"I think we can be reasonably confident that that's going to end within the next few months and that you'll no longer have that sense of free fall."
--White House economic adviser Larry Summers, at the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday. Summers compared the economic crisis to a ball falling off the table. Let's hope for a soft landing.
As Summers spoke, a banner unfurled behind him: "We Want Our $$$ Back." Sound familiar? That same message appeared on a banner when Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein spoke at a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Hmm, who will the gadflies go after next? --Jessica Shambora
On Friday, I left you with a promise: that I'd find something new and proactive to do to answer President Obama's call to "responsibility"--which seems to be the buzzword of his Administration.
I found my "to do" this weekend--but before I tell you what I decided on, let me share briefly what I spent yesterday working on. Carrie Welch, my onetime Fortune colleague and former Most Powerful Women Summit co-chair, and MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 2, 2009 2:10 PM ET
Where did America's richest man and one of Wall Street's most powerful CEOs meet face to face for the first time after their $5 billion deal? The Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, a three-day, invitation-only gathering of the world's most prominent women leaders.
So who let the guys in? Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein were two of just three men invited this year; MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 16, 2008 3:16 PM ET
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