Happy Jobs Friday. You think we don't take this non—farm payrolls stuff seriously around here? Here's a live blog to prove how very wrong you are.
Steve Ballmer is a klutz. Wow, who knew? The outgoing Microsoft CEO, it seems, made a spectacle of himself during negotiations with Nokia for its smartphone division when he tripped over a coffee table and smacked his head open. We always knew the corporate world was dangerous, but, like, wow.
The left's assault on Larry Summers continues, as detailed in today's New York Times, which asserts that President Barack Obama has been eyeballing Summers as Federal Reserve chairman for, oh, a long time. On the other hand, Slate calls Summers "an Obama crony and Democratic Party hack," but actually thinks the probability that he would undermine the Fed's independence is a good thing. (Kudos to Slate for a hat tip of sorts to our man, John Carney.)