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  • Bernanke's reconfirmation got a vote of confidence from Washington on Friday and the market on Monday. [The New York Times]
  • Monkey business could be the most profitable kind around. Lusha, a circus chimpanzee in Moscow, picked eight stocks from a list of thirty to determine the composition of a one-million-ruble portfolio. The result: Lusha's investments beat out 94% of Russia's mutual funds. [Wise Investing]
  • Class Crusader: On President Obama's agenda for Monday's meeting of the Middle Class Task Force are a number of initiatives for federal student loans and workplace IRAs. [USA Today]
  • Debating between a 15 or 30 year mortgage? Here are some arguments for both -- and the "best of both worlds." [Five Cent Nickel]
  • New credit card laws will go into effect on February 22, 2010 and, as it turns out, they favor you, the consumer. [Monitor Bank Rates]
  • In need of a money shrink? Read the case for cash and other "psychological money tricks" that will help you out of the debt tailspin. [Bargaineering]

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