring down the long stretch and won the final jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. Published June 7, 2009

EDITORIAL: Economy on the brink

President Obama declared Wednesday that "we have stepped back from the brink." Who knows what numbers brought him to that conclusion. Published June 1, 2009

EDITORIAL: Subsidized Shariah

Does Timothy F. Geithner support jihad? Of course not. But the Treasury secretary on Tuesday lost a major round of a court case in which a taxpayer argues that government ownership of the insurance giant American International Group Inc. amounts to an unconstitutional government "establishment" of Islam. Published June 1, 2009

EDITORIAL: Middle East fertility wars

What does Hillary Rodham Clinton have against Jewish babies? Last week, the secretary of state issued a demarche to Tel Aviv stating that Washington "wants to see a stop to [West Bank] settlements - not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions." Published June 1, 2009