Congressional staffers are going to be hard pressed to keep up with everything today. I'd probably be asked to check in with the boss at noon and just before the markets close with updates.
Of course, the staffers of today are more fortunate when it comes to information access than I was a few years back, thanks to an explosion of financial and economic news available through social media channels. In addition to the typical sources you'd expect, and the list of "econo-blogs" from the left and the right I put together last September, Here's some of what the smart and social media savvy staffers will be looking at today:
- The Wall Street Journal Marketbeat blog has been live-blogging the weekend's events.
- Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed noticed mischievous (or worse) changes to the Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch pages on Wikipedia. He's one of the Wall Street guys I follow on Twitter.
- Duncan Black has been snark-blogging the news from his liberal-econo-political post Eschaton.
- StockTwits keeps track of the most-discussed stocks. Soren MacBeth is the CEO. No suprise what today's topics are...