econocrash: secret deals, suicides & saturn shutdown

US secretly tried to make deal with goldman during collapse*
US secretly tried to make deal with goldman  during collapse35m americans on food stamps: 12% of US, highest since records kept in '69*
smartphones blamed for rash of france telecom suicides*
hedge fund executive's escalator fall ruled accidental*
US census bureau report: 40m living in poverty*
penske deal fails & gm moves to close saturn*
gm to shut down saturn after penske walks away*
gm & ebay end joint online sales experiment
video: does the fed manipulate the stock market?!*

updates from 10/1:
rhode island borrows $90m from US for jobless claims*
fdic discloses deposit insurance fund is now negative -
download proof of failure in pdf format here*
comcast 'is in talks to buy nbc'*